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NIST responds to lawmakers’ concerns about cyber framework

Government officials on Thursday took to the Hill to fill Congress in on their progress developing the voluntary cybersecurity framework President Barack Obama called for in his February executive order.

The framework is well on its way and has continuously solicited public industry input, said officials from Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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FedWire: New CFPB head, women veterans and civic hacking

FedWireFedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We the Geeks’ superhero-themed Google Hangout.

Labor stands up for women veterans.

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10 years after inception, FAA’s NextGen program still comes up short

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Calvin Scovel, III, Transportation Department inspector general (left), and Michael Huerta, administrator at the Federal Aviation Administration, testify July 16 before the House Subcommittee on Aviation. (Photo: Colby Hochmuth)

Concerns were raised with the Federal Aviation Administration’s long-standing initiative to update the country’s air traffic control system Wednesday morning when Calvin Scovel, III, inspector general at the Transportation Department, and Michael Huerta, FAA administrator, testified before the House Subcommittee on Aviation.

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IRS cancels furlough day

The Internal Revenue Service is canceling its fourth scheduled agencywide employee furlough day previously slated to occur July 22, according to a July 16 agency announcement.

“The IRS will be open for taxpayers that day as scheduled, and all employees will be paid for that day,” Danny Werfel, IRS principal deputy commissioner, told agency employees in a message.

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FedWire: Data analytics for oversight, DARPA’s Atlas robot, and strategic sourcing

FedWireFedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Data analytics for oversight and law enforcement.

Improved use of strategic sourcing could provide significant procurement savings.

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Feds v. leadership: satisfaction dwindles

Federal leadership is on the decline, and it’s the first time in nearly a decade it’s happened, according to new analysis.

The annual “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Analysis,” released July 12 by the Partnership for Public Service, revealed federal employees’ satisfaction with their leadership dropped for the first time in nine years.

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FedWire: Energy’s bright ideas, text 911 and NIST radio

FedWireFedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The cost of yesterday’s fireworks display on the National Mall.

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FedWire: The final frontier, supercomputing and some lucky guns

FedWireFedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DOD releases revised Military Intelligence Program request for FY2014.

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