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Navy takes another step in developing drone boats

The Office of Naval Research says a technological breakthrough will pave the way for the use of unmanned boats to detect threats and launch attacks.

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New program manager of DCGS-A hopes for strong start

Col. Robert Collins says close feedback from industry and soldiers can help improve a program that has struggled with inefficiencies.

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FAR Council sets new contract numbering plan

The rule is the result of a Government Accountability and Transparency Board recommendation to implement a uniform system for identifying the government's financial transactions.

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HHS Buyers Club cuts first contract, looks for more

More deals might have to wait until a new funding measure is enacted in the lame-duck session of Congress that starts next month.

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Jedi mind tricks, Virginia tech and Ebola modeling

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Can CDM change the game?

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program represents a dramatic shift from the government's traditional focus on certifying systems as secure and then rechecking them every so often.

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IGs and cloud, smartphones and predators, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Revamped HealthCare.gov site ready for prime time, officials say

CMS executives describe testing efforts, preview changes made for next open enrollment period.

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Twitter's soft power

A former U.S. diplomat argues that social media is extending the range and influence of foreign leaders

National security implications for financial system cyberattacks?

Investigators have told the president they don't yet know who is behind the attacks, but a new Proofpoint report offers some clues.

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Urban design tool taps DOE's building database

Researchers developed LakeSim to deal with problems in urban planning and assess a redevelopment project's long-term effects on energy and transportation needs.

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OPM’s breakup with USIS could be a seminal moment

A state-sponsored breach, not other failings, reportedly prompted OPM to terminate its big contract with USIS.

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