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Numbers don't lie; it pays to be big

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The largest government contractors capture more than 50 percent of the market, according to a new Deltek analysis comparing revenue and prime contracts.

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Engility to support Naval Air Warfare Center under $61.3M contract

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Engility Corp. has won a $61.3 million contract to provide engineering services to the Defense Department in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.

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Will Government Entice Millennials With Unlimited Vacation Days?

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A job offering unlimited vacation days and a stipend to finance an annual break from the daily grind sounds like a pipe dream.

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Report: John McCain Could Take Senate Armed Services Committee Chairmanship

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) stands a chance to take the Senate Armed Services Committee chairmanship if Republicans win the majority seats in the Senate, Breaking Defense reported Thursday.

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GSA makes the case for schedule consolidation

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The rising complexity of professional services is what drove the General Services Administration to introduce its plan in September to revamp their schedules by consolidating them.

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Army prevails on most ITES-3H protests

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It looks like the Army is going to come out on top in the protest fight involving its $5 billion ITES-3H contract.

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GSA’s Eleni Reed: Smart Tech, Big Data, Analytics Key to Greener Gov’t

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Chief Greening Officer Eleni Reed of the General Services Administration said smart technologies and big data analytics have roles to play in federal efforts to reduce power consumption and energy

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The flip side of anonymity: legally-identified microdata

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When we think about using microdata, the individual-level data that permits analysis at the most granular level, we often think about the way its use is restricted by rules protecting individual

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Stalking the shadowy money behind campaign 2014

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Here at the Sunlight Foundation we take Halloween and elections and data very seriously.

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First POST: Scary Monsters

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Facebook opens up about its experiments on tweaking voting behavior; breaking news in the FCC net neutrality battle; getting hard data on civic tech's impact on political efficacy; and much, much

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OpenGov Voices: Why local governments should prepare for the DATA Act now

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by the guest blogger and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of the Sunlight Foundation or any employee thereof.

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Robert Gates Asks Lawmakers to Work on Budget Compromise

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Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has urged lawmakers to do a better job at balancing the national budget, noting that he believes sequestration has done much to hurt national security and milita

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DARPA to Discuss Low-Resource Human Language Program Requirements on Nov. 13

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will hold a a Proposers’ Day on Nov.

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Tom Sharpe: Category Mgmt Key to FAS Acquisition Gateway

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Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, says that the General Services Administration is looking at category management to drive the implementation of a common acquisition plat

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Big questions, good data, smart designs

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Connecting the microcosmos and the macro world

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Cheese from the Selfmade project.

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Air Force Taps Stellar Science for Directed-Energy Weapons Simulation Project

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The U.S.

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Technology News and Hot Topics

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The following are some of the tech news stories we are tracking:   HP Extends Benefits of ARM Architecture Into the Datacenter With New Servers PALO ALTO, CA — (Marketwired) — Sep 29, 201

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New York City's Green SWAT Team

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Sustainability requires new legislation, but it also requires compliance with laws and regulations.

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Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Saxby Chambliss Ask Businesses to Support Cybersecurity Legislation

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Senate Intelligence Committee leaders have appealed to the business community for support on legislation to increase cyber intelligence sharing between government and private organizations, Federal T

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U.S. Intell Spending Totals $68B for Fiscal 2014

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The U.S.

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Named and Shamed: the Banks Most Responsible for Increasing Global Warming

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Can a city claim that it is working for sustainability if the bank it uses invests in the coal industry?

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Four short links: 31 October 2014

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  1. Tangle — a JavaScript library for creating reactive documents from Bret Victor.
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Riding the New Streetcar

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Recently I rode Toronto’s new streetcar for the first time on my way home from Chinatown. I had been meaning to do it for weeks now, but this was my first opportunity.

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San Francisco's Road to Zero-Waste: An Unthinkable Goal by 2020?

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San Francisco recognized that the recycling of bottles and paper could no longer remedy the amount of waste being produced, so they initiated a zero-waste program.

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Frank Kendall to Discuss Acquisition Reform Effort with Industry Leaders

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Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, is set to meet industry and defense executives on Saturday to discuss the Defense Department‘s acquisition re

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Three thoughts on leaders and leadership

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Voices of the City: Okuhle Magcaba

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Voices of the City is a new, weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of our citizens, living and working in the city.

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How Providing Wi-Fi can Increase Mass Transit Ridership

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The global rise of smartphone usage has a number of implications for mass transit. It can improve predictability of transport services through real-time tracking and crowdsourcing apps.

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Chris Bogdan: Multiyear F-35 Contracts Could Drive Down Aircraft Cost

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The F-35 Joint Program Office will promote multi-year contracts among foreign aircraft buyers in an effort to reduce costs for the fighter program, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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6 Cities and a County Share 311 Data, Best Practices

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With the rise of digital, cities are pressed to answer demand for high citizen engagement with minimal — or preferably no — face-to-face involvement.

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SEWP V protests hit double digits

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More companies are crying foul over not making the cut on NASA's $20 billion SEWP V contract, leading the agency to extend SEWP IV to April.

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Report: No quick fixes for VA scheduling systems

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Following the pattern they set when they helped right the wrongs at Arlington National Cemetery in 2011, an industry team led by NVTC has now weighed in on problems besetting scheduling systems at VA

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FCC proposes making political ads more transparent

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The FCC just began circulating among FCC commissioners an NPRM that

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Lockheed plans new health IT acquisition

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Lockheed finds a lot to like in its latest acquisition of Systems Made Simple, namely strong health IT capabilities and the top spot on a $12 billion VA contract.

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FBI eyes new financial management contract

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The FBI is working on plans for a task order contract to help it develop multiple financial IT systems.

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Eight trends rocking today's market

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Government contracting just ain’t what it used to be. Here are eight trends of the "new normal" that are changing the market and forcing companies to rethink their strategies.

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NCI nabs task orders worth $10.9M contract to support Army engineering command

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NCI Inc. has won three task orders totaling $10.9 million to support the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command.

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South Australia Reaches 100% Renewables Electricity Supply If Only For a Day

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On the day when the Australian government announced it had reached a deal on curbing climate-warming gas emissions from industry, the state of South Australia provides a glimpse of a renewable energy-

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Contest for the Senate in charts: Outspent Dems lean on super PAC donors in homestretch

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In the final weeks of the 2014 campaign, Democrats are increasingly reliant on super PACs and their deep-pocketed donors to underwrite their effort to maintain their Senate majority.

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Federal open data audit: Defense downright dismal, Interior immense yet imperfect

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Photo credit: Yuri Yu.

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First POST: System-Gaming

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Why techies interested in political reform are facing challenges; the latest data on Democratic voter contacts in 2014; Hungary's anti-Internet tax demonstrations are getting huge; and much, much

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3 Technologies that Could Boost Voter Participation

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Are you planning to vote? Midterm elections are coming on Nov. 4, but voting can be a lot of work.

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Mike Whitaker: FAA, Industry Form Working Group on ADS-B Avionics Integration

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The Federal Aviation Administration and the aviation industry have created a working group to address potential barriers aircraft operators could face when they install automatic dependent surveill

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OSD Seeks Participants in Tech Demo Program for UAS, WMD Defense

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The Office of the Secretary of Defense is seeking potential partners from industry, academia and research and development organizations in government to demonstrate their ideas under the Thunders

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From factory to data center: The O’Reilly Radar Podcast

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Editor’s note: you can subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast through iTunes,

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Adm. Michael Rogers: Gov’t-Industry Alliance Needed to Protect National Info Systems

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Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, National Security Agency director and commander of U.S.

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Influence Analytics: What interests public most at SEC, CFTC? More data disclosure

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Proposals to improve public disclosure of corporate and government accountability data — from corporations' political contributions to the payments they make to foreign governments for mineral

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Mark Orndorff: DISA Works with Smartphone Makers to Meet Pentagon’s Mobile Deployment Goals

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The Defense Information Systems Agency collaborates with Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry to expedite a process for mobile device vendors to obtain federal security authorization for their products, Fed

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The Food Deserts of Des Moines, Iowa: Limited Access in the Breadbasket of America

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In a state often referred to as “America’s Breadbasket,” you wouldn't think food security would pose a problem. But in Des Moines, Iowa, however, it does.

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