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  • From FCW: In Congress, tech experience runs deep for four new members

    11/23/12 8:04 AM

    From FCW: Four techies will be among the new faces on Capitol Hill when Congress' new term begins Jan. 20. Here is a closer look at the quartet whose experience and agendas could be especially important for federal IT.

  • From Federal Times: CMS to award $15 billion data management contract

    11/21/12 10:04 AM

    From Federal Times: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is expected to award a $15 billion, 10-year contract to consolidate data centers and manage its immense stores of data.

  • From NextGov: Feds take a few lessons from Silicon Valley

    11/20/12 10:08 AM

    From NextGov: Three years ago, officials from the Office of Personnel Management began visiting top Silicon Valley companies like Facebook and IDEO with one idea in mind: making government cool again. Now, OPM is embracing that cool factor by replicating some of the work habits and workspaces of those companies in designing an innovation lab in the sub-basement of its Washington headquarters.

  • President Obama in Asia: Makes historic visits to Cambodia, Myanmar

    11/19/12 10:04 AM

    Making history twice within hours, President Barack Obama on Monday became the first U.S. president to set foot in Cambodia, a country once known for its Khmer Rouge "killing fields." He left behind flag-waving crowds on the streets of Myanmar, the once internationally shunned nation now showing democratic promise.

  • Alan Gross family sues Development Alternatives, Inc., USAID

    11/16/12 12:12 PM

    Alan Gross and his wife Judy sued Friday in federal court in Washington. Gross was arrested in December 2009 while on his fifth trip to Cuba as a subcontractor for an economic development organization based in Bethesda, Md.

  • From Computer World: NASA scrambles to encrypt laptops after major breach

    11/15/12 12:04 PM

    From Computer World: NASA is scrambling to implement full disk encryption on agency laptops after one containing unencrypted personal information on a "large" number of people was recently stolen.

  • From FWC: Report recommends second term IT priorities

    11/14/12 11:51 AM

    From FWC: The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s Institute for Innovation released its 2012 Quadrennial Government Technology Review on Nov. 13. By applying IT to improve the performance of government, the QGTR committee says the recommendations could reduce the deficit by $220 billion yearly.

  • From Defense News: Hottest international defense markets

    11/13/12 10:29 AM

    From Defense News: The defense market may be slowing in some parts of the globe, with powerhouse players in Europe and the U.S. facing increasing budgetary pressures, but countries in the Mideast are still buying, and at record levels.

  • Federal Hot Minute Nov. 12, 2012

    11/12/12 4:00 PM

    The many good things performed by people and companies in the business of government deserve some recognition.

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