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What flexible tech acquisition looks like at IRS

The tax agency's update on an acquisition pilot gave insight into lessons learned and discussed what's in store for future projects.

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Border wall funding derails Army's new info systems facility plans

The White House has diverted billions of Pentagon dollars for border wall funding at the cost of a new information systems facility at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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Lawmakers vent over slow telecom transition

Plodding, late agency response to GSA's transition deadlines for its massive telecommunications contract, draws congressional ire.

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Report: Hackers target telecoms, defense contractors

China spent the year targeting telecommunications infrastructure to feed its spying and IP theft, while Iran shifted to target defense contractors in the latter half of the year.

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Tech investment requires flexible funding, Thornberry says

The lead Republican for the House's defense committee hopes appropriators will see the wisdom in making funds for buying technology and research more flexible.

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Supply chain jolts linked to coronavirus hit federal IT

A governmentwide federal contract vehicle joined large commercial suppliers in voicing concern over COVID-19's impact on IT supply chains.

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WH budget shifts R&D focus to quantum, AI

The president's proposed budget seeks to double current U.S. investments in AI and quantum computing, but the administration has also been criticized for seeking drastic cuts in other research areas.

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The government’s e-marketplace experiment

To serve government buyers, a provider must balance between commercial efficiency and public accountability.

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AWS looks to expand record in JEDI lawsuit

A recent filing also takes a hard look at the timing of Defense Secretary Mark Esper's recusal in the case.

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Trade groups welcome redefined contracting lead time

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy got comments on plans to revise language on when federal procurements begin and end to help eliminate delays.

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DOD releases first AI ethics principles, but there’s work left to on implementation

The Defense Department released its first official artificial intelligence ethics principles that it says will shape how it develops and implements the technology.

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Cheriyan: More Centers of Excellence coming

The new Centers of Excellence at the Departments of Defense and Labor will not be the last, said the head of GSA's Technology Transformation Service.

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