Facial recognition software, which uses special camera algorithms to recognize and identify individuals, might have trouble recognizing African Americans, according to a post at The Atlantic.
Last year's breach at the Office of Personnel Management could undermine the Commerce Department's ability to conduct the 2020 census, said Rod Turk, Commerce chief information security officer, during a recent panel discussion.
California's state government is considering two measures that aim to increase transparency.
A draft bill pending in the Senate would require device manufacturers to include encryption workarounds in their products for law enforcement access, but the White House declined to provide public support for the bill, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.
The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity is scheduled to hold its first meeting on April 14 in Washington, D.C., at the Department of Commerce, according to a meeting notice in Thursday's Federal Register.
The tool that a third party provided to the FBI to hack into an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooters only works on the specific model the shooter used – the iPhone 5c running iOS 9 – FBI Director James Comey said at a Wednesday address at Kenyon College.
The General Service Administration's innovation arm 18F opened 35 reusable pieces of code yesterday for federal employees, government agencies, state governments or the private sector to use freely.
In a recent memo, National Intelligence Director James Clapper took the extraordinary step of asking intelligence directors to be more active in the process of reviewing their classification guidance and removing obsolete security requirements every five years.
The Social Security Administration needs to look at "transformative technologies" that anticipate customers' needs to avoid becoming technologically useless to its customers, according to the agency's CIO, Rob Klopp.
State Department lawyers want a federal judge to limit testimony about Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account in 2009 while she was secretary of the department, according to news reports.
The Texas Department of Information is working to enable the state and local governments to buy cloud services directly from providers like AWS in order to reduce costs.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, part of the Department of Commerce, issued a request for comment Tuesday to get public input about potential federal policy issue raised by the Internet of Things.
When it comes to securing U.S. infrastructure, the Department of Defense doesn't have all its ducks in a row. That is the conclusion of a report by the Government Accountability Office issued this week.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Consumer Law Center have sued the Department of Education under the federal Freedom of Information Act, seeking information about how it collects student debt, NewBostonPost reported. The parties filed the suit March 31 in U.S. District Court in Boston.
The U.S. Marine Corps is taking the fight to the cyber domain. As part of a larger effort to improve the U.S. military's cyber force, the service recently launched its Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group, or MCCYWG.
Senate investigators expressed frustration with Obama administration officials following the theft of a laptop and portable hard drives from a federal building in Washington state.
The law was introduced and passed by the state's General Assembly in response to the Supreme Court of Virginia's September ruling that government agencies could withhold entire records if they contained any information that was exempt from release under the state's Freedom of Information Act, reported the Virginian-Pilot newspaper.
Facing widespread criticism, the Central Intelligence Agency has formally withdrawn its plan to destroy email records of most agency officials, the National Archives and Records Administration told the Federal of American Scientists.
The Panama Papers leak, one of the largest financial leaks of all time, might have been the result of a hack.
A new MIT project aims to make it easier to find interesting and useful data among all the information that federal, state and local government open to the public.