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How AI can make use of DOD's data stockpile

The Pentagon is sitting on a hoard of data but doesn't know what to do with it. A new report makes the case that artificial intelligence is the solution.

Should Congress protect agricultural data?

Health and finanical information are subject to special treatment under the law -– and some experts are wondering if agricultural data should get similar protection.

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A modest proposal to improve government IT

Alan Balutis and Don Upson debate the wisdom of a cabinet-level IT shop -- and a thorough reorganization of about a dozen other agencies.


NDAA brings back drone registration

The defense bill restores FAA registration requirements for small-drone operators, after rules were struck down by the Court of Appeals.

GSA adds hyperconverged infrastructure options to Schedule 70

The General Services Administration adds cloud-friendly platforms to its biggest multiple award IT contract.

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GSA announces Alliant 2 awards

Long-awaited IT services GWAC includes 61 firms.

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Technologists, privacy advocates push back against algorithmic 'extreme vetting'

The Trump administration's plan to use predictive software to rate threats posed by immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers will result in discriminatory decisions, say a group of privacy advocates and computer scientists.

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Hiccups for CBP's new port system as it nears completion

Customs and Border Protection's years-long march toward a unified import-export data system is nearing conclusion, but not without a couple of last-minute glitches.

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Senate panel grills former Lockheed exec about potential conflicts

John Rood, the Lockheed Martin executive nominated for undersecretary of defense for policy, is drawing questions on how he would treat his former firm.

David Shulkin briefs reporters at the White House

VA needs money fast for health record program

To stay on track with an ambitious launch schedule, the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to reprogram $374 million in current funds.

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New threats from North Korean malware

The North Korean cyber threat expands to include attacks against aviation, financial services and government, according to new federal advisories.

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DISA embraces OTAs

The DOD's IT shop is leveraging "other transaction authority" to buy leading-edge technology for prototypes and experiments.

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