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Lawmakers vent over slow telecom transition

Plodding, late agency response to GSA's transition deadlines for its massive telecommunications contract, draws congressional ire.

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Government watchdog's emerging tech lab teams with Centers of Excellence program at GSA

The Government Accountability Office's new Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team is getting cloud help.

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DHS will appeal Cuccinelli ruling

At a hearing, lawmakers expressed concern about the growing roster of senior officials in acting roles at the Department of Homeland Security.

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DOJ's totally non-binding guide to legal cyber research

The document offers non-binding legal guidance for how to navigate cyber intelligence gathering on the Internet, particularly for sites that advertise illegal services.

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Tech investment requires flexible funding, Thornberry says

The lead Republican for the House's defense committee hopes appropriators will see the wisdom in making funds for buying technology and research more flexible.

CBP maps land ownership at the border

Customs and Border Protection is looking to add property owner data to its geographic mapping app to help with land acquisition for border towers, wall.

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OPM overhauls assessments for identifying cyber talent

Assessments look to measure cognitive and interpersonal competencies as well as technical ability.

Maine Senator Susan Collins celebrates opening of $2.3M Coast Guard command center in Portland, Maine (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Zachary Hupp)

Collins, Senate Dems push back on Trump's DOD union policy

A key Republican lawmaker joined Democratic colleagues in opposing a policy that could spell doom for civilian unions at the Defense Department.

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Supply chain jolts linked to coronavirus hit federal IT

A governmentwide federal contract vehicle joined large commercial suppliers in voicing concern over COVID-19's impact on IT supply chains.

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WH budget shifts R&D focus to quantum, AI

The president's proposed budget seeks to double current U.S. investments in AI and quantum computing, but the administration has also been criticized for seeking drastic cuts in other research areas.

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MetTel nabs $253M EIS task order

The Social Security Administration has awarded a telecommunications task order to one three small business vendors on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

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The government’s e-marketplace experiment

To serve government buyers, a provider must balance between commercial efficiency and public accountability.

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