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

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..

Interior releases first-ever national assessment of geologic CO2 storage potential.

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Big data ‘is taking advantage of us without our permission’

People disclose data almost every minute of every day.

Google Maps, Twitter and Foursquare track location; Uber and Capital BikeShare know where we’re going and how we’re going to get there; we inform diet sites what we ate and how much time we spent at the gym; our calendars are online; and every time we swipe our credit card at a physical or online merchant, our actions are being tracked.

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FedWire: Night rockets, new tools and a formidable rival to the GPS

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..

HHS tools make you savvy in the health-insurance marketplace.

Expanding U.S.

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After Snowden, will the security clearance process finally change?

For years, the Government Accountability Office has harped on the necessity for security clearance reform. There’s no oversight, no guidelines, the office has repeatedly argued. This week, with the ongoing case of Edward Snowden — who has been gradually leaking classified documents — and a Senate hearing Thursday, the issue might finally be getting its due.

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FedWire: GSA’s OS2 program, DISA & JIE and new FCC database

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GSA’s OS2 program has saved the government $200 million.

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FedWire: Mobile User Experience Wikithon, DARPA’s Spectrum Challenge and FOIA backlog

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..

Mobile User Experience Wikithon.

Competitors picked for DARPA’s Spectrum Challenge.

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Former VA CTO launches data security company

After leaving the Veterans Affairs Department in March, Peter Levin, former chief technology officer, is putting his skills to wider use, launching his own company, Amida Tech.

As CEO of Amida, Levin will concentrate on providing industry, nonprofits and the public sector with data security — including identity registration and management, credentialing and authentication and policy-based access and control — for information services in the health, education and energy sectors.

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FedWire: Birthdays, challenges and empowered women

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Women to move up the ranks at DOD.

PEPFAR turns 10.

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FedMentors: Casey Coleman, CIO, GSA

Casey Coleman, chief information officer, General Services Administration, shares career advice in this FedMentors interview for FedScoopTV.

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“My first government job was at GSA, 11 years ago. I was the deputy associate administrator for the Office of Citizen Services, and it was a very exciting opportunity and the thing I learned from that is that the government does work on a scale that is really unparalleled almost anywhere.

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FedWire: Capital ops, Blue Angels and Father’s Day at the White House

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Falcon Virgo is a go for national capital region.

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The myth of deleted data

Remember the cautionary tale of “Be careful what you post on the Internet; it will be out there forever”? Turns out, that warning applies to much more than just the Internet.

You may assume that whenever you change jobs and turn in your old mobile device, all your information gets wiped from the device.

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Roadmap hones US biological preparedness

Are U.S. policymakers and responders adequately prepared for a biological threat? A roadmap released today by the Office of Science and Technology Policy aims to make sure of just that.

The National Biosurveillance Science and Technology Roadmap identifies and prioritizes research and development needs in biosurveillance to give decision-makers and first responders the information they need to better protect the public, according to a post on the OSTP blog.

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FedWire: Keyboard courage, life in orbit, ‘there’s an app for that’

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Keyboard courage.

Banking on brain tissue?

NASA finding may challenge current theories on planet formation.

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