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    DOD's innovation board recommends hiring shortcuts for tech talent

    The Defense Department's readiness in emerging technology areas such as data science will slip away unless it changes its hiring processes, according to the Defense Innovation Board's recommendations. 11/07/2019

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    2019 FEVS reports on shutdown

    Despite furloughs and no pay, agencies reported being well supported. 11/07/2019

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    NSA says it can collect metadata for encrypted comms

    During a hearing to discuss reauthorization for a number of controversial spying authorities, intelligence and law enforcement officials indicated they could sweep up logistical records related to encrypted communications. 11/06/2019

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    Vendors roll with GSA changes

    Vendors say they are OK with some of GSA's moves to acquisition interfaces and contract consolidation. 11/06/2019

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    FBI adds feature to threat notice system

    The FBI has added a new notification capability to its incident reporting platform to spread tips on potential mass casualty suspects. 11/06/2019

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    DISA inches closer to CAC alternative

    The Defense Information Systems Agency is making strides toward employing a continuous verification capability. 11/06/2019

  • government security

    Cyber firm sows chaos in election hack simulation

    The fictional city of Adversaria became ground zero in an election security training exercise pitting real federal and law enforcement officials against mysterious cyber group aiming to disrupt and undermine voter confidence. 11/05/2019

  • Data analytics

    Implementing evidence-based policymaking

    Agencies and the White House are getting into the weeds of how to put the OPEN Government Data Act into effect. 11/05/2019

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    GSA names 75 vendors to $5.5 billion hardware contract

    The governmentwide Second Generation Information Technology is designed to help federal agencies buy hardware and reduce administrative costs and overhead. 11/05/2019

  • DISA starts Fourth Estate IT consolidation

    The Defense Information Systems Agency has begun setup to move its clients to DODNet, a new single service network for support defense agencies and field activities. 11/04/2019

  • inside view of a drone (VTO)

    Coast Guard plans drone intercept program

    The U.S. Coast Guard is developing a counter-drone capability to protect both its own locations and to guard protected assets under special circumstances as provided for under a recent law. 11/04/2019

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    Rip and repay?

    The federal government is pushing U.S. telecoms to take out gear from Huawei and other Chinese companies that may threaten their networks, but who is going to pay for the work? 11/01/2019

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    DOD sets 5G test sites

    The Defense Department named five bases around the country to test emerging high speed 5G network applications. 11/01/2019

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    Agencies lag on IT workforce planning, GAO says

    The congressional watchdog warned that agencies are putting billions in spending at risk by not taking steps to raise skills and competencies in the IT workforce. 10/31/2019

  • virtualization

    DOD data strategy nearing release

    Navy chief data officer says the final draft should be out in November, with service-specific implementation plans to follow. 10/30/2019

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