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FirstNet woos potential bidders

With initial funding and spectrum secured, the public safety broadband network must actually start building soon. And that will require the cooperation of telecom firms.

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DOD pledges $75M for hybrid electronics

The Defense Department is awarding a grant for manufacturing hybrid electronics to a consortium of firms, universities and nonprofits.

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GSA makes awards for long-awaited agile BPA

After multiple delays and an unusual solicitation process, 18F has 16 vendors ready to start delivering agile services.

Frank Kendall

Shielding innovation from DOD bureaucracy, mapping feds' local impact and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Army tries to speed cyber acquisition process

The Army is using an acquisition template known as the Information Technology Box to help it cope with cyberthreats.

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Yelp redux, NSA's balancing act, new cyber paradigms and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

DHS funds research into secure mobile tech

The department has awarded funds to universities and companies to develop next-generation tools for protecting mobile devices and data.

Joanie Newhart

Getting smarter about IT acquisition

OFPP and FAI aim to recruit, train, develop and retain talented acquisition professionals for the federal government, and revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting are just the beginning.

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USPS wants to go high-tech without losing jobs

An agency long crippled by skyrocketing labor costs is trying to use technology not to trim its workforce but to preserve jobs.

Latest NIST security guide, open CRS, GSA spins up portal offerings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Jim Ghiloni is the OASIS program executive officer at GSA.

The outlook for OASIS

The $60 billion vehicle for integrated services has already influenced other big acquisition efforts, but fiscal 2016 will be critical for OASIS's future success.

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Interior renews support for obsolete tech

Microsoft declared Windows Server 2003 dead in July, but the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation is buying custom support for 100 licenses.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.