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Digital transformation in civilian services sparks demand for new agency role

We know that true modernization impacts effectiveness and efficiency for agencies, but to achieve real change it requires not just new technology but a…

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Thunderdome expansion, implementation plans among next steps in DoD’s zero trust journey

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A big pay day for a whistleblower from a major government contractor

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Cybersecurity IT engineers are working on protecting networks from cyber attacks from hackers on the Internet. Secure access to online privacy and personal data protection

Data-enabled missions require data resiliency. Here’s how to achieve it

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FILE - Emissions rise from the smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal power plant as the suns sets, near Emmett, Kan., Sept. 18, 2021.  In a victory for President Joe Biden, a federal appeals court Thursday, April 14, 2022 refused to revisit its March decision reviving administration plans to account for potential damage from greenhouse gas emissions when creating rules for polluting industries. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Federal agencies need to build an effective foundation for climate intelligence. Here’s how

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FILE - Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 1, 2021. The Supreme Court on Thursday, June 30, 2022, limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

For their many climate-related missions, federal agencies need robust climate intelligence

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How one defense contractor wants to advance directed energy

Booz Allen Hamilton thinks its engineers have answers for high energy lasers.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)Members of the 6th Special Operations Squadron use a tablet to upload coordinates during an exercise showcasing the capabilities of the Advanced Battle Management System at Duke Field, Fla., Dec. 17, 2019. During the first demonstration of the ABMS, operators across the Air Force, Army, Navy and industry tested multiple real-time data sharing tools and technology in a homeland defense-based scenario enacted by U.S. Northern Command and enabled by Air Force senior leaders. The collection of networked systems and immediately available information is critical to enabling joint service operations across all domains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)

How to solve JADC2’s social engineering problem

Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), the Defense Department’s initiative to synchronize the joint force across domains, is not a new idea.

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Why contract award debriefings are no mere formalities

Contractors have long urged agencies to expand the debriefings they give to losing bidders after making an award. In one recent case, an enhanced debriefing lead to a turnover in the award. The new award turned out to be protest proof. The Federal Drive with Tom Temin talked about the project, worth tens of millions of dollars, with Joe Petrillo, Smith Pachter McWhorter procurement attorney.

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