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ACT-IAC Announces Excellence.gov Award Winners

The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council held its Excellence.gov awards last week, AOL Government reports. Thirty finalists vied for 6 awards that recognize government programs and projects that utilize information technology to improve federal services, enhance operations, and promote an open and transparent government. Senior government and IT executives …

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GSA Names a New Social Media Manager

The General Services Administration hired Justin Herman as media manager for the agency’s center for excellence in digital government, AOL reported. Herman is expected to join the agency later this month and will work with federal agencies to improve and promote new media initiatives. Herman will also contribute to GSA’s …

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OMB Names Haley Van Dyck E-Gov Policy Analyst

The Office of Management and Budget has hired Haley Van Dyck as an e-government policy analyst, Federal News Radio reported. Van Dyck will work to develop a federal mobile strategy while consolidating the number of government agency websites, according to Federal News Radio. Van Dyck previously worked as director for …

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Pentagon Spokesman Answers Twitter Questions

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little took questions Monday; not from journalists, but from Twitter users. According to AFPS, Little answered questions from hundreds of users on topics ranging from Syria, Iran cybersecurity and Pentagon energy savings initiatives. Little said fielding the questions was a challenge and needed help to manage …

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FBI Looking to Screen Social Media, News Sites

The FBI is asking technology companies for assistance in upgrading how the bureau gathers information from sources such as social media and popular news websites. According to a request for information on FedBizOpps, the FBI is looking into a “secure, lightweight web application portal” to gather information from social media …

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Top Air Force Official Urges Service to Embrace Social Media

A top Air Force official, who spoke at the recent AFCEA event, urged the service to embrace social networking communications. Brig. Gen. Bob Ranck, director of warfighter systems integration, Air Force CIO/A6, told FCW.com, that currently, the Air Force designs individual aircraft to communicate with individual aircraft and individual populations. …

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