Hagel gets glimpse into future of DARPA tech

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel checked out some of the latest technology coming out the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency at a special event Tuesday.

Six red FDA projects on IT Dashboard exceed $195 million

The Food and Drug Administration has six red projects on the IT Dashboard, totaling up to more than $195 million.

FedWire: New air and space exhibit, DARPA tech, and green schools

FedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to tips@fedscoop.com.

FedScoop documentary on women in STEM hits DC

FedScoop will premiere its first mini-documentary tomorrow during an invitation-only screening at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C. Get an exclusive preview today.

FedWire: Krypton-dating technique, Earth Day and ALIAS

FedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to tips@fedscoop.com.

Verizon data breach report offers 10-year look at cyber-crime

A decade of data breach information has revealed an unprecedented level of insight into the trends and patterns of cybercrime, including industry-specific trends that for the first time can be mapped to 14 critical security controls.

GSA continues real estate consolidation efforts

The General Services Administration, the country’s largest property owner, is targeting real estate as part of an effort to cut costs and reduce the government’s carbon footprint.

Frank Klotz named head of NNSA

The National Nuclear Security Administration has a new leader. Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz was sworn in late last week as the new administrator of NNSA and as the Energy Department undersecretary for nuclear security.

FedWire: Earth Week, new NNSA administrator and White House garden tours

FedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to tips@fedscoop.com.

Are CIOs relevant?

Do chief information officers matter? That was the question posed to six individuals, all of whom have had a career in federal IT management, most of them working the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Dave McClure to leave GSA

David McClure, associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration, is leaving government.

FirstNet manager steps down at critical time for nationwide first-responder network

The First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet, this week announced the abrupt departure of General Manager Bill D’Agostino, raising questions about the FirstNet board’s independence from the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Army expands cyber footprint, hires more IT pros

There’s a new opportunity for Army personnel working in cybersecurity. A new occupational specialty, the 25D Cyber Network Defender, is open to staff sergeants, sergeants first class and master sergeants in the active component.

Clapper goes on offensive, taking counter-Snowden message to college students

Just hours before the endless back-slapping and stroking of journalistic egos took place at The Washington Post in celebration of its Pulitzer Prize for its reporting on the National Security Agency’s secret electronic surveillance programs, the top U.S. intelligence official took to the stage at the University of Georgia and urged students there to consider a vastly different narrative.

Expansion of FBI facial recognition system raises privacy concerns

Documents released by the FBI show the bureau plans to double the size of its facial recognition database by 2015 and will, for the first time, include facial images of millions of people who have not been convicted of any crimes.

FedWire: Cosmic slurp, space rocks, and atom smashing

FedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to tips@fedscoop.com.

BlackBerry CEO pulls a John Paul Jones. But will it save the ship?

This week, Technocrat columnist John Breeden examines the tale of BlackBerry, which at least in terms of government service, flew to unimaginable heights, but now seems poised to topple into the abyss. So, what happened? And does BlackBerry have any magic left?

FedScoop Radio: Does digital government make sense?

Hear Goldy Kamali, CEO and founder of FedScoop, Camille Tuutti, editorial director at FedScoop, Chuck Brooks, vice president and client executive for the Department of Homeland Security at Xerox, and Fred Baradari, VP and client executive for Department of Justice at Xerox, discuss the digital government revolution in this BlogTalkRadio podcast.

Health secretary to step down

Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is stepping down after five years on the post, ending her HHS career in the wake of the botched rollout of healthcare.gov and several congressional hearings in which she was blamed for the rocky launch.

US Coast Guard’s Rear Adm. Robert Day on collaborative tech endeavors

U.S. Coast Guard CIO Rear Adm. Robert Day discusses with FedScoopTV one of the services’ successful collaborative technology endeavors.

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