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Your Photo Could Be Included in the FBI’s New Facial Recognition Database

April 16, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If you're applying for a job in the near future, there's a chance you could end up on the FBI's imminent new facial recognition database alongside criminals, whether you like it or not. According to information obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the database, known as Next Generation Identification (NGI), ...

Google-Backed Incubator Looks to Increase Women in Tech by 25 Percent

March 12, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A high-profile launchpad for startups is teaming up with big business to increase the paltry numbers of women working in the technology industry. With a big assist from Google, tech incubator 1871, is launching a new initiative, 1871FEMtech, to foster female-led startups, John Pletz writes at Crain’s Chicago Business. Based ...

Why It's So Hard For Congress to Act on Ukraine

March 12, 2014 A race against the clock is taking place in Washington this week as Congress tries to pass a legislative package on Ukraine before recess begins on Friday. But a number of controversies — whether to send aid, whether to punish Russia, concerned American businesses, potential fracking amendments — threaten to ...