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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen past the base of the Washington Monument just before sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico. Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Why Congress should reauthorize, strengthen the SBIR program

Emily Murphy, the former administrator of the General Services Administration and now a Senior Fellow with the Center for Government Contracting at George…

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OTAs and beyond: Scaling innovation in Defense contracting

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Defense innovation bumps up against a Cold War budget system

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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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University, vendor teaming up on robotic process automation to help with low-value tasks

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Joe Biden signs executive orders on the economy in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris looks on at left. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

DPA will help Biden lead a more federal-centric response to COVID

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Congress may be turning against recently confirmed CMO role for DoD

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National security threats abound, but the biggest might be the way government works

The United States has a long list of threats that it’s trying to get its arms around.

But John Cotton, executive MBA adjunct faculty for the School…

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New government contracting center aims to fill independent research, education void

George Mason University in Virginia officially launched the Center for Government Contracting to focus on policy, business and regulatory issues that impact…

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FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo an Amazon logo is seen on the side of an Amazon Treasure Truck in Los Angeles. Amazon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and Arlington, Va. In addition, the online retailer said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

What Amazon’s HQ2 really means for Virginia

With the recent announcement that Amazon’s HQ2 will reside partly in northern Virginia, we gather together an emergency EXTRA episode with some of the most influential minds in the region: Ángel Cabrera, president of George Mason University; Tien Wong, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Opus8; and Jason Miller, CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership; to understand how Amazon’s move is a huge opportunity for the area.

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