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GSA Launches Wiki to Push Mobility in Government

The General Services Administration is launching a project to push mobile-technology efforts at federal agencies. The site — the Making Mobile Gov project — is aimed at helping agencies develop mobile strategies and share best practices. The site, launched by GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, will act …

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Mullen OKs Afghanistan Drawdown: ‘No Jumping Ship Here’

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said the House Armed Services Committee today he endorses President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan troop withdrawal plan, even though he initially wanted a less accelerated timetable. In a primetime address last night, Obama announced that 33,000 U.S. troops, about the same …

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Panetta, Pentagon Prepare for Old Switcharoo

Following the unanimous vote in the Senate yesterday to approve CIA Director Leon Panetta as the next defense secretary, the Pentagon is preparing for the top transition as Robert Gates retires at the end of the month. DoD has launched a transition team headed by Marcel Lettre, principal deputy assistant …

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House Oversight Committee Approves Streamlined Federal Spending Tracker Bill

The House Oversight Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would streamline information about federal spending — including contracts, loans, grants and agencies’ internal spending. Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) introduced last week the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, which would provide a single, electronic platform to track federal …

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Mobile Devices, Cloud Computing Pushing New Geospatial ‘Phase’

The proliferation of smartphones and technological innovations such as cloud computing could point to a new era for geospatial intelligence, according to a recent Defense Systems report. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is sounding out the new tech tools to more easily put high-value geospatial imagery into the hands of warfighters. …

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