DOD deputy secretary on sequestration (VIDEO)

Sequestration would force the Department of Defense to rethink much of its defense strategy, Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter told an audience at Duke University on Thursday.

National Archives names first chief innovation officer

The National Achives has named Pamela Wright as its first chief innovation officer, the agency announced Friday.

Air Force CIO: Cyber spending could increase

Despite expected cuts to the Department of Defense’s overall budget and the threat of sequestration, Air Force Chief Information Officer Lt. Gen. Michael Basla said his intent is for spending on cyber security to remain the same if not increase going forward.

GAO: Switch to $1 coins could save gov $4.4 billion

The switch would be because of increase seigniorage, the difference between the cost of producing coins or notes and their face value; it reduces government borrowing and interest costs, resulting in a financial benefit to the government.

Hit songwriters sing to the tune of intellectual property rights on Capitol Hill

The Hill staffers you may have heard singing in chorus to “Living on the Prayer” this week were not referencing the fiscal cliff debate.

NIST to host cloud, big data workshop

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will host a Cloud Computing and Big Data Workshop on January 15-17, 2013.

Obama to veto defense bill unless changes made

The administration raised concerns about a number or provisions included in the annual bill that provides appropriations for the Department of Defense and its sub-agencies.

GPO, Federal Register honored for using PKI

The Government Printing Office of the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register have been honored by the Four Bridges Forum for their use of public key infrastructure technologies for authenticating electronic submissions of the Federal Register.

Captain Kirk teams with NASA to promote ‘spinoff’ technologies

William Shatner, June Lockhart and Wil Wheaton are the latest group of entertainers to film public service announcements that highlight how NASA’s accomplishments in space are used to improve life on Earth.

GSA ITS outlines guiding principles for 2013

Kevin Youel Page, the Acting Commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, laid out five guiding principles for fiscal year 2013 in a new blog post.

Bureau of Economic Analysis seeks deputy CIO

Reporting to the CIO, the deputy CIO serves as one of the principal advisors in the organization on the application of information technology to improve business processes.

FedScoop 50 Awards (PHOTOS)

More than 150 federal technology leaders, innovators and rising stars convened for the first annual FedScoop 50 Awards on Wednesday night at a ceremony held at the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C.

FedScoop 50 Awards honor top government, industry leaders and innovators

FedScoop honored federal technology leaders, innovators and rising stars at the first annual FedScoop 50 Awards on Wednesday night at a ceremony held at the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Usability.gov wants public input on redesign

The Department of Health & Human Services is soliciting public input on the future redesign of Usability.gov.

5 stocking stuffers for the techie on your gift list

Gone are the days when AA batteries filled the stocking of a techie! This holiday, luxe gloves (designed with touch screens in mind) and sleek phone cases are the stuff stockings are made for. Here are five fun gifts for the gadget lover on your list.

Issa proposes two-year ban on Internet regulation

Congressman Darrell Issa released a one-page draft of a bill that would impose a two-year ban on new laws or regulations that affect the Internet.

NIST publishes IT supply chain risk guidance

Notional Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems, describes ICT supply chain risk management as a multidisciplinary practice with a number of interconnected enterprise processes that, when performed correctly, will help departments and agencies manage the risk of using ICT products and services.

White House to push #My2K hashtag for fiscal cliff debate

The My2K hashtag is in reference to the estimated $2,200 tax increase that a “typical middle-class family of four” would see if the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of the year.

OPM announces new snow closure policies

The Office of Personnel Management announced its dismissal and closure procedures for the 2012-2013 winter weather season on Tuesday.

GSA launches GWAC dashboard

The General Services Administration has launched a new online dashboard that lists the use of information technology spending using governmentwide acquisition contracts.

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