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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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GSA's growing stable of SINs

The massive Schedule 70 contract is expanding its programs to streamline access to specialized IT offerings.

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DOD to Congress: continuing resolution threatens modernization

The U.S. military is facing new threats from technologically savvy adversaries, and unless Congress provides stable funding, U.S. forces will be increasingly vulnerable in the cyber domain say Pentagon leaders.

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OMB cracks down on 'low-value' compliance

The White House announced it was eliminating a range of agency reporting requirements deemed obsolete or unnecessary.

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U.S. commits $250M to spur supercomputing speeds

The Energy Department has committed over $250 million in research and development funding to six computer makers for the next-generation supercomputer, as China eclipses the U.S. in computing speed.

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SAIC sees uptick in federal IT markets

Federal contracting giant SAIC said near-term budgetary certainty is raising its prospects for contract and task order wins.

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Congress offers $65M as down payment on Vista replacement

House Appropriators are budgeting $65 million for the Department of Veterans Affairs to launch its plan to acquire a commercial health record, but the funding comes with conditions.