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Justice cancels 7 IT procurements over China links

The Section 516 rule seeks to eliminate IT gear from firms that are responsible for cyberattacks on U.S. companies or have ties to China's military.

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IG: DHS risks leaving remote workers stranded

The department's inspector general says backup plans for the systems that support workplace as a service are inadequate.

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CDM, before and after

Continuous diagnostics and mitigation will allow agencies to have a clearer view of vulnerability gaps, and could also aid forensic investigators after the fact.

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New FCC rulemaking could set up a spectrum superhighway

The spectrum in question is used by federal agencies, which would share frequencies with commercial entities.

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Experts advise not rushing to meet digital records deadline

"Where I see failures happening in implementation is when people try to do too much all at one time," says Guidance Software’s Chad McManamy.

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GSA 'family plans' post savings

The blanket purchase agreements are realizing 24 cents in savings on every dollar spent.

NASA releasing source code catalogue

The April 10 release will detail a wide variety of applications available for public use -- albeit in PDF form only for now.

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IT Dashboard now rates HealthCare.gov as 'moderately high risk'

The escalation from medium risk reflects critical back-end tasks that remain incomplete and comes after most consumer-facing problems have been fixed.

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Navy trims NGEN transition timeline

The transition of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet to a new government-owned system had been delayed by bid protests and the government shutdown, but

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GAO: IRS should improve IT investment reporting

The watchdog agency wants the IRS to provide more and better quantitative information on IT spending to help gauge whether it is getting what it pays for.

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IT testing for 2020 count running behind

GAO auditors said that although the Census Bureau has made progress on the IT for the decennial count, several of the supporting projects have neither a schedule nor a detailed plan.

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DARPA does biotech

The mission of the new Biological Technologies Office is to explore the intersection of technology and the physical sciences.