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Ray Odierno: Sequestration Puts Army ‘Out of Balance’

The U.S. Army‘s top uniformed officer told a National Press Club audience in Washington Tuesday that the Army will likely not get back to a state of full readiness until 2020 because of sequestration cuts, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes that Gen. Ray Odierno told the audience …

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Denise Turner Roth Named GSA Deputy Administrator

Denise Turner Roth, an 18-year public service veteran and former city manager for Greensboro, N.C., has joined the General Services Administration as deputy administrator and will succeed the retiring Susan Brita on March 14. Brita will leave the agency after nearly four years of service as the agency’s number two …

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Report: White House Mulls Federal IT Hiring Changes

The White House is considering plans to have government technology staffers work stints in the private sector and grow federal direct hiring authority to help manage large-scale information technology projects, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Gautham Nagesh writes that the White House would rotate innovation fellows program participants through …

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Israel Tests Anti-WMD Ballistic Missile Interceptor

Israel has tested a ballistic missile interceptor designed to deploy kamikaze satellites that can safely disintegrate any chemical, nuclear or biological warheads, Reuters reported Friday.  Dan Williams writes that Israel’s defense ministry launched the Arrow III Friday over the Mediterranean sea and into an exo-atmospheric trajectory through space. During the …

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White House: 3.4M Records Unlocked in Open Data Push

The White House has released more than 3.42 million digital records to the public since the 2009 start of its open data initiative following the Dec. 27 release of the White House’s visitor records for September 2013, Fedscoop reported Friday. Scott Maucione writes the White House reached that number one …

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Report: NSA, Industry Interested in Quantum Computing

The National Security Agency is interested and already building a quantum computer intended to be capable of breaking through the strongest encryption tools on the internet, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Steven Rich and Barton Gellman write large-scale quantum computers are envisioned as being able to break a 1,024-bit encryption, which is …

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