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White House Astronomy Night Highlights Space, STEM Programs

The 2015 White House Astronomy Night highlighted several private-sector and government programs that work to build interest in space exploration and the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The White House said Monday the event brings together scientists, astronomers, space enthusiasts, students and teachers to engage in learning activities …

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Rep. Will Hurd: Federal Agencies Slow to Adopt Cloud Computing Tech

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) told MeriTalk in an interview published Friday he has observed an organizational culture that has prevented agencies from implementing cloud migration efforts at a faster pace. Hurd, chairman of the House Oversight Committee’s information technology subcommittee, added he believes discussions on how cloud computing technology can …

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Navy, Marine Corps Eye Data Migration to Commercial Cloud; Janice Haith Comments

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps seek to transition their enterprise data from government-controlled data centers to commercial cloud platforms, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jared Serbu writes the services plan to overhaul their Next Generation Enterprise Network contract and open the competition to commercial providers of information technology services. Navy …

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Navy CIO Rob Foster: IT-Acquisition Integration a Strategic Weapon

Rob Foster, chief information officer of the U.S. Navy, believes that the collaboration between the information technology and acquisition organizations could be a strategic weapon for federal agencies, FierceGovernmentIT reported Friday. Molly Bernhart Walker writes that the integration works to address technical challenges in the field of IT acquisition. “[Having] …

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Stephanie O’Sullivan: Cyber Literacy, Empowerment, Diversity Key to Cybersecurity Efforts

Stephanie O’Sullivan, principal deputy director of national intelligence, believes that the government’s cybersecurity efforts could use the help of the diverse pool of talents in industry and academia. In her written remarks Thursday at the Cyber Education Summit, O’Sullivan said the cybersecurity community must work together to increase cyber literacy and …

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