• White House-backed IT modernization push makes first contract awards

    The General Services Administration picked the vendors who will support a plan to centralize modernization best practices. 03/14/2018

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    Military looks for ways to bring in cyber talent at better salaries

    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said $37,000 may be sufficient for Hill staffers answering the phone, but is much too low for military cyber specialists. 03/14/2018

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    How transparent is FOIA?

    The DOJ recently launched a one-stop shop to centralize the submissions of Freedom of Information Act requests, but senators on both sides of the aisle have issues with how little information agencies are releasing. 03/13/2018

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    Microsoft withdraws protest against U.S. Transcom's classified cloud plans

    A proposed sole-source task order with Amazon Web Services prompted the protest. It's still unclear how "the issues involved were resolved to Microsoft’s satisfaction." 03/13/2018

  • ARPA-E tilts toward cyber

    The Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy, which focused on making grants and loans to alternative energy companies under the Obama administration, may find a new lease on life as a cybersecurity skunkworks. 03/13/2018

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    Trump fills out intelligence oversight board

    The same day the nation's top diplomat was fired and a new CIA director announced, President Trump announced plans to fill out the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, including the addition of a former White House deputy CTO. 03/13/2018

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    Service heads quiet on DOD cloud plan

    At a D.C. defense policy event, the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force skirted the issue of the Pentagon's centralized cloud procurement strategy. 03/12/2018

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    GSA extends wireless bulk buying plan

    Citing savings and a developing agile contracting vehicle, GSA gives federal customers more time to work with its wireless blanket purchase agreements. 03/12/2018

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    Raytheon, Palantir win $876M battlefield tech contract

    After years of protests and legal wrangling, Palantir is finally part of the Army's battlefield intel analytics system. 03/12/2018

  • DOD cloud

    DOD's latest cloud moves leave plenty of questions

    Speculation is still swirling about the implications of the draft solicitation for JEDI -- and about why a separate agreement for cloud-migration services was scaled back so dramatically. 03/10/2018

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    FAA expands low-altitude drone tests

    To support rapidly increasing commercial drone use, the FAA is set to expand testing of automated processing capabilities for operator authorizations. 03/09/2018

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    GAO: SSA chief has been 'acting' too long

    For the first time, an acting senior official elevated under the Trump administration has been cited for holding down a political job longer than allowed under the Vacancies Act. 03/09/2018

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    VA goes all in on APIs

    The agency's new Lighthouse project looks to nurture a community of developers to build apps incorporating VA data. 03/09/2018

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    White House hints at new cyber policies

    Changes sparked by the cybersecurity executive order are on the horizon, a top administration official said, as cyber workforce issues continue to challenge agencies. 03/08/2018

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    Lawmakers lose patience with NBIB over clearance backlog

    Senators expressed deep frustration about the government's lack of progress reducing the backlog of 700,000 pending security clearance requests, with some threatening to overhaul the process completely. 03/08/2018

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