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Report: Gwynne Kostin To Head GSA Innovation Center

The White House launched its federal digital strategy Wednesday, establishing a new center focusing on innovative technologies. Gwynne Kostin, director of mobile in the General Services Administration’s office of citizen services and innovative technologies, has been named to head the agency’s new digital services innovation center, the GSA told FedScoop. …

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White House Launches Digital Strategy, Freezes .Gov Domains

The White House launched its digital strategy Wednesday to reform websites, mobility and shared digital services practices. President Obama issued a strategy memo Wednesday as well in order to define implementation guidelines for agencies and departments. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel told attendees of a TechCrunch event Wednesday the …

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Report: VA-Pentagon Health Record System To Be Ready By 2017

Officials are aiming to have the integrated Defense-Veterans Affairs electronic health record system fully deployed by 2017, Bob Brewin reports for Nextgov. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told reporters Monday that they are working to have iEHR deployed in San Antonio and Norfolk, Va. facilities in …

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Glen Nordin: Agencies Not Addressing Language Skills Gap

Government officials should be working to address the gap in foreign language skills available in the workforce and community need, an official recently told a Senate subpanel, FierceGovernment IT reports. Glen Nordin, principal foreign language advisor in the office of the under secretary of defense for principal foreign language, told …

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EPA Awards Small Business Tech R&D Funds; April Richards Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $2 million to 25 companies for research and development initiatives, the agency announced Tuesday. Awardees submitted research proposals for monitoring and treating water, building green, reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution monitoring, among other areas. EPA said this is the first phase of the Small …

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Report: US Special Ops Seeking Global Anti-Terror Net

The U.S. Special Operations Command wants to establish a network that could link special operations forces around the globe to combat terrorism, Barbara Opall-Rome writes for Defense News. SOCOM Commander Adm. Bill McRaven and Deputy Operations Director Brig. Gen. Sean Mulholland announced the planned network at a May 7 conference, according …

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NASA Launches First Commercial Spacecraft

The first commercially-built spacecraft that NASA will use to taxi supplies to the International Space Station launched on Tuesday. NASA said the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft is the second demonstration mission for the space agency’s commercial orbital transportation services program. Administrator Charles Bolden said in a …

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Navy Lowers NGEN Cost Projections; Shawn Hendricks Comments

The U.S. Navy has reduced the projected $10 billion cost for its Next Generation Enterprise Network contract to between $4.5 and $5.4 billion over five years, Bob Brewin reports on Nextgov. Capt. Shawn Hendricks, NGEN program manager, told reporters on Friday the network will cost between $900 million and $1.07 …

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OMB Wants Evidence-Based Budget Requests From Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget wants federal agencies to submit evidence when proposing fiscal year 2014 budgets, Federal Computer Week reports. Agencies will have to submit evaluations of their various programs to demonstrate performance, which will in turn determine where funds are allocated. An OMB memo issued Friday indicates …

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