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Citing cyber risk, Pentagon watchdog wants to pause JRSS

A new report from the Defense Department's operational test and evaluation director says the Joint Regional Security Stacks program is undermanned and should be halted until security issues are resolved.

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Judge cautions White House over shutdown recalls

A U.S. District judge said that planned recalls of feds during shutdowns for activities not directly related to protecting life or property could violate the Antideficiency Act.

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Opening bids on DHS funding include more border tech

House and Senate appropriators are trying to hash out a deal for Homeland Security funding that the president will sign – and tech will likely play a big part.

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IG says VA is falling short on data center optimization

The Department of Veterans Affairs is failing to meet key data center optimization requirements under the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, a new government audit finds.

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What's next for procurement after the shutdown?

Acquisition agencies are prepared for, but not necessarily expecting, a surge in post-shutdown buying.

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Air Force's Kessel Run expands its ranks

In its first civilian-focused hiring event, the Air Force’s software factory Kessel Run looks to bring on about 30 new personnel.

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OPM warns that back pay could be wonky

The Office of Personnel Management is directing agencies to pay employees impacted by the partial shutdown as soon as possible, but warns that the initial payroll could require some corrections after the fact.

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Judge in JEDI case limits documents, witnesses

Oracle's push to crack open Amazon's bid to run the DOD's $10 billion cloud program and hear from former Amazon employees was rejected by a judge.

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OMB recalls feds to work

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo instructing agencies to reopen after a continuing resolution ending the 35-day shutdown was signed into law.

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Shutdown ends with three-week stopgap deal

President Trump announced a deal with Congress to fund the government while negotiations for border security priorities take place.

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DARPA digs into underground mapping

The research arm of the Defense Department looks to a Colorado mine for next leg of its tunnel mapping tech challenge.

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Patriot Act updates lurk for Congress

The upcoming expiration of a handful of key provisions in the Patriot Act at the end of the year could set up another battle in Congress over the size and scope of U.S. surveillance authorities.

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