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DARPA seeks the next great challenges

"Grand challenges" are ambitious goals, legendary events such as landing on the moon. DARPA is looking for some help in determining what the 21st century's grand challenges will be.

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VA leaders defend chief of staff

Veterans Affairs leaders rebuff congressional calls for the removal of John Gingrich over his responsibility for spending abuses.

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Cyberattacks on the upswing

A new survey finds cyberattacks against U.S. targets – both public and private sector – are increasing dramatically in frequency and cost.

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GAO confirms Medicare system vastly improved

A system the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services uses to provide data to users about their eligibility has shown marked progress in processing speed and reliability after upgrades, audit finds.

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Military services falter on single-bid contract guidance

An audit finds that DOD agencies often award contracts to the only bidder without trying to expand competition, despite DOD's own guidance.

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Smart decision-making for poets

Federal managers can simplify a complex decision-making process -- and ensure success -- by anticipating and addressing concerns in four basic areas.

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David Bethel, formerly of GSA, vies to be the next John Grisham

Former GSA official J. David Bethel is watching sales of his political-thriller novel and working on new tales.

Cyber. Covered.

Government Cyber Insider tracks the technologies, policies, threats and emerging solutions that shape the cybersecurity landscape.

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