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'Full speed' at DIUx, says chief

The 2017 Defense authorization bill put temporary funding restrictions on DIUx, but the innovation organization says it is forging ahead and now has 25 contracts in place worth $48 million.

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Will funding standoff lead to a shutdown?

As Congress returns from recess with one working week to fund the government, OMB has taken the precaution of posting shutdown guidance on its website.

Feds wait on Trump's cyber plan

While agencies and industry continue to wait for the Trump administration's cyber executive order, another cybersecurity report the president promised is nowhere to be found, raising more questions about the administration's focus on cyber.

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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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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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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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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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