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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.

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OMB reminds agencies on HVAs

The director of the Office of Management and Budget sets a January deadline for details on civilian agencies' most critical IT systems.

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Senate backs open gov bill

The Senate approved the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act by unanimous consent Dec. 10, and supporters of the bill are optimistic about its chances in the 115th Congress.

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IG: VA wasted more than $7M in poorly-planned tech refresh

Technology buyers at the Department of Veterans Affairs wasted more than $7 million in software licenses and hardware in an uncoordinated tech refresh, according to the agency's internal watchdog.

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Political battle escalates over charges of Russia election hacks

More members of Congress are joining the call for investigations of Russia's election hacking while the president-elect condemns the CIA and its findings.

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FAA closes in on Next Gen Data Comms

The Federal Aviation Administration is close to its goal of deploying text communication capabilities to 56 air traffic control towers by year's end.

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White House orders 'full review' of election hacking

The White House has directed the intelligence community with investigating and reporting on "malicious cyber activity" by Russia and other actors during the presidential election.

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Will Trump make federal IT great again?

A business school professor who studies IT spending is hopeful about the prospects for a federal tech refresh under unified government.

The Fed 100

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

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