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HUD unveils online app to help grant spending hit home

June 27, 2012 New mapping site will target spending down to the neighborhood level.

Video: The Measured Man

June 21, 2012 Larry Smarr, an astrophysicist turned computer scientist, has a new project: charting his every bodily function in minute detail. What he’s discovering may ...

TSA wants spyware to screen employees’ digital activities for leaks

June 21, 2012 The agency’s pursuit of insider threat software coincides with a warning against tracking whistleblowers' communications.

Rural broadband to get big lift in farm bill

June 21, 2012 A new amendment would mandate that broadband providers deliver minimum download speeds of 4 megabits per second.

PayPal cofounder launches venture capital firm, eyes tech start-ups

June 20, 2012 Peter Thiel’s new effort seeks growth-stage firms that wish to remain private as they mature.

VA would need a staff of 4,000 to scan all its backlogged paper records

June 19, 2012 National Archives and Records Administration passes on systemwide scanning contract.

Verizon protests $750 million Defense high-speed network award to CenturyLink

June 18, 2012 The department’s research network will operate at speeds of 112 gigabits per second.

Canada will spy on people, politely

June 18, 2012 Officials say monitoring and recording practiced are already in place at airports and border points of entry across the country.

Intel agencies want to know how your brain works

June 18, 2012 The goal is to help analysts make sense of data faster.

Report: Tech companies must stand up against repressive regimes

June 15, 2012 The Global Network Initiative advises that companies assess human-rights risks in countries where they operate.