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Naval Enterprise Networks

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

Braulio Castillo - Loudon County Police mugshot - April 2014

Controversial IT contractor charged with murder

Braulio Castillo gained notoriety last year when Congress questioned the validity of his firm's service-disabled veteran-owned small business status. Now he stands accused of killing his estranged wife and co-owner, Michelle.

CBP mobile sensor tower near Nogales, Ariz.

Lawmaker: Staffing expenses threaten CBP tech acquisition

Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske assured appropriators that his agency is moving ahead with cost-efficient programs to monitor borders and ports of entry.

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Industry takes a wait-and-see attitude on 18F

GSA's digital incubator program has some private-sector leaders wondering if the agency is encroaching on their territory.

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The ABCs of 18F

When GSA announced its in-house development startup, it got people talking, and not all the chatter was positive.

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Obama's management agenda stays the course

The fiscal 2015 budget proposal continues the Obama administration's effort to create a more responsive, agile and dynamic government.

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Cyberattacks: Too much how, not enough why

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance wants potential victims to pay attention to strategy rather than tactics.

Senator Barbara Mikulski

Can Barbara Mikulski fix the appropriations process?

The Senate Appropriations chairwoman -- whose state is home to more than 100,000 federal employees -- could be agencies' best hope for a return to regular order.

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A business model for drones

Advances in IT provide an opportunity for DOD to rethink how it acquires, designs and builds unmanned systems.

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18F unveils first pilot app

FBOpen is designed to make it easier for small businesses to search for contracting opportunities.

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TSA wants to link alarms with CCTV

Improving the interoperability of first responders' radio systems was also among the recommendations in a report written in response to the killing of a TSA officer last fall at LAX.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testifying before Congress

FCC seeks $13.5 million for IT modernization

Chairman Tom Wheeler calls his agency's computer systems incompatible and highly inefficient.

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