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DOD unveils Boston innovation hub

Defense Secretary Ash Carter cut the ribbon on an east coast version of the Pentagon's Silicon Valley innovation unit.

OMB's new one-stop shop for digital services

A new site, developed by OMB and USDS, gives feds a one-stop shop for information and best practices for digital services acquisition.

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At CHESS, Army gets flexible on contracting

The contracting regime run by the Army's Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions is moving into a new phase with big implications for federal IT acquisition.

The push for enterprise risk management

Savvy agency leaders are already integrating holistic ERM into decision-making processes as they wait for new guidance from OMB.

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GSA needs to keep a sharper eye on reseller prices

GSA's inspector general says the agency must do a better job of ensuring the government receives competitive pricing from resellers, which often charge different prices on different contracts.

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Interior seeks to 'geofence' wildfires

The Interior Department has unveiled a prototype app to keep private drones from interfering with aerial firefighting efforts.

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Afghan IT sector growing, with federal investment

The information and communications technology sector in warn-torn Afghanistan is growing with U.S. help, but tracing agencies' exact investments is not easy.

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IG slams FBI's 'subjective' approach to cyberthreats

In a new report, the Justice Department's inspector general says the FBI’s yearly process for prioritizing cyberthreats might not accurately identify the most pressing threats.

CTIIC chief: We're up and running

The nascent Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center provides a mechanism for attributing cyber breaches to threat actors.

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Census moves ahead with 2017 testing plans

The Census Bureau is seeking public feedback on its plan to use Puerto Rico as a proving ground for tech in advance of the 2020 enumeration.

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NRC sheds 1962 handwriting rule

After 54 years, a rule requiring the atomic energy secretary to handwrite changes to official agency transcripts is being deleted.

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FCC: New 5G framework fosters health IT innovation

The FCC's 5G rules could enable health IT innovations such as remote medical care, mobile applications and wireless body sensors, according to a top agency official.

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