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Single-Family Can Be Urban, Too. But How Can It Be Sustainable?

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American housing design is in need of a paradigm shift.

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Empowering Citizens to Shape Their City: Brazil's New Approach to Public Participation

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Citizen participation is a critical—and often overlooked—aspect of successful urban planning.

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6 Benefits of Cape Town's Open Data Policy

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The City of Cape Town is making datasets available for analysis by the public via their Open Data portal and over time, several analysts have predicted, it will result in a much more responsive, adapt

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Are Eco-Towers Coming to Downtown Paris, France?

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How can we invent the city of the future while considering the constraints, necessities, and aspirations of its inhabitants?

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CBO Examines Cost Implications of Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Agencies

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A Congressional Budget Office report indicates federal agencies can use energy savings performance contracts to save on their electricity bills as budget appropriations decline.

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Sharing sensitive data within government

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While institutional research projects depend on review by Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), data-sharing that occurs within governments is authorized

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Treasury: Federal Deficit Soars to $18B in January

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The Treasury Department said the U.S.

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Software engineers must continuously learn and integrate

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Chicago Fights Food Poisoning with Predictive Analytics

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For years, cities have relied on official food inspections as their primary defense against shady restaurants and questionable dishes.

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Abt Associates acquires environmental, natural resources firm

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Abt Associates has acquired Stratus Consulting, expanding Abt’s environmental expertise and diversifying its client base.

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When can you learn JavaScript?

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I picked up a brief guide to programming in 6th grade. There, on page 1, was A = A + 1. I knew that wasn’t possible, so I put it down, and came back to programming in 7th grade.

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Leidos fights to keep spot on $500M contract

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Leidos failed to win the recompete for the $486 million Air Force's Force Protection Security Systems contract and it's filed a bid protest to get a second chance.

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How healthy is the prime-sub relationship?

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We're revisiting our 2013 reports on the relationship between prime contractors and subcontractors. A survey is in the field now asking subcontractors to evaluate their primes.

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Northrop wins $62.2M contract for IRS infrastructure

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Northrop Grumman has won a $62.2 million task order, after weathering a protest, to support the IRS in building and delivering an integrated and shared IRS infrastructure.

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FEC hearing shows little consensus on regulating political money

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FEC Commissioners hear from a panel of experts during a public meeting on current campaign finance regulations.

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Siteworx taps new head of Reston office

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Siteworx has named Savani Tatake technical director of the company’s Reston, Va., office.

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ThreatTrack Security taps new president

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ThreatTrack Security has named John Lyons president, where he will lead worldwide and government operations.

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GSA looks ahead to updating cloud procurements

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The General Services Administration is thinking about new strategies to help agencies with buying cloud computing services.

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Designing for delight

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I recently had a wonderful conversation with Suzanne Pellican, chief design st

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How well do you know the end-user?

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Knowing your end-user customer is critical to getting ahead of the curve on a solicitation. Here are questions you need to ask and answer to get the most out of that relationship.

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What can local data inventories tell us about the U.S. data index release?

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While the U.S.

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First POST: Oversharing

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The internal combustion of the New Organizing Institute; why sexist and homophobic tweets are still not a good idea; lessons from John Ellis (Jeb) Bush on how not to do transparency; and much, muc

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A million rows isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion rows.

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Editor’s note: John Russell will be one of the teachers of the tutorial

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Would You Really Call Frankfurt The World's Most Sustainable City?

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The multinational construction firm Arcadis has produced its own list of the world's most sustainable cities, out of a sample of 50 cities from 31 countries worldwide, but do the criteria used me

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Five things to consider before offering new technology as a cloud service

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Passion drives Unisys Federal's new president

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Unisys didn't have to look far for the right candidate for president of its federal business. PV Puvvada has led its civilian business for five years and is a 23-year veteran of the company.

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Let's End Inequality and Build a Fairer Society

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There has always been money to do what government deems necessary. The question is how we raise it and how we spend it.

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Joan Kornblith: GSA’s Reverse Auction Sales Reach $11M

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The General Services Administration has found that use of a GSA-managed reverse auction portal grew more than 1,000 percent over the past fiscal year.

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Robert Cardillo: NGA Pledges to Continue Data Transparency Efforts

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Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has said NGA will continue to embark on open data initiatives to make geospatial resources publicly available, FCW reported T

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Which is Most Desirable: Affordable Housing or Historic Building Preservation?

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A series of old mills in East Brooklyn, Connecticut’s “Quebec Square” neighborhood need redeveloping.

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Towards a More Resilient Relationship Between Cities and Water

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Fifty percent of Americans live in coastal cities now threatened by extreme storms brought on by climate change, said AIA NY President Tomas Rossant.

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Why Public Transport Needs to Work for Women, Too

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Men and women use public transport in different ways because of their social roles and activities.

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NIST Proposes Updates to Industrial Control Systems Security Guide

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a proposal to update its security guide for industrial control systems.

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Dr. Ellen Williams: ARPA-E Forum Highlights Collaborative Energy Tech Projects

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has presented several of its technology development projects with other government agencies and companies at the annual ARPA-E innovation summit.

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The Bright Side of Indigenous Urbanization for Biodiversity 

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Over time, cities originated wherever indigenous cultures agglomerated and planned links between their settlements and peri-urban ecosystems for the provision of water, food and other goods and servic

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Long Beach Co-Op Looks to Build Sustainable Physical and Mental Landscapes

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Ryan Serrano was 22 when he founded Foodscape in 2011.

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Why Communication Can't Defeat Silos

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by Kent Aitken

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Sunlight Foundation Gets OMB Commitment to Release Inventories on Gov’t Data Holdings

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The Office of Management and Budget will release agency enterprise data inventories to the public in response to a 2013 request by the Sunlight Foundation under the Freedom of Information Act, the

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Sean Filipowski Assigned as Senior Military Adviser for Cyber

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Rear Adm.

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Raytheon captures $270M Navy V-22 Osprey contract

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Raytheon has won a potentially $270 million contract to support the Navy’s V-22 Osprey systems, testing and software.

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Engility wins $27.5M contract to support Navy air traffic control division

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Engility has won a $27.5 million contract to provide the Naval Air Warfare Center with technical services.

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Additional Guidelines Needed for Expedia-Like Campsite Bookings?

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The U.S.

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Senate Armed Services Panel Moves Ashton Carter Nomination Forward

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The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Tuesday to approve the nomination of Ashton Carter for the defense secretary post, SASC Republicans said on Twitter Tuesday morning.

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$20B NIH contract clears protest hurdle

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With a set of recent GAO decisions in its favor, NIH has now cleared a major hurdle on its way to awarding its $20 billion CIO-CS contract.

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Minnesota Awards Broadband Grants

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Will $19.4 million really help improve broadband access throughout Minnesota? We’re about to find out.

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Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Acquires Open Data Leader Pentaho

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Editor's note: We have tracked Pentaho for years and have observed first hand the power of their open approaches to an end to end framework for helping organizations make the most of t

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First POST: Rules

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The biggest challenges at the intersection of the Internet and philanthropy; why Facebook users in the developing world might not know they're using the Internet; takeaways from the Twitter transp

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DARPA plans $95M IDIQs for professional services

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency intends to award up to three five-year indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contracts valued at $95 million for professional and management services.

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Special Ops Forces consider next contractor logistics support contract

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The Special Operations Forces Support Activity program executive office is hosting two meetings in March for interested companies as it develops acquisition strategies for a follow-on contractor logis

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