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DOD seeks funds for OPM response, WH mulls China sanctions and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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FAA has looked at clouds from both sides now

A 10-year, $108 million deal with CSC Government Solutions will also include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and other cloud providers.

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NASA AI to power first-responder tech

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is working on lightweight artificial intelligence software to give situational awareness and decision support to first responders.

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GAO: FAA overlooking global air traffic risks

Worries persist about how well the FAA's new air traffic control system will work with other systems.

FirstNet woos potential bidders

With initial funding and spectrum secured, the public safety broadband network must actually start building soon. And that will require the cooperation of telecom firms.

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DOD pledges $75M for hybrid electronics

The Defense Department is awarding a grant for manufacturing hybrid electronics to a consortium of firms, universities and nonprofits.

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GSA makes awards for long-awaited agile BPA

After multiple delays and an unusual solicitation process, 18F has 16 vendors ready to start delivering agile services.

Frank Kendall

Shielding innovation from DOD bureaucracy, mapping feds' local impact and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Army tries to speed cyber acquisition process

The Army is using an acquisition template known as the Information Technology Box to help it cope with cyberthreats.

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Yelp redux, NSA's balancing act, new cyber paradigms and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

DHS funds research into secure mobile tech

The department has awarded funds to universities and companies to develop next-generation tools for protecting mobile devices and data.

Joanie Newhart

Getting smarter about IT acquisition

OFPP and FAI aim to recruit, train, develop and retain talented acquisition professionals for the federal government, and revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting are just the beginning.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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