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White House names acquisition leaders at DOD, Air Force

The Trump administration announced picks for assistant secretary of defense for acquisition and acquisition head at the Air Force.

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IARPA awards translator tech contracts

The intelligence community's research arm taps major research universities, NIST to create a universal text translator for analysis work.

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Will 2018 be the year for blockchain for government?

Government application of the ledger technology lags behind the hype, but expect more experiments to take off in the coming months.

Karen Mummaw named acting CIO at State

A longtime State Department tech official is leading the agency's Information Resource Management Bureau.

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Email hygiene mandate takes hold at agencies

While nearly half of federal domains have put policies in place to alert against email spoofing, there's a lot more work to be done.

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All in for FirstNet

The planned national wireless interoperable emergency responder network got 100 percent buy in, but some stakeholders needed some prodding.

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Census enters 2018 facing more questions than answers

After a 2017 filled with uncertainty and slipped deadlines, the Census Bureau faces a critical 2018 that could make or break the constitutionally mandated count.

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GSA looks to staff up IT modernization teams

Solicitation covers start-up staffing needs for five separate Centers of Excellence to "manage centralized, function-specific talent, solutions and acquisition vehicles."

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Burden is leaving post as head of Army enterprise systems

After just a year at his post, Brig. Gen. Patrick Burden will leave his commanding role as the Army’s Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems to lead a command in Afghanistan.

DHS plans to step up cyber agreements with private companies

DHS is looking at increasing the use of proactive agreements with critical infrastructure entities to prevent and mitigate cyberattacks.

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Hurd dishes on MGT's future

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) discusses the prospects of the MGT Act's centralized modernization fund actually getting funded for fiscal year 2018 and how agencies can maximize the working capital funds.

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National Lab offers tech test drives to business

The Pacific Northwest National Lab is offering short-term licensing agreement that companies can use to take tech out for a spin to see if they like it.

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