As the nation's first chief data scientist, DJ Patil will be tasked with crafting policies aimed at keeping the United States at the forefront of technological innovation.
A new report from the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution ranks universities and colleges nationwide on how effectively they prepare their graduates for high-paying careers.
Worldwide, smartphones accounted for two out of every three mobile phones sold last year. Samsung remained the undisputed industry leader in sales, although Apple gained ground with the release of its iPhone 6 device.
The federal government and other public-sector agencies are competing with private-sector employers to recruit cybersecurity professionals in the face of increasing hacks and other cyber threats.
The U.S. Small Business Administration says its new resource, Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital (LINC), will connect aspiring entrepreneurs with potential lenders within 48 hours.
The Federal Aviation Administration is recommending a slate of regulations for commercial drones, including height, weight and speed restrictions, as well as guidelines for operators of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
The national observance, which is spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health, seeks to give women of all ages the tools and resources necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
TV host John Walsh, co-founder of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, said the organization's partnership with the social network will be a "game changer" in the efforts to recover abducted children.
Transportation Security Administration officers discovered more than 2,200 guns inside travelers' carry-on bags at U.S. airports in 2014, a 22% increase over the previous year. Most of the weapons were loaded.
With deaths from heroin-related overdoses on the rise, criminal justice and public safety officials are seeking new ways to fight the trend, including the use of a life-saving medication.