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DIA releases technology wish list to solve problems more directly

The 'Needipedia' project is designed to stay within federal procurement law, but it short cuts some of the steps that cause agencies to wait months or years to solve current-day problems. DIA releases RFPs connected to an ongoing Broad Agency Announcement to give contractors a path to offer technology more directly.

Monday - 12/09/2013, 03:48am EST

White House releases second open government action plan

The Obama administration's second Open Government National Action Plan introduces 23 new or expanded commitments to open government, including measures to strengthen whistleblower protections and improve the declassification process.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 03:04pm EST

AFCEA Answers - Big Data Point-Counterpoint

America's Intelligence Community depends on timely, accurate information to help national leaders make important decisions every day. And yet, increasing use of drones, remote sensors, satellites and a plethora of digital data sources threatens to overwhelm analysts abilities to sort out needles of useful information in the big data haystack. In this edition of "AFCEA Answers", Mark Lowenthal from the Intelligence and Security Academy, and Lewis Shepherd with the Microsoft Institute, continue a debate started in the pages of SIGNAL Magazine on whether or not an emphasis on Big Data in the IC should be a top priority at this time.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 01:57pm EST
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Top general to teens: Watch what you post online!

Pentagon's top general to US teens: Watch what you post online, it can come back to bite you

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 04:28pm EST

Andrews alters Peace Corps' approach to improving business processes

Dorine Andrews, the Peace Corps CIO, said her office is working more closely with the mission areas to use technology on the front end to do business process reengineering.
December 5, 2013

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 11:11am EST
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On DoD: DARPA, DISA and ONR discuss the latest on mobile technology and security

Director of the Defense Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar says DARPA's budget wasn't decimated by sequestration, but it is being slowly eroded. The Office of Naval Research and the Marine Corps team up for technology demonstration. John Moniz, ONR program manager, says marines on the front lines can get real-time data using smartphones. At the recent AFCEA Mobile Symposium, Defense Information Systems Agency officials talk about mobile security possibilities.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 03:04pm EST
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Constituent Servicing and Federal Agencies

With advancements in technology and service delivery, government agencies are faced with the challenge to keep pace with rising expectations from the public to deliver the same level of service received in the private sector or better. In order to deliver on this expectation, government agencies are faced with creating a cultural shift that literally shapes a new citizen engagement strategy involving technology, policy, programs, collaboration intra/inter-agency, customer friendly interaction and two-way mechanisms for feedback and best practices in service delivery. With the number of citizens who will require government service interactions growing literally every day, and those very same citizens demanding a leadership role in how they receive those services, "customer-centric government" is no longer a buzz word, but a necessity.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 02:00pm EST
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Back to the Future: Bring back the Raines Rules for IT procurement?

Two key contributors to the 1996 Clinger-Cohen Act say there is nothing wrong with the current IT management laws. Agencies and Congress just need to improve how they implement and enforce the IT management directives set out by the law. The Senate is expected to pass the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act next week.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 03:46am EST
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Agile software development in the federal government

Mehul Sanghani and Jeremy Kolonay, from the Octo Consulting Group will discuss agile software development with host John Gilroy.
December 3, 2013

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 07:26pm EST
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Coburn blasts DHS for gaps in its cybersecurity

The Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General took a look at DHS' information security program and practices and found them lacking.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 02:31pm EST

Year-end signups crucial test for health care site

New test for Obama website: consumers trying to sign up this month to avoid breaks in coverage

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 02:15pm EST

Why HealthCare.gov still isn't fixed

Some blame procurement for HealthCare.gov's troubles, but the root of the problem with the government's health care website is a matter of pure project management.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 11:45am EST

Mobile app puts 'hoards' of solicitation information in your hand

GovTribe's new app provides instant delivery of changes in solicitations from specific agencies or specific product categories.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 11:26am EST

Marines test real-time intelligence dissemination via smartphones

The Marine Corps is trying to develop ways to automatically push the vast array of intelligence information gathered by military sensors to low-level marines on the battlefield.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 04:32am EST
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PM-ISE shepherds secure data sharing tool from validation to expansion

Through the back-end attribute exchange, agencies can have a standard way for different organizations to safely and securely share sensitive information. The Justice Department conducted a pilot earlier this year and found success with state and local law enforcement agencies accessing the Regional Information Sharing System.

Friday - 11/29/2013, 05:00am EST
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Smithsonian boosts network, tools to meet increasing digital demands

Deron Burba, the Smithsonian's CIO, said the organization will launch 3-D technology this fall to let researchers and others explore digital images like never before.
November 28, 2013

Thursday - 11/28/2013, 12:17pm EST
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GAO: Census Bureau making progress on field tests for 2020 decennial

The Government Accountability Office studied how well the Census Bureau is preparing for the 2020 decennial. When it comes to field testing, the bureau is making progress on following a list of key practices GAO identified.

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 12:58pm EST
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Rep. Connolly says momentum is building for IT procurement reforms

Sen. Jean Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced an amendment to the upper chamber's version of the Defense Authorization Act that closely mirrors the House's Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. The House passed its version in June. The White House still hasn't officially weighed in on FITARA.

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 04:11am EST
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NSA testing how to handle classified data over unsecured networks

A pilot project is part of NSA's push to layer commercial technologies and standards on top of one another to achieve security goals more quickly. This approach would replace the government-specific IT solutions that can take years and millions of dollars to develop.

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 03:45am EST
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The past and future of healthcare interoperability

Former HHS Secretary Dr. Louis Sullivan will discuss the advances that have been made in healthcare interoperability with host John Gilroy.
November 26, 2013

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 09:47pm EST
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