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Contractors acting as connective tissue to federal workers in wake of Irma and Harvey

Amid the 16,000 National Guard troops Florida activated, troops from U.S. Northern and Southern Command and Federal Emergency Management Agency employees, contractors are acting as the connective tissue between federal, state and local relief efforts. Continue reading

Trio of DARPA procurements plan for ‘post-Moore’s Law’ world

Since the onset of the microcomputer revolution in the 1960s, global economic and technological progress has been largely fueled by regular, exponential leaps in computing power. With each passing year, computer chips have halved in size while doubling their processing power. Source: Trio of DARPA procurements plan for ‘post-Moore’s Law’ world — FCW

Fate of MGT unclear as Senate revs up to pass NDAA

The Modernizing Government Technology Act’s is one of several amendments proposed for the must-pass defense authorization bill. Continue reading

CIO Council to host governmentwide tech recruiting event

The Federal CIO Council is hosting a governmentwide hiring event to help bridge that skills gap. Continue reading

114 new commercial buying regs since 2009 highlights why federal procurement needs fixing

Since 2009, the number of clauses around commercial items skyrocketed from 16 to 142, according to a preliminary analysis by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). Continue reading

An ‘Easy Pass’ model for buying cloud services? DISA showing how it could work

Few experts these days say the reason to move applications and systems to the cloud is only for the savings. Continue reading

Recently declassified Pentagon weapons office says rapid prototyping is secret to its success

The secretive Pentagon organization in charge of turning existing weapons systems into new warfighting concepts says it has a perfect track record so far Continue reading

Army Rapid Capabilities Office begins delivering on promises

The Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office is fielding its first technologies less than a year after its initial establishment. Continue reading

Union Urges Congress to Make Pentagon Quantify Services Contracting

The American Federation of Government Employees is asking Congress to step in and require the Defense Department to “improve the oversight and management for the vast sums it spends so carelessly on contracted services,” its president said in a late-April letter to congressional chairmen. Source: Union Urges Congress to Make Pentagon Quantify Services Contracting – … Continue reading

Thousands of new hires coming to NAVSEA with omnibus

The Navy is on its way to hiring thousands of new workers in shipyards and headquarters Continue reading