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Anne Rung: New OFPP Guidance Highlights Category Mgmt, Vendor Relationships, Acquisition Talent

Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said that the federal contracting process should focus on facilitating best practices, information sharing and collaboration between agencies to drive cost savings, performance and innovation. Rung wrote Thursday on the Office of Management and Budget blog that the OFPP’s newly released …

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Federal Agencies Highlight Big Data Applications at OSTP Workshop

The Office of Science and Technology Policy recently held a workshop to discuss big data opportunities and challenges for the government, Fedscoop reported Monday. Greg Otto writes officials from different federal agencies highlighted their respective strategies on how they leverage big data. Rajive Mathur, director of online services at the …

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White House Requests Public Input On Big Data Privacy

The Office of Science and Technology Policy has launched a federal review to examine big data management issues that it believes could shape future policies on citizen privacy, Nextgov reported Thursday. Joseph Marks writes the review will be led by John Podesta, a White House counselor, and work to gather …

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White House RFI Details Federal Incentives to Share Spectrum

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued a request for information on how federal agency incentives could help free up spectrum for commercial wireless broadband use. OSTP said Friday the project’s goal is to address increasing demand for spectrum alongside the use of wireless technologies, as indicated in …

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28 Organizations Signed Up for White House Big Data Initiative

The U.S. government’s big data initiative has amassed support from 28 companies and organizations since its foundation in March 2012, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Colby Hochmuth writes organizations participating in Data to Knowledge to Action work to bring experiences and lessons learned in using big data for healthcare and other sectors. Tom …

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NASA STEM Budget May Take Hit in 2013

President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget allocates $73 million for NASA’s education programs generated from accumulated grants, subsidies and contributions, Fierce Government reports. That amount is nearly 41 percent less than the $122 million subsidy allotted for the 2012 budget. NASA’s entire education budget line amounts to the total of …

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