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Obama administration’s IT staff plans to keep pushing IT ahead despite the looming election

White House IT transitions have a checkered history. In 2001, some members of President Bill Clinton’s outgoing staff pulled the letter “W” from dozens of keyboards in anticipation of the … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The inability to access data 24/7 hurts federal workforce, survey shows

When Healthcare.gov was launched last October, it gave millions of Americans direct experience with a government IT failure on a massive scale. But the overall reliability of federal IT operations … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Homeland Security Agency is now providing an online, open-source code-testing suite with the unlikely name of SWAMP

At OSCon, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), best known to you as the people checking up on you between the airport parking lot and your flight, quietly announced that … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

By manipulating internet traffic to push American data outside of the country, the NSA can vacuum up vast amounts of US citizen data for intelligence purposes, a new report warns.

Secret loopholes exist that allow the National Security Agency to bypass Fourth Amendment protections to conduct massive domestic surveillance on US citizens, according to leading legal academics. The research paper released … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

China is accusing Cisco of helping the U.S. in cyberespionage.

The criticisms come a week after the U.S. indicted five Chinese military personnel for allegedly hacking into several U.S. companies for trade secrets. It marks the first time the U.S. … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

FCC already have started stifling technology innovation and changing the Internet for the worse

Well, that didn’t take long. In fact, the new “Net Neutrality” rules (note the quotes) proposed by the FCC already have started stifling technology innovation and changing the Internet for the worse. And … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The US Department of Justice is seeking a modification to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

The US Department of Justice is seeking a modification to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to make it easier to obtain warrants to use remote access to search computers and seize … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment