The White House was able to obtain its new dollar bill augmented reality app, 1600, for free from London-based Nexus Studios. The app allows users to point their cameras at a dollar bill, which will transform into a 3-D version of the White House. […]

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Google Chromebooks are gaining in classroom popularity over Apple’s iPad, according to a recent survey from Front Row Education, a creator of individualized math and ELA resources.






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The General Services Administration’s in-house technology service, 18F, has announced new vulnerability disclosure policies for its parent organization, the Technology Transformation Service, to enable security researchers to more easily report vulnerabilities on TTS-operated systems.






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Students at all grade levels have difficulty distinguishing facts online, according to a report from the Stanford History Education Group and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. “Overall, young people’s ability to reason about the information on the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak,” the report stated.






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With the help of funding from the Department of Commerce Economic Development Authority, Louisiana State University’s Industrial Innovation Center will help its nearby industry partners identify needs for chemical manufacturing technology and create jobs for its students along the way.






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President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination for United States attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., could have an impact on government surveillance power because of his full-fledged support of the National Security Agency’s spying authorities.






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MeriTalk compiles a weekly roundup of contracts and other industry activity. Here’s what happened this week in the Federal Information Technology community.






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Police departments across the country that received Federal grants for body worn cameras are concerned about sharing information with the agencies responsible for this funding. Some police departments have gone so far to as to say they would not share body camera footage unless Federal agencies compelled them.






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An effort to block or delay changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure failed to pass the Senate floor, causing the changes to the rule to go into effect on Dec. 1. The changes will allow law enforcement to obtain warrants to search computers in an unknown location and to search any device that the hacker has broken into, potentially granting access to multiple privately owned computers with one warrant.






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Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education, released an eight-step ed tech pilot framework that all schools can use during the ed tech pilot process.






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The U.S. Border Patrol apprehends 1 percent to 2 percent of the drugs smugglers move across the Mexican border into the United States, said Deputy Chief Carla Provost. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., thinks drones could help Border Patrol monitor the flow of these substances.






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Federal chief financial officers want to have access to data analytics tools during the next administration, according to a survey from the Association of Government Accountants and Grant Thornton.






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The names and Social Security numbers of 134,386 current and former Navy personnel were accessed by an unknown individual after a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services laptop was reported compromised.






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