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Obama Signs Executive Orders Protecting LGBT Feds and Contractors

President says federal dollars should not go toward supporting discrimination.

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IRS Seeks to Destroy More Hard Drives -- The Right Way This Time

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Agency is also ‘refreshing employees’ awareness’ of existing policies, documents say.

Here's What It Will Take to 3-D Print Replacement Rocket Parts in Space

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Start with the government designing a research roadmap, NRC says.

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How to Approach Declining Federal IT Spending

Contractors should be prepared, Deltek says.

Nextgov A U.S. Customs and Border Protection patrol car sits near stacked cargo containers at the port of Newark. Of the 5,000 containers that leave the seaport each day, 98 percent pass through radiation detectors.

Feds Want Backpack Radiation Detectors That Don’t Use Rare Gas

The hope is to stop providing helium-3 for these systems next year.

Government’s Biggest Failures, 2001-2014

A scholar looks at recent instances of where government has fallen short, either in oversight or operations.

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FBI Explores Commercial Cloud Capabilities

Needs 1 petabyte of storage, which is enough to house the U.S. population’s DNA and then clone it twice.

Disgraced Congressman Randy 'Duke' Cunningham Is a Free Man Again

Cunningham had used his positions on the House Appropriations and Intelligence committees to steer lucrative contracts to those who would help him finance an extravagant lifestyle.

Obama Taps Anne Rung to be White House Procurement Chief

Former GSA executive praised by her predecessor at OMB.

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Why It Costs $1.7 Billion to Computerize Immigration Forms

USCIS awards new contract to turn around long-delayed digital casework system.

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One Chart Shows One Big Problem With Defense Contracting: Competition Is Declining

The department in 2010 began setting goals for awarding more work competitively, but it's never been able to hit its targets.

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