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ARPA-E tilts toward cyber

The Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy, which focused on making grants and loans to alternative energy companies under the Obama administration, may find a new lease on life as a cybersecurity skunkworks.

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How transparent is FOIA?

The DOJ recently launched a one-stop shop to centralize the submissions of Freedom of Information Act requests, but senators on both sides of the aisle have issues with how little information agencies are releasing.

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GSA extends wireless bulk buying plan

Citing savings and a developing agile contracting vehicle, GSA gives federal customers more time to work with its wireless blanket purchase agreements.

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Raytheon, Palantir win $876M battlefield tech contract

After years of protests and legal wrangling, Palantir is finally part of the Army's battlefield intel analytics system.

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Service heads quiet on DOD cloud plan

At a D.C. defense policy event, the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force skirted the issue of the Pentagon's centralized cloud procurement strategy.

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DOD's latest cloud moves leave plenty of questions

Speculation is still swirling about the implications of the draft solicitation for JEDI -- and about why a separate agreement for cloud-migration services was scaled back so dramatically.

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VA goes all in on APIs

The agency's new Lighthouse project looks to nurture a community of developers to build apps incorporating VA data.

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GAO: SSA chief has been 'acting' too long

For the first time, an acting senior official elevated under the Trump administration has been cited for holding down a political job longer than allowed under the Vacancies Act.

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FAA expands low-altitude drone tests

To support rapidly increasing commercial drone use, the FAA is set to expand testing of automated processing capabilities for operator authorizations.

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Lawmakers lose patience with NBIB over clearance backlog

Senators expressed deep frustration about the government's lack of progress reducing the backlog of 700,000 pending security clearance requests, with some threatening to overhaul the process completely.

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DOJ launches one-stop shop for FOIA requests

The Department of Justice launched a one-stop shop for users to submit online Freedom of Information Act requests across government.

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White House hints at new cyber policies

Changes sparked by the cybersecurity executive order are on the horizon, a top administration official said, as cyber workforce issues continue to challenge agencies.

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