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Q&A with Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman

Washington Technology Editor in Chief Nick Wakeman joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top contracting stories in 2014, and what's ahead for contractors in 2015.
February 9, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , government contracting , Cloud computing , cybersecurity , mergers and acquisitions , FSSI , LPTA , GSA , Nick Wakeman , Washington Technology , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/09/2015, 07:53pm EST
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Dr. Jeff Norris, OnSight Program Manager, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up on a project to let scientists and astronauts walk virtually on Mars. Project OnSight employs new, wearable technology just released last month. For more on the program and its possibilities, Jeff Norris, NASA's OnSight program manager, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Jeff Morris , NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory , NASA , Microsoft , Project OnSight , Mars , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 02/09/2015, 08:59am EST
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Army to soldiers: get some sleep; DoD energy use falls to lowest level on record

In this week's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, the Army wants its soldiers to have healthy exercise, nutrition and sleep routines and DoD energy use falls to lowest level on record. Also in this edition...

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , Jared Serbu , DoD , Army , green government ,

Monday - 02/09/2015, 03:37am EST

The federal hiring market in 2015

Talent acquisition manager Mike Bruni will discuss job trends in the federal government, the kinds of workers that agencies need, and how to land a job in what is a competitive and challenging federal market.
February 6, 2015

Tags: workforce , hiring , recruitment , Mike Bruni , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , DoD , Healthcare IT ,

Friday - 02/06/2015, 06:41pm EST
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Katz: Academia can't take same cyber steps as government

A hacker group called Lizard Squad finds a backdoor into federal computer networks. It's leveraging university supercomputers that also have access to government data. Jonathan Katz is director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center at the University of Maryland. On In Depth with Francis Rose, be broke down the different ways hackers like Lizard Squad can penetrate your agency's network.

Tags: Jonathan Katz , cybersecuirty , University of Maryland , In Depth

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 04:37pm EST
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For Army, upgraded IT networks might mean fewer deployed soldiers

The Army is revisiting its approach to mission command and leaning on improved IT networks as one way to make its forces more flexible.

Tags: Army , cybersecurity , Joint Information Environment , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Robert Ferrell , Doug Wiltsie , Dan Hughes , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/06/2015, 04:09am EST

SSA's big data project speeds up transition to innovation culture

The Social Security Administration used excess desktop computers and an open source platform to tackle its big data challenge. For its efforts, ACT-IAC named SSA's improper payments and data analytics program a finalist in the Igniting Innovation awards.

Tags: SSA , Ron Sikes , Ann Amrhein , improper payments , Open source , Hadoop , big data , Igniting Innovation awards , ACT-IAC , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/06/2015, 11:05am EST
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New ONR chief charts nine priorities for Navy S&T

The Navy highlighted several of these applied research technologies at the conference, including the rail gun, the shipboard autonomous firefighting robot (SAFFiR), an autonomous swarmboat, and an autonomous flying wing underwater glider.

Tags: Office of Naval Research , Mathias Winter , Research and development , Lauren Larson

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 04:36am EST
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Commerce's IT modernization is all about shared services

Steve Cooper, the Commerce Department's CIO, said the agency is looking to move four back-office functions to a private sector provider over the next two years.

Tags: Commerce , Steve Cooper , shared services , Cloud computing , mobility , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 04:22am EST
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Commerce to pilot big data technology

Steve Cooper, the chief information officer at the Commerce Department, said the agency needs better storage technologies and analytical tools to make better sense of the huge amount of data Commerce collects each day. During an exclusive Federal News Radio online chat, Cooper also discussed his IT priorities around shared services and FedRAMP, as well as upcoming procurements.

Tags: Steve Cooper , Commerce , information technology , online chat , Symantec , big data , shared services

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 01:00pm EST
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