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If Your Home Wi-Fi Router Is on This List, It Might Be Vulnerable to CIA Hacking Tools

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CherryBlossom infects routers by identifying their make and model and injecting malicious firmware into them.

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Putin Claims Russia Proposed Cyber War Treaty in 2015 But Obama Administration Ignored Them

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The Russian president also ridiculed Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s promises in late 2016 that they would take action against Russia’s attacks.

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Federal Researchers Made Tiny Needles that Monitor Your Blood

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The Sandia National Laboratories are looking for help developing them.

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For the First Time Ever, U.S. Is Getting 10% of its Electricity From Wind and Solar

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Renewables—especially wind power—already make up significantly more than 10 perecent of the electricity in several states.

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6 Companies Score $258M in Supercomputing Contracts

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The vendors are expected to build out the hardware, software and applications for an exascale computing system 50 times faster than today’s most powerful computers.

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Lawmakers Question Cuts to Federal Retirement Plans and Allowing Ringless Voicemails

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Who checks voicemail, anyway?

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Jeff Bezos Is Crowdsourcing Ideas For Major Charity Initiative

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The tech mogul is asking for ideas “at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact.”

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This Earpiece Can Translate 8 Languages

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It doesn't even require Wi-Fi.

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The Future of Military IT: Gait Biometrics, Software Nets, and Photon Communicators

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DISA director Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn talks about the tech he’s eyeing, some of which is barely out of the theoretical realm.

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3 Lessons Agencies Need to Learn from WannaCry

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First, the outbreak isn't over.

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74 Million Medicaid Records Now in the Cloud

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Real data, especially from different states, can be messy.

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Per OMB, Agencies No Longer Have to Report on Y2K Plans

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The White House nixed several outdated IT directives to federal agencies.

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Say Hello to Cloud-Connected Office Furniture

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Forget the treadmill desk; this is the office of the future.

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This Coding School Is Set Up to Fail if Its Students Don’t Get Jobs

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Hundreds of coding bootcamps have popped up in the last decade, and most of them are tremendously successful—at least, according to their websites.

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Facebook Built an AI System That Learned to Lie to Get What it Wants

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Humans are natural negotiators. Machines typically don’t share that affinity, but new research from Facebook’s AI research lab might offer a starting point to change that.

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Why 'Skilled in Machine Learning' Should Be the New 'Proficient in Excel' On Your Resume

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The only difference? What you bring to table will be more valuable than a pivot tables or color-coded pie charts.

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Programmers Get So Many Job Offers, a Site Made a Special Spam Filter to Help Them Cope

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The abundance of offers can be overwhelming

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DHS, FBI Alert About North Korean Hacking Campaign

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It’s rare for the government to attribute cyber mischief to a nation-state.

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Amazon Echo Is Your New Stylist

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Alexa, how do these jeans look?

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How Policy Could Advance Open Data in Government

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Data.gov's Program Manager Hyon Kim says the OPEN Government Data Act could boost participation.

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CSRA Sponsored the U.S. Flag Emoji Because That’s a Thing You Can Do

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Sorry, the poo and eggplant emojis are taken.

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CIA's Cloud is 'Pretty Close' to Invincible, CIO Says

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The agency wants to operate more like commercial companies, not the government, CIA CIO John Edwards said.

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In an Era of Russian Hacks, the US Is Still Installing Russian Software on Government Systems

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Agencies bought Kaspersky anti-virus to secure their systems, but intel officials and lawmakers worry it's a liability instead.

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Social Media Is as Harmful As Alcohol and Drugs for Millennials

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The harm lies in their change in behavior.

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Treasury Managers Stress Teamwork in Major IT Upgrade

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Cloud services award will come Wednesday amid Trump budget uncertainty.

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This Startup Wants All Your Job Interviews to Begin Via Text Message

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"This notion of ‘OK we’re picking up the phone and calling someone to screen them’—it’s just not with the times anymore.”

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AWS Unveils New Region for Government Customers

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AWS GovCloud (US-East) is expected to become operational in 2018.

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Lawmakers Blast DOD's Failing FITARA Score

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Pentagon's F+ was the only outright failing grade among CFO Act agencies.

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We're Going to Consume a Ton of Data in the Future

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The future contains a lot of streaming.

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Trump's Innovation Office In Close Touch With USDS

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White House tech adviser Chris Liddell attends U.S. Digital Service meetings multiple times a week.

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Homeland Dems Seek Answers About Trump Officials and Encrypted Apps

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The senators also want to know if agencies are being instructed not to answer Democrats’ questions.

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Agency FITARA Scorecard Grades Dip

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Fifteen agencies held steady, four agencies improved and five fared worse compared to grades released in December 2016.

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The Internet of Things Is Way More Vulnerable Than You Think—And Not Just to Hackers

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We now use the internet to control devices it was never intended to control.

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Interior Department's Plan to Stop Drones from Blocking Firefighters

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The "Know Where Not To Go" data set tells drone operators where wildfire response might be happening so they can avoid flying there.

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Nextgov Event: Join Us Thursday to Talk About the Tech Workforce

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Find out what the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Veterans Affairs Department offer to their employees to boost skills and spark innovation.

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A US Federal Court Just Used Donald Trump’s Own Tweets to Block His Travel Ban

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The proposed policy, which would bar travelers from six majority Muslim countries from entering the US, has been under court review for months.

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COVFEFE Act Would Make All Presidential Tweets Official Records

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The act would codify saving a president's social media posts for future generations.

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Commerce Seeks Input on Fighting Botnets

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The request follows an executive order focused partly on fighting the armies of zombie computers.

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Who Are NASA's Newest Astronauts?

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They're excited for espresso in space, but nervous about the zero gravity.

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This Malware Activates When You Hover Over a Link in Microsoft PowerPoint

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The malware is built to steal credentials such as banking information

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Hackers Attack Al Jazeera and Find Ways into Subaru's Connected Car App

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It's another week in Threatwatch.

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The App That Does Nothing

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A fake social network might be the only thing your smartphone needs.

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Lawmakers Ponder New Oversight Chairman, Russian Compounds and Texas-less SXSW

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The week was only mostly about Comey.

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A New Kind of In-Flight Wi-Fi

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Binge Netflix at 35,000 feet.

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American Technology Council to Meet with Apple, Amazon, Microsoft CEOs

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President Donald Trump’s American Technology Council, focused on modernizing government technology, will hold its inaugural meeting June 19.

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Privacy Rights for Cellphone Users in the U.S. Will Be Tested in a New Supreme Court Case

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Slowly but surely, the Supreme Court is beginning to shape constitutional protections for a digital age.

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Amazon Web Services Picks Northern Virginia for East Coast HQ

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The expansion could bring as many as 1,500 jobs to the area.

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WannaCry Gives HHS’ Cyber Threat Center a Real-World Test

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Agency opted to respond to a cyberattack like it would a natural disaster.

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After Tough Audits, Library of Congress IT is on the Mend

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One of the key parts to the turnaround was having the CIO report directly to her, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said.

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Lawmaker Asks: Can Smartphones Help the Unbanked?

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A House Energy and Commerce committee hearing probed financial technology experts Thursday.

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