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The IC wants a peek at the future of your brain

An IARPA RFI seeks answers on what brain structures could be used to determine future job performance.

Paul Rosenzweig

American privacy values vs. European perceptions

As law enforcement and intelligence agencies struggle to balance security against civil liberties, it's important to distinguish caricature from reality.

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DHS suspends work with USIS after cyberattack

Background-check firm says the breach "has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack."

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Innovation, the devil and the details

Industry representatives want more information from federal officials supporting their claims that new procurement programs won't compete with the private sector.

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EPA’s cloud computing conundrum

An IG report critical of the agency’s handling of its cloud services shows a “business as usual” approach to managing assets, says a Deltek analyst.

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Phased retirement, contractor performance, buying cyber threats and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DHS's Borkowski: Acquisition officials must get tougher with industry

Customs and Border Protection assistant commissioner offers straight talk on costs, performance of contracts.

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Getting DoD to buy commercial IT

Former ranking defense IT officials argue that an empowered CIO would help the military focus on off-the-shelf IT and avoid the "death spiral of software development."

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Is law enforcement a new frontier for shared services?

When it comes to case management, federal law enforcement agencies often have to find their own solutions.

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VA releases RFI for next generation of IT

Vendors looking to be primes and subcontractors on T4NG have until Aug. 28 to submit statements of their capability to perform the work contained in the request for information.

Frank Kendall

Kendall: Keep it simple on acquisition reform

Top Pentagon acquisition official says Better Buying Power 3.0 will come in 2-3 months.

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Another day, another database

The latest executive order aimed at contractors could add to the difficulty of linking together GSA's wealth of vendor information.