Uptick in agency STEM initiatives

The Education Department has launched a new blog to showcase the innovative efforts of teachers and students across the country.

Schools held more accountable for veteran treatment

Veterans, service members and their families will have a new way to file complaints with educational institutions receiving money through military educational benefits programs.

PIF deadlines as model for government

Aaron Snow, Mollie Ruskin and James Sanders were at different agencies during their time in the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, but they have something in common — the belief that government can operate under the same tight deadlines the fellows did.

FedWire: Martian laser, GPO name change and NASA fellowships

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FedWire: PII in electronic data, supercomputing and research partnership

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FedWire: STEM focus, base security and meeting cyber challenge

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Obama nominates OMB deputy director, 21 others

Beth Cobert, a senior partner at consultancy McKinsey and Co., had been tapped to become deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.

FedWire: GAO’s new widgets, state of rulemaking and Asteroid call for ideas

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Top 25 most influential people under 40 in gov and tech

FedScoop is thrilled to announce its inaugural “Top 25 under 40″ list, which celebrates exceptional individuals who played a significant role in the IT community and overall government innovation.

FedWire: Cyberhygiene, virtual robotics and the Summer of Innovation

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FedWire: DARPA technology, GSA cost savings and more government data

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FedWire: Robots compete, tribal energy and budding agency partnerships

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FedWire: Cloud computing, IRS IT and lasers

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White House outlines Obama’s record on spending cuts

Of note, the president has signed into law $1 trillion in cuts to discretionary spending over the next decade through the Budget Control Act and his current budget calls for $340 billion in entitlement savings from Medicare and Medicaid and $250 billion from other mandatory federal programs, according to the White House.

Fairfax Chamber honors public sector partners

The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of its annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards.

Education creates app to help blind identify U.S. currency

The Department of Education has created a new mobile application that assists blind or visually impaired people in identifying U.S. currency.

Up-and-coming: Cameron Brenchley

Meet Department of Education Director of Digital Engagement Cameron Brenchley.

FedPod: Roger Baker, EPA up-and-comer Robert Burchard, Education APIs

An update with VA CIO Roger Baker, FedScoop’s latest Up & Coming and the Department of Education’s API.

Education wants input on future APIs

The agency is spearheading a new initiative to make more of the department’s data open and developer-friendly via web application programming interfaces otherwise known as APIs.

Education seeks supervisory IT specialist

The Department of Education is seeks for a supervisory information technology specialist to work in the office of the chief information officer. The job pays between $123,758 and $155,500 and is open for applications until August 14.

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