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FCC to Spend Billions to Bring the Broadband to Rural America

The agency made it official at its August meeting.

Army Boosts Spending on Genetically Engineered Spider Silk for Body Armor, Underwear

What’s almost as tough as Kevlar, as flexible as silk, has the DNA of a spider but comes from a worm? Something the Army is looking to buy for as much as $1 million.

Here are Some New Ideas for Fighting Botnets

Liability for defensive measures, surging international cooperation and making government a good role model top the list.

NIH's Supercomputer Gets An Upgrade

NIH is using the CSRA's Biowulf cluster to study potential treatments for cancer, diabetes and other diseases.

After Huge Hack, OPM Still Hasn't Learned Its Lesson

The Government Accountability Office found OPM is taking greater risks with its systems and data than it should.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

DeVos Walks Back Controversial Student Loan Contract

The department is turning its attention to providing a "truly modern loan servicing environment."

If the FBI Has Your Biometrics, It Doesn't Have to Tell You

A final rule blocks millions of citizens from requesting information about the data stored in that system.

These Birds' Molting Patterns Might Change How Government Uses Drones

U.S. Fish and Wildlife is researching whether oil spill drones could harm wildlife.

When The Federal Budget Funds Scientific Research, It’s The Economy That Benefits

Research dollars don't stay locked up in academia and government labs. R&D collaborations with the private sector are common – and grow the innovation economy.

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GAO: Keeping NSA and CYBERCOM Together Makes Hacking Tool Leaks More Likely

The release of high-value NSA hacking tools in recent month sparked widespread concern about how securely those tools are stored.