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FirstNet pushes bid deadline two weeks

FirstNet extended the deadline for RFP submissions, as it makes room for bidders to make their capabilities cases.

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Departing US-CERT boss to launch cyber venture firm

In an exclusive interview with FCW, Ann Barron-DiCamillo talked encryption, the OPM hack and her legacy as director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team.

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$50B telecom contract protested over SAM access

A pre-award protest was filed in GSA's huge, next-generation telecommunications contract for lack of access to SAM portal.

USDA preps for the Internet of Tractors

USDA is looking for commercial solutions to an agricultural data problem, as farmers report basically the same data twice in a process prone to human error.

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DOJ, DHS grapple with FITARA

In little noticed "common baseline" documents, two large, federated agencies with law enforcement duties show how they will implement new IT procurement rules.

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18F's procurement hack could guide DHS bug bounties

Cross-agency collaboration might lead the Department of Homeland Security to dodge the acquisition process while paying hackers to find vulnerabilities.

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DOD CIO weighs giving mil branches more leeway on enterprise services

The dialogue between Terry Halvorsen and his advisers on how much control of IT services they want to cede to the military branches and how much they want to retain continues to this day.

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IG details OPM contractor's security flaws

KeyPoint Government Solutions, which intruders used to hack the Office of Personnel Management, lacked a formal incident response plan and controls on unauthorized devices, according to the agency's IG.

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NARA looks to lead on social media archiving

In seeking a social media archiving tool, the National Archives is setting an example for agencies in advance of 2019 governmentwide electronic records goals.

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GOP candidates weigh in on the Apple court order

Republican presidential candidates put IT security front and center in a town hall event in the wake of a court order to Apple to help unlock a suspected terrorist's iPhone.

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Why DOD cares about hospital network attacks

A senior Defense Department official calls for better technology and increased cooperation when it comes to hardening health IT equipment and preventing hacks into medical institutions.

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Vendors still have questions as $50B telecom deadline approaches

As the deadline looms for contract proposal submission for its huge telecom contract, GSA looks towards transition

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