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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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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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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.

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DHS: 'Nefarious actors' moving to exploit Heartbleed

An advisory memo details shared code and other signs of intent to penetrate vulnerable systems.

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GSA's Hashmi goes to GitHub to talk IT trends and strategies

In an April 11 GitChat, GSA's acting CIO stresses agile development, open source and modular contracts as priorities for his agency.

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Justice, FTC offer new encouragement for information sharing

A joint policy statement assures companies they can share cyberthreat information without violating antitrust laws.

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DHS: Heartbleed not a threat to federal websites

Cybersecurity leader Larry Zelvin claims "core citizen-facing websites are not exposed to risks" from the security flaw.