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IT funding bill survives NDAA conference

The $700 billion defense bill now poised for final passage includes provisions to modernize agency IT through revolving funds and allow for for easy, off-the-shelf Pentagon procurement.

How the Air Force is building resiliency

Compliance only gets you so far, explained one senior official.

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OPM still plagued by cyber weaknesses, IG finds

An oversight report found the Office of Personnel Management unready for its annual cyber audit, while the agency says that the CDM program will help mature agency efforts.

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S&T budget woes could blunt DHS research

The mission of the research arm of the Department of Homeland Security isn't helped by new budget priorities, a former undersecretary told a House Homeland Security subcommittee.

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Mapping destruction after Harvey and Irma

Analysis of high resolution satellite images yielded data that supported recovery efforts after Harvey and Irma.

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VA looks to Congress to improve cost management

The Department of Veterans Affairs also plans to roll out a series of initiative throughout November to improve its veterans' benefits services.

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Agency reorgs slow down recompetes

One major federal contractor is seeing more bridge contracts as agencies put the brakes on procurements while reorganizations take shape.

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FAA's plan to accelerate drone integration

FAA wants companies and local governments to work together on tests to support more low-altitude commercial drone use.

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Where should agencies look for innovation?

John Kammerer, NSA's technical director of high performance computing solutions, wants the federal government to pay more attention to startups.

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Why GAO nixed the Census mobile deal

Census made several key slipups in its decision to award a $283 million mobile device contract for the 2020 population count, according to the Government Accountability Office.

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Lawmakers look to keep close tabs on VA's health record switch

A bipartisan quartet of lawmakers introduced legislation that would compel the Department of Veterans Affairs to document how it plans to implement its new electronic health record system.

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Procurement priorities take cues from commercial space

Acquisition policy is focusing on more transparent, innovative buying methods that take cues from commercial markets.

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