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Are federal agencies ready to bail on data centers?

High-level IT officials across several agencies are ready to say goodbye to on-premise infrastructure.

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Three vendors win SSA's $7.8 billion IT services contract

The Social Security Administration has selected CGI Federal, Leidos and Northrop Grumman for a potential 10-year, $7.8 billion contract for IT services.

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Senate bill bans joint cyber initiative with Russia

The intelligence authorization bill also mandates a governmentwide plan to combat election hacking and makes changes to personnel policy for cyber professionals.

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White House details 2019 R&D priorities

The administration is directing agencies to lean more on the private sector and to tilt their future research and development priorities -- and dollars -- toward defense technologies, border security, economic growth, efficient health care and low-cost energy sources.

White House advisory group warns of '9/11-level cyber attack'

A private-sector cybersecurity advisory committee wants the U.S. to pivot to a higher state of readiness when it comes to preventing catastrophic cyberattacks.

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Should robots kill?

Over 100 robotics and artificial intelligence experts worldwide warned the United Nations about a future of war that includes autonomous killing machines.

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Drones and weather balloons team up in Arctic tests

A national laboratory paired drones and weather balloons to try to improve Arctic weather data collection.

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Managing the risks of data sprawl

A formalized risk framework can help agencies gain control of their entire information lifecycle.

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Does the IRS have a cloud strategy?

Congress and watchdog agencies have dinged the IRS for lacking an enterprise cloud strategy seven years after it became the official policy of the U.S. government.

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Who won what in EIS

The General Services Administration posted detailed data on how the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract might be divvied up.

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Trump names top IC CIO

CIA open source leader John Sherman has been tapped to serve as CIO of the intelligence community.

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Watchdog dings DHS data efforts

The Department of Homeland Security needs to do a better job implementing its data strategy, says the agency's inspector general.

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