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Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes in Virginia

The rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corporation, was headed to the International Space Station.

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U.S. Halted Work on Half-Renovated Prison in Afghanistan

Watchdog faults State Department oversight of contract.

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DHS Expects to Outsource Employment Verification Checks to the Cloud

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Draft contract states ID confirmation for "MyE-Verify" would be hosted in a remote facility.

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Race is On for Defense Health Record – but VA Backs Out of Competition

Four teams of contractors are vying for the electronic health record system contract – and the $11 billion prize attached.

Nicholas Slatten, shown here in June, was convicted of first-degree murder.

Blackwater Security Guards Found Guilty in 2007 Killings

A federal jury convicted one security guard of murder and three others of manslaughter in the 2007 killings in Iraq.

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How the Government Spent $103 Billion in Just 2 Months

And those were just the contracts we know about.

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IRS Agrees It Wastes Money on Software -- But Not That Much

Agency CTO disputes IG findings but agrees to manage licenses better.

Bid Protest Ruling Deals Blow to Background Check Contractor

GAO partially upholds challenge of USIS deal with the Homeland Security Department.

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Navy Will Get Its Microsoft Cloud Email from Dell in $2.1M Deal

The Navy sees hundreds of millions of dollars in savings over the Next Generation Enterprise Network.

Former NSA Director Keith Alexander

NSA's Moonlighting Problem

A former NSA head has recruited one of his underlings for his lucrative cybersecurity firm—but that underling still works for the agency.

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Ebola Vaccine Development Probably Too Late to Deal with Current Crisis

A major drug firm says it will take until 2016 to ramp up production.

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JPMorgan Says Government Purchase Cards Not Affected by Hack

Expense cards and government customers were not affected by this summer’s bank hack.

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Huge Bidder Pile-On for VA’s $22.3 Billion Tech Deal

If all these interested vendors actually submit a bid, the VA acquisition folks will have to go into overtime to weed through all the paper.

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