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Million Veterans Program is Now Open for Online Enrollment

Veterans who opt-in to sharing their DNA through the program have the opportunity to support medical discoveries and health improvements across future generations.

NOAA Seeks Fresh Tech Ideas for Weather Satellite Fleets  

The nation’s weather agency is looking for new tech ideas that could beef up its data collection and forecasting efforts.

NSA Warns of Vulnerabilities in Multiple VPN Services

The bugs, which allow hackers to remotely download files and monitor network traffic, are already being exploited by foreign actors.

GSA Offers More Details on Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence

Officials will build on their work with the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to help other agencies adopt the tech, and the Health and Human Services Department could be next.

Protection from Ransomware Attacks Isn’t as Simple as Insurance

In the wake of high-profile ransomware attacks, local governments are looking to cyber insurance to mitigate risk. But not all policies are equal and merit close scrutiny, experts say.

DOJ Makes Another Plea for Encryption Backdoors

While officials have long framed end-to-end encryption as an impediment to fighting terrorism, the department is now focusing on its impacts on child sex abuse.

TSA’s Cloud Future Will Be A Hybrid of Agency-Approved Services

The agency released its Cloud Strategy 2.0, which calls for a mix of public and private cloud, but only from vendors pre-cleared by TSA.

The Hidden Dangers in Your Phone Number

Using your phone as an authenticator can be a problem.

Attorney General, DHS Secretary Call on Facebook to Build Encryption Backdoors

“Security enhancements to the virtual world should not make us more vulnerable in the physical world,” they said in a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Agencies Offer Sneak Peeks into Their 5G Plans

From fixing planes before they break to doctors performing surgery in real time from two continents, agency officials are already looking at how faster connections could change their missions.

Featured eBooks

Legacy Systems Held DHS' Biometrics Programs Back. Not Anymore.

The cloud-based HART system, which will house data on hundreds of millions of people, promises to significantly expand the department’s use of facial recognition and other biometric software, as well as its partnerships with external agencies.

A Federal Privacy Board Is Reviewing DHS’ Airport Facial Recognition Programs

An agency shared new details around its recent observations of one TSA biometrics pilot—and what it aims to assess in a comprehensive report it’s generating over the course of the next year.

Wi-Fi System Identifies People Through Walls By Their Walk

A new system uses video of a person walking to identify that person through walls using two WiFi transceivers.

Critical Update: A Quantum Leap

Quantum computers will be able to crack our encryption but when?

It’s Finally Here: GSA’s New Consolidated Schedule

The solicitation will begin the process of turning 24 award schedules into a single contracting vehicle for products and services.

Can Social Media Predict When You'll Die?

Could social media data predict your death?

An Insider’s Take on How to Focus on Government's IT Strengths

From Healthcare.gov to 18F, Ed Mullen shares insights on how APIs and user experience could fundamentally change service delivery.