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Report: Jobs Growing in Washington, DC

The Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas is one of the best-performing during the post-recession era, according to MetroMonitor, a quarterly report by Brookings Institute’s Metropolitan Policy Program. By the second quarter of 2010, Washington was one of the 10 best overall cities nationwide in terms of improvements in employment, gross metropolitan …

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Critics: Room for Improvement in US Protection against Cyber Threats

After last year’s cyber policy review, the government is making moves to protect U.S. networks against hackers and other threats, but critics say there is still a long way to go. Although President Barack Obama deemed cybersecurity a national priority last year, some government agencies have struggled to quickly deploy …

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FTC: Antitrust Laws Flexible Enough for Digital Age

The Federal Trade Commission recently testified before a U.S. House of Representative subcommittee about its measures to keep consumers protected against monopolies in a quickly-developing technology market. “Some have argued that there should be different rules for markets characterized by rapid technological development, but Congress drafted the antitrust laws in …

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Powerwave’s Jake MacLeod to Speak at Homeland Security Conference

Powerwave Technologies Vice President of Government Solutions Jake MacLeod will present during the Homeland Security for Networked Industries 2010 expo, held Sept. 20-21 in Washington, D.C. MacLeod will speak during a session titled “The Emergence Management Lifecycle: From Disaster Preparedness to Emergency Response and Rebuilding.” He will lend his experience …

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VA Governor Proposes 4-Day Work Week

A commission created by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is recommending many state agencies operate on a four-day work week to save money, a proposal unanimously supported by the Reform and Restructuring Commission. The commission said a shorter week would cut energy and custodial costs and improve employee morale. Employees would …

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Defense Secretary Gates Details Plan to Slash Costs, Boost Efficiency

Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates earlier this week outlined 23 changes for how DoD contracts goods and services aimed at boosting efficiency and productivity in defense spending. The strategy is part of Gates’ efficiencies initiative created to save the department $100 billion over the next five years. “We …

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CIO Vivek Kundra to Deliver Presentation at PMI Global Congress

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra will be delivering the opening plenary address at the PMI Global Congress, discussing how the federal government is making progress in managing the complex projects for government IT. As a driver of unprecedented change in the federal government’s IT operations, including pioneering work to …

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William J. Lynn Meets with NATO Leaders for Cybersecurity Discussions

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III yesterday arrived in Belgium to discuss U.S. defense cybersecurity initiative with NATO leaders. “It’s an opportunity to convey the importance of cybersecurity to our NATO allies, as well as a chance to encourage them to secure NATO systems,” said Bryan Whitman, principal deputy …

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