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DOD's innovation board recommends hiring shortcuts for tech talent

The Defense Department's readiness in emerging technology areas such as data science will slip away unless it changes its hiring processes, according to the Defense Innovation Board's recommendations.

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2019 FEVS reports on shutdown

Despite furloughs and no pay, agencies reported being well supported.

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NSA says it can collect metadata for encrypted comms

During a hearing to discuss reauthorization for a number of controversial spying authorities, intelligence and law enforcement officials indicated they could sweep up logistical records related to encrypted communications.

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FBI adds feature to threat notice system

The FBI has added a new notification capability to its incident reporting platform to spread tips on potential mass casualty suspects.

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Vendors roll with GSA changes

Vendors say they are OK with some of GSA's moves to acquisition interfaces and contract consolidation.

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Implementing evidence-based policymaking

Agencies and the White House are getting into the weeds of how to put the OPEN Government Data Act into effect.

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GSA names 75 vendors to $5.5 billion hardware contract

The governmentwide Second Generation Information Technology is designed to help federal agencies buy hardware and reduce administrative costs and overhead.

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Oracle pushes ahead with JEDI appeal

After Microsoft's win in the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud contract, Oracle is still looking for a court to force the contract to be rebid.

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Coast Guard plans drone intercept program

The U.S. Coast Guard is developing a counter-drone capability to protect both its own locations and to guard protected assets under special circumstances as provided for under a recent law.

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GAO imagines the future of oversight

In a new Innovation Lab, a vision of audit tech with big data and expanded reach begins to take shape.

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Rip and repay?

The federal government is pushing U.S. telecoms to take out gear from Huawei and other Chinese companies that may threaten their networks, but who is going to pay for the work?

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Agencies lag on IT workforce planning, GAO says

The congressional watchdog warned that agencies are putting billions in spending at risk by not taking steps to raise skills and competencies in the IT workforce.

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