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Trump fills out intelligence oversight board

The same day the nation's top diplomat was fired and a new CIA director announced, President Trump announced plans to fill out the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, including the addition of a former White House deputy CTO.

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Microsoft withdraws protest against U.S. Transcom's classified cloud plans

A proposed sole-source task order with Amazon Web Services prompted the protest. It's still unclear how "the issues involved were resolved to Microsoft’s satisfaction."

ARPA-E tilts toward cyber

The Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy, which focused on making grants and loans to alternative energy companies under the Obama administration, may find a new lease on life as a cybersecurity skunkworks.

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How transparent is FOIA?

The DOJ recently launched a one-stop shop to centralize the submissions of Freedom of Information Act requests, but senators on both sides of the aisle have issues with how little information agencies are releasing.

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Warner: U.S. is unprepared for cyber threats

The vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee believes the U.S. is facing 21st century threats with obsolete technology and old ways of thinking.

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Raytheon, Palantir win $876M battlefield tech contract

After years of protests and legal wrangling, Palantir is finally part of the Army's battlefield intel analytics system.

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Service heads quiet on DOD cloud plan

At a D.C. defense policy event, the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force skirted the issue of the Pentagon's centralized cloud procurement strategy.

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DOD's latest cloud moves leave plenty of questions

Speculation is still swirling about the implications of the draft solicitation for JEDI -- and about why a separate agreement for cloud-migration services was scaled back so dramatically.

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States aren't shifting voting tech, despite ballot security concerns

Despite heightened scrutiny following the 2016 elections, a new study found virtually no difference in adoption of upgraded voting equipment or use of paper ballots.

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FAA expands low-altitude drone tests

To support rapidly increasing commercial drone use, the FAA is set to expand testing of automated processing capabilities for operator authorizations.

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Lawmakers lose patience with NBIB over clearance backlog

Senators expressed deep frustration about the government's lack of progress reducing the backlog of 700,000 pending security clearance requests, with some threatening to overhaul the process completely.

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DOJ launches one-stop shop for FOIA requests

The Department of Justice launched a one-stop shop for users to submit online Freedom of Information Act requests across government.

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