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How the USGS Detects Earthquakes Using Twitter

The agency learned to separate background noise from the “wow, that was an earthquake!” tweet.

Government’s Cyber Education Programs Need Reboot

The government should encourage more hands-on education and incident-based testing at the colleges and universities that help fill the pipeline of cyber talent.

Watchdog Duo Wants to Move Security Clearance Data Out of OPM

“Simply put, OPM was not designed to house and protect this sensitive data,” the lawmakers say.

NASA Wants to Start Building Stuff From Martian Rocks

Perhaps one day, astronauts will get to live in stone houses.

White House Renews Bet on the Creativity of the Crowd

On the fifth anniversary of, the White House announced nine new innovation contests, open to the public.

Why Are Federal IT Workers So Miserable?

Federal techies report being overworked, undertrained and eyeing the exits.

After USPS Phishing Hack, Audit Shows Postal Workers Still Click on Links

Aquarter of agency employees fell for a simulated email scheme, according to an internal watchdog.

CIA Social Media Team: We Use Twitter to 'Explain Our Mission'

The small team is more interested in using the platform to push out historical tidbits than having conversations with individual users.

NASA and ESA are Teaming Up to Prevent Armageddon

This will be the first real asteroid deflection test.

FirstNet Team Issues List of Cyber Concerns

The nationwide public safety broadband network should be protected against cyberattack, but "not at the expense of public safety users’ ability to use the network," the new notice says.