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Senate OKs LaVerne Council as VA CIO

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The Senate has confirmed White House nominee LaVerne Council as the new chief information officer and assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Feder

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The original big data industry

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10 principles for sane automobile manufacturing

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Unpacking technical jargon in machine learning

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OMB Requires ‘Climate-Smart’ Measures in Federal Facility Investments

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The Office of Management and Budget is requiring the Executive Branch to align funding requests for government facilities with the White House’s climate preparedness and resiliency efforts as

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Four short links: 6 July 2015

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  1. DeepDream -- the software that's been giving the Internet acid-free trips.

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Greg Garcia: DoD Eyes July 20 Launch Date for Consolidated IT Services Unit

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Greg Garcia, executive director of the U.S.

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NIST Proposes Smart Card, Email Security Strategies

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public comments on two agency-proposed cyber frameworks to help businesses secure emails and mobile-based personal identity verification

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GAO: Regulators Need Analytics, Oversight for Review of Banks’ IT Systems

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A new report by the Government Accountability Office indicates the need to provide data analytics tools and oversight authority to financial regulators to support information technology examinations

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Using Waste Heat From a Refuse Incinerator to Grow 5,000 Tons of Tomatoes

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A small town in France, Bessières, is implementing a widely replicable project: using waste heat from the incineration of unrecyclable municipal waste in a cogeneration plant to heat nearby greenhous

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Whose Job Is It to Worry If a City's Water Supply is Sustainable?

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Land use planning is typically a local governmental concern, while water planning and allocation occur on multiple local, state, and federal levels.

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Eric Rosenbach Appointed DoD Chief of Staff, Eric Fanning Named Acting Army Undersecretary

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Eric Rosenbach, deputy chief of staff of the Defense Department, has been appointed to succeed Eric Fanning as the department’s chief of staff beginning on Monday, DoD News reported Thursday.

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Susannah Fox Outlines HHS Proposal to Further Agency Innovation

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Susannah Fox, chief technology officer of Department of Health and Human Services, has shared the department’s action plan intended to further HHS’ innovation goals.

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Antwerp, a City Where Everyone Cycles [PHOTO ESSAY]

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I'm in Antwerp, Belgium, which will host stage 3 of the 2015 Tour de France tomorrow. I'm here for the Tour (follow my Twitter feed for live updates tomorrow).

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Voices of the City: Medina Dugger, Photographer of Lagos

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This week we meet Medina Dugger. Medina Dugger is a photographer and independent curator based in Lagos, Nigeria.

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The CTOvision Mobile App: Enterprise content on any mobile device

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An upgrade for The CTOvision Mobile Application is available for iPhone, iPad and Android users.

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Four short links: 3 July 2015

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U.S. Supreme Court Decision is Breakthrough for Race Relations, Housing and Social Mobility

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The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Texas Department of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project is a landmark ruling for racial and economic equality.

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How to Double Building Energy Efficiency in Your Area With the UN's SE4ALL [Video]

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Watch this webinar to discover how to double the rate of energy efficiency improvements in the building sector in your area by 2030, under the United Nation’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Glo

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How To Reduce the Carbon Emissions Impact of Travel [Infographic]

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What might be the best and least best tactics for reducing the environmental impact of your travel? Here they are, from best to worst. Walking and cycling are best and flying worst.

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San Francisco's Director of Transportation Planning on the Importance of Piloting Integrated Infrastructure

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"We are a junction for regional trips. The biggest issue for us is therefore integration. We need to integrate all of the transport options, otherwise we’ll have sheer chaos.

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Contextual Factors that Affect Outcomes of Citizen Engagement

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'Eco-city' Vancouver Votes Down Tax to Fund Public Transit. Shouldn't It Learn From Hong Kong?

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Earlier today it was announced that Metro Vancouver voted “no” to a 0.5% sales tax increase that would have been used to fund a $7.5 billion regional transportation plan.

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Coca-Cola Names Alan Boehme CTO, Replacing Jim Scholefield

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The Wall Street Journal reported that Coca-Cola has named Alan Boehme as CTO: Mr. Boehme has led Coke’s enterprise architecture, innovation and emerging technologies for the past four years.

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Google Classroom Update Opens Platform to Education Developers, Publishers

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PHILADELPHIA — In its drive to be the all-in-one cloud provider, Google has released a major upgrade to its

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High-profile hosts line Hillary Clinton's fundraising trail

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Hillary Clinton's official photo as secretary of state in 2009.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attended a $2,700-per-person

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To create the future we want, we need more moonshots

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Senior Army official added to WT DOD Industry Day

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Hari Bezwada, the CIO of PEO EIS, will be one of our featured speakers at the WT DOD Industry Day on July 23. Space is limited, so register today!

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The Aerospace Corp. appoints new VP, Space Launch Operations

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The Aerospace Corp. has named Randy Kendall vice president for Space Launch Operations.

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DOD visit to Silicon Valley sparks new tech requirement

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DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen went to Silicon Valley and came back with some ideas that will change future acquisitions.

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GSA tweaks EIS to entice DOD

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GSA is making change to the solicitation for the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract that it hopes will make the contract more attractive to DOD.

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Lt. Gen. Robert Neller Nominated for Marine Corps Commandant Role

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The White House has nominated Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, commander of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, as the next commandant of the Marines and successor to Gen.

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CBO: Pentagon Could Get $90B in Health Savings Through Cost-Sharing Options

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The Congressional Budget Office has said the Defense Department could save between $18 billion and $90 billion over 10 years if it pursues cost-sharing options and other efforts to reduce military

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The Life and Legacy of Richard Haag, Influential Landscape Architect

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An appreciation of Richard Haag’s nearly five decade-long careers as a landscape architect, activist, and teacher in the context of changes in the practice of landscape architecture in the U.S., pro

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CBO: Pentagon Could Save Billions Through Military Compensation Reform

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The Congressional Budget Office has identified four strategies for the Defense Department to reform the military compensation structure in order to manage the department’s sequestration-level f

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LinQuest Corp. wins pair of Navy contracts to support satellite comms directorate

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LinQuest Corp. has won two contracts totaling $15.8 million to provide systems engineering and integration support services to three Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate divisions.

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Cubic Corp. finds new VP of Integrated Training Solutions

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Cubic Corp. has named James Blake vice president and deputy general manager of the Integrated Training Solutions business in its Cubic Global Defense group.

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Gen. Martin Dempsey: National Military Strategy to Guide US Actions on Security Threats

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Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has unveiled the National Military Strategy as part of efforts to prepare the U.S.

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Frank Kendall: DoD AT&L to Support JIEDDO’s Rapid Acquisition Needs

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Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has outlined the continued work of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization to support soldiers as JIEDDO transitions to the Pen

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CACI nabs $9.3M professional services contract

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CACI Technologies as won a $9.3 million contract to provide the Navy with professional support services.

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20 City and Regional Governments Pledge to Save 5% of Global Carbon Emissions

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Twenty local city and regional governments, representing over 220 million people and $8.3 trillion GDP, have committed to a series of ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions totalling 5% of all g

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA Now Available on AWS

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Just announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA has expanded their availability to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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OPM hunts for business system software provider

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The Office of Personnel Management is looking for companies that can provide it with a budget management software solution.

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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Defense Appropriations Bill Indicates Continued DoD Spending Increase

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The budget proposed in the Senate’s defense appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016 indicates that military spending continues to rise despite some cuts in base funds for the service branches

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Stephen Warren: Budget Gap Won’t Hamper VA’s Cybersecurity Efforts

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Stephen Warren, the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ chief information officer, said Thursday that VA intends to continue information technology security programs amid a looming $2.5 billion age

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After the OPM Breach, It’s Time for I.T. Organizations to be Accountable

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Modernized technology and formal standards like FISMA won’t be enough -- mindsets must change, too.

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Is Cheap Roof-Mounted PV Redefining the Design Rules for Net-Zero Buildings?

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Designing buildings for low energy and indoor environmental quality are not necessarily compatible goals.

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Why data preparation frameworks rely on human-in-the-loop systems

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The Beautiful Marriage of Affordable Housing and Transport-Oriented-Development in Brazil

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How Minha Casa Minha Vida (MCMV – “My House My Life” in English)—Brazil’s affordable housing program—is transforming current patterns of urbanization in the country.

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Four short links: 2 July 2015

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