A U.S. Nuclear Lab Removed Chinese Tech Due to a National Security Risk

After recently discovering that its computer systems contained several Chinese-made network switches, a major U.S. nuclear weapons lab has replaced at least two components because of national security concerns. » 1/07/13 4:21pm 1/07/13 4:21pm

The US Government Can Now Play With Tablets—Well, the BlackBerry…

While Obama and colleagues have admitted to owning iPads, it's the BlackBerry PlayBook which the US government has chosen to be the first certified for governmental use, under the FIPS 140-2 certification. Presumably for security reasons, and not because of its apps. [BGR] » 7/22/11 7:00am 7/22/11 7:00am

Vice President Joe Biden Joined Twitter on Independence Day

While the rest of the country was celebrating their freedom, Joe Biden—or one of his aides—was signing up to Twitter under the short-yet-sweet username @VP. His first tweet? (Or his aide's first tweet?) "VP & Dr. B hope you take time to think about our troops & military families this Independence Day, Happy 4th from OVP!… » 7/05/11 6:40am 7/05/11 6:40am

Bill Gates and Friends Urge US Government To Triple Energy Research…

BP's oil spill disaster isn't even the half of it. Bill Gates; the CEO of General Electric Jeffrey Immelt, and various other senior-level corporate-types have issued a plea to the US government to triple spending on energy research to $16bn/year. » 6/10/10 4:31am 6/10/10 4:31am