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Online-only voting? Don’t do it, experts say

Chastened by Russian interference and hacking attempts in the 2016 election, academic experts on voting technology say electronic voting machines that don’t leave a paper trail should be phased out as soon as possible. “Every effort should be made to use … Continue reading

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Tech titan Paul Allen gives $100,000 to GOP causes

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has made his largest-ever contribution to congressional candidates in the form of a $100,000 donation to the Republicans’ “Protect the House” political action committee. Allen’s contribution, which was made in June and came to light today … Continue reading

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Space Force doesn’t match Star Wars appeal

A CNN survey suggests most Americans don’t back the Trump administration’s plans to create a new military branch known as the Space Force. The survey, based on a sampling of 1,002 American adults, showed that 55 percent would rather keep the … Continue reading

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Tech tools touted for fending off Western wildfires

The smoky skies over Seattle have cleared up somewhat, but the Pacific Northwest’s wildfires continue to burn — prompting pledges from Republicans as well as Democrats to beef up the region’s firefighting capabilities. Advanced firefighting technologies, including satellite monitoring, drone patrols and … Continue reading

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VP Mike Pence details plan to ramp up Space Force

The Trump administration is taking immediate steps to raise the profile of the Defense Department’s space operations, and asking Congress to create the Department of the Space Force as a separate military branch by 2020. “The time has come to … Continue reading

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Climate experts hail Trump’s pick for science aide

Years after claiming that concerns over climate change were a “total, and very expensive, hoax,” President Donald Trump has chosen a widely respected expert on extreme weather and climate impacts to head the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. … Continue reading

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Boeing wins $3.9B for new-look Air Force One jets

The White House has confirmed that Boeing won a firm, fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force to deliver two Air Force One presidential jets for $3.9 billion, more than a year and a half after a purported price tag … Continue reading

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