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FCW magazine

Let's talk about Alliant 2

The General Services Administration is going to great lengths to gather feedback on its IT services GWAC. Will it make for a better acquisition vehicle?

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Justice Dept. seeks new authorities to fight cybercrime

Agency argues legislation is needed to effectively prosecute new kinds of online fraud and abuse.

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Pentagon's Silicon Valley unit gets $1.75M for fiscal 2015

The outreach facility will get another $5 million for the next four years.

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Domain name delay, DHS funding, McCain on acquisition and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Can Uncle Sam promote self-driving vehicles?

Industry leaders are bullish on the future of robotic transportation, but when it comes to regulation, they seek "balance" from the feds.

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Report: UL in talks with White House on IoT certification

A certification from Underwriters Laboratories, which has historically focused on electrical safety, could set a broad risk standard for cybersecurity.

Justin Chiarodo is a partner and Philip Beshara is an associate in Dickstein Shapiro’s Government Contracts Practice.

What cyber insurance can do for contractors

When it comes to cybersecurity, the SAFETY Act deserves a second look, but companies should also consider commercial coverage.

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One company shows how it is embracing agile

CivicActions puts its 'open' money where its mouth is on 18F BPA.

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HHS mirrors Google, bank regulators' IT shortcomings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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e-QIP fallout and more phishing schemes

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Warren: Cyber won't suffer in VA budget crunch

Acting VA tech head Steph Warren says malware attempts are trending down from a peak in March, a result of the wider use of Einstein 3.

Rep. Gerald Connolly

Unlike Clinger and Cohen, Connolly says he's here to stay

The authors of the last big federal IT reform law left Congress soon after enactment. Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly says "we're going to continue to watch over" FITARA implementation.