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The New VA.gov Shows What’s Possible For Government Tech After the Healthcare.gov Disaster

Expect to see more Silicon Valley–style site design in Washington, DC.

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Pentagon Wants More Money for Lasers To Defend Against Missiles, Drone Swarms

Directed-energy weapons are with a factor of two or three to being militarily useful, the Pentagon’s top scientist said.

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Pentagon Researchers Test 'Worst-Case Scenario' Attack on U.S. Power Grid

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Over 100 people gathered off the tip of Long Island this month to roleplay a cyberattack that takes out the U.S. electric grid for weeks on end.

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Kirstjen Nielsen’s Ugly Legacy at Homeland Security

Nielsen’s future will be decided “shortly."

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How Wearables Could Help NIH Fight Cancer

The agency aims to better monitor and personalize treatments for chronic conditions using the health data the gadgets collect.

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Survey: Most Employees Unaware of Travel Security Threats

A lot of employees are flouting common security measures while traveling.

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Government Contractors Face New Data Breach Disclosure and Investigation Requirements

A planned rule would require contractors to save images of breached systems and allow agencies access.

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Election Security Tested

Federal agencies raced to secure vulnerable systems in time for the 2018 midterms, but the job’s not done.

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Miss Out on SEC’s $2.5 Billion IT Contract? Here’s a Second Chance.

The commission wants to add more small businesses to its massive ONE IT contract after announcing awards just last month.

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DHS and Pentagon Memo Details Future Cyber Cooperation

The memorandum of understanding comes after the Defense Department prepared to help the Homeland Security Department repel Election Day cyberattacks.

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DISA Plans to Award More Than $27.5B in IT Contracts Next Year

An analysis of contract opportunities announced at the Forecast to Industry gives an idea of how much one defense agency plans to spend on IT.

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VA’s $16 Billion E-Health Record Overhaul is Already $350 Million Over Budget

Just six months into the project, VA’s most important modernization effort is getting more expensive.

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NASA Collaborated With Autodesk To Design A New Interplanetary Lander

Figuring out a way to explore distant moons requires some creative thinking.

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