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IARPA banks tech gains from prize programs

Accuracy and innovation are spurred by opening up research more widely, according to a top intelligence tech research official.

Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Deputy secretary to stick at Pentagon through transition

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work will stay on briefly as the senior Pentagon civilian to assist the incoming Trump administration, and officials say it will be business as usual at DOD until new appointees say otherwise.

FBOpen shuttered due to low usage

The GSA site designed to acquaint entrepreneurs, innovators and small enterprises with opportunities in government contracting has been shuttered since the summer.

David Shulkin USH VA

Obama appointee to lead VA under Trump

Dr. David Shulkin, the Department of Veterans Affairs current undersecretary for health, was tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the agency.

Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

GSA wants more info on Trump's D.C. hotel plans

On the heels of the president-elect's raucous Jan. 11 press conference, the General Services Administration wants more details on the future of the Trump Hotel doing business in a government building.

Lisa O. Monaco, President Obama White Houes Photo.

Cyber threat grows exponentially, says outgoing official

The number of cyber threats, attacks and criminals continues to grow, says an outgoing White House counterterrorism and cybersecurity advisor, and the new administration must continue developing international cyber norms.

Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly (Ret.)

Border wall isn't enough, intel on Russian hacking accurate, DHS nominee says

Retired Marine Lt. Gen. John Kelly, the would-be leader of the Department of Homeland Security told a Senate panel that a border wall is inadequate and embraced the accuracy of U.S. intelligence on Russian cyber intrusions, and information operations.

ODNI Clapper, CIA Brennan

Senators push IC on whether Russia hacked GOP

Senators on the intelligence committee questioned members of IC on the extent to which Russia hacked the RNC and how that played into their assessment that Putin wanted to help Trump win the election.

DHS tags election systems as critical

Some state government officials object to the Department of Homeland Security's move to add election infrastructure to the roster of 16 existing federal "critical infrastructure" areas.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

Carter stresses reform and innovation in exit memo

In his exit memo, the secretary of defense outlines current threats and priorities with a strong emphasis on the need for acquisition reform and innovation.

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EU needs more nudging on travel data, says DHS chief

The incoming administration will have to continue prodding the EU to share more traveler passenger information with DHS, according to the agency's outgoing secretary.

Deborah Lee James

Air Force launches Digital Service franchise

Following on the December launch of the Army Digital Service, the Air Force has announced it is creating its own branch of the Defense Digital Service.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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