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Last Build Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:15:44 -0400

 



Mattis on 2018 Budget: ‘We Have Got to Get a Bill Passed’

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:15:44 -0400

Congress is working up budgets that bust spending caps, with little evidence of a deal to avoid automatic cuts.


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Here’s What You Need To Know Now About U.S. Customs Searches Of Your Phone

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:22:58 -0400

A new letter from the agency is being spun as a victory for travelers—but it's not that simple.


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If The U.S. Really Wants To Go To Mars, Elon Musk Knows How To Bring Down The Price

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:05:05 -0400

It would take a little old-fashioned competition and a lot less government control.


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Tomorrow Soldier: How The Military Is Altering the Limits of Human Performance

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:49:39 -0400

Breakthroughs in biometric science mean future troops will fight with weapons that understand them — inside and out.


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For Sale: Artificial Intelligence That Teaches Itself

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:58:56 -0400

An AI startup with dozens of aviation-industry customers sets its sights on the U.S. military.SparkCognition’s CEO says his company’s AI might be able to diagnose and predict engineering problems like the ones that have bedeviled the USS Coronado and other U.S. Navy littoral combat ships.


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GSA Watchdog Details Clash That Drove Sharpe from Acquisition Service

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:38:40 -0400

Alleged whistleblower retaliation included threats of negative review and transfer.Former GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth. Roth allegedly retaliated against Sharpe.


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The NSA Confronts a Problem of Its Own Making

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:44:14 -0400

Recent cyberattacks show what happens when America’s secret-keepers can’t keep their secrets.


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The U.S. Will Ban Laptops On 180 International Airlines Unless They Meet Mysterious New Security Rules

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:49:27 -0400

It's hard to tell whether it will be easy or difficult for airlines to comply, since officials didn't provide any details.


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The Mars Robot Making Decisions on Its Own

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:44:05 -0400

Thanks to artificial-intelligence software, the Curiosity rover can target rocks without human input.


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How Not to Win an AI Arms Race With China

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:45:51 -0400

A lawmaker’s proposal to curb Chinese investment in U.S. artificial-intelligence firms has more than a few critics. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, wants to make it harder for the Chinese to invest in U.S. technology development, including in companies developing artificial intelligence.


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Trump: There Are (Probably) No Tapes

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:23:55 -0400

The president admits he never had any recordings of conversations with James Comey, but his idle threat has already set off a catastrophic chain reaction.


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The Government’s Websites Are So Unreadable They Actually Break Their Own Laws

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:02:21 -0400

Government websites are violating the US Plain Writing Act with puzzling prose.The Federal Bureau of Intelligence site ranked among the unintelligible at 27.


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NSA Still Vulnerable to Insider Threats, Watchdog Found

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:56:00 -0400

Four years after Edward Snowden leaked highly-classified data, the agency still hadn’t implemented key protections, secret audit shows.Aerial photograph of the National Security Agency in 2013.


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With Gritted Teeth, Tech Royalty Has Returned To The White House. Here’s The Agenda.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:54:48 -0400

Who's ready for "Government-as-a-Service"?President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in December.


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Treasury Managers Stress Teamwork in Major Information Technology Upgrade

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:05:27 -0400

Cloud services award will come Wednesday amid Trump budget uncertainty.


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Why Are So Many People Applying to Be Astronauts?

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:13:44 -0400

NASA received more than 18,300 applications for its newest class, three times more than its last round of hiring.Astronaut Peggy Whitson is seen during a spacewalk during Expedition 50 aboard the International Space Station in January.


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How U.S. Law Enforcement Caught the NSA Contractor Charged with Leaking Top-Secret Materials

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:46:37 -0400

The scanned copy of the document "appeared to be folded and/or creased," the FBI agent wrote, "suggesting they had been printed and hand-carried out of a secured space."


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Analysis: The Trouble With Trump’s Uneven Approach to Transparency

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:09:16 -0400

By treating ethical guidelines as opt-in, the president is creating all sorts of problems for himself.


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Budget Spares NASA From Cuts As Deep As Other Research Agencies

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:28:47 -0400

The NASA plan includes cuts across most of the space agency’s programs.Kennedy Space Center in shown in February.


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Trump’s Budget Would Gut Government Science — Except for the U.S. Nuclear Program

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:59:00 -0400

Here's how Trump’s proposed budget would decimate government science programs, by the numbers.NIH scientists work in 2012.


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In Urgent Request, U.S. Special Ops Adds 350 Kamikaze Drones to Fight ISIS

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:19:56 -0400

And that's not all. The command is also opening a drone-hacker lab to help keep up with ISIS weaponeers.The AeroVironment Switchblade


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NASA Won’t Rush Astronauts Back to the Moon to Please Donald Trump

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:38:51 -0400

Trump's hope to slingshot some astronauts around the moon next year have just been dashed by NASA.


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France’s Macron Hack Likely By Same Russian Group That Hit DNC, Sources Say

Mon, 08 May 2017 09:59:06 -0400

A growing list of indicators point to a hack squad associated with the Russian GRU.Vladimir Putin speaks to French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, in the Kremlin in Moscow in March.


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The Military is Using Human Brain Waves to Teach Robots How to Shoot

Fri, 05 May 2017 15:39:46 -0400

Without even realizing it, soldiers could soon be training robot sharpshooters to take their jobs.A 2009 photo from the he Human Engineering Methods (HEM) Research Lab.


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