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    GSA seeks assisted acquisitions exec

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    Court orders temporary block on JEDI

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  • Cloud
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    How DOD plans to automate classified cloud provisioning

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  • Acquisition

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  • Cloud
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  • Budget
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  • Development
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    Agencies look to 'low code' to speed development

    Increasingly federal agencies are looking to easy-to-use "low code" development techniques to build public-facing apps. 02/06/2020

  • Defense
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    Why Congress holds the key to DOD tech

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  • Acquisition
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    Procurement plays into U.S. counterintel strategy

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  • Acquisition
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    Bureau of Indian Affairs wants new computer contract

    The agency that provides services to hundreds of Native American tribes wants a multivendor computer hardware contract that allows its agencies to comply with set-aside goals and unite sometimes fragmented buying. 02/03/2020

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