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DJ Patil, the nation's first Chief Data Scientist

DJ Patil to Tech Industry: Don’t Just ‘Throw Stones’ at Government

The U.S. chief data scientist says innovative outsiders have a unique opportunity to make their voices heard inside government.

Protestors rally against mass surveillance in Washington, DC in 2013.

Patriot Act In Uncharted Legal Territory As Deadline Approaches

Will the Patriot Act mean something different if lawmakers renew it now that they know the full extent of the NSA's spying?

Federal Employee Retirement Plan Struggles with Cyber Conflict of Interest

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board refuses to let auditors probe until satisfied that FISMA directives will not fracture the Chinese wall between OMB and the board.

Third-Party Software Was Entry Point for Background-Check System Hack

Intruders piggybacked on a vulnerability in an enterprise resource planning application.

Lawmakers Prod Agencies to Retool Energy-Guzzling Data Centers

The Energy Efficiency Government Technology Act would require federal data centers to run on more energy-efficient technologies.

Finding a Cure for What Ails Defense Acquisition

Why the Pentagon’s prescription for staying ahead of the curve falls short.

Government’s Mobile Sites, Apps Rated More Highly Than Many Companies’

Almost a quarter of federal website traffic now comes from mobile devices.

A U.S. Army soldier of the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division runs over to provide security after unloading from a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter.

Can Analytics Save US Soldiers from Suicide?

The Army is in the midst of a five-year effort that aims to identify factors that protect or put at risk a soldier’s mental health.

Federal Court Rules NSA Spying Illegal

The program “exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized," a judge ruled Thursday.