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DOI systems have been hacked at least 19 times, says OIG

The Interior Department's information technology systems have been compromised at least 19 times by hackers and foreign intelligence services over the past few years, said a recent report from an internal watchdog.

Task force: FAA should employ simple, free solution for public to register drones

A task force composed of public and private stakeholders recommend federal regulators stand up an unmanned aerial vehicle registration process that is simple to use, free and only required of drones over a certain weight.

DHS has never properly tested its catastrophic biological attack detection system, GAO says

The Department of Homeland Security has failed to properly test its system to detect biological attacks capable of causing 10,000 or more casualties, according to a newly released report from the Government Accountability Office.

OPM looks to update public affairs job classification

The Office of Personnel Management wants subject matter experts at federal agencies to help it revise the classification and qualification standards for the Public Affairs occupational series — a federal job description that has not been updated since its issuance in 1981.

GSA unveils website redesign

The General Services Administration Nov. 16 launched a refreshed website that the agency says is more user friendly and compatible with mobile devices.


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Audi and the Boston suburb of Somerville have entered into an agreement that soon may allow drivers to let their cars find parking spaces without them.


Recommendations by Energy Efficiency for All outline ways for the city to cut more than 300,000 tons in carbon pollution annually from inefficienct building heating systems.