• Crocodile attacks in a watering hole

    Microsoft acts to plug watering hole attack

    Microsoft responds with temporary mitigations and workarounds for a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer, but some IE versions remain at risk.

  • Surveillance camera in the desert

    CBP using remote tech for unmanned border crossing with Mexico

    The checkpoint at Big Bend National Park in a remote area of west Texas will use kiosks monitored by agents in El Paso and surveillance cameras to allow pedestrians to cross.

  • International flags

    Data.gov model going global

    The administration and India are releasing open-source software to help other governments set up information transparency portals.

  • Flying machine images from old patent applications

    Patent office seeks (free) help making massive database accessible

    The Patent and Trademark Office is looking for a contractor that can help it fulfill its open government and transparency requirements -- at no cost to the agency or the public.

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  • Cybersecurity training

    NetWars helps develop the future of cybersecurity

    Federal and state government offices embrace cyber war competitions to build up the computer security talent pool.

  • Man filling out online census form

    Census launches online option for annual community survey

    The American Community Survey, the only source of local estimates for most of the 40 topics it covers, will save on printing and processing.

  • Ethernet plug into cloud

    VA plugs into the cloud with Office 365 for 600,000

    The Veterans Affairs Department is about to begin transitioning 600,000 users to a cloud-based e-mail system using Microsoft Office 365 for Government.

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  • Man using magnifyng glass to scrutinize computer

    New service makes it easier to track use of Amazon cloud

    Amazon Web Services, which has many public-sector customers, will let customers track usage and costs by the hour or by individual service.

  • Parrot AR Drone 2.0 flying in hallway

    Drone hacker infects other competitors

    The winning entry connected wirelessly with other drones, prompting them to "run amok."

  • GPS satellite

    NGA expands GPS data collection

    The agency wants to draw on a broader range of ground stations to improve the speed and accuracy of its data.