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  • Acquisition
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    What’s next for agile acquisition?

    As agencies ramp up their IT modernization efforts, increased acquisition training at the agency procurement level and support from the White House and legislative levels play a central role. 05/02/2017

  • Modernization

    IT upgrade bill moves to House floor

    As agencies ramp up their IT modernization efforts, increased acquisition training at the agency procurement level and support from the White House and Congress play a central role. 05/02/2017

  • Congress
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    House Judiciary to tackle email privacy, spy rules

    Email privacy, FISA Section 702, overseas data and encryption top the House Judiciary Committee’s innovation and competitiveness agenda for the 115th Congress. 05/02/2017

  • Biometrics
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    Border reps see promise in biometrics

    Biometric identification technologies offer a path to compromise over the Trump administration's politically thorny border wall project, said one House Democrat. 05/02/2017

  • Critical Read

    Simple exploits have a big impact in cyber crime

    Cyber attackers are leveraging cloud, email and off-the-shelf tools to open more attack windows, according to a new security study. 05/02/2017

  • COMMENT

    How analytics can transform federal real estate budget planning

    By combining financial and asset management data, agencies can build a systems for better decision making. 05/02/2017

  • Defense
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    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

  • Procurement
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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

  • Justice
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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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    Do we still need systems integrators?

    David Eaves argues that any modern IT system should be designed from the outset to talk to other systems. 05/01/2017

  • Management
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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

  • Budget
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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

  • Comment
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    Why compliance demands a DevOps approach

    Security compliance doesn't have to stifle innovation -- it should baked into the agile development process. 04/28/2017

  • Intelligence
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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

  • Open Data
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    Senators seek to protect federal data

    Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced a bill seeking to protect public access to open government data through legislation and prevent its removal without sufficient public notice. 04/28/2017

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