NIST launches effort to develop cryptography that can secure data in a quantum computing environment
The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology launched an effort Thursday to study the effects of quantum computing on encrypted data and how to develop "quantum-resistant" cryptography.
The Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a change to Rule 41, which could give the Federal Bureau of Investigations the authority, if granted the right warrant conditions, to hack any computer or network anywhere in the world.
The Homeland Security Department is finishing up plans to hold an IT and cybersecurity job fair in Washington, D.C. in June or early July.
Donald Trump's proposed border wall has never been considered the most practical policy option, but according to a new Reuters report, even the border patrol agents on the ground have no desire for one.
A recent Congressional Research Service report compared and contrasted two Freedom of Information Act reform bills that are working their way through Congress.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation does not plan to disclose information about how it hacked into the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter to Apple, according to Amy Hess, the FBI's executive assistant director for science and technology.
The House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act 419-0 yesterday, and now elected officials in both chambers are putting pressure on the Senate to take up the bill.
Officials in Alamogordo, N.M., are trying to work out funding and other details for consolidating a public safety answering point, or PSAP, to manage 911 calls for the city police and fire departments and the county sheriff's office, the Alamogordo Daily News reported.
The government in Flint, Mich., is not the only one whose transparency policies are in question after high lead levels were found in drinking water. South Carolina is also under scrutiny after its water regulatory agency told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it didn't have data on lead sampling results and the location of lead service lines, a news report shows.
Sending a so-called "still interested letter" to someone who requested responses under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, has an uncertain effect, an analysis by the Office of Government Information Services found.
The U.S. intelligence community has opened a classified marketplace for cloud applications, with a goal of letting IC analysts and developers test out thousands of commercial tools without their agencies needing to make large investments beforehand.
The long journey of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to the cloud is nearing its end. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, announced this week that it has built a private cloud based on Red Hat's OpenStack Platform.
ICITE program could help NSA compensate for congressional restrictions on bulk data collection program
Adoption of the Intelligence Community IT Enterprise, a program that enables easier data sharing among intelligence agencies using common standards and cloud storage, could compensate for a drop off in the National Security Agency's metadata collection capabilities resulting from congressional restrictions.
The U.S. Army has developed an Android-based app that military commanders can use to predict how many soldiers are likely to get altitude sickness, the severity of their illness and how long they'll take to adjust to high altitude.
Laurence Brewer has been named the new chief records officer for the U.S. government, effective May 1.
Governments in 2015 lost more data from simple mishandling than from cases of cyber espionage, found security analysts in a new report.
The Defense Information Systems Agency wants greater access to tech innovation coming out of Silicon Valley, particularly from startups, said a DISA official.
Greater transparency might have helped the residents of Flint, Mich., avoid the dire situation they're in now, according to a recent Government Technology article.
Following a Department of Defense report decrying a heavy volume of Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, requests from a single individual, that requester has stepped forward.
Tennessee firefighters say they need workarounds to avoid dropped signals with digital communication system
The mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., says her county's emergency management system shouldn't buy a new digital emergency radio system unless it can resolve signal issues that could put firefighters in danger, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported.