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An artist's rendition of the XS-1 space plane

Big Data, Synthetic Biology and Space Planes Are the Weapons of the Future

DARPA’s FY15 budget is full of more money for cutting-edge capabilities like big data, synthetic biology and space planes. By Patrick Tucker

The Cheapest Contract Isn’t Always the Best, Acquisition Officials Say

Employees need more training to determine the appropriate type of contract to achieve innovation.

Chicago uses open 311 for a map of dog parks in the city.

Mapping a More Participatory Government

From federal spending to broken streetlights, layered data helps citizens.

Nancy Pelosi: When Legislators Take on the CIA, 'They Come After You'

A powerful legislator on the costs of properly overseeing the intelligence community

OPM Seeks IT Security Pros

The agency says it won’t lay off employees as part of its technology overhaul.

Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., on Tuesday issued a statement saying, “In the past, the IRS has released personal taxpayer information to the public, and has not been able to effectively prevent and detect identity theft. "

Panel to Probe IRS Employee Who Took Data Home

Agency says six-year-old security breach did not risk identity theft and wouldn’t happen today.

How Can the U.S. Know Its Secrets Are Safe?

Edward Snowden's critics say uncertainty about what he took is forcing officials to presume the worst.

Michelle Obama speaks to students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va.,  in February, during a workshop to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Inside the Boring but Crucial Federal Form That Gets Kids to College

The Obama administration has streamlined the financial aid application, but some students need more than a better website.

Your medication will not be delivered by drone, Californians.

No, Marijuana Drones Are Not Coming Soon

Flying beer will have to wait, too.

Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill.

Wide-Ranging Bill Seeks to Shine More Light on Lobbying and Regulatory Process

Legislation also would toughen financial disclosure rules for members of Congress and judges as well as improve public access to government documents.

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