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Air Force mulls cyber RCO

The U.S. Air Force is considering a rapid capabilities office to streamline cybersecurity acquisition.

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GAO: $15.6 billion census cost estimate not reliable

The Census Bureau bumped its lifecycle cost estimate for the 2020 count up to $15.6 billion last year -- more than $3 billion more than initially projected. But the GAO is, again, taking issue with the reliability of the estimate.

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FAA drone tracker launches nationwide

The FAA completed the rollout of a nationwide real-time drone operations authorization system.

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Has the DOD-VA interagency office outlived its usefulness?

As the Pentagon and Veterans Affairs work in parallel to implement the Cerner health record systems, Congress is worried about a single point of accountability.

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Debate heats up around $10B cloud deal as protests expand

Concerns around the Defense Department’s management of services for the pending Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure bubble up as award protests mount.

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FEMA tackles the hurricane rumor mill with new web page

As it responds to the potential devastation of Hurricane Florence, FEMA has set up a new web page to track and warn the public about unsubstantiated whisper campaigns related to relief efforts.

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Army Futures Command to set up DIU-like innovation lab

Army Futures Command hopes to streamline the acquisition process with its own innovation arm and a new CTO.

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U.S. Cyber Command looks to grow its acquisition capacity

U.S. Cyber Command's contracting office is in its "infancy" with a handful of staff and is looking to expand while showing Congress it knows what it's doing.

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Quantum lag: Experts fret that the U.S. risks falling behind in computing power

Quantum computing could upend current cryptography standards, and experts are urging government to take an interest in the technology as it develops.

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White House hosts summit on future of workforce

Federal employee unions weren't invited as private sector and federal HR leaders gathered in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to talk about automation and retraining.

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Trump order imposes consequences on election meddlers

Congressional advocates for legislation on voting security said the Trump order was welcome but didn't go far enough.

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Should government expand its ID proofing role?

There's momentum in the public and private sectors behind an idea to expand government's role in validating digital identities.

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