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Justice, DHS Quarantine Smartphones Returning from Abroad

Malicious software may already have infected some phones and tablets.

Here’s What the White House’s First Chief Data Scientist Will Do

The White House is providing more details about the projects its first chief data scientist will work on.

Why Spending More Money Isn’t the Answer to Federal IT Failures

The solution to federal IT security breaches looks to not be more money, but rather IT asset management, a recently released study says.

GSA Considers New Cloud Contract Vehicle

The administration issued a request for information about new contracting and acquisition models for cloud services. Responses are due in March.

The National Security Agency's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah.

The Secret’s Out: NSA Personnel are Out-Hacking the Chinese and Russians

The all-star hacker group purportedly affiliated with U.S. intelligence has breached perhaps tens of thousands of individuals in sectors spanning government, telecommunications, energy, encryption and academia.

Amid Open Data Push, Agencies Feel Urge for Analytics

Agencies are turning to industry, academia and outside researchers for cutting-edge analytics tools to parse through their data to derive insights.

Is There Really a Level Playing Field Between MilCloud and Commercial Cloud Providers?

How does milCloud fit into the Pentagon’s cloud computing strategy?

Hackers Poison Chipotle, Snoop on Forbes Readers and Swindle Commodities Traders

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

Why Were There So Many Third-Party Apps on, Anyway?

One expert called the large number of apps running in the site's background “digital overkill.”

HHS Tries to Sell Startups on Open Data

In addition to opening certain data sets to the public, the department is trying to get entrepreneurs to come up with new ways to use that data.