$678 million in 2013 savings were realized by consolidating purchases and leveraging federal buying power, the program's manager says.
Scientists face numerous challenges in testing the D-Wave Two’s capabilities, beginning with mapping problems to quantum models.
The legislation would also target insider threats in the wake of the leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
The General Services Administration says a new blanket purchase agreement could save the agencies 15-20 percent annually on commercial software.
Confirmation by the full Senate is expected, but could be slowed by procedural moves aimed at getting more information about the administration's border security plans.
The military is still determining how best to apply ever-changing technology to gathering and using intelligence.
New tools encourage collaboration and cost-effective training.
The next phase of the Commercial Crew Program will "spur American ingenuity," NASA chief says.
As agencies' ability to capture and store vast datasets grows, experts differ on the best ways to keep big data from enabling Big Brother.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency looks for new challenges in a post-Iraq, post-Afghanistan world.
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