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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.

Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

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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Air Force plans to convert IT staff into cyber force

The Air Force hopes to solve the cyber worker shortage by redefining traditional IT jobs, starting at seven bases.

Defense Digital Service Director Chris Lynch speaks during the JEDI Cloud Industry Day in Arlington, Va., on March 7, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

DOD details its plans for JEDI cloud contract

The timeline for a department-wide commercial cloud solution is aggressive, but Pentagon officials say deeper in-house expertise and better internal cooperation can get them to an award this year.

DNI Coats testifies in the Senate March 6 2018

Senators press DNI on Russian interference, cyber

Lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee continue to press the administration for a cyber warfare doctrine and action on Russian election interference.

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CMS launches API for Medicare claims data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is flipping the switch on a service that lets Medicare beneficiaries more easily download and share their health data.

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Federal networks susceptible to router hacks, DHS says

A newly released report and binding operational directive dating back to 2016 reveals alarm from DHS about network infrastructure security.

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