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Anne Laurent

Management

All Agencies Can Now Buy Innovative Tech at Shark-Tank Speed

Thanks to a new GSA program, every agency can benefit from authority formerly limited to Defense and Homeland Security.

Management

The Real Problem With Acquisition Training

Institutions need to focus on the workforce of the future.

News

Hurricane tracker debuts in time to study Gustav

This kind of data visualization is growing more common on the Web and is becoming a vital tool for federal officials and policymaking.

Oversight

Collaborative Internet tools making inroads into intel agencies

Problems and skepticism still abound, but continued information sharing should win over doubters, says ODNI official.

Oversight

From NextGov.com: NAPA launches collaboration Web site

The Collaboration Project aims to attract leaders to use interactive social tools "to solve government's complex problems."

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Tech

Software allows agencies to model disease, disaster response

New computer model creating "synthetic" United States enables tests of various strategies.

Tech

Virtual training companies offer products to military

Services seek “immersive simulations” to prepare future troops.

Defense

Making sensors more sensitive nets Army engineer top civilian award

Joshua Fairley uses supercomputer to develop supersensors.

Management

Virtually There

Any place anywhere can be modeled and used for training online.

Defense

Army launches video pitch for futuristic weapons program

Military service, contractors rev up Future Combat Systems PR campaign with DVDs, online videos, video games.

Tech

Study forecasts downturn in IT spending

Decline in spending on traditional technology will be offset by increase in "mission support services," report predicts.

News

Doomed

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CIA employees get a pep talk

Management

CIA startup technology firm gets cautious thumbs-up

The CIA’s edgy experiment in acquiring cutting-edge technology is a qualified success, according to a review by independent business executives.

News

The Results Act is dead; long live the Results Act

The Results Act is dead; long live the Results Act