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President Barack Obama has signed a new executive order aimed at maximizing the benefits offered by high-performance computing (HPC) for economic development and scientific and technologic discovery. In the order, Obama establishes a National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), a government-wide effort to create a cohesive strategy …… » Read more
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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday cleared several bills for floor consideration, including legislation aimed at preventing federal payments to deceased individuals in part by directing the Social Security Administration to provide its death data to other agencies and to allow such information to be …… » Read more
Legislation seeking to improve civilian agencies’ cyber defense capabilities was cleared for floor consideration by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday. The Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (S. 1869), introduced by committee chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) and ranking member Tom Carper …… » Read more
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The Department of Defense (DoD) is close to releasing new guidance on services contracting, reports Federal News Radio. According to Colonel James DeLong, a senior program analyst for the Air Force, DoD Instruction 5000.ac currently is being reviewed by the principal deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics …… » Read more