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  • soldiers using mobile device

    Army official: Soldier needs should drive tech acquisition

    The Army, and the DOD more broadly, must build out tech acquisition requirements based on the needs of the soldiers in the field, not commanders or acquisition officials, says one Army official. 05/01/2017

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    GSA rolls out space-based SIN

    The agency hopes Schedule 70 special item number for Earth observation solutions will help speed uptake of emerging satellite services. 05/01/2017

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    Boente tapped as DOJ's acting national security chief

    Dana Boente is moving to his third acting position in the Department of Justice since January, replacing Mary McCord as acting assistant attorney general of the National Security Division. 05/01/2017

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    White House takes on technology revamp

    The White House is standing up a technology council to "transform and modernize" the government's IT and digital services. 05/01/2017

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    Congress agrees on funding package

    After flirting with a partial shutdown, lawmakers agreed on a bipartisan $1 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through September. 05/01/2017

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    NSA halts Section 702 'upstream' collection

    The NSA says it is halting "upstream" collection of email traffic that mentions targets of foreign surveillance after an internal review of "inadvertent compliance incidents" involving information collected on U.S. persons. 04/28/2017

  • Will Hurd

    MGT is back

    Capitol Hill IT modernization champion Will Hurd reintroduced a bill to support the retirement of legacy technology and the shift to cloud and managed services. 04/28/2017

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    Trump taps hedge fund CISO to lead IT at DHS

    Richard Staropoli, who leads IT security at a New York-based hedge fund, will serve as the top tech official at the Department of Homeland Security. 04/28/2017

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    New VA office to focus on whistleblowers, accountability

    President Trump visited the VA's headquarters to sign an executive order setting up a new office inside the agency to target problem employees and protect whistleblowers. 04/27/2017

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    Trump tech aide touts DATA Act as 'model' for innovation

    A few agencies will miss the May deadline to electronically submit their financial data, but robust support of spending data transparency from the White House, Congress and the private sector will keep the pressure on lagging agencies. 04/27/2017

  • Alec Ross -state

    E-diplomacy guru seeks elected office

    Alec Ross, a pioneer of e-diplomacy at the State Department and an adviser to Hillary Clinton, is running for governor of Maryland. 04/27/2017

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    OMB seeks more specific IT spending data

    New guidance instructs agencies to break out investments for seven standard "support IT" categories. 04/27/2017

  • Tom Price - HHS - senate confirmation

    Price: Docs aren't 'data-entry clerks'

    The nation's top health official wants to reduce the burden he says health IT regulation puts on practitioners. 04/27/2017

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    Congress plans one-week punt on funding deadline

    Congress and the White House need more time to come to terms on a package to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2017. 04/27/2017

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    Clapper: Russia, nonstate actors emboldened in digital world

    Russia has been emboldened by its successful intervention in the 2016 election, and nonstate actors, such as WikiLeaks, are a growing threat in the digital space, said former director of national intelligence James Clapper during a ranging public appearance. 04/26/2017

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