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MIT Crowdsourcing Project Help Florida Residents Track Irma Flooding

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People can share flooded areas with chatbots that do the mapping.

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DARPA Wants to MacGyver the Internet Using Only What's in Troops' Pockets

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The research agency wants to tap the computer power of the devices warfighters already have to network anywhere.

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New Phones, Apple Watches, and More: What to Expect at Apple’s iPhone 10th-Anniversary Event

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The headline of the event, though, will be the launch of Apple’s next iPhone.

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Southwest Florida's Electrical Grid Will Need a 'Wholesale Rebuild'

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And several million people may be without power for weeks, thanks to Hurricane Irma.

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Lenovo Settles Over Adware, Contractor Exposes Vets' Resumes, and Hackers Sell Big-Time Instagrammers' Info

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Something interesting is always happening in Threatwatch.

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Artificial Intelligence Is Great at Predicting the Size of Hurricanes, But Humans Still Need to Figure Out Their Impact

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One of the modern computer’s first killer apps was predicting the weather.

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The Banality of the Equifax Breach

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With over half of the entire U.S. adult population potentially exposed, what’s left to do but shrug and sigh?

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Federal Government Needs a Gatekeeper for Data-based Reform

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The government will likely need a data-centric agency and new positions to protect privacy as it expands the use of confidential data, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking said.

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Congress Wants Answers About the Equifax Breach

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The House also passed self-driving car bill and the Homeland Security Department reorganization got a favorable CBO score.

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In Preparation for Hurricane Irma, Floridians Are Downloading These Two Apps

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The apps let users turn their smartphones into walkie-talkies and track the best places to find fuel

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A Cybersecurity Breach at Equifax Left Pretty Much Everyone's Financial Data Vulnerable

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For Americans who want to protect their personal information, there is no way, in our current system, to do so.

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Your Apps Are Making You Miserable

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If you want to be happier, you might want to ditch your phone.

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Guess Which Gender Trusts Artificial Intelligence More?

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As the government deploys artificial intelligence tools, it may need to address a gender gap in trust.

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What the CIA’s Tech Director Wants from AI

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Dawn Meyerriecks says staying ahead of Russia and China isn’t as hard as getting U.S. leaders to listen to their own artificial intelligence analysis.

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No Easy Fix for Cyber Workforce Shortage

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A lot of things can move the ball on cyber hiring but there’s no big plan to close the gap.

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VA Needs to Better Track Teleworking Employees

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The department needs to ensure employees are still processing claims in a timely and accurate manner, GAO said.

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Watchdog: Agencies Aren’t Even Trying To Meet Data Center Optimization Goals

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At most, five agencies have met or exceeded White House targets for making data centers more efficient.

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Nations That Hack the U.S. Could Face ‘Real World’ Consequences, Homeland Security Adviser Warned

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The administration wants to punish hackers in a way that "modifies behavior," Tom Bossert said.

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What We Don't Know About What Facebook Knows

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If Facebook data has such a far reach, why does it contain basic errors of plausibility?

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NASA’s Next Head Wants it to Do Less Climate Science and More Weather Science, But You Can’t Separate Them

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Trump’s NASA nominee is Jim Bridenstine, a congressman from Oklahoma.

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What Makes a Smart City Truly Smart?

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Kansas City has streetlights equipped with sensors and plans to make roads pay for themselves. But its chief innovation officer says there’s nothing smart about them.

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Adopting Agile

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This Nextgov ebook dives into the ups and downs of agencies' agile projects.

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Airlines Are Price Gouging in the Path of Hurricane Irma—And Algorithms Are to Blame

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Travelers trying to evacuate in anticipation of Hurricane Irma and facing a big hurdle.

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Virtual Assistants Don’t Always Understand You. That’s a Problem.

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The Homeland Security Department’s chatbot “Emma” sometimes struggles to process some Spanish language requests because not everyone says green card the same way.

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Murderers, Pedophiles Among Applicants Issued Interim Security Clearances, Defense Official Says

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The federal government is having to adopt riskier interim security clearances as it chips away at a backlog of 700,000 applicants.

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Homeland Security Puts Up $8.6M For Cutting-Edge Mobile App Security

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One of the research and development projects offers a security system that sits on the phone level—an agency first.

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Tech Leaders Criticize DACA Decision

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Silicon Valley is not happy about the latest decision from the Trump administration.

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Homeland Security Adviser Urges Congress to Renew Controversial Surveillance Power

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Tom Bossert warned letting Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act sunset would have grave security consequences.

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Researchers Just Discovered a Bug That Has Made Fortune 100 Companies Vulnerable to Simple Hacks Since 2008

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The vulnerability was discovered in a popular open-source software package.

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Using AI to Identify Protestors Hiding Behind Hats or Scarves Is Entirely Possible

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Artificial intelligence is giving rise to unprecedented capabilities for surveillance.

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Army Logistics Renews $135M Cloud Contract—And Gets Watson

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Will Privacy Rights Shut Down the World's Largest Biometric Database?

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A new ruling in India could jeopardize the country’s controversial collection of citizens’ fingerprints, photographs, and iris scans.

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White House Fills Key Buying, Budget Positions

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The administration nominated General Services Administration and Office of Personnel Management leaders, as well as other positions.

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Neuroscientists Have Figured Out Why You Can’t Concentrate at Work

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Try writing a report in a noisy, uncomfortable place with the smells of the office microwave wafting over to your desk, and the importance of other senses becomes clear.

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This Aid Agency Is Using Chatbots to Beat World Hunger

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Turning smartphones and social media into lifelines for the most vulnerable of refugees.

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How the City of Las Vegas Uses AI to Protect Against Hackers

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When Las Vegas hosts annual hacker conventions, it prepares its smart infrastructure.

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Hackers Can Get into Pacemakers, Leak 700M Emails and Spoof the Taxman

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It's just another crazy week in Threatwatch.

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With a New Designation for Ecstasy, the US Government Is Finally Acknowledging its Potential to Treat PTSD

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Unfortunately, whether this trial will be actually be conducted out depends on whether enough money can be raised.

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In China, Facial Recognition Is Used to Buy KFC, Board Planes, and Catch Drug Users

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The speed of the rollout is a sign of how China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence are advancing rapidly.

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Samsung’s Newest Phones Could Legitimately Replace Your Desktop Computer

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Smartphones are getting much more powerful.

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Future Spy Satellites Just Got Exponentially Smaller

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By changing the way microchips measure light, researchers are shrinking the size of space-based telescopes.

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Vladimir Putin Believes Artificial Intelligence Could Lead to Global Monopolies and Drone Wars

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Russian companies have been actively researching autonomous weapons, such as drones, robots and missiles, which would be able to pick targets and fire on their own.

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Alexa and Cortana Will Join Forces

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Are two digital assistants better than one?

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GSA Issues Harvey-Related Emergency Buying Power

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Federal agencies continue loosening rules for buying, hiring and even donating to help respond to the Harvey disaster.

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Border Wall Prototyping Begins

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But one continuous concrete wall across the almost 2,000 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is unlikely, lawmakers have said.

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Hurricane Harvey’s Costs “May Blow Katrina Out of the Water,” According to the Government’s Lead Expert

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The US government won’t be releasing an exact estimate for a month.

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China Aims to Build a Supersonic “Flying Train” That Would Put Elon Musk’s Hyperloop to Shame

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This mode of transportation would be 10 times faster than the world’s fastest bullet train.

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Former State Cyber Coordinator Says it was a Mistake to Close his Office

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The department's former cyber coordinator Chris Painter worries the country is stepping back from its role as a global cyber leader.

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Men Who Want to Fight Sexism at Work: Read Sheryl Sandberg’s Blunt Advice

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Sandberg flips the narrative.

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Lawmakers Question How to Best Protect Data Breach Victims

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House lawmakers want the Government Accountability Office to determine better ways to protect victims whose personal information is exposed.

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