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How analytics can transform federal real estate budget planning

By combining financial and asset management data, agencies can build a systems for better decision making.

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House Judiciary to tackle email privacy, spy rules

Email privacy, FISA Section 702, overseas data and encryption top the House Judiciary Committee’s innovation and competitiveness agenda for the 115th Congress.

IT upgrade bill moves to House floor

As agencies ramp up their IT modernization efforts, increased acquisition training at the agency procurement level and support from the White House and Congress play a central role.

Simple exploits have a big impact in cyber crime

Cyber attackers are leveraging cloud, email and off-the-shelf tools to open more attack windows, according to a new security study.

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Border reps see promise in biometrics

Biometric identification technologies offer a path to compromise over the Trump administration's politically thorny border wall project, said one House Democrat.

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Boente tapped as DOJ's acting national security chief

Dana Boente is moving to his third acting position in the Department of Justice since January, replacing Mary McCord as acting assistant attorney general of the National Security Division.

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Congress agrees on funding package

After flirting with a partial shutdown, lawmakers agreed on a bipartisan $1 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through September.

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White House takes on technology revamp

The White House is standing up a technology council to "transform and modernize" the government's IT and digital services.

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GSA rolls out space-based SIN

The agency hopes Schedule 70 special item number for Earth observation solutions will help speed uptake of emerging satellite services.

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Army official: Soldier needs should drive tech acquisition

The Army, and the DOD more broadly, must build out tech acquisition requirements based on the needs of the soldiers in the field, not commanders or acquisition officials, says one Army official.

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NSA halts Section 702 'upstream' collection

The NSA says it is halting "upstream" collection of email traffic that mentions targets of foreign surveillance after an internal review of "inadvertent compliance incidents" involving information collected on U.S. persons.

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Why compliance demands a DevOps approach

Security compliance doesn't have to stifle innovation -- it should baked into the agile development process.

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