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Federal Cyber Security Best Practices Session with Rick Howard, CSO, Palo Alto Networks

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By Charles Hall

Palo Alto Networks is sponsoring a Federal Cyber Security Best Practices session on Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM ET, with Rick Howard, Chief Security Officer for

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With Quorum, See What (and Who) Makes Congress Tick

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Trying to influence Congress is hard work. You have to know who cares about what issues so you approach the right people.

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Will FirstNet Become the Next Healthcare.gov?

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On Oct. 1, 2013, the Healthcare.gov website opened for business.

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Northrop Grumman wins $267M contract to develop electronic warfare program

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Northrop Grumman has won a $267 million contract to develop and manufacture the next-generation surface electronic warfare program for the Navy.

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Bridging the gap in big data silos

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In this Radar Podcast episode, I sit down with John Carnahan, executive vice president

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OG Systems acquires ISR solutions firm

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OG Systems has acquired Urban Robotics in a move that boosts OGS’ intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

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CACI wins $43M task order for modeling, simulation

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CACI International has won a $43 million task order to provide modeling and simulation and sensor development for the U.S. Army’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate.

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First SI steps up as bidder on $50B EIS contract

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It looks like the General Services Administration is going to get their wish of having at least one non-telecom player on its $50 billion replacement of the Networx contract.

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Hillary Clinton's emails: What she can tell us right now

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Last night, Hillary Clinton tweeted that she wants the public to see the emails she used a secret account (the wor

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Great Global Brand Seeks Mission Focused CISO: Please help with networking

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By Bob Gourley

One of America's most recognized brands, a firm that touches people around the globe, is conducting a confidential search for a CISO.

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Department of Commerce Announces The Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC)

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In a 4 March blog post the Department of Commerce announced the formation of a new Data Advisory Council (CDAC), a group charged with guiding the department in revolutionizing their ap

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Seeing the World Through the Eyes of a Robot

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By Katie Kennedy

Individuals who are bedridden or cannot leave their homes, can now travel the world with Beam, owned by Suitable Technologies.

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How good are your subcontractors?

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We've launched phase two of our research into the prime-subcontractor relationship, and we need your input. Take the survey and make your views known.

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OFPP’s Anne Rung to Issue Guidance on Future Acquisition Rating System

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The Office of Federal Procurement Policy will implement a new rating system for contracting officers, program managers and vendors that asks respondents to answer 15 questions and review the ac

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Nine win spots on $99M software development contract

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Nine companies have won spots on a $99 million contract to provide software development, test and evaluation, maintenance, integration, training, and fielding of Strike Planning and Execution Systems.

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CSC to support littoral combat ship program under $8.3M contract

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Computer Sciences Corp. has won a $8.3 million contract to support the Navy's littoral combat ship program.

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L-3 wins $54.5M contract to provide engineering, technical support

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L-3 National Security Solutions has won a $54.5 million contract to support the Navy.

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Pandora’s box model

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This post is part of my personal notes about the benefits currently specified in Shadow DOM, but contentious

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GSA Plans New Rule for GWAC ‘Prices Paid’ Data Reports

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The General Services Administration has proposed a new rule that will require government contractors to submit data on prices paid by agencies for products or services acquired through GSA’s

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Riding São Paulo's New 24-Hour Bus into the Sunrise

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For São Paulo Brazil, which is the largest city in the southern hemisphere, making sure that its residents have access to fully reliable transportation options at all hours of the day is a particular

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Ashton Carter, Martin Dempsey: Pentagon Needs Budget Increase, Internal Reform

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The House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee has listened to testimony from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen.

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CBO: US Could Default on Debt After September

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The Congressional Budget Office estimates the U.S.

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GSA Begins Procurement Phase for $50B Comms Infrastructure Services; Mary Davie Comments

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The General Services Administration has started seeking proposals from industry for the development of a $50 billion communications infrastructure in a move to modernize enterprise services for fed

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New Orleans Nonprofit Incubates and Connects Local Farmers and Growers

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New Orleans Food and Farm Network has been sponsoring growing projects and providing technical and financial support to local agriculture.

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This Student-Designed Pallet House Can Survive Hurricanes

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Used shipping pallets represent the biggest source of waste wood. Many people have used them to make funky, distressed furniture projects.

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Designing for technological context

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Editor’s note: This is an excerpt by Matt Nish-Lapidus from our recent book

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Four short links: 5 March 2015

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  1. The Web's Grain (Frank Chimero) -- What would happen if we stopped treating the web like a blank canvas to paint on,
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Architect and Developer Partner to Build Affordable Prefab Housing in Sweden

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In this month’s issue of Monocle magazine they profile an interesting prefabricated and affordable housing project in Knivsta, Sweden. The way it was built is quite simple.

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Reimagining Our Streets as Places: From Transit Routes to Community Roots

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Streets are our most fundamental shared public spaces, but they are also one of the most contested.

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Nextgov: Michael Johnson Joins Energy Department as CIO

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Michael Johnson, formerly assistant director for intelligence programs at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, has been selected as the Energy Department’s new chief information officer, Ne

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John Conger to be Nominated DoD Deputy Comptroller

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John Conger, assistant deputy defense undersecretary for installations and environment, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to the deputy comptroller role at the Defense Department.

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Gugulethu Seven Memorial: In Memory of Anti-Apartheid Activists

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In terms of symbols of memorialization, the Gugulethu Seven monument is a haunting one.

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Meet With Cognitio’s Bob Flores in Silicon Valley 16, 17, 18 March in SINET Events

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By Bob Gourley

For all our West Coast readers, please take advantage of an opportunity to interact with my long term friend, associate and co-founder of Cognitio, Bob Flores, during security innovati

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IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum (ITSEF) 2015 Speakers: A 17-18 March gathering of community-minded business and technology leade

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By Bob Gourley

To register for the 2015 IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum (ITSEF) see: http://www.security-innovation.org/ITSEF_2015-Agenda.htm The speakers lined up for this event are absolutely incr

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How CI removes the pain

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I've given a continuous delivery workshop a few times with Thoug

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Education seeks info for social media monitoring

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The Education Department is looking for information on small businesses that can develop a social media platform to help its Office of Federal Student Aid better service students and their families.

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Maryland Legislation Would Encourage Release of GIS Data

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Maryland is considering new policy that would make state GIS data more accessible to the general public.

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Control your Hyundai from your Smartwatch

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Editor's note: Do you remember the movie Jurassic Park? Remember how you thought it might be a bad idea to put people on an island full of man eating dinosaurs?

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First POST: Master of their Domain(s)

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Hillary Clinton's "homebrew" email server; everything else you wanted to know about Clinton's personal email; a Romanian hacker called "Guccifer"; "Nothing is actually private"; and much, much mor

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OMB looking for better vendor engagement on IT projects

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The Office of Management and Budget is looking to expand on a memo it released three months ago that called for more category management practices, digital acquisition strategies and more effective ve

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Will integrators embrace the $50B Networx replacement?

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The General Services Administration is pushing to get systems integrators to bid as primes on the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

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Sunshine and shadows: Statehouses tackle open records laws in 2015

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Virginia's statehouse weathers a storm.

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Empathy is a state of mind, not a specific technique

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Editor's note: this post was originally published on the author's blog, Exploring the world beyond mobile; this lightly edited version is republished he

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Ashton Carter, Martin Dempsey Ask Senate Panel for Help to End Sequester

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey visited Capitol Hill this week to discuss the potential impact of sequestration on U.S.

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Chief Data Officers: Shaping One of the Newest Positions in Government

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Data is the watchword, the new tool by which governance can be managed.

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KCG wins $29M task order under DHS $6B CDM contract

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Knowledge Consulting Group has won a $29 million task order to integrate tools, sensors and Continuous Monitoring as a Service capabilities.

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New awards unlock $461M Army contract

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Nearly a year after pulling back a $461 million program management contract because of bid protests, the Army has added three more primes to the vehicle.

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DNC paid $4.5 million for events at White House

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Democratic operatives have made frequent use of the White House grounds, according to expenditure reports. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

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Profile: Niall Brennan, CMS’ Chief Data Officer and Director for Enterprise Data, Analytics

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Niall Brennan serves as chief data officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and as director of the agency’s enterprise data and analytics office.

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Peter Levine Nominated Pentagon Deputy Chief Mgmt Officer

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Peter Levine, a former staff director in the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been nominated to serve as the Defense Department‘s next deputy chief management officer, FCW reported Tuesday.

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