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FAA Rule Would Let Drones Fly Over People and At Night Without a Waiver

The move would greatly open the use of small drones but at least one lawmaker is worried about the privacy of people on the ground.

Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster

Aides on Capitol Hill fear that a dramatic government failure may be the only thing to force President Trump and the Democrats back to the table.

How the Shutdown Could Hurt Government’s IT Recruitment

Furloughed agencies are missing out on peak recruiting season for recent and soon-to-be college grads.

‘Tens of Thousands’ of Government Contractors Laid Off Due to Shutdown

The prolonged government shutdown is getting "pretty scary" as the number of federal employees and contractors forced out of work could impact the nation’s next jobs report.

Air Force’s CyberWorx Wants Partners To Help With Outreach, Tech Transfer

The innovation center is looking for partners to help in its efforts to “solve wicked operational problems.”

Amazon Shareholders Move to Stop Selling Facial Recognition Tech to Government Agencies

A group of shareholders filed a resolution to halt sales until they can consider the tech’s societal impact.

The Shutdown Is Screwing With Cities and Mayors Are Not Pleased

Local officials are bracing for a confluence of funding crises barrelling toward transit, housing, food assistance, and … well, everything else.

Critical Update: Government Contracting Trends for 2019

In the latest episode of Critical Update, we address everything from OTAs to the government shutdown’s impact on contracting.

The Shutdown Is Doing Lasting Damage to National Security

With every passing day, America’s defenses are weakening.

Researchers: Flaws In Vendor Security Software Could Leave Some Federal Buildings Vulnerable

Poor credential management could let bad actors enter secure buildings, lock doors and download or change federal employee and contractor data.

Draft Solicitation for Multibillion DEOS Coming This Month

GSA signaled it is close to issuing a draft request for quotations for the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract.

Dispelling DevSecOps Myths and Maximizing the Potential

For starters, federal agencies don’t need to rush out and hire “super developers.”

Work on Security Clearance Backlog Continues Through Shutdown

While OPM is closed, the National Background Investigations Bureau continues to chip away at its 600,000-case backlog.

Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration's Citizenship Question on Census

State and local governments are among the groups that have objected to the Census asking about citizenship status.