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The U.S. military is expanding its spy network in Africa

June 14, 2012 The Washington Post reports today that U.S. military operations in Africa are expanding into a wide-reaching network of air bases, spy planes, and Special Operations units targeting terrorist and guerrilla groups across the continent. The paper says a dozen "air bases" have been established in Central Africa since 2007, though ...

U.S. drones hit Pakistan for the third straight day

June 4, 2012 American drones have killed 27 people in northern Pakistan over the last three days as the unmanned aerial attacks show no signs of slowing down. The latest strike killed 15 people on Monday, after a suspected hideout for militant fighters was hit in North Waziristan. According to the BBC, a ...

Drone strike continues thanks to Obama's 'kill list'

May 29, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Memorial Day weekend brought news of more U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan as The New York Times raises new questions about President Obama's so-called "Kill List" of terrorists targeted for assassination. An extensive report in Tuesday's paper looks at the use of targeted attacks to take out terrorism ...

The U.S. government has collected more data than it could ever possibly read

May 10, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Few large organizations are better at collecting data than the federal government, but actually making sense of it all is one challenge they might not be up for. Read Write Web points us to a recent survey with more than 150 IT professionals who work within the U.S. government. They ...

Google's self-driving cars get their first learner's permit

May 8, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google's mysterious and seductive self-driving car has taken another step toward the assimilation of our nation's byways, now that the state of Nevada has given the robotic wonder its very own driver's license. The Department of Motor Vehicles spent the last several months developing a new set of regulations to ...

Pentagon propaganda campaign targeted reporters asking about propaganda

April 20, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Hadi Mizban/AP Two USA Today reporters became the targets of a ham-fisted online smear campaign after they started asking questions about the other ham-fisted propaganda efforts being carried out by the military in Iraq and Afghanistan. The culprits used fake Twitter and Facebook accounts and set up slanderous Wikipedia entries ...