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U.S. commits $250M to spur supercomputing speeds

The Energy Department has committed over $250 million in research and development funding to six computer makers for the next-generation supercomputer, as China eclipses the U.S. in computing speed.

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Want to stop the next WannaCry? Stop classifying and start sharing

The former federal CISO and other experts tell Congress that aggressive public-private collaboration is the key to warding off global contagion attacks.

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Trump tech office reaches out to feds

The White House's Matt Lira describes weekly meetings to forge and foster collaboration across siloed tech groups.

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FedRAMP trimming approval time, officials say

The time for cloud services to clear the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program has been significantly accelerated.

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DISA and DOD work through shared pain points

As DISA develops much of the architecture and infrastructure to facilitate the DOD's Joint Information Environment, the two entities are working through a range of growing pains.

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CIA CIO: Private cloud 'the best decision we’ve ever made'

Four years into its embrace of an on-premises cloud, the intelligence community is seeing both cost and mission benefits.

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SAIC sees uptick in federal IT markets

Federal contracting giant SAIC said near-term budgetary certainty is raising its prospects for contract and task order wins.

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DHS execs own FLASH fail

The department's failure to launch an agile services contract can serve as a teachable moment, according to DHS procurement officials.

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COVFEFE the typo becomes COVFEFE the bill

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) riffed on a recent Twitter meme with legislation that would expand the Presidential Records Act to explicitly include social media posts as documentary material.

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CSRA wins $500M milCloud 2.0 contract

Contractor CSRA won the contract to supply the next generation of private cloud for the Department of Defense.

Report: Cyberthreat can target electric grids around the world

A sophisticated malware framework that was behind a December 2016 cyberattack on a Ukrainian power grid can be reconfigured to attack just about any grid system in the world, according to a new analysis.

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White House official chided for violating Hatch Act

White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino Jr. was chided by an federal watchdog for stumping against a sitting congressman, a violation of the Hatch Act.

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