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Report: U.S. Military Adopts Social Media Simulation Platform

The U.S. military uses a commercial simulation tool in efforts to train intelligence analysts on how to sort through social media feeds and online news, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The Social Media Replication Toolkit System was developed by Cubic and is being integrated into military training programs to help intelligence units manage the social media aspects of potential future …

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Report: Coast Guard Interested in iPad Navigation Apps

The U.S. Coast Guard has put out a request for proposal for a course-plotting iPad application without special security requirements, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes that the nature of the purchase calls for cybersecurity safeguards to prevent malicious code or hackers from getting sensitive flight information or hijacking the …

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Report: The Federal Cyber Workforce is Aging

A report has just come out detailing the advanced age of the majority of cyber workers in the U.S. Federal government. The was released on Wednesday which found that nearly 80 percent of cybersecurity employees are over the age of 40, according to a Nextgov article. The report said that …

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Survey Gives Mixed Reviews for Agencies on Twitter Use

The non-profit group Expert Labs recently released a new social media dashboard. Results from its Federal Social Media Index, which ranks 125 federal agencies based on public engagement on Twitter, showed a trend of agencies with less followers engaging with more with their followers than the more popular agencies. The …

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VA Looks to Save By Cutting Personal Printers

The implementation of technology has recently been viewed by the government as a definite way to cut spending. In most instances, it has proven to be efficient. However, as the Department of Veterans Affairs is concerned, eliminating technology may be the answer to cutting costs. In the firing line is …

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Citizen Archivist Dashboard in the Making

The National Archives and Records Administration reportedly has plans to launch a Citizen Archivist Dashboard where volunteers will be able to transcribe, tag and post articles about scanned NARA documents, according to Pamela Wright, the agency’s chief digital access strategist. According to a report from NextGov, the dashboard is set to launch in December and …

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CBO Says Pentagon Should Focus on Improved GPS Receivers

The Congressional Budget Office wants the Defense Department to scale back plans for GPS satellites and instead invest upgraded, jam-resistant GPS receivers, according to a report from NextGov. The CBO says this approach could save $3 billion dollars over the next decade.. It was reported that the CBO wants the …

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