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Ongoing government project aims to preserve and document endangered languages

Languages are at risk of extinction, and not just because of e-mail, text and Twitter shorthand. In fact, a recent National Science Foundation-supported study found that somewhere in the world a language loses all its remaining speakers every three months.

Learning lessons from Healthcare.gov launch, White House creates tech team to help agencies

The Obama administration has formed a small government team of technology experts that will help federal agencies identify and fix problems similar to what a group did for the troubled Healthcare.gov site last year.

NIST helping cities globally connect to the Internet of Things to solve challenges

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is beginning a new initiative to help cities around the world collaborate on using advanced networked technologies to address challenges like traffic management, improve services or promote economic growth.

Study: Government and businesses not deploying enough email authentication technology

The majority of U.S. businesses and government agencies do not take adequate steps to secure their email and ensure that customers and business partners can tell if emails coming from their domains are genuine or forged, a new report finds.

Robotics and smart software will have a major impact on the workplace, report finds

By 2025, robotics and artificial intelligence will have a profound impact on the workplace, replacing many blue and white collar jobs, a new report finds. But IT industry experts questioned in the...

State Department, RocketHub provide online crowdfunding resource for public service projects

The State Department is partnering with online crowdfunding platform RocketHub to find alternative funding and accelerate public service projects.

Energy Department website offers access to research manuscripts, data

The Energy Department has launched a new web portal to increase public access to scholarly publications and digital data generated by department-funded research.

Climate data initiative teams technology, agriculture industries to secure national food supplies

The White House is reaching out to the nation's technology and agricultural sectors to develop new methods to monitor and respond to climate change, especially capabilities to ensure that crops and food distribution systems can cope with future climate-related disruptions.

Agencies falling short in providing accurate, complete federal award data, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office said agencies provided incomplete and inaccurate information about such assistance awards- totaling about $619 billion- on USASpending.gov, a publicly accessible website designed to improve transparency and accountability on federal spending.

GAO: Troubled Healthcare.gov rollout due to poor planning and oversight

Poor planning and oversight led to significant cost increases, schedule delays and flawed functionality of the federal website and systems that is the centerpiece of the president's healthcare program, congressional investigators said in a new report released July 30.