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NASA opens Space Apps Challenge

DOD releases 4-part plan for Space Force

Vice President Mike Pence announced the Defense Department’s plan to create the military’s sixth branch.

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Are agencies really ready for EIS?

The telecom contract has the potential to reinvent IT infrastructure, but finding the bandwidth to take full advantage could prove difficult.

DIUx is now just DIU

DIUx gets rebranded

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is no longer experimental, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced.

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Agencies want standard survey for acquisition feedback

Three agencies have begun the process of creating a universal feedback form for the Acquisition 360 effort that would allow public reviews of federal acquisitions.

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Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders.

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Senate passes 2019 NDAA

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act heads to the White House, avoiding a late-year debate, after the Senate passed the conference report 87-10.

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GSA rolls out shared services pilot for SBIR

GSA and the Small Business Administration look to make tech innovation and commercialization easier across government.

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FAS on the move

Despite challenges, Federal Acquisition Service leaders remain confident in their big telecom contract, ecommerce portal plans and transactional data initiative.

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New bill bakes FedRAMP into law

Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly is pushing a bill to set clear lines of responsibility and compliance for the cloud authorization process.

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Pentagon's $10 billion JEDI cloud buy hits the street

Defense Department CIO Dana Deasy says welcome to Cloud City but some in industry say this deal's getting worse all the time.

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White House looks to GEAR up

The Trump administration wants input on a new center that would bring together government and industry researchers and academics to help modernize processes and services.

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Hurd, White House push for MGT funding

The Senate zeroed out funding for the Modernizing Government Technology Act for FY 2019, and House supporters and the White House are hoping to get the money back on the table.

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