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House panel probes Trump hotel lease

With impeachment in the background, Democrats on a House subcommittee grilled the General Services Administration about its oversight of President Trump's lease on the Old Post Office building in Washington, D.C.

military AI

Pentagon teams with GSA on AI Center of Excellence

The Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center has partnered with the General Services Administration to accelerate government's AI adoption.

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Rethinking acquisition with the end user in mind

How the U.S. Digital Service takes the temperature of acquisition culture as a prelude to reform.

wireless networks

Former DHS officials want to build 5G without Huawei

Nagging concerns about Huawei's cyber threat to emerging 5G infrastructure, prompts former DHS officials to advocate standardized, open-source-based development of wireless gear.

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Big IT acquisition reforms on hold as NDAA heads to conference

Some of the more significant acquisition reforms suggested by the congressionally mandated Section 809 Panel won't be up for a vote in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

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GSA looks to refine software-defined networking in EIS

The General Services Administration is considering how to make software-defined network offerings more cohesive under its $50 billion telecommunications contract.

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Thrift Board plans anti-fraud effort

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board's Office of Financial Services is looking for vendors to help with fraud prevention.

voting security

Senate backs $250M in election security grants

With the threat of Russian interference in the 2020 elections looming, lawmakers added fund for states to shore up election infrastructure and improve voting system cybersecurity.

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House passes stopgap funding bill

The measure would keep the government open past the start of fiscal year 2020 through Nov. 21.

RPA AI

AI faces growing pains in the federal workplace

Auditors want artificial intelligence tools to monitor fraud and abuse, but the new tech is slow to penetrate agencies.

cloud migration

DHS cloud push comes with complications

A pressing data center closure schedule and an ensuing scramble to move applications means that some Homeland Security components might need more than one hop to get to the cloud.

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Agile software and flying cars top Air Force acquisition priorities

Will Roper, the Air Force's acquisition head is pushing for a new flying car project and massively scaled agile software development processes across the service.

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