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One Lawmaker’s Crusade to Green the Federal Fleet

A New York congressman has been fighting for years to prevent agencies from buying cars that run on regular gasoline.

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Embassies Get Phone System Upgrades Thanks to New $275M Contract

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The task order will provide secure communications to more than 30 diplomatic posts.

Evaluate Aspiring Cyberwarriors Using Gaming, Not Grades

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Former Navy Secretary wonders why federal recruitment focuses on formal education, when computer security positions require on-the-job learning.

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False Air Force One Crash Reported on Hacked WSJ Facebook Page

The newspaper’s official account described the disappearance of Obama’s plane over Russian airspace.

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Did the White House Website Violate Its Own Privacy Rules?

A social-media firm used a new, persistent form of online tracking.

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VA Still Mulling Timeline for New Scheduling System

Agency IT officials are still hammering out details for the overhaul.

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iPhones Have a Major Security Hole That Apple Installed on Purpose

If you use an iPhone or iPad, your photos, web history, and GPS logs are vulnerable to theft and surveillance via back-door protocols running on all iOS devices.

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IRS Seeks to Destroy More Hard Drives -- The Right Way This Time

Agency is also ‘refreshing employees’ awareness’ of existing policies, documents say.

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The Most Valuable Data on Earth?

That’s a pun. Here’s the White House plan for Earth data.

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Hackers Exploit MH17 Sorrow; Redirect Online Tributes to Malware

Fake Facebook pages set up for crash victims are driving traffic to pop-up ads on external sites.

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New Surveillance Whistleblower: The NSA Violates the Constitution

A former Obama administration official calls attention to unaccountable mass surveillance conducted under a 1981 executive order.

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Senate Bill Mandates Study of Nuclear-Arms Storage Sites

The legislation would require the Pentagon to study how to modernize facilities storing U.S. nuclear warheads.

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Is There a Place for Google Glass in Hospitals?

Medical professionals say the device could be helpful, but patient privacy is still a concern.

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