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Danielle Wiener-Bronner

CIO Briefing

It's Too Soon for the VA to Tweet About Oceans, Apparently

The tweet caused a firestorm among the department's critics.

Data

NASA Reveals Unprecedented Image of Deep Space

The image draws on nine year's worth of shots taken by the Hubble Telescope.

Emerging Tech

America Just Launched a Rocket on a Secret Mission Into Space

An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, equipped with a "classified satellite" for the National Reconnaissance Office.

Cybersecurity

U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against Chinese Military Officials for Hacking American Companies

This is the first time that U.S. is taking legal action against employees of a foreign government over cyber crimes.

Emerging Tech

Astronaut to Give UConn Commencement Speech From Space

University of Connecticut alum Rick Mastracchio will tell the engineering school's graduating seniors to reach for the stars.

Emerging Tech

NASA Is Paying Russia $71 Million for a Ride to Space

NASA agreed last April to pay Russia a total of $424 million for six space tickets through 2017.

Cybersecurity

Google Just Made It Harder for the NSA to Snoop on Your Mail

Gmail will now always use an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email.

Emerging Tech

New App Wants to Help You Read Things Four Times Faster

Spritz shows one word on a small screen at a time, allowing you to select language and speed.

Emerging Tech

What NASA Wants to Do With Its 2015 Budget

Significant things requested funding could make possible.

Cybersecurity

Two Arrests May Be Linked to Target Data Breach

Could provide clues about what happened to credit card info stolen from 110 million of the store's customers.

Cybersecurity

Target Data Breach Saga Is Starting to Resemble an International Spy Thriller

It may be part of a larger, unprecedented attack on U.S. retailers by Russian hackers.

CIO Briefing

Experts Say HealthCare.gov Could Be Hacked

Security consulting firms have identified 20 weak points on the site.

Cybersecurity

Lawsuit Claims Facebook Is Reading Your Private Messages

The practice violates California state law, class action alleges.

Emerging Tech

DARPA Contest Lets Robots Compete to Save Humanity From Itself

Competition incentivizes technology that could save lives in disaster scenarios.

Cybersecurity

NSA Used Retro Tactics to Spy on Yahoo, Google

Intercepting fiber optic cables echos telegraph hacks.