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Williams honored with Franke award

Every year, one distinguished federal IT acquisition manager receives the coveted John J. Franke award for career excellence. The award last night went to Jim Williams, who recently retired from the GSA as the Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service.

Tags: management , Dave Wennergren , GSA , DoD , OMB , Jim Williams , Karen Evans , John Johnson , Sandy Bates , John J. Franke , Jason Miller , Management of Change 2010

Monday - 05/24/2010, 06:55am EDT
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Feds expand virtual worlds use

Over a year ago, the U.S. Army, and other branches of the military, were experimenting with the use of the virtual worlds social media site "Second Life" as a recruitment tool. Since that time, the military has branched out into using virtual worlds technology as a tool for collaboration. Now, civilian branches of government are looking to do the same thing. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas has our exclusive coverage of the Third annual Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference, which concludes today at the National Defense University here in D.C..

Tags: technology , best practices , virtual worlds , Second Life , Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference , Army , Douglas Maxwell , U.S. Army Simulation and Training Center , MilLands , Paulette Robinson , iCollege , NDU , Barrack Obama , Max Cacas

Friday - 05/14/2010, 06:51am EDT
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USDA holds 'Apps for Healthy Kids' contest

Agency wants to use crowdsourcing to help kids eat healthier.

Tags: technology , Gov 2.0 , Apps for Healthy Kids , Amanda Eamich , Apps for Democracy , daily debrief

Monday - 05/03/2010, 04:16pm EDT
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Study finds cutting calories can boost your immune system

If losing weight isn't enough incentive to cut calories, here's another reason: a study released this week says a low-calorie diet can also boost your immune system.

Tags: diet , calories , immunity , National Institute on Aging , Simin Meydani

Saturday - 05/01/2010, 01:03pm EDT

OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring

New White House guidance calls for agencies to submit data feeds to OMB's Cyberscope tool. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra hopes the information will give agencies a better idea of vulnerabilities and threats to computer networks. Agencies may have to shift money away from traditional reports to upgrade systems to meet new FISMA requirements.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , Tom Carper , OMB , State , VA , NASA , Justice , DHS , Treasury , DoD , Alan Paller , FISMA , Real time monitoring , Cyberscope

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 06:57am EDT
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Agencies engage citizens with social collaboration

Agencies across the federal government are embracing the tools of social collaboration to become more accessible to citizens. An IT industry group that includes many federal IT officials heard from three of the top government experts in the field.

Tags: newsstand , technology , social collaboration , social networking , GSA , Dave McClure , CDC , Janice Nall , Amanda Eamich , DHS , QHSR , Elizabeth Olmo , AFFIRM , President Obama , Max Cacas

Friday - 04/16/2010, 06:55am EDT
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Social media helping in Haiti

Social media is helping the U.S. government with recovery and relief efforts in Haiti.

Tags: technology , Collaboration Center , Facebook , Twitter , defense department , State Department , Haiti

Tuesday - 01/19/2010, 06:00am EST

Warning program makes big splash

A new program is helping to keep Americans safer.

Tags: technology , Collaboration Center , Facebook , Twitter , YouTube , Amanda Eamich

Tuesday - 01/12/2010, 06:00am EST

Mobile moves front and center

Strapping soldiers with mobile technologies that are secure and affordable has always been a challenge for the Army.

Tags: technology , Collaboration Center , Facebook , Twitter , YouTube , Amanda Eamich

Tuesday - 01/05/2010, 06:00am EST
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