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Report: NASA is a Social Media ‘Genius’

A new report ranking public sector, industry and advocacy organizations on their adoption of social media and digital savvy found that some government organizations – archaic reputations notwithstanding – are actually geniuses when it comes to new media. The report, commissioned by New York University’s Scott Galloway and George Washington …

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WikiLeaks’ Aftermath: Big Chill on Information Sharing?

In the wake of WikiLeaks’ latest disclosures – the potential publication of more than 250,000 secret State Department diplomatic cables, Obama administration officials are vowing it won’t happen again. But, the thought of a post-WikiLeaks clampdown has some observers predicting a possible chill for information sharing in the federal government. …

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NRO Marks 50 Years with Largest Spy Satellite Launch

The National Reconnaissance Office, the agency responsible for designing, building and operating the nation’s reconnaissance satellites celebrates its 50th birthday this year. And, in addition to its renewed sense of mission for the 21st century, the agency also has a milestone under its belt — the launch of the largest …

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Zients Touts Flexible IT Budgeting Successes

Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients touted new IT budgeting strategies at the Department of Veterans Affairs at a roundtable on federal IT earlier this month. Now, Zients, who is also the federal chief performance officer, says he would like to apply the two-year funding schedule to …

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WikiLeaks Disclosures Draw Ire of US, World Leaders

The latest round of WikiLeaks disclosures has been roundly criticized by U.S. officials. The leaked material, consisting of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables, some of which were classified, portrayed what The Christian Science Monitor called the “rough workings of diplomacy.” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who The Washington Post …

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