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James Cameron brainstorms on Gulf oil spill

The 'Avatar' and 'Titanic' director is helping the EPA.

Tags: contracting , Must Reads , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 02:57pm EDT

Introducing U.S. Cyber Command

Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn's op-ed piece about U.S. Cyber Command.

Tags: Must Reads , DorobekInsider , Cyber Command , cybersecurity

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 02:51pm EDT

FCC plans to spread broadband broader

The Federal Communications Commission wants to find out whether broadband providers are delivering Internet connections that are as fast as advertised. John Horrigan, consumer research director at the FCC, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , John Horrigan , FCC , broadband , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 11:07am EDT
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NSF lends supercomputing help to oil spill

One the world's largest supercomputers is being used to forecast, in 3D, how BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill will affect coastal areas. Blue Waters Program director Irene Qualters explains how it works.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Irene Qualters , Blue Waters Program , oil spill , Suzanne Kubota , NOAA , DHS , NSF

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Avoid rebuilding the data protection wheel

The Library of Congress and Columbia University are creating a web-based clearinghouse of information about best practices for preserving significant geospatial data. Project manager William LeFurgy gives us a peek.

Tags: Federal Drive , LOC , best practices , William Lefurgy , geospatial data , Columbia University

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Census troubleshoots broken software

From problems with handheld computers to headaches concerning the development of "back-office" computing systems, technology has been a high-risk area for the Census. But now, the current Census director seems to have good news: problems with one of those back-office systems have been fixed.

Tags: management , contracting , database , Census , Oracle , Red Hat , Robert Groves , Max Cacas

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 07:00am EDT
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State evolving to 21st century diplomacy

Social media is changing the way the State Department meets its mission. The agency is using Web 2.0 tools to create relationships and partnering with experts to figure out how best to use them.

Tags: management , Jared Cohen , Hilary Clinton , State , Oglivy , Web 2.0 , social media , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 06:53am EDT
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GSA, DHS approve first governmentwide cyber provider

AT&T receives an authority to operate its cybersecurity services under the Networx telecommunications contract. Agencies now can purchase these services to meet the Trusted Internet Connections requirements.

Tags: contracting , OMB , GSA , DHS , FTC , EPA , Treasury , AT&T , Qwest , Sprint , Verizon , Jeff Mohan , Tom McMahon , Bill White , Networx , telecommunications , cybersecurity , TIC , MTIPS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 06:38pm EDT
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2010 Census faces, fixes IT setbacks

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: Census , Max Cacas , 2010 census , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 06:23pm EDT
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SSA makes rural America accessible to all

If you have traveled out West, you have an idea of the vastness of parts of this country. Two Sammies nominees tell us how they've managed to close the gap -- literally.

Tags: management , Sammies 2010 , SSA , Eva Ristow , Shane Kelley , Nancy Berryhill , DorobekInsider , Service to America Medals

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 04:12pm EDT
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