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EPA, NASA Collaborate to Foster New Generation of Scientists

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Monday stressed the importance of science and engineering education and signed a Memorandum of Agreement to foster cooperation between the two agencies in environmental and Earth sciences and applications. The signing ceremony took place at the …

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FBI Facilitates Process of Accessing Records

The FBI on Monday unveiled a revamped website and a new electronic form that will make it easier to obtain certain records. “Our goal is to make the website as user-friendly as possible—to give people more ways to request our records and to explain the process as clearly as we …

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Military Pay Competitive With Private Sector

Military compensation is competing well against the private sector, with service members getting higher salaries than 70 percent of their private-sector peers of similar education and experience, William J. Carr, deputy undersecretary of defense for personnel policy, yesterday told the Senate Armed Services Committee’s personnel subcommittee. Using regular military compensation–basic …

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Lynn Talks Social Media, New DoD Policy at Facebook HQ

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn yesterday visited the headquarters of Facebook in Palo Alto, Calif., to discuss how the Department of Defense and high-tech companies can better collaborate. “You’re very much a part of our world,” Lynn told Facebook employees in the company cafeteria. “We’re also very much a …

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DHS Partners with Sports Leagues Subsector

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure is sponsoring The Sports League Conference. The sports leagues subsector and DHS partnership is a great example of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan framework at work. This event kicked off yesterday, April 28, 2010, and is continuing on today. Approximately 200 …

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UPS Data Center Consolidation Briefing

The U.S. Department of Treasury will be hosting the United Parcel Service (UPS) Data Center Consolidation briefing next Thursday, May 6, 2010. CIO’s and Agency Data Center Consolidation Team members are invited to attend this briefing to hear the UPS Vice President of IT Operations speak about the organizations lessons …

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Open Government: “Making it Real” Panel

The Open Government Directive has been “wildly successful,” according to GSA’s David McClure said.While the open government plans have opened floodgates across agencies to allow Americans to participate in democracy and give feedback, “we are talking steps down a longer road,” he continued. It is the process of restoring trust …

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New Fed Tools: FedSpace, Go.USA.Gov, and Challenges/Prizes

GSA is offering federal agencies several new, exciting tools. During yesterday’s 2010 Government Web and New Media Conference, Bev Godwin, who established GSA’s Federal Center for New Media and Citizen Engagement shared with conference attendees what these new tools were and how they can, and will be used. The first …

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GSA Hosts 2010 Government Web & New Media Conference

The 7th Annual Web Manger University’s Government Web and New Media Conference was surely a sign of the times. When the GSA Administrator was unable to give the welcome address as the schedule had originally planned, she appeared on the big screen through Skype. Audience members started a “twitterfall” by …

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CIA’s 5-year Plan Invests in Personnel, Technology

The CIA yesterday announced its five-year plan that will focus on completing outstanding work done since 9/11 by acting decisively on today’s national security challenges, including terrorism, the proliferation of dangerous technology, cyber threats, and the actions of rogue states. “There’s something I’ve often said about government, but it applies …

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