Army Developing Simulated Missile Launchers to Improve Combat Training

The goal is to train pilots and other crew members on how to respond to shoulder-fired missiles and rocket launchers.

The Pentagon Wants to Automate Some Classification Decisions

The proposed software would help defense officials make classification decisions and automatically enforce them.

Social Security Wants Help Keeping Tabs on the Software Market

The Social Security Administration wants to know if a small business can provide fast market intelligence reports when the agency is ready to buy.

Here's a Different Way the Government Could Clean Up Its Data

Maybe there's a better way for agencies to get good data that doesn't involve cleaning it up themselves.

DHS Looks to Improve Cyber Capabilities for Financial Services

The Homeland Security Department’s innovation unit is seeing how open-source technology can defend from emerging threats.

IRS Wants Artificial Intelligence To Guard Taxpayer Data

The tax agency wants to know if the AI and machine learning are mature enough to secure its systems from cyberattacks.

GSA: Phase II Centers of Excellence Bids Will Begin in July

Officials from the General Services Administration and Agriculture Department met with industry about the next phase of IT modernization efforts.

Hacking Acquisition

How the federal government uses other transaction authorities to buy tech fast.

Can a Small Business Take Over DISA’s $1B Perimeter Security Contract?

The defense agency issued two RFIs asking small and disadvantaged businesses whether they can support the Gateway Security program.

Officials: Here’s How Not to Screw Up a $50 Billion Networking Contract

The Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract is a great opportunity for agencies to modernize, but they need to focus on people and planning to do it right.

Defense Department Awards 14 Spots on $7.5B Innovative Tech Contract

DISA announced winners for the unrestricted portion of the SETI contract, with small business awards schedule for later this year.

Navy Wants Experimental Tech to Streamline Operations in Port and at Sea

SPAWAR is using its other transaction authority to solicit prototypes through the TReX consortium.

Nearly All Major Agencies Are on Governmentwide Cyber Threat Dashboard

So far, 20 of 23 major agencies are plugged into the dashboard. The last three should be on by the end of July.

DISA Plans to Change How Pentagon Employees Browse the Internet

Officials are looking to isolate the internet from agency networks by pushing web browsing to the cloud.

NASA Seeks Moon-Ready Technologies For Short-Notice Trip

The agency's prepping for a trip to the moon as soon as next year.

Intelligence Community Wants to Use DNA to Store Exabytes of Data

The IC is exploring whether polymers could be the future of data storage.

Two Companies Picked To Protect Nation’s 600 Dams from Cyberattacks

The Interior Department awarded spots on a five-year, $45 million contract to manage IT risk for more than 600 dams nationwide.