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IT, acquisition face changes in 2018 defense bills

The House and Senate have completed their draft 2018 defense bills that could result in significant changes for acquisition and IT management in the Pentagon.

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Why government should let industry drive cybersecurity

The government needs to stop trying to lead the cybersecurity charge and instead organize itself around facilitating private-sector-led solutions, say experts and officials.

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What's next for spending data?

Officials are continuing to iterate on Data Act reporting, and more granular, standardized government info could be in the offing.

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Big data, AI key to DOD supply-chain security

The Pentagon will need to leverage big data and artificial intelligence to defend against supply-chain vulnerabilities, officials and industry leaders say.

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Lord tapped to lead DOD acquisition

The Trump administration has nominated Ellen Lord, president and CEO of defense contractor Textron Systems, to serve as undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

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Acquisition reform prioritized in 2018 NDAA

The House Armed Services Committee is making acquisition reform a priority in its 2018 National Defense Authorization Act draft.

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FCC sets criteria for state FirstNet networks

FCC approves review measures for states' alternative plans to connect to the FirstNet nationwide wireless emergency responder network.

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A long slog ahead for VA health record modernization

Lawmakers who welcomed the news of VA's plan to shift to a commercial health record now have to strap in for a multi-year implementation.

More money for cyber in 2018 NDAA

The House Armed Services Committee is looking to boost spending on cybersecurity training in the 2018 NDAA, while empowering DOD's CIO to govern supply chain risk.

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Senate bill would foster drone development, facilities

New legislation would foster drone tech development, airspace integration and air traffic management.

Trump budget includes OMB bump, but cuts IT policy spend

The White House's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 hacks civilian spending to offset proposed defense increases, but it includes a slight uptick in funding for OMB to fund management priorities.

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McCain dresses down DOD deputy nominee

President Trump's nominee for deputy defense secretary faced strong criticism from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain over his background at Boeing and for some of the answers the nominee provided to senators during his confirmation hearing.

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