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  • Intelligence
    Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial Intelliengence Agency

    Geospatial-as-a-service isn't far off

    As commercial satellite imaging companies multiply, NGA is looking for new ways to acquire mapping data. 09/27/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Cyber advice for Hill staffers

    Congressional staffers have a lot of responsibility to protect their decentralized IT systems. 09/26/2016

  • Congress
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    Clock is ticking on possible shutdown

    A familiar scenario looms as Congress moves to pass a short-term funding bill before the fiscal year draws to a close. 09/26/2016

  • FCW @ 30
    Former Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Texas)

    Clinger-Cohen and the end of the Brooks Act

    The 1996 repeal of the Brooks Act ended the General Services Administration's monopoly on IT purchases. 09/26/2016

  • FCW @ 30
    FCW @ 30 hackers

    Hackers storm DOD networks

    In a 1996 information-sharing effort, then-CIA director John Deutch proposed working with DOD to create an Information Warfare Technology Center staffed with 1,000 people and located at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md. 09/26/2016

  • Milestones
    FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories. 09/26/2016

  • Space
    space satellite traffic jam

    FAA looks to take over commercial space traffic control

    The Federal Aviation Administration is making the case that it and not the military should police commercial space traffic, and Congress is helping the flight agency take the first step. 09/23/2016

  • Congress
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    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated. 09/23/2016

  • Workforce
    Will Hurd

    Solving the federal IT workforce problem

    Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) argues that potential answers to the federal government’s IT workforce gap lie in expanding youth programs and partnerships between public and private sectors. 09/22/2016

  • Oversight
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    Legislators call for better implementation of transparency legislation

    Reps. Darrell Issa and Mike Quigley are calling for more timely action on new legislation and greater enforcement of current laws to improve transparency in government. 09/22/2016

  • Congress
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    House passes IT modernization bill

    The Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016, a bill to authorize funds to replace legacy IT, passed the House on a voice vote. 09/22/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    futuristic cyberwar

    'Cyber Cold War' rhetoric raises alarms

    Calls from Capitol Hill for "mutually assured destruction" over alleged Russian hacking are raising questions about whether cyber deterrence is even possible. 09/21/2016

  • Congress
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    Missed deportee fingerprints spark legislation

    A new bill would force DHS to digitize all fingerprint records in the wake of an embarrassing oversight report. 09/21/2016

  • Cybersecurity

    McCaul: Russia is messing with U.S. election tech

    Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is calling for the White House to strongly condemn Russia's hack of election databases. 09/15/2016

  • Congress
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    Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

    A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators. 09/15/2016

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