Hackers, entrepreneurs and software developers gather in Austin to discuss how the NSA has helped and hurt the country. By Patrick Tucker
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Claire McCaskill says ‘clumsy’ databases aren’t helping agencies avoid incompetent contractors.
The Pentagon is spending more on cybersecurity, but is it spending it in the right way? By Patrick Tucker
A group of anonymous hackers backing the Syrian government is threatening to take down U.S. Central Command. By Patrick Tucker
The military is pushing ahead with directed energy weapons. by Patrick Tucker
The Army’s first-ever electromagnetic warfare field manual shows that, for the military, IEDs and spam have a lot in common. By Patrick Tucker
Two reports detail efforts to monitor communications of scientists suspected of press leaks.
Effort will save government more than $11 million, group says.
Choices include having phone companies or another government agency retain private data.
The question at stake is whether the EPA has the right to consider greenhouse gas emissions in industrial permits, and if it has the right to change the levels of pollution that it would allow.