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Matt Berman

Matt Berman
Matt Berman is a news editor at National Journal. Before joining National Journal, he managed social media on the communications team at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Prior to Carnegie, Matt worked in digital roles at The Faster Times, Newsweek International, Talking Points Memo, and Salon. Matt graduated from the George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science.
CIO Briefing

John Boehner on NSA: The Senate Must Act, But 'We’ll Certainly Look at What They Do'

The House speaker's remarks on Thursday suggest his chamber hasn't written off a "clean" renewal of the Patriot Act.

Cybersecurity

Hillary Clinton's Personal Email Use a Blow to White House Transparency Claim

It didn't take long for The New York Times report to take off Monday night.

Emerging Tech

Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes in Virginia

The failed launch came just one day after NASA scrubbed an earlier scheduled launch due to a stray boat encroaching into the rocket's safety range.

Cybersecurity

NSA Reportedly Exploited Heartbleed Bug for Spying Purposes

Because the agency hasn't already reportedly done enough.

Data

Edward Snowden: Congress's Failures Forced My Hand

The NSA leaker says House and Senate leaders "elected" him by failing to do their oversight jobs themselves.

Data

How the NBA's Data Revolution Can Make Basketball the Global Sport

The owner of the Sacramento Kings wants to make his team the poster child for big data in sports.

Cybersecurity

Ruling Against NSA Surveillance Is 'First of Many,' Snowden Says

'The government has granted itself power it is not entitled to,' says leaker.

CIO Briefing

The Future of Big Data

TIBCO CEO Vivek Ranadivé knows the evolution of data better than anyone. Here's where he thinks it's moving next.

CIO Briefing

Obama: 'I Was Not Informed Website Wasn't Working'

Obamacare Fix Allows Outdated Insurance Plans Through 2014

CIO Briefing

Want Obamacare? Try the Phone

As technical problems continue at HealthCare.gov, officials suggest registering by phone.

CIO Briefing

BlackBerry Ends Terrible Week With Mass Layoff

Latest iPhone had customers lining up for hours, as BlackBerry made some brutal news.

CIO Briefing

Senator Blasts Security Process That Cleared Navy Yard Shooter, Edward Snowden

Susan Collins, R-Maine, wants a 'thorough congressional investigation' of the clearance system.

CIO Briefing

How the Bradley Manning Verdict Avoided a Serious Chill on Whistleblowing

And what it means for the future of national security leaks.

CIO Briefing

Lightsabers Can Save Your Life

A new plasma-based scalpel could revolutionize surgery.

Data

NSA Forced Verizon To Turn Over Data on Millions of Customers

Big data sets can be used to uniquely identify individuals.