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Mapping destruction after Harvey and Irma

Analysis of high resolution satellite images yielded data that supported recovery efforts after Harvey and Irma.

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VA looks to Congress to improve cost management

The Department of Veterans Affairs also plans to roll out a series of initiative throughout November to improve its veterans' benefits services.

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Agency reorgs slow down recompetes

One major federal contractor is seeing more bridge contracts as agencies put the brakes on procurements while reorganizations take shape.

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FAA's plan to accelerate drone integration

FAA wants companies and local governments to work together on tests to support more low-altitude commercial drone use.

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Where should agencies look for innovation?

John Kammerer, NSA's technical director of high performance computing solutions, wants the federal government to pay more attention to startups.

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Why GAO nixed the Census mobile deal

Census made several key slipups in its decision to award a $283 million mobile device contract for the 2020 population count, according to the Government Accountability Office.

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Lawmakers look to keep close tabs on VA's health record switch

A bipartisan quartet of lawmakers introduced legislation that would compel the Department of Veterans Affairs to document how it plans to implement its new electronic health record system.

Lesley Field

Procurement priorities take cues from commercial space

Acquisition policy is focusing on more transparent, innovative buying methods that take cues from commercial markets.

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New standards coming for ISAOs

There are no common standards for data collection and dissemination at private-sector cybersecurity information sharing groups, but that is expected to change soon.

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Senate bill keeps election systems critical

A new bill looks to maintain the DHS designation of election systems as critical infrastructure while helping state officials access classified threat information.

IG: Silos contributing to DHS immigration woes

An audit found that DHS is struggling to implement a unified immigration strategy and pointed to a series of breakdowns that illustrate a lack of communication and coordination between different offices.

USAF LTG Jack Shanahan

The future of algorithmic warfare

The Department of Defense is six months into Project Maven, an effort to leverage AI for warfighting.

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