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    Mac Thornberry, the House Armed Services Committee's top Republican and a leading voice for consolidations and closures in the Defense Department's "fourth estate" announced he won't seek reelection in 2020. 09/30/2019

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    FBI brings on Intel data scientist as advisor

    The FBI tapped Intel's chief data scientist to help it leverage cloud, AI and machine learning in its data strategy. 09/30/2019

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  • Budget
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    Trump signs stopgap funding bill to avoid Oct. 1 shutdown

    Congress has about eight weeks to finalize a spending plan for fiscal year 2020 but disagreements over a border wall still loom large. 09/29/2019

  • Defense
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    Navy announces new CIO

    After months of speculation and a year of reorganizing, the Navy announces Aaron Weis as its new information chief. 09/27/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    House bill seeks a cyber playbook

    The Cybersecurity Vulnerability Remediation Act would require DHS to disseminate and share its cybersecurity mitigation protocols with other agencies, industry, academia and other sectors. 09/27/2019

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    VA needs more time on scheduling software

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  • Workforce
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    Finding the feds of the future

    Lawmakers and experts say that hiring and management need improvement if the federal government is going to attract replacements for its aging workforce. 09/26/2019

  • Budget
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    Senate passes stopgap funding bill

    With just one day left before a congressional recess, the Senate passed a continuing resolution to keep government open until Nov. 21. 09/26/2019

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  • Oversight
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    House panel probes Trump hotel lease

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  • Emerging Tech
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    Pentagon teams with GSA on AI Center of Excellence

    The Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center has partnered with the General Services Administration to accelerate government's AI adoption. 09/25/2019

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