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Archives.gov Goes Gov 2.0

Don’t call it a comeback. They’ve been here for years. What, specifically? The data stored in the National Archives and Records Administration. Or, what more quaintly used to be referred to as simply archives. And, now they’re easier to search for than ever, following a redesigned NARA website. The Archives.gov …

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In-Sourcing at Year’s End

Where does the government’s  in-sourcing strategy stand, especially at the end of a year that saw serious proposals to freeze federal pay and even shrink the federal workforce? Well, according to a report on Federal Computer Week, skeptics shouldn’t count in-sourcing out anytime soon. “By all accounts,” according to FCW, …

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OMB to Agencies: Get a Move on the Cloud

The Office of Management and Budget is done prodding, poking and coaxing agencies about moving to cloud-computing platforms. In a broad overhaul of federal IT management announced last week, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said it’s now time to begin acting. The new “cloud-first strategy” is not an abstract …

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Lawmakers Push Obama to Shore up State Dept.’s Cyber Efforts

Two high-profile New York lawmakers urged President Barack Obama to bolster the State Department’s cybersecurity efforts, saying the recent attacks against private companies who cut off business with whistle-blower site WikiLeaks demonstrate the pressing need for new authorities. According to a report on NY1 television in New York, the proposals …

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Chopra Touts Crowd-Sourced Secure Email for Health Records

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra said government’s role for the future of the Internet is to convene and facilitate technological innovation in partnership with the private sector. At a Brookings Institute forum on Internet policy, Chopra made his far-reaching pronouncements in response to a single, loaded question: What is …

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