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DOJ taps 18F for FOIA portal

The innovation shop 18F is tasked with creating a one-stop portal to handle Freedom of Information Act requests for all 119 agencies covered by the transparency law.

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7 not-so-secret weapons to modernize apps

High-profile failures can make "AppMod" a daunting proposition, but how you start shapes how you finish.

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DHS updates on data mining

Analytical tools support efforts at Department of Homeland Security to detect terrorist plots, money laundering, illegal trade schemes and more.

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ODNI lobbies for FISA 702 reauthorization

While trying to avoid a government shutdown will be the first order of business when Congress returns, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is upping pressure on lawmakers to focus on reauthorizing the foreign surveillance powers under FISA Section 702.

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Is IT exempt from Trump's 'Buy American' order?

Given the global supply chain, determining the national provenance of a piece of technology is a tricky business. And in any case, Congress long ago carved out an exception for commercial IT products.

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JIDO goes agile, but can DOD?

The Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Organization has spent the last five years implementing an agile DevOps framework, but scaling that across the DOD is another challenge altogether.

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Navigation moves indoors

By using the data generated from smartphone sensor readings, radio frequency signal strengths and GPS fixes, NIST hopes developers can build indoor navigation apps that can be validated against fixed locations.

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'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

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DHS Secretary cryptic on cyber

In his first public speech as Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly said government networks are constantly being bombarded, but he offered few details on any new cyber policies or initiatives.

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Microsoft says it's all patched up

The latest Shadow Brokers release of alleged NSA hacking tools included a trove of Microsoft exploits, but the software giant says it has now patched all of the vulnerabilities in the leaked code.

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House panel nudges Trump over IGs

The chairman and ranking member of a key oversight committee want the Trump administration to find candidates for 11 open inspector general posts.

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IG: DISA needs a 3-year ATO for collaboration tool

The Pentagon's inspector general said DISA has complied with software management procedures for the lifecycle management of Defense Collaboration Services, but needs to mitigate risk levels to obtain a full 3-year authority-to-operate.

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