Technology

Researchers Show How to Send Fake Presidential Alerts To Your Phone

Your phone’s thirst for a better signal leaves it open to bogus messages, new research shows.

The New Hunt for Moon Money

The Trump administration has asked Congress for more funding to meet a very ambitious deadline.

DATA Act Collection Effort Worked Better for Grants Than Contracts

Watchdog found documentation gaps in pilot plan for creating central portal.

As Governments Adopt Artificial Intelligence, There’s Little Oversight And Lots Of Danger

AI can help make government more efficient – but at what cost? Citizens' lives could be better or worse, based on how the technology is used

The Pentagon Is Killing a Key Independent-Research Program

For decades, JASON studies helped DOD and other agencies get outside perspectives on scientific and technical topics.

What Spy-Satellite Companies Can Teach NASA About Climate Change

The space agency is exploring what three Earth-observation start-ups can teach it about the planet.

U.S. Takes Tentative Steps Toward Opening Up Government Data

A new act requires that all nonsensitive government data be made available publicly by January 2020. But the plan could open up new privacy issues.

Trump To Feds: Prioritize Artificial Intelligence Work

A sweeping executive order to be signed Monday will push agencies to boost funding, improve training, and propose regulations for AI-related efforts.

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The U.S. Military Is Chopping Up Its Iron Man Suit For Parts

Special Operations Command’s much-anticipated super suit won’t be here for Christmas.

The Spyware That Brought Down El Chapo’s Drug Empire

For months, the FBI listened as Mexico’s infamous drug kingpin allegedly trafficked drugs and arranged assassinations. Here’s how.

The Government’s Bioterror-Response Website May Be Leaking Sensitive Data

DHS inspectors and a whistleblower say the site, which would be used to coordinate federal responses to a bioterror attack, isn’t secure.