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DARPA tests drone-mounted WiFi

Warfare more dependent on the gathering and dispersal of battlefield data has long been in the making, but hobbled by the problem of assuring connectivity – especially at the level of soldiers rather than commanders.

FAA: ADS-B ground infrastructure complete

The nationwide ground infrastructure necessary for air traffic controllers to see airplanes according to their GPS-transmitted location is now complete, says the Federal Aviation Administration.

SAM 'inelegant and cumbersome' says GSA CIO

The System for Award Management is operational but it's not what the future of acquisition should look like, said Sonny Hashmi, chief information officer at the General Services Administration. Commonly called "SAM," the consolidated acquisition system launched in August 2012 to bring together three previously separate systems.

Zero day vulnerabilities shared unless national security needs them, says White House

Intelligence agencies that discover an unpatched vulnerability will turn that knowledge over to software manufacturers for remediation purposes – unless there exists "a clear national security or law enforcement need," the White House says.

FBI facial recognition database surges with images

An FBI database storing facial images for digital recognition purposes is on track to have 52 million images in it by next year, show bureau documents obtained through a lawsuit.

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