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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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Legacy systems O&M still dominates FY17 IT spending

As agencies work to modernize and free up budget for innovation, more than 70 percent of federal IT dollars go to keeping existing systems running.

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Congress wants oversight of DOD cyber ops

Legislators have introduced a bill requiring the Pentagon to provide details of sensitive military cyber weapons and cyber operations.

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Comey warns Russia will be back

While many questions remained unanswered after the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, he made one point abundantly clear: Russia interfered in the 2016 election, and it will do so again.

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Timeline, budget for VA health record switch in progress

VA Secretary David Shulkin told a Senate panel it could take up to six months before a plan is in place to acquire services from commercial electronic health record provider Cerner.

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U.S. faces challenges tracking cryptocurrencies

Improved IT systems, new training and updated legislation are needed to track the use of virtual currencies by ransomware crooks and terrorists, according to a U.S. official.

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Library of Congress reports progress on IT security and modernization

CIO Bernard Barton told lawmakers that GAO recommendations are being put into practice.