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House Oversight and Reform Committee Ranking Member James Comer, R-Ky., speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee regarding the on Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

GOP members of Congress have lingering questions about federal vaccine mandate

In today’s Federal Newscast, top Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee have more questions about the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate…

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Pentagon eyes allied Defense Production Act expansion to shore up critical supply chains

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A former cyber diplomat says the government needs to refresh its thinking about response to foreign attacks

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FILE- In this June 19, 2017, file photo, a person types on a laptop keyboard in North Andover, Mass.  A new report by a global media consortium that expands the known target list of the Israeli hacker-for-hire firm NSO Group’s military-grade spyware provoked alarm Monday, July 19, 2021,  among human rights and press freedom activists. They decried the near-complete absence of regulation of commercial surveillance tools.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

When it come to defending against Chinese cyber espionage, agencies are a step behind

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GoviniJim Mitre, senior vice president, Govini

What the FY 2022 Defense budget request says about a future fight with China

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Communication tech is changing what’s possible for troop connectivity

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House task force pushes Pentagon to wean itself off Chinese sources

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Why industry supports the government’s $110 billion bet on technology R&D

The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act authorizes $110 billion over five years to fund research in artificial intelligence, semiconductors, quantum computing…

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Lawmakers tee up legislation to push DoD, prime contractors on supply chain vulnerabilities

New legislation could push the Defense Department and prime contractors to better understand supply chain vulnerabilities in the wake of COVID-19.

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A 2021 NDAA update

Moshe Schwartz, president of Etherton and Associates, joined host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the key acquisition policy and budgetary priorities coming out of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

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