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Trump taps billionaire businessman as Army secretary

President-elect Trump has selected West Point graduate and billionaire businessman Vincent Viola, a supporter of the Combating Terrorism Center and Army Cyber Institute at West Point, as pick for the top civilian slot in the U.S. Army.

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Army launches Digital Service branch

The U.S. Army has launched its own branch of the Defense Digital Service with the goal of updating recruiting software and other outdated Army platforms and systems.

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Why spectrum sharing is here to stay

The push to make more federally-owned spectrum available for commercial use will involve sharing, no way around it, according to the president's telecom advisor.

Watchdog: DOD needs to improve cybersecurity

Despite taking steps to improve cybersecurity, the Department of Defense reportedly is still coming up short on securing its cyber networks, systems and infrastructure.

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What will Trump's innovation policy look like?

Although specifics regarding innovation policy under a Trump administration remain unclear, Trump's campaign promises to create manufacturing jobs for American workers, make better trade deals and increase military spending will likely play out in the technology sector.

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SEC's open data rule could come before end of Obama administration

Open data advocates may get a long sought after change to data standards in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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IG: State's consular tech upgrade is slow going

Despite improvements in management, the effort to modernize the State Department's disparate consular IT systems is lagging, and the office that manages these legacy systems is understaffed, according to a recent inspector general report.

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Report: DOD needs new strategy to regain technological edge

The U.S. is facing greater technological competition from its adversaries, and a new report states the DOD needs to adopt an "optionality strategy" in order to regain its edge.

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New rules proposed for vehicle-to-vehicle comms

In a new proposed rule, the Transportation Department wants to require automakers to include vehicle-to-vehicle communications capabilities and envisions vehicle-to-infrastructure capabilities.

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One giant leap for government memes

NASA expands its social media portfolio to include Giphy, Pinterest.

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Sluggish apps more than just annoying, study says

Balky network apps can create problems for agencies' IT modernization efforts, a new survey of federal employees suggests.

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NGA's CIBORG seeks commercial data

NGA is collaborating with GSA to purchase unclassified imagery and data from commercial providers through its new CIBORG program.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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