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IT firms part of $16M false claims settlement

A Virginia IT products and services company agreed to settle with the government over allegations of false claims and fraud in federal small business contracts.

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Energy Department releases code to count bats in the dark

Pacific Northwest Laboratory researchers are making the thermal imaging software available to energy companies to help with offshore wind turbine siting.

USDA moves CIO to new post

Jonathan Alboum, the Department of Agriculture CIO, has been reassigned to new duties.

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How the Army is driving the cyber-EW merger

The Army Cyber Center of Excellence is providing unified cyber and electronic warfare training to its soldiers.

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DOT watchdog finds flaws in IT working capital spend

An oversight report criticizes the Transportation Department's administration of an IT working capital fund.

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Can the U.S. stop malware and buy it at the same time?

The U.S. government walks a fine line of prosecuting alleged hackers and buying malware and other software vulnerabilities.

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CBP sets biometric tech at more airports

Customs and Border Protection adds airports in Houston and Las Vegas to its growing list of facilities with biometic exit technology.

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CYBERCOM to hold first-ever industry day

U.S. Cyber Command is looking to flex its new increased acquisition authority by sitting down with vendors in late October.

Federal student loan data targeted in fraud

Officials have declined to prosecute in a case where employees at a private firm tampered with a federal student loan database.

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GCN announces 2017 dig IT Award finalists

From mobile security to smarter transit to swarming drones, these 25 projects represent the best of discovery and innovation in government IT.

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Why tracking government spending on Trump-owned businesses is hard

Hill Democrats want answers on federal spending at Trump-owned businesses, but agencies might have a tough time supplying hard numbers.

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Rice to be acting DHS CIO

The recently appointed deputy CIO, who was previously CIO of the Transportation Security Administration, will step in following Staropoli's resignation.

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