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Congress Wants Quarterly Reports on VA’s Tech Investments

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The House committee leaders want more frequent updates on major IT investments, projects and programs.

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Watchdog: IT Issues May Have Caused NASA To Cook A Spacecraft

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The agency needs to do a better job monitoring its IT and operational technology, an OIG report says.

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Video: Smart Home Revolution Is Off to a Slow Start

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Not everybody wants a fridge that tweets.

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There's Cyberwar and Then There's the Big Legal Gray Area

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Scholars are split on whether the Democratic National Committee breach violated international law.

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Programming While Black Will Cost You $10,000 in Salary

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Racial discrimination may be alive and well in the technology industry.

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Intel is Hiring American Workers to Make High-Tech Chips That Could Displace American Workers

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The company says it's creating "3,000 high-paying, high-wage, high-tech jobs”

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Mapping Countries That Censor the Internet

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A new app can test networks around the world for government interference.

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GAO: HUD's Legacy Tech Hogs 95% of IT Budget While Agency Struggles to Price Upgrades

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“Significant weaknesses” plague the agency's cost-estimating practices for investments aimed to revamp IT infrastructure.

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San Francisco Is Actually One of the Worst-Paying Places in the US for Software Engineers

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The cost of living in the Bay Area is high

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Why Experts Worry Algorithms Can Do More Harm Than Good

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A Pew report suggests corporations and governments could misuse algorithms.

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Government Contractor Accused of Stealing NSA Cyber Secrets

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Harold Thomas Martin III worked for at least seven private contractors since 1993, placing him in several defense and intelligence agencies that require security clearances.

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Connolly Pledges to Reintroduce Modernizing Government Technology Act

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The Virginia Democrat said he'll be "boringly disciplined" in pursuing the bill's passage.

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Video: Twitter Cracks Down on Trolls

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Cellphone Spy Tools Have Flooded Local Police Departments

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Major cities throughout the U.S. have spent millions on mobile surveillance tools—but there are still few rules about what happens to the information they capture.

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Government Must Pick Between Bad Options in Encryption Debate

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The government faces numerous bad choices in the encryption debate, but the worst is doing nothing at all, a think tank report concludes.

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Facebook Poised to Become Major Player in Disaster Response

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It’s been more than two years since Facebook introduced “safety check,” a tool that lets users mark themselves as “safe” after a natural disaster or other crisis.

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NASA Research Has Uncovered Pockets of Airborn Radiation That Could Be Dangerous to Flyers

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The concept of low-level cosmic radiation in our atmosphere is nothing new, but this is something different.

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You Might Want to Go Check Your House For an Old PC—It Could Be Worth Some Money

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Time to rummage through the garage.

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Video: DARPA Tests Drone-Catching Prototype

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The defense research arm is developing a way to catch unmanned aerial vehicles midflight.

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Startup Execs: Trump's Travel Ban Will Cause 'Irreversible Harm' To Economy

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In an open letter to the president, they called the travel ban "morally and economically misguided."

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The Ambitious Plan to Send a Spacecraft in Search of Life to Nearest Habitable Planet Beyond Our Solar System

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The first attempt to reach the star will likely be from billionaire Yuri Milner.

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Lawmakers Irritated with VA's Continuing Tech Problems

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With its history of failed large-scale IT projects that cost taxpayers billions of dollars, VA is again grappling with IT issues.

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House Approves Bill Requiring Warrants for All Police Email Searches

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The House approved similar legislation last year, but it never reached the Senate floor.

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Documents Reveal Tesla Is Spending Nearly $1 Billion on Its Updated Gigafactory

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Tesla is showing no signs of slowing.

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Google Remakes the Satellite Business, By Leaving It

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A startup says a 50-trillion-pixel image of Earth, refreshed daily, is coming later this year.

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DHS Secretary Sides with Obama on Protecting Election Systems

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John Kelly was previously less supportive of the controversial designation.

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Video: Uber Takes to the Skies

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Where they're going, they don't need roads.

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Could Immigration Policy Turn Vancouver Into Silicon Valley?

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The Canadian city already hosts a range of companies, from Amazon to Hootsuite. After President Trump’s executive order, it could really capitalize on a tech sector built by foreign workers.

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Your Browsing History Alone Can Give Away Your Identity

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Researchers have found a way to connect the dots between people’s private online activity and their Twitter accounts—even for people who have never tweeted.

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Nearly 100 Tech Companies Have Filed a Court Document Opposing Trump’s Immigration Ban

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Facebook, Google and Apple are among the 97 companies to sign the document.

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New International Cyber Rules Likely Off the Table for UN Experts Group

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The UN group affirmed international law applies in cyberspace and stated nations should not hack each other’s critical infrastructure during previous meetings.

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Video: A Hail Mary Pass... In Space

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Not even Tom Brady could throw this far.

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Companies Want to Make Drones Less Terrifying—Before They’re Flying Everywhere

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When drones show up at the Super Bowl, it’s safe to say they’ve gone mainstream.

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Salient Beefs Up Health Care Business with Acquisition

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The acquisition marks another mid-tier move.

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Globalization Failed Too Many People. Here’s the Technology That Could Help it Work For Everyone

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Blockchain may help us all.

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Facebook Isn’t Developing a General AI, But Wrote a Paper About How it Would if it Were, Which it’s Not

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Actual general AI is still a pipe dream.

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Report: 75 Percent of Organizations Have Been Hit By Malicious Adware

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Spam makes up about 65 percent of total email volume.

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Lawmakers Want to Drain the Swamp of Feds and Beef Up Cybersecurity

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As committees reveal their priorities, expect a focus on IT modernization and cybersecurity.

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Most Citizens Want A ‘Siri’ For Government Services

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People want 24/7 service, even from the federal government, a new survey shows.

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Amazon’s Massive Fleet of Robots Hasn’t Slowed Down its Employment of Humans

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How Your 'Smart' Coffee Maker Could Get Hacked and Ruin Your Life

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The botnets are out there.

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Cloud.gov Achieves FedRAMP Compliance

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IRS Warns to Watch Out For W-2 Form Scams

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An email phishing scam is spreading to school districts and nonprofits.

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How Feds Can Use Encrypted Apps—Without Breaking the Law

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The use of encryption technologies to communicate with peers is undoubtedly safer than using traditional communications, but there are caveats for federal employees.

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Security, Background Checks, Tech Refreshes Top House Oversight's To-Do List

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Committee efforts include ensuring the security of background check information and reducing legacy information technology.

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Space Queso and Space S'mores: How Astronauts Tailgate

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Not outside.

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It’s Ridiculous to Use Virtual Reality to Empathize With Refugees

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The technology isn’t the moral game-changer some make it out to be.

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Hackers Hold Info Ransom, Steal Diplomatic Emails and Infect CCTV System

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Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

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Scientists Have Invented Paper You Can Print With Light, Erase With Heat and Reuse 80 Times

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If left alone, the paper reverts to its original state in five days.

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OPM Cybersecurity Hearing Devolves into Russia Hacking Squabble

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Rep. Stephen Lynch wants the House oversight committee to investigate the election hacks, but Chairman Jason Chaffetz says that’s outside the committee’s jurisdiction.

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