Threading a City With Gunfire Sensors Might Not Make It Any Safer

Amid record-breaking gun violence, Chicago’s police are expanding the use of an innovative technology—with little evidence that it helps.

HHS Turns to Citizen Coders to Curtail Opioid Epidemic

More than 300 coders and health advocates showed up for the agency’s first code-a-thon.

The Best Time of Day to Get Things Done, According to Data

We also only reach our peak buzz of productivity one day a week.

NGA Launches Bold Recruitment Plan to Hire Silicon Valley's Best

The intel agency is hacking hiring rules to fill three new digital teams in its quest for data dominance.

Watchdog: Automation Flaws Granted Hundreds of People Citizenship Without Background Checks

The Electronic Immigration System, used to process naturalization documents, has major issues.

GSA Plans to Democratize Its Data

The agency's central platform will let employees dabble in data sets and analytics tools.

DHS Needs to Better Protect Employees’ Sensitive Info, IG Says

An audit found the agency falls short of federal privacy requirements

Census Can Move Forward After $283 Million Contract Dispute

AT&T, the company that filed the protest, reached a deal to work as a subcontractor on Census operations.

Congress Wants to Ditch Security Questions

But they’re not clear on what the best alternative is.

New Google App Could Help You Save Data

Because even 'unlimited' data plans have limits.

How One Law Enforcement Agency Is Using Facial Recognition to Identify Suspects

In Oregon, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department can review 300,000 mugshots in seconds and is helping other agencies to query their databases as well.

Trump Administration Has Talked Up Social Media Vetting, But It’s Nothing New

Arlington-based deep web search engine provider Giant Oak says agencies have been perusing social media accounts long before Trump took office.

The Government Wants A Handheld Synthetic Drug Detector

NIST and DARPA are looking for pre-market products that can identify synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled

The practice is troubling for people who’d prefer they weren’t tracked.