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Is government doing too much on cyber-response?

A new report argues that private-sector firms make better first responders.

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GAO: NASA improving its project management

Auditors say acquisition needs additional attention, but NASA gets good marks for managing maturing technologies.

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GSA touts new mobile management resource

Mobile Lifecycle & Expense Management can save 25 percent or more, GSA says.

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The accidental database administrator

Here are five things administrators need to know to successfully manage mission-critical databases.

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DARPA explores drone-powered Wi-Fi

Research agency's program would put hotspots in the air to bring broadband to troops in the field -- much as Google is looking to do for consumers with its Titan Aerospace acquisition.

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FirstNet leader D'Agostino resigns

The general manager's departure comes as the First Responder Network Authority is in the process of developing a business plan and expanding its staff.

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Why too many technology solutions fall short

Three groups have competing equities in defense IT acquisition, and learning to balance risk among them is the key to success.

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Details emerge on scope of FBI's identification system

The next-generation database will contain as many as 52 million facial images, including millions taken for non-criminal investigations.

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Long: NGA is moving toward 'immersive intelligence'

The NGA director said the Map of the World can "break down the barriers between collectors, analysts, customers and decision-makers."

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GSA seeks industry input on NS2020

Recent request for information sheds light on the acquisition vehicle that will replace Networx.

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Common-sense techniques to save taxpayer dollars

Basic business concepts such as price transparency can drive big savings. We need to apply them more broadly.

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NTIA launches Spectrum.gov

The inventory of agency spectrum shows just how complicated it could be to share bandwidth.