How a Digital Swat Team Drove Home Obama’s College Scorecard

The administration brought in techies after three years of controversy.

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Leaked Pentagon Bomber Data, Toy Company Details on Kids, and Pinched Credit Cards from Wisconsin Resort


Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

Secret DHS Audit Could Prove Governmentwide Hacker Surveillance Isn’t Really Governmentwide


The intrusion-prevention system, named EINSTEIN 3 Accelerated, garnered both ridicule and praise following the OPM hack.

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Decrypting the Encryption Debate

The ability to encrypt and use cyphers to hide messages from unauthorized readers goes back at least as far as Roman times.


Emma, USCIS' New Virtual Assistant, Can Soon Answer Your Visa Questions

A rudimentary, text-based version of more advanced virtual assistants such as Apple's Siri, Emma interprets typed questions and direct users to relevant parts of the USCIS website.


Watchdog: Too Many DARPA Projects Enter 'Valley of Death,' Don't Progress

DARPA's method of tracking "technology transition" is unreliable.


FDA Crowdsourcing its Way to Precision Medicine. But What About Security?

A team at FDA is in the midst of launching PrecisionFDA, a cloud-based platform so researchers can work together.

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Why Poor FITARA Grades Are a Good Start

The first round of ratings provides critical benchmarks.


Chinese, Others Hack Interior Data 19 Times

The incidents are unrelated to a previously disclosed assault on Interior networks connected to Office of Personnel Management systems, the agency says.

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Video: 9-Year-Old Cub Reporter Interviews NASA's Charles Bolden

This kid has big questions about NASA's future, including the space agency's space travel plans.

Nextgov Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks at a signing ceremony for a memorandum of agreement to establish the Manhattan Project National Historic Park, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at the Interior Department in Washington.

Energy Invests $125 million in Green Tech Projects

Days before COP21 in Paris, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is emphasizing the department's commitment to "innovation."


Defense Agency Wants to Talk About Operations on Twitter

The Defense Media Activity wants a contractor who can think about ways to use social media to talk to the public about defense.

Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans in 2005.

Can the U.S. Military Construct a Disaster-Resilient City?

Cities are incredibly complex, and break in complicated ways. Understanding that complexity will be key to mitigating tomorrow’s disasters.