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Pentagon running behind on contracting database

Though the contracting system is relatively low-tech -- its underlying application cost less than $1 million -- it could have profound implications for DOD policy planning.

DARPA MTO areas of interest

DARPA's micro-tech office returns to its roots

With bio-engineering projects now handled by a dedicated office, MTO is looking at spectrum use and extending Moore's Law.


OPM merges security investigation databases

The Office of Personnel Management hopes combining databases on those with access to clearance investigations will bolster security.

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Send in the drones

Unmanned aerial systems are steadily spreading from military and intelligence missions to civilian agencies, but it can be a bumpy ride.

Pointing to data-driven successes

The White House Energy Datapalooza highlighted what the Obama administration says are money-saving -- and planet-saving -- uses of big data.

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Heartbleed tested agency readiness

A Democratic senator says "clear legal authority and processes to facilitate a seamless response" are still needed to effectively combat cyber threats, and the White House acknowledges "we still have more work to do."

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A menagerie of UAVs

As civilian agencies expand their use of unmanned aerial systems, the vehicles themselves are as varied as the missions.

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Army cyber chief wants more failure

The Army's top cyber soldier makes a plea for leaner, faster development and more flexible budgets.

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GSA toots’s horn

With 105,000 data sets provided by 227 federal entities, has grown to include 4.5 million unique visitors.

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SEWP explores strategic sourcing for PCs

OMB directed a new Workstations Commodity Team to develop a way to quickly compare contracting vehicles that offer similar devices and services.

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Who is Shaun Donovan?

Meet the housing expert, cross-government policy leader, and trained architect who is President Barack Obama's pick to take over OMB.

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DOJ recording policy raises tech questions

Recording suspect interviews presents the department with the challenge of how it will create and store the information.