FEMA Wants a New Way to Verify Survivors After Disasters

The new system will need to handle up to 750,000 cases at the same time to ensure survivors get what they need while fraudsters get shut out.

Have Ideas on How Agencies Can Actually Use All Their Data?

The Federal Data Strategy team wants feedback on its framework for how agencies can leverage their data.

Your Favorite Twitter Bots Are About Die, Thanks to Upcoming Rule Changes

These new rules do not only apply to new developers, but anyone with existing developer access.

DHS Downplays Report That Data Thieves Are Selling Millions of Voters’ Data

But your personal data from voting rolls is more public than you likely realize.

How to Delete Your Google+ Account

Here is how to save your data before the social network sunsets.

IARPA Wants to Identify Criminals From Their Skin Cells

The goal isn’t to replace DNA analysis but rather add another technology to forensic analysts’ toolbox.

Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into Google+ Data Exposure

Google's decision not to immediately disclose the breach has ruffled some feathers.

It’s Time for Agencies to Use and Commercialize Their Data, White House Official Says

"It gets my blood boiling to think we have all this data. We should be able to do more with it,” Margaret Weichert, the administration’s management chief, said.

Mark Warner Is Coming for Tech’s Too-Powerful

The senator from Virginia says he’s “very annoyed” with Silicon Valley’s “pathetic” response to security concerns.

Pentagon, VA Leaders Commit to Boosting Accountability in Health Record Overhaul

Both secretaries pledged to re-examine the multibillion-dollar program’s organization structure and timelines.

IBM Files Bid Protest Against Pentagon’s JEDI Contract

IBM becomes the second company to file a pre-award bid protest against the Pentagon’s multibillion cloud contract.

The Newest Password Technology Is Making Your Phone Easier for Police to Search

For the first time, police have compelled a suspect to unlock his phone using Face ID. The case reveals an interesting inversion: More advanced password technology is less protected from police seizure.

Cyber Researchers Propose a ‘Smart’ Social Security Card

Instead of ditching the SSN as an identifier, the government could take steps to modernize it.

The Navy’s Terrible Accident Record Is Now Hidden From Public View

The latest incidence of a government agency quietly removing data from its website demonstrates the dangers of an ever-changing internet.

Microsoft to Host the Government’s Classified Data Early Next Year

The software giant made a slew of announcements Tuesday that indicate how seriously it is targeting government business, especially cloud computing.

Schools Are Spending Big On Surveillance Technology. Is It Worth It?

After Parkland, schools are installing gunshot-detection systems typically used in cities like Oakland and Chicago. But the concrete benefits of the technology are dubious.