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Army Applications Laboratory: How problems get solved

Porter Orr, director of the capabilities accelerator team with Lab, explains how the Army connects with nontraditional problem solvers to close capability gaps and speed modernization.

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Cyber report heads to White House with request for new commission

Several members of CISA leadership expressed agreement with the goals laid out in the report to secure critical infrastructure, but they stopped short of endorsing plans for new government bodies.

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Refresh market research to find top tech

In a rapidly changing environment, expecting overworked acquisition staff to become experts in every emerging technology is unrealistic.

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Spending bill includes 3.1% pay raise for feds

A measure backed in a House-passed funding bill made its way into the final spending package.

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Congress agrees on $425 million in election grants to states

The funding deal ditches stronger mandates from the House version in favor of broader language that gives states wide latitude on how to spend the funds.

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TMF gets $25 million boost in funding bill

The move increases the total capitalization of the IT modernization fund to $150 million.

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More agencies are using FedRAMP, but some are still going rogue

While hundreds of additional government cloud projects are being vetted for cybersecurity every year, a GAO audit makes clear that many agencies are still standing up programs without going through FedRAMP.

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Appropriators agree 'in principle' on 2020 funding

Details of a plan to avoid a shutdown will be hashed out over the weekend with bills coming for a vote next week, according to top lawmakers.

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Shutdown threat stokes financial anxiety among feds

A new survey says annual leave, travel, spending are down as feds budget for furloughs or missing paychecks.

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Senate's CISA subpoena bill adds privacy protections to DHS proposal

The draft legislation would require DHS to set up internal protocols to document and justify how it uses the authority and report to Congress on its effectiveness.

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Congress targets OTAs, cyber investments in defense policy bill

The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act conference report homes in on other transaction authorities, drones and cybersecurity investments.

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AWS lawsuit alleges 'improper pressure' from Trump on JEDI

President Donald Trump personally steered a $10-billion cloud computing contract away from frontrunner Amazon Web Services out of personal and political animus against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, according to the details of a lawsuit released publicly Dec. 9.

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