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DigitalGov Updates Backend Analytics Framework for Gov’t Website Click Data

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DigitalGov has updated its backend analytics framework in an effort to help government agencies visualize real-time search and click data on their websites. Ammie Feijoo, manager of General Services Administration‘s DigitalGov Search, wrote in a blogpost published Wednesday that DigitalGov was able to analyze click-through rates on search results across various government websites using the Elasticsearch ELK stack. …

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Mike Krieger: Cloud-Based Email Service Transformed US Army

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Mike Krieger, the former deputy chief information officer for the U.S. Army, has said cloud-based enterprise email ushered in a cultural transformation at the service, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes the Army completed the transition of its users to the email-as-a-service model in August 2013. Krieger told the station the move to …

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Robert Work: DoD Needs Budget Certainty to Ensure Readiness, Tech Dominance

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Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has called for an end to what he says is budget uncertainty across defense programs as the U.S. faces global combat and technological challenges, Reuters reported Wednesday. David Alexander writes that Work told his audience at a Center for Strategic and International Studies conference that the Defense Department …

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Report: Fiscal Decisions Await Returning Post-Election Congress

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The Congress has reconvened for the lame-duck session and will face decisions on new budget measures to keep the government afloat and fund defense programs, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Emily Kopp writes congressional agenda for the next few weeks could also include emergency funding to stop the Ebola outbreak …

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Office of Naval Research Demos Simulation Training System; Peter Squire Comments

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The Office of Naval Research has demonstrated a simulation-based virtual training system in Virginia, where U.S. marines trained in the field using augmented reality effects. The Augmented Immersive Team Trainer transmitted computer-generated display and effects to a video see-through display during last week’s testing at Lejeune Field at Marine Corps Base Quantico, the U.S. Navy said …

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Jennifer Edgin: Navy, Marines Adapt Commercial Techniques for Continuous Cyber Tests

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The Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane Division is working with the Marine Corps Systems Command‘s Program Manager Marine Intelligence to perform proof-of-concept tests on information security measures. NSWC Crane said Thursday it will utilize a virtual private network and the Defense Department‘s cybersecurity range to conduct continuous scans on PMMI tactical intelligence systems. “The virtual approach …

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Report: Air Force-Congress Talks Key on A-10 Retirement, F-35A Initial Operation Plans

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Negotiations between the U.S. Air Force and Congress are focused on the branch’s plans to retire some A-10 planes and reassign maintenance personnel to prepare for the initial operational capability of the F-35A, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes that a compromise would mean only three squadrons or 72 A-10 planes will face retirement instead …

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Rick Holgate: ATF Transitions to ‘Broader’ Device Options

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is upgrading its computers into Microsoft‘s modern operating system and deploying mobile devices to users, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Rick Holgate, ATF chief information officer, told the station the agency is migrating its employees to a wide variety of devices such as …

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