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    Shutdown looms as House takes up CR and debt limit extension next week

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    White House pushes back on efforts to restore program cuts in NDAA

    The Biden administration appears determined to stick to plans to retire legacy platforms and systems. 09/22/2021

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    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall delivers remarks during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20, 2021 (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

    Air Force secretary mulls space acquisitions nominees

    Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said candidate interviews are underway for the space acquisition system secretary position and he expects to make a recommendation to the defense secretary and White House soon. 09/22/2021

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    Leveraging OSCAL for FedRAMP authorizations

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    It's time for government tech to address inequities in service delivery

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    Why VA must keep Vista healthy

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