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SBA Wants to Revise Employee-Based Size Standards of Small Businesses

The Small Business Administration has issued a proposal to raise the employee-based small business size standards for 30 industries and three sub-industries. SBA also proposes to decrease the standards for three industries excluded from the North American Industry Classification System for the manufacturing, wholesale trade, sector and retail trade sectors, the agency …

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Study: Agencies Should Consider Security, Performance Risks in Cloud Adoption

A new Market Connections report indicates that many government agencies do not have plans or are still considering plans to adopt cloud computing technologies as they identify security risks as a major concern, FCW reported Thursday. Jonathan Lutton writes that the General Dynamics-commissioned report found that agencies are wary of unauthorized data access or leaks, technology defects …

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NetApp’s Greg Gardner Outlines Strategies to Address Big Data Challenge

Greg Gardner, chief architect for government and defense solutions at NetApp, has outlined his ideas for technology strategies to conquer the challenges of extracting insights from large volumes of data. Gardner wrote in a op-ed for Defense Systems posted Wednesday that big data yields “the greatest amount of useful information” from …

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Karen DeSalvo to Join HHS as Acting Health Assistant Secretary

Karen DeSalvo, director of the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will move to the Department of Health and Human Services as acting assistant secretary for health, FCW reported Thursday. FCW reports DeSalvo will work with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to facilitate the agency’s initiatives to end the …

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GSA to Launch Program Office to Guide Gov’t Adoption of Shared Services

The General Services Administration hopes to foster further use of shared services across government by establishing a program office that will standardize the process of adoption and address identified challenges, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Emily Kopp reports that the CIO Council has requested Dominic Sale and his team at GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy …

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Chris Cummiskey to Depart DHS on Oct. 31

Chris Cummiskey, acting undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, has announced his departure from government service on Oct. 31, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Cummiskey, who has served the federal government for 24 years, told his staff in an email that he will “pursue opportunities in the private …

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DHS Report Calls for Guidance on Government Use of Open Source Tech

A Department of Homeland Security-commissioned study has identified keys to removing barriers for government agencies to develop and implement open source software. The “Open Source Software in Government: Challenges and Opportunities” report was a project of DHS’ science and technology office and based on interviews with OSS experts, suppliers and …

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GSA to Hold Solar Challenge Industry Day

The General Services Administration will hold an industry day on Nov. 13 at its Washington headquarters to introduce the federal government’s solar challenge program to potential participants. The White House has directed federal agencies and military installations to deploy solar renewable energy at federal sites across the national capital region under the Capital Solar …

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