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Katrina McFarland Defines Intellectual Property Scope of DoD Projects with Private Sector

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Katrina McFarland, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, has outlined the scope of intellectual property involved in the Defense Department‘s projects with industry, FCW reported Tues

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ROI 2014's Comeback Kids: Crossroads, Chamber

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After a 2012 election that left big Republican money reeling, the biggest players on the right have a lot to celebrate the day after the midterms.

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If it weren’t for the people…

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Editor’s note: At some point, we’ve all read the accounts in newspapers or on blogs that “hum

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Adm. Jonathan Greenert: New US APAC Rebalance Strategy Due By Year’s End

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Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, has outlined the U.S. government’s strategy to shift its focus to the Asia-Pacific region, DoD News reported Tuesday.

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Adm. Michael Rogers: IT Pros Can Help Protect the US at NSA

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Adm.

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Report: Compromised Product Security Clause in Defense Authorization Bill

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House and Senate lawmakers are continuing work on the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act as some industry groups express concern over a clause on product cybersecurity and pre

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In Search of Affordable Housing

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Earlier this week I stumbled upon an entertaining article from the Guardian talking about how expensive housing is in London.

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Priorities in Port-au-Prince: Iron Market Sparks Regeneration

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The earthquake of 2010 devastated much of Haiti, including its capital, Port-au-Prince. The city’s Central Market, however, was one of the first major buildings to be rebuilt after the quake.

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Four short links: 5 November 2014

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  1. Swimming Robotic Microscallops (Nature) — blood, and indeed most of the internal fluids, is non-Ne
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How is UX for IoT different?

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Editor’s note: this is an excerpt from our forthcoming book Designing Connected Products; it is part of a free curated collection of chapter

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Without A Car on the San Francisco Peninsula

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Arriving at San Jose International Airport on a flight from New York City, I elected to rely on public transit to get around during my three day trip to San Mateo County.

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Why the Future Of Art is on City Streets

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The rate of violence has increased markedly in the city of Caracas, Venezuela.

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Sylvia Burwell Names New, Continuing Members of HHS Advisory Committees

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The Department of Health and Human Services has added Anjum Khurshid to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee and reappointed Floyd Eisenberg, Leslie Kelly Hall and Arien Malec to

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Why ALL Cities Should Abandon Traditional Surface Water Drainage Strategies

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Nairobi, Kenya lies at the border of the central highlands and the flat dry plains, composing an exceptionally interesting subtropical highland climate. This translates to two rainy seasons.

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A "New Normal" for Sustainable Transport in Chinese Cities

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As cities worldwide innovate to improve mobility, Chinese cities lag behind in adopting emerging sustainable transport solutions.

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Jerry Davis: NASA’s Ames Research Facility Plans Transition to Cloud Computing

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A NASA research facility wants to adopt a commercial cloud platform to manage scientific virtual collaboration, mobility and enterprise functions, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

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Quick Notes from the GTEC Conference

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by Kent Aitken

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FMA Survey: Cyber Training Top Priority Among Federal Civilian, Defense Agencies

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A new survey from the Fort Meade Alliance indicates that cybersecurity personnel training is a top investment priority for more than 60 percent of federal civilian and defense agencies.

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Rafael Garcia Jr. Promoted to Assistant Director of FBI’s Intell Directorate

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Rafael Garcia Jr., formerly a deputy assistant director in the FBI‘s intelligence operations branch, has been promoted to assistant director of the bureau’s intelligence directorate.

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How Progressive Groups Used Facebook to Check 2014 Voting Behavior

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Facebook ran its "voter megaphone" initiative in the United States Tuesday, letting users indicate whether they are voting and see similar messages from their friends, as our Micah Sifry

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Breaking In: How Tech Entrepreneurs are Changing Government

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By Adam Stone

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Air Force suffers NetCents 2 defeat

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The Government Accountability Office has rebuked the Air Force's NetCents 2 awards and is asking the service to re-evaluate bids for its $960 million Application Services contract.

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Apprio wins $4M contract to support federal health architecture

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Apprio has won a $4 million contract with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to support its federal health architecture (FHA).

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First POST: Big Bad Data

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Why big data is bad for political reporting and campaigns; tracking Facebook's voter megaphone; a progress report on the Loomio group decision-making platform; and much, much more.

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Ready for 2016? Likely contenders not big spenders on mid-terms

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Super PACs backing some potential presidential contenders seemed to be spending this year with 2016 in mind.

Though the candidates they support might not have much in common, PACs and s

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Don't let open government leadership lapse

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Photo credit: Chuck Kennedy/Official White House photo

President Obama entered office with a pledge to lead the most transparent administration in history and followed up that lofty rhe

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Defense opportunities take center stage

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Join us for our Defense Opportunities 2015 and Beyond breakfast briefing this week. And if you can't be there in person, send us a question for our panel of experts.

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Last-minute giving: Four days, $4 million to House candidates

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In the closing 96 hours of campaign 2014, big donors pumped more than $4 million into the coffers of candidates for House seats around the country, a Sunlight analysis of last-minute donations repo

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Raytheon to provide Air Force with ISR under $174.5M contract

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Raytheon has won a $174.5 million contract to provide the Air Force with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for the Distributed Command Ground System (DCGS).

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Leidos taps new EVP for BD, strategy

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Leidos has named Michael Leiter executive vice president for business development and strategy.

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PSI nabs two contracts to support VA, Defense Manpower Data Center

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Planned Systems International has won a contract and a blanket purchase agreement to support the Veterans Affairs Department and the Defense Manpower Data Center.

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How dominant parties stay dominant in Uruguay

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Montevideo, Uruguay.

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What if There Was No Need for Cars in the World's Biggest Cities?

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This question is at once lofty and ordinary, addressing one of the most pressing sustainability challenges of our times and one of the most routine.

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Smart Cities: Understanding the Untapped Value of Sensor Data

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This fall, Chicago will install a network of 40 sensors to discover how new data sets can inform decisions that make the city a better place to live.

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Help Us #FactcheckFacebook's Election Efforts Today

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Today is Election Day in the United States, and along with the many efforts by campaigns and advocacy groups to get out their voters, Facebook is taking a big step to push people to the polls.

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Today in #OpenGov 11/4/2014

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Today in #OpenGov is going email!

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Artificial intelligence: summoning the demon

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The problem of managing schemas

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Saul Griffith: build soft, not solid

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As we get ready to launch the 2015 version of Solid, our conference about the intersection between software and the physical world, I’ve been revisiting som

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Second Factor Authentication With Security Keys

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With the movement of our personal and business critical data to the ‘cloud’, and directed attacks on that data, many of us make use of stronger security through use two-factor authentication.

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The #FutureOfCities Imaging Project Wants Your Photos

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Users of this website are invited to participate in the #FutureOfCities social documentary photography initiative, about urbanism.

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DSCA to Cut FMS Contract Administration Surcharge by 20%

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The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency will lower the contract administration services fee for foreign military sales from 1.5 percent on every transaction to 1.2 percent.

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NTIS Opens Science, Tech Report Database to Public; Bruce Borzino Comments

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The Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service has expanded free access to its database containing federal science and technology reports to the public.

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Innovation Geography: The Beginning of the End for Silicon Valley

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Another day and another article about the housing affordability crisis in Silicon Valley.

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The 'Smartest Week' in Toronto

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The idea is not buying technology, the meaning for Toronto is channeling the good that the technology produces to the society in general and if there exists a machine that hybridizes with humans, it i

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Sustainable Cities: Past, Present, Future

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With the exploding interest in the area of sustainability by practitioners, educational and research institutes, business, government at all levels, and neighborhood activists, we are on the cusp of a

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Four short links: 4 November 2014

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Technology Giants Google and Microsoft Invest in Rio de Janeiro Favela Mapping

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Technology giants have finally realized the existing market in the steep alleys where cars barely pass, and where electric power, water, sewage pipes, even cable TV, arrives by spontaneous generation

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Pew: Cyber Attacks Likely to Increase

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The blurring lines between physical and cyber systems, coverage of data monitoring from the Edward Snowden revelations, and the deluge of cyber attacks in 2014 have resulted in new levels of American

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GAO Urges OMB to Update Guidance on Federal Program Inventory

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The Government Accountability Office has asked the Office of Management and Budget to update its guidance on how to establish a federal program inventory following a set approach for defining pro

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