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Federal IT Spending to Be Cut Only Slightly

Information technology industry groups are saying the outcome of the supercommittee’s deal on the deficit will have no effect on federal technology spending. They think funding for replacing old hardware and software will be cut slightly, while funds for IT investments will stay intact, according to Nextgov.com. “The need for …

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NASA Planning Lockheed Orion Test Flight in 2014

NASA revealed plans Tuesday on the Federal Business Opportunities procurement website for an unmanned test flight of its Orion space capsule. According to NextGov.com, NASA said this flight will test the entry, descent and landing functions, including the heat shield, propulsion, guidance, navigation, control and parachute recovery systems of the …

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House Panel Clears Govt. Transparency Bill

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has cleared a bill that requires agencies to post government spending numbers on specific programs on government performance data websites, NextGov reported. According to Rep. Frank Guinta (R-N.H), who introduced the bill this month, the Government Results Transparency Act “would build a bridge …

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VA Deploys 100K Tablet Computers

The Veterans Affairs Department is currently planning to deploy about 100,000 tablet computers. The computer request comes from the VA in a call for technical help and is the largest deployment in government history. The department will deploy Apple iPads and tablets that run on the Android and Windows operating …

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Lawmaker Says Facial Recognition Technology a Privacy Concern

Privacy concerns are the reason Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), recently requested a report from the Federal Trade Commission on the security challenges of facial recognition technology. According to NextGov.com, the chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is working to help the committee update legislation on online privacy. …

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