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Campaign Intelligence: Who's spending the most to influence the vote

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Welcome to another edition of "Campaign Intelligence" — a recurring series on candidates, campaigns and elections in which

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ICF taps new SVP, general manager of health care business

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ICF International has named John Guda senior vice president and general manager of the company’s commercial health care business.

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Treasury, Fiscal Service Seek Public Input on Federal Spending Data Standards

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The Treasury Department‘s Bureau of the Fiscal Service has issued a request for information on standards the agency wants in order to guide data exchange activities in support of the Digital

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Pentagon Orders Contractors to Disclose System Hacks Within 72 Hours; Robert Nichols Comments

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The Pentagon has released a new directive that requires contractors to disclose corporate hacks to their agency clients within 72 hours after the incident is discovered, Nextgov reported Monday.

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Stephen Warren: VA to Issue Scheduling System RFP, Requirements Doc in October

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Stephen Warren, chief information officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has announced that the department expects to release a request for proposals for the patient scheduling system later

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Energy Dept Announces First Data Centers to Join Better Buildings Challenge; Ernest Moniz Comments

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The Energy Department has announced the first batch of data center owners that join the government’s program to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent over the next 10 years.

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Officials in Ferguson have set up barriers to information about the Michael Brown case

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Protests in Ferguson, Mo.

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Efficient vs Effective

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by Kent Aitken

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Interrupting the Ordinary: PARK(ing) Day in Houston

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The first PARK(ing) Day was in 2005 in San Francisco. It lasted just two hours.

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Four short links: 1 October 2014

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  1. Robotics Has Too Many Dreamers, Needs More Practical People (IEEE) — Grishin said that w
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Bloomberg Donates $125 Million to Cut Traffic Deaths in Cities

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Cities are creating a culture where government innovation is an expectation, and where creativity is encouraged, according to Mike Bloomberg, who also announced that his organisation is to spend $125

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Placemaking's Ripple Effect: How a Beach Downtown is Making Waves in Detroit

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At first glance, a Google image search for the term “Detroit” returns an alarmingly one-sided portrayal of the Motor City. Photographs of crumbling buildings dominate so much.

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The Geography of Poverty and Migration

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Long-distance migrants move for jobs, more so among the nonpoor. Short-distance migrants move for housing.

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New Report Shows How to Reduce Vehicle Pollution, Create Financial Savings on a Global Scale

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More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and 2050 if the world were to expand public transportation, walking and bicycling in cities, according to a new report

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Accenture names ex-Treasury, OMB vet to state & local unit

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Accenture has named Gary Glickman to its Health and Public Service operating group where he will provide strategy consulting services for state and local government clients in North America.

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São Paulo, Brazil's Most Expensive Addresses are Concentrated in 2.5km

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Within just a 2.5 kilometer space, the ten most expensive addresses in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, are concentrated.

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From Bicycles to Cars in Beijing

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There has been an incredible urban transformation that has taken place in Beijing over the last couple of decades; specifically, the shift from a bicycle oriented city to a now automobile oriented cit

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White House Awards $450M in Training Grants to 270 Community Colleges

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The White House has awarded $450 million in grants to nearly 270 community colleges across the U.S. to develop education and career training programs for job seekers in concert with employers.

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Stephen Volz to Lead NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service; Kathryn Sullivan Comments

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Stephen Volz, formerly associate director for flight programs within NASA‘s earth science division, has joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as assistant administrator o

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Francis Collins: NIH Distributes $46M in Neuroscience Research Grants

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The National Institutes of Health has doled out $46 million in total grants to support 58 research projects that aim to create new brain mapping systems and methods.

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We've updated Congress for iPhone with <3's for OpenCongress

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Earlier this year our OpenCongress team announced that they had created

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Occupy Central and China's Policy of Give and Take

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Since exploding on the international stage on Friday, the ongoing pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong known as Occupy Central has galvanized

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Los Angeles County to Consolidate Data, IT Systems

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, Sept.

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Government, the Last Great Technology Skeptic

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Aversion to technology remains an issue in all branches of government.

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Leidos wins $25M task order to help VA with enteprise architecture program

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Leidos has won a potentially $25 million task order to provide technical and programmatic support to help the Veterans Affairs Department in executing the OneVA Enterprise Architecture program.

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Caelum wins GSA task order for Integrated Award Environment

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Caelum Research wins a $9 million task order to support GSA's Integrated Award Environment.

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Stop hacking random stuff. It’s getting trivial.

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I was gratified to read Dave Aitel’s ran

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WWF's Living Planet Report Paints Stark Picture of Unsustainable Development

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By expanding cities, cutting down forests and overfishing the seas, humanity has caused a 52% decline in the population of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish since 1970.

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7 keys to DOD's huge health opportunity

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The Defense Department's health IT opportunity is set for rapid growth. Here are seven keys to finding the right opportunity for your company.

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Sunlight challenges a trademark takedown

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On Sept.

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Georgia Tech wins $17M order to support Air Force comms aircraft

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Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp. has won a $17 million delivery order to provide the Air Force with support for its Advanced Automated Tactical Communications aircraft.

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NAVMAR Applied Sciences wins $12.3M contract for small biz research efforts

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NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp. has won a $12.3 million delivery order to assess, procure and deploy intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and other systems for the Navy.

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SEWP V awards coming soon

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NASA soon will be notifying the winners of the $10 billion SEWP V contract. Who's going to start off fiscal 2015 with a win?

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Nextdoor Debuts Service for Public Agencies

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Nextdoor.com, the private social network for neighborhoods, announced today the launch of Nextdoor for Public Agencies.

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With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

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On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Cart

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GAO: Agencies Have Room to Improve Data Center Savings Reports

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A General Accountability Office report indicates that several federal agencies encounter challenges when they estimate or report savings from their data center consolidation efforts.

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Boeing wins $43.3M contract to support Poseidon aircraft

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Boeing has won a $43.3 million contract to support the Navy’s P-8A Poseidon Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft.

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First POST: Lifestyles

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Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more.

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Report: India’s PM Eyes Joint Dev’t of High-Tech Weapons With the US

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi intends to push for a potential joint weapons development project with the U.S.

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US, Afghanistan Agree on Post-2014 Military Support

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U.S. and Afghan officials have reached an agreement that establishes U.S. presence in Afghanistan beyond this year and calls on nearly 10,000 U.S.

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What Amazon, iTunes, and Uber teach us about Apple Pay

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Something’s been nagging at me about Apple Pay, and the hype about it.

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Adm. James Winnefeld: Military Hones Private Sector Partnerships in Tech, Medical Arenas

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Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has described what he sees as benefits that come from the U.S.

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Terry Halvorsen: Pentagon Seeks to ‘Kill’ Duplicate Databases

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The Defense Department is targeting between $10 billion and $20 billion in savings over the next five years by eliminating duplicate databases, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

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DHS to Hold October Cybersecurity Awareness Event; Essye Miller Comments

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The U.S. Army is set to discuss cybersecurity policies, practices and training during an annual cybersecurity awareness event in October.

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Four short links: 30 September 2014

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  1. Continuously Testing Infrastructure — “infrastructure as code”.
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MDA Gives Contractors December Deadline for Kill Vehicle Proposals; James Syring Comments

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The Missile Defense Agency is considering plans to design a kill vehicle that would be based on the concepts of a legacy long-range interceptor program, Space News reported Monday.

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Building the City of the Future Through Smart, Connected Urban Transport

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The concept of smart, connected transport is a hot topic among city leaders looking to ride the wave of innovation to more sustainable, prosperous cities.

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How to Save America from a Future That Lacks Water

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Many households wish to conserve water but lack the knowledge, time and resources.

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Energy Efficiency and Waste: Power for Your Pound

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Debates on UK energy policy focus almost exclusively on energy generation/production and often neglect even to mention energy saving and energy efficiency.

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'Inevitably Urban' and the Role of the People

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These times seem so inevitably urban.

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