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Ed Bolton: FAA Shifts Air Traffic Control Modernization Focus to Large Hubs

Ed Bolton, assistant administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation program, has said the agency plans to focus its air traffic control modernization on large airports, National Journal reported Thursday. Jason Plautz writes the FAA will begin the approach by teaming with airlines, airports and pilot associations …

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Thermopylae Sciences’ AJ Clark Calls for Cultural Shift in Defense Industry’s IT Acquisitions

A.J. Clark, president of Thermopylae Sciences and Technology, believes that a cultural shift is needed in the defense industry to update its acquisition process for information technologies and stimulate government IT development. “An acquisition process designed for large and unique weapon systems is becoming harder and harder to apply to technologies …

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GAO Calls for Improvements in Human Capital Management

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Personnel Management and other federal agencies to make some improvements to the General Schedule classification system and other key areas of human resource management. GAO said in a May 20 report that it found inconsistencies in five of the eight …

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NARA Releases Electronic Messaging Guide Draft

The National Archives and Records Administration has published new guidance for federal agencies to manage electronic messages that have been transmitted in the course of doing public business. NARA said its draft bulletin covers the management of text, voicemail, chat and instant messages through mobile apps, social media and other …

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OMB Issues Challenge on Training Program for Digital IT Acquisition Pros

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy and U.S. Digital Service have launched a $320,000 phased challenge on the training and development of federal contracting professionals specialized in digital service acquisition. The Office of Management and Budget said in a notice posted on Challenge.gov that the competition seeks innovative approaches to …

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ISA: Govt-Industry Partnership, Data-Driven Analysis Needed to Drive Cyber Framework Adoption

The Internet Security Alliance has called for government-industry collaborations that examine data-driven approaches to support the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Cybersecurity Framework, Norse Corp.‘s DarkMatters blog reported Wednesday. Anthony Freed writes that ISA also believes the Commerce Department should collect data on cost, prioritization and incentives in support of President Barack Obama’s …

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Alan Davidson Joins Commerce Dept as Digital Economy Director

Alan Davidson, formerly vice president and director of New America’s Open Technology Institute, has joined the Commerce Department as digital economy director and senior adviser to the secretary of commerce. He will be responsible for digital economy and Internet policy issues at the department, New America said Wednesday. Kevin Bankston, …

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