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Feds Heighten Scrutiny of TSA Screeners and Aviation Staff to Thwart Insider Threat

April 20 The prospective measures stem from a report the Department of Homeland Security requested after a former baggage handler last December allegedly helped smuggle ...

18F’s Hillary Hartley on Redesigning Government Services: Put the People First

April 20 As deputy executive director of GSA’s digital services team, Hillary Hartley’s job is to put customers at the forefront of any technology project.

HealthCare.gov Still Gets Poor Marks for Customer Experience

April 20 The U.S. Postal Service and the National Parks Service get highest grades in government.

Video: How Do Noise-Canceling Headphones Work?

April 20 Electronically eliminating the sounds of your surroundings may be one way to finally get some work done.

Do Killer Robots Violate Human Rights?

April 20 When machines are anthropomorphized, we risk applying a human standard that should not apply to mere tools.

Ryan and Murray’s Next Big Project: Better Use of Big Data

April 20 The budget wunderkinds want the federal government to use data to improve its efficiency.

Video: John Oliver Is the Most Powerful Tech Lobbyist in the Country

April 20 The British TV host excoriated patent trolls on his show Sunday.

Republican Lawmakers Want More Accountability for US CTO Role

April 20 The new legislation would make it easier for lawmakers to compel the U.S. chief technology officer to testify before Congress.

White House Promotes Tech Meetups

April 17 Under federal CTO Megan Smith, the White House hosted its first tech meetup, encouraging technologists from across the U.S. to network with each other.

Hackers Publicize US Authorities’ Home Addresses and Freeze Cops’ Computers

April 17 Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.