The Extreme Hazing of the Most Expensive Telescope NASA Has Ever Built

The James Webb Space Telescope, $8.8 billion and 20 years in the making, is undergoing rigorous testing to make sure it can survive launch.

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The Extreme Hazing of the Most Expensive Telescope Ever Built

The James Webb Space Telescope, $8.8 billion and 20 years in the making, is undergoing rigorous testing to make sure it can survive launch.

Nextgov Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas

Trump May Be on Collision Course with Congress over Russian Hacking

Lawmakers call Russian meddling in the election a threat to democracy; Trump says it never happened.

Nextgov Gen. John Kelly

What You Don’t Know About Gen. John Kelly

The four-star Southie boy from Boston brings to DHS the grief of losing friends to America’s drug epidemic and a son to the war on terrorism.


Video: How NASA Uses Teamwork to Explore Solar System

The agency is wrapping up its Cassini mission in an unusual way.

Nextgov Employees stand next to self-driving, big-rig trucks during a demonstration at the Otto headquarters, in San Francisco.

Truckers Think Automation Won’t Take Their Jobs for 40 Years. Silicon Valley Strongly Disagrees.

The disconnect about the timing for the arrival of such technology, and the political forces it may unleash, reveals a massive split in how the groups believe the transport industry will evolve.


The Government Finally May Have Found All Its Data Centers

Agencies have closed 4,300 of nearly 11,000 data centers.

Nextgov Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas

CIO Authority 'Still a Major Issue' Across Government

Neither of the CIOs called to testify before the House committee—Luke McCormack at the Homeland Security Department and Frontis Wiggins of the State Department—report to the top two positions within their agencies.


Government Spies Can See Everything You’re Doing With Your Phone on a Plane

If you like your privacy, don’t fly the friendly skies with your phone connected to in-flight networks.


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