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DHS has never properly tested its catastrophic biological attack detection system, GAO says

The Department of Homeland Security has failed to properly test its system to detect biological attacks capable of causing 10,000 or more casualties, according to a newly released report from the Government Accountability Office.

Army kicks off challenge for cyber situational awareness tool

The Army launched a Cyber Innovation Challenge last week that will allow interested companies to prototype software-based solutions for cyber situational awareness.

DoD says it has met health record interoperability goals

Defense Department officials announced during a Nov. 19 press briefing that the department's electronic health record is now interoperable with the system used by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

McCain lambastes Obama cyber strategy, urges sanctions in letters to senior officials

In letters to senior members of the Obama administration, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted the president's cybersecurity strategy and argued for the use of sanctions against the Chinese government.

Public prefers military use of remotely operated weapons over autonomous ones, finds report

More than 70 percent of people indicated they would rather their country use remotely operated weapon systems instead of lethal autonomous weapons systems when waging war, according to a recently published international study commissioned by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Spotlight: Space commerce legislation passes Senate with GPS provision

The U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act passed in the Senate Nov. 10. 

Dangerous criminals could have entered Navy bases due to insufficient vetting systems, DoD IG says

The Navy has failed to fully implement recommended vetting systems at its installations, according to a new report.

Invention secrecy orders reach 5-year high

Invention secrecy orders reached their highest number in five years in fiscal 2015. 

NASA, FCC, USDA lean on open source to propel IoT forward, DoD less so

As the sensors and connected technologies that make up the Internet of Things find a home in the federal government, many agencies believe the adoption of open source technology will ensure that innovation isn't happening in silos.

DoD moving $3.5B in IT systems to vacate spectrum, says Wheeler

To support the federal government's recent spectrum auction to the private sector, the Defense Department is shifting its technology to operate in new radio frequency bands.