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From Urbanizing to Urbanism, 2014, According to Facebook Cover Photos

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During a year filled with four trips abroad and two months away, many of my 2014 Facebook cover photos helped fill my yearly urban and exurban diaries.

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Pittsburgh's Hidden Economic Boom

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Population change is a poor measure of economic health. A region, such as Pittsburgh, can become wealthier while struggling with demographic decline.

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Army Seeks Multiple Vendors for Rifleman Radio Production IDIQ

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The U.S. Army on Monday issued a formal solicitation for a potential 10-year contract covering work to produce and deliver Rifleman Radio systems, Defense News reported Tuesday.

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A Third Lane on the Richmond Bridge is Just a Bandage

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The push for a third lane to Richmond has sucked a lot of the air out of the conversation over Central Marin traffic.

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The Social Contract

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by Kent Aitken

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Four short links: 7 January 2015

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West Palm Beach's First Urban Farm Serves Local Food Deserts

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In West Palm Beach, 18.7 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, compared with 14 percent for Palm Beach county and 14.5 percent for the U.S. as a whole.

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Dubai 2020: A Master Plan for a Growing City

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It’s five years until the World Expo 2020 takes place in Dubai, and a lot of changes are going to happen in that time.

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Why Bitcoin Might Still Be a Big Deal

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I wrote about Bitcoin just over a year ago when I was first starting to wrap my head around it, but a lot has happened since then.

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Tetra Tech awarded $11.2M good governance initiative contract

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Tetra Tech received an $11.2 million contract support the country of Georgia improve its processes and increase the public's involvement with the government.

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GOP opens new era on Capitol Hill

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With the Republicans controlling both the House and the Senate, will we see a party dedicated to governing, obstructing the Obama administration or something in between?

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e-Management hires ex-White House CIO to be SVP, COO

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e-Management has named former White House CIO Karen Britton senior vice president and chief operating officer.

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DISA looks outside the box for endpoint security solutions

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The Defense Information System Agency is looking for the next generation of endpoint security.

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Speaker Profile: Frank Baitman, Department of Health and Human Services’ Deputy Assistant Secretary for IT and CIO

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Frank Baitman serves as deputy assistant secretary for information technology and chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, with responsibility in generating value for

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Cubic wins $6.5M contract to support Italian Army

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Cubic Defense Applications has won a $6.5 million option from its Italian partner STE S.p.A. to improve training capacity for the Italian Army.

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Northrop Grumman taps new VP of global supply chain

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Northrop Grumman has named Kevin Mitchell vice president of global supply chain within the company’s Aerospace Systems sector.

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Kratos wins $41.5M in awards to provide satellite operations

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has won a number of contract modifications and one option with the Air Force totaling $41.5 million to provide satellite operations.

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LexisNexis deal adds analytics to public safety offering

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LexisNexis is making a deal for a company that brings more heft to its analytics offering for law enforcement agencies.

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William Jackson: Cyber, IT Operations to ‘Converge’ in 2015

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Cybersecurity will be integrated into the product development and procurement process at government agencies as well as become a professional qualification across all IT services, William Jackson wr

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The promise and problems of big data

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Editor’s note: this is an excerpt from our new report Data: Emerging Trends and Technologies, by Alistair Croll.

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West Corp. taps new CFO

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West Corp. has named Jan Masden chief financial officer, replacing Paul Mendlik, who is retiring.

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Top keynotes at Strata Conference and Strata + Hadoop World 2014

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2014 was a year of tremendous growth in the field of data, as it was as well for Strata and Strata + Hadoop World, O’Reilly’s and Cloudera’s series o

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First POST: Pushbacks

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Why time is a more important metric than clicks; how police are criminalizing some social media; Mikhail Khodorkovsky's Open Russia movement; and much, much more.

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Join World Renowned Big Data Cyber Security Architect Eddie Garcia at 27 Jan Breakfast

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By Bob Gourley

Eddie Garcia is regarded as one of the nation's greatest Big Data security architects.

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4 Common Mistakes in Government Social Media Policies

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You probably know that developing a good social media policy for your agency is important.

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Interior Dept Seeks Sources to Update Military OneSource Website

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The Interior Department has asked for industry feedback on best practices and service delivery options to be implemented in the Defense Department’s resource hub for military families.

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The computing of distrust

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Army Researchers Develop Sensor Tech for Hostile Fires Detection

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The Army Research Lab and the branch’s Aviation Research, Development and Engineering Center have developed an integrated sensor platform for military users to detect hostile threats near their

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Speaker Profile: Ron Bewtra, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration CTO

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Ron Bewtra is the chief technology officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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All cooled off: As Congress convenes, former colleagues will soon be calling from K Street

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Seven years after President George W.

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Four short links: 6 January 2015

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  1. Exploring the Protocols of the Internet of Things (Sparkfun) — Arduino and Arduino-like IoT “things” especially, with their limit
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The Future of Finance for Cities and Urban Infrastructure

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What are the new requirements of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) when responding to the needs of cities and the rapid rise in urbanization? Who are they? What do they specialize in?

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Dead Malls: What's the Future of Offline Retailing?

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A lot of shopping malls are dying. You’ve probably heard this before. But how bad is it and what exactly is happening?

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Rear Adm. Mathias Winter Sworn in as Chief of Naval Research

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Rear Adm. Mathias Winter has taken a dual role as chief of naval research and director of innovation, technology requirements and test and evaluation.

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Why We Need Walkable Places and How Cities Can Use Them to Increase Tax Revenue

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In a new book, The Walkable City, author Jeff Speck cogently presents the reasons why walkable places are desirable and how cities caught in traffic can both calm their streets and increase their tax

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Innovating for Smart, Sustainable Cities: A Q&A on Urban Mobility with Zipcar Founder Robin Chase

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2015 is a year of utmost importance for the global sustainable development agenda, and cities will play a pivotal role.

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CEB Study: Women Underrepresented in Federal IT Departments

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A CEB study has found women represent 30 percent of the federal information technology workforce and are underepresented in the senior leadership of federal IT departments, FCW reported Friday.

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Six U.S. Correctional Facilities With 'Farm to Prison' Local Food Sourcing Programs

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A number of non-profit organizations and innovative correctional facilities have taken to improving their food service operations in recent years by working to source more local foods for inmates, wit

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Robert Anderson: FBI Seeks Trained Cyber Experts

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The FBI is seeking new agents with training and background in cybersecurity in an effort to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats.

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz Forms New Oversight Subcommittees

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), incoming oversight and government reform committee chairman, has announced the formation of new subcommittees and their selected chairpersons. Chaffetz announced Dec.

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Iowa Urbanizes as Large Farm Operations Put Small Towns Out of Work

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Iowa is the U.S. state most associated with farming; it produces more corn and soybean than any other state, and 92% of the land is designated for agriculture.

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Federal CTO Megan Smith Aims to Address Govt Tech Adoption Challenge

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Federal Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith has been applying her technology experience in the private sector to help the U.S.

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HealthCare.gov sticks with Accenture

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Accenture wins five-year, $563 million contract to continue supporting the HealthCare.gov portal.

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Pragmatics bests Avaya in protest fight

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The protest battle between Pragmatics and Avaya pitted prime against a former teammate, and the situation illustrates the fine line between winning and losing in today's market.

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Announcing People + Data Digest !

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By Kord Davis

Our world is awash in data and information about it. And the impact to our individual lives is increasing every day.

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Unhappy returns: First act of 114th Congress a direct hit on Democratic mega-donors

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Keystone XL protestors in front of the White House, 'green' outside groups walked away with few wins in 2014; Image credit: Wikimedia Commons.

As a fresh batch of lawmakers prepares to as

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Why Commercial Clouds are More Secure than Federal Data Centers

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It’s time to add security as a reason for, not against, moving federal applications to the commercial cloud.

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Data-Driven Innovation: Why States Should Build Multipurpose Analytics Platforms

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Many of the most successful tech companies — including Microsoft, Amazon and Apple — have attained their superior status not just by building a series of products, b

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Where’s the value in NCI's $56M acquisition?

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NCI Inc. buys Computech for $56 million as it tries to diversify its portfolio. What is it getting for its money?

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Salient promotes four from within

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Salient Federal Solutions has made four internal promotions to its senior management team.

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