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Air Force Looks to Disaggregation for Future Space Requirements

The U.S. Air Force Space Command wants to adopt the disaggregation approach of developing space technologies in an attempt to address future security and communication requirements, DOD Live reported Thursday. Jessica Tozer writes the AFSC recently issued the Resiliency and Disaggregated Space Architectures white paper that provided details of what …

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DOE to Spotlight National Lab Supercomputers on Website

The Energy Department will feature supercomputers used at national laboratories on its web site this month to highlight scientific research initiatives at the labs, energy.gov reported Wednesday. DOE aims to shed light on the history and transformation of information technology resources at the national labs, Ben Dotson, project coordinator for digital reform …

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Postal Service Could Offer Early Retirement to Executives

The U.S. Postal Service wants to hold early retirement options to ranking executives as part of agency initiatives to reduce costs, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Sean Reilly writes the Civil Service Retirement System will require participants to depart by Dec. 31 and the Federal Employees Retirement System will mandate a …

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Mobile Work Exchange Unveils Telework ROI Calculator

Mobile Work Exchange has launched an online tool intended to help federal agencies measure their return on investment by letting their employees work remotely. The ROI Calculator works to quantify the benefits from an agency’s telework with information that is intended to identify common telework and mobility factors, Mobile Work …

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OFPP Memo Mandates Agencies Use Central Acquisition Workforce Training Info Repository

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has directed civilian agencies to use a central repository maintained by the Federal Acquisition Institute that contains training and certification info on acquisition workers. Increased use of the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System is intended to give both the FAI and OFPP a government-wide view …

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Dave Bennett: Pentagon Eyes IT Server Cuts by FY 2018

Dave Bennett, the Defense Information Systems Agency chief information officer, has led a five-year program to establish cloud-based core data centers for a Defense Department-wide information network, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes DISA is the sole provider of CDCs throughout DoD as the department aims to slash …

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Defense Department Changes 2014 Audit Plan

The Defense Department has scaled back plans to fully audit its budget by September 2014 and will instead examine nearly 77 percent of its funds through a “Schedule of Budgetary Activity,” Federal Times reported Tuesday. Sean Reilly writes the department still faces a 2017 deadline to pass a full audit as required …

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HHS Picks GoodData for Social Network Analysis Contract

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to award business intelligence technology provider GoodData a three-month contract to analyze data from the agency’s internal social network. HHS wants to acquire an analytics software that can mine information posted to the department-wide social networking platform Yammer, an Aug. 29 …

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Jim Bradley Appointed Printing Office Deputy Director

Jim Bradley, formerly assistant public printer for operations at the Government Printing Office for two years, has been appointed to serve as the agency’s deputy director. The 17-year agency veteran will oversee marketing operations and lead the agency’s units responsible for producing information products and services such as the Congressional Record, Federal …

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