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  • Fiscal cliff: Obama meets with congressional leaders

    11/19/12 10:03 AM

    Congressional leaders from both parties voiced fresh optimism Friday after meeting with newly re-elected President Barack Obama about avoiding year-end "fiscal cliff" tax increases and spending cuts that would hammer the middle class and risk plunging the economy into recession.

  • From Washington Technology: Who are the biggest contractors at DHS?

    11/16/12 12:12 PM

    From Washington Technology: The top 20 contractors at the Homeland Security Department represent more than a third of all business done by contract at the department during fiscal 2011, according an analysis by the Center of Strategic and International Studies.

  • The Hill: Senate votes down Lieberman, Collins Cybersecurity Act a second time

    11/15/12 10:57 AM

    From The Hill: Cybersecurity legislation failed in Senate for a second time on Wednesday despite calls from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and other national security officials for Congress to pass a bill.

  • From Government Executive: Veterans Affairs to move 600K employees to cloud-based e-mail

    11/14/12 11:43 AM

    From Government Executive: The Veterans Affairs Department plans to move all of its 600,000 employees to Microsoft’s cloud-based email and calendar system over the next five years, the vendor managing the transition said Tuesday.

  • From POLITICO: Kerry considered for DOD

    11/13/12 10:25 AM

    From POLITICO: If President Barack Obama asked John Kerry to become secretary of defense for his second term, he would bring a seasoned foreign policy hand into the Cabinet but a major question mark into the Pentagon.

  • From NextGov: What to expect on technology in Obama's second term

    11/12/12 10:43 AM

    From NextGov: Obama’s regulators arrived in January 2009 with a laundry list of priorities they have largely achieved—a version of network neutrality called the “Open Internet” rule; more spectrum for wireless broadband networks; subsidies for those who don’t yet have broadband access; and limits on how much telecom companies can charge for access to high-speed lines.

  • Obama: We must raise taxes on wealthiest Americans

    11/9/12 6:24 PM

    President Obama says raising taxes on wealthiest Americans must be part of a deficit reduction plan.

  • From Defense Systems: Air Force explores options for future protected satcom

    11/9/12 9:54 AM

    From Defense Systems: The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded as many as 17 contracts worth a total of $84.3 million to companies to help it explore concepts for a future generation of protected military satellite communications architecture.

  • From Information Week: 5 items should top Obama's technolog agenda

    11/8/12 11:08 AM

    From Information Week: The presidential election is over. Now it is time to get to work. While the sweep of this year's presidential elections was overwhelming in money spent, media attention and endless (and sometimes mindless) commentary, the tasks facing President Obama and team for the next four years are also formidable. Here are my five top technology agenda items

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