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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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Three thoughts on leaders and leadership

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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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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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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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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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New Socrata Benchmarking Study Details Open Data Attitudes Across the U.S.

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Study shows that open data is no longer just about transparency and good government. It's also about public trust, engagement, jobs creation and economic development.

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Obama Praises Feds Fighting Ebola in West Africa, But Union Says They’re Not Protected

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Are civilian federal employees receiving enough protections from the deadly virus?

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House Republicans Can't Find Anyone to Sue the President

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The silver lining? The two law firms ditched the case so quickly they didn't perform enough work to cost taxpayers any money.

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VA Eyes New Medical Imaging System

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The new system will be built on commercial standards for viewing medical images, including X-rays, CT body scans and MRI brain scans.

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Another Fast and Furious? U.S. attorneys declined to charge suspected grenade smuggler

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U.S. law enforcement officials passed up multiple opportunities to arrest and indict an American who was eventually charged in Mexico with transporting grenade parts from the United States to drug

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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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CDC to Award More Money to Fight Ebola

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The $10 million grant will go to multiple recipients.

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One Agency's Short-Lived Idea to Have Its Employees Test a New Ebola Vaccine

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News editors at VOA found volunteers, but BBG general counsel balked.

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White House Challenge: Make Our First 3-D Printed Christmas Ornament

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You don’t even need a 3-D printer.

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Government’s Sustainability Efforts Present ‘Big Data Opportunity’

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A combination of recent federal policies and emerging technologies have the potential to significantly curb agencies’ energy spending.

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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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Just Looking at Cash Makes People Selfish and Less Social

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Money might not be the root of all evil, but it is the root of some.

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Trick or Treat

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Of pay raises, COLAs and other spooky subjects.

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Save or Delete? Official Email Policies Vary By State

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State policies about whether employees should delete or save emails vary considerably, creating concerns among open government advocates.

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Snail mail is even slower now with Postal Service changes, report says

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First-class mail has been taking longer to reach its destination since the financially struggling U.S.

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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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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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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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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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Race is On for Defense Health Record – but VA Backs Out of Competition

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Four teams of contractors are vying for the electronic health record system contract – and the $11 billion prize attached.

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Puzzling Fact: Trade Envoys May Not Text Foreign Counterparts

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Federal Records Act requires archiving of even transitory messages.

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Team Obama Isn't Blinking on Cutting Carbon

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Even under the threat of a Republican Congress, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz insists the White House will keep pushing for lower emissions.

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Why an Ebola Vaccine May Not Stop the Epidemic

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The earliest human trials—that is, initial safety studies in small numbers of volunteers—are underway.

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Congress Still Has No Idea How Much the NSA Spies on Americans

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Adequate oversight is impossible when even diligent members of the Senate Intelligence Committee can't get basic facts about surveillance.

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Hatch Act do’s and dont’s for federal employees

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The last weekend before Election Day is prime time for campaigning.

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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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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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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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The Five Agencies Where Morale is Dropping the Most

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The federal workforce isn't particularly happy overall, but these agencies have seen the biggest declines.

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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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San Francisco Mayor Announces World Series Victory Plans; Big Change in El Paso

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Also in our State & Local news roundup: Rhode Island town voters face lengthy double-sided 40-question ballot.

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