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Stephanie Kanowitz

Contributor, GCN

Stephanie Kanowitz is a freelance writer based in northern Virginia.
IT Modernization

Army tests smart-city communication tools

The test involved a combination of ARL-developed IoT architecture and commercially available smart-city hardware and software.

Digital Government

CIO Council: Get on the same platform

The CIO Council wants agencies to modernize using shared cloud-supported solutions and hosted APIs.

All the twitter about the Mars Phoenix lander

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory chose Twitter to give people up-to-the-minute information about the Mars exploratory spacecraft.

Letter: Security rules are only as good as those who obey them

"Gadgets that don’t play by the rules" is a good article on the challenges of adapting to agency responses to the rapidly changing technology landscape, but I have to ask about your comment in the sidebar that states, "Information technology managers...can buy some time by using common sense rules until they can develop a broader strategy." With all due respect, the alarm went off at the announcement of the Veterans Affairs Department breach.

People

Wireless forum hires consulting CEO

The Software Defined Radio Forum, a nonprofit international industry association for reconfigurable wireless technology, has retained industry veteran Lee Pucker on a two-year contract to provide chief executive officer services in a new consulting position reporting to the forum’s board of directors.

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PSC names new executive director

David Moses has joined the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) as executive director.

Letter: Voting systems get short shrift

The article titled "Voting under a cloud of suspicion" does not go far enough to detail the clear benefits of electronic voting systems or the technological evolution of voting systems in the past 100-plus years. The simple fact is that electronic voting systems provide the same or greater level of auditability. Rather than simply getting rid of the new technology, the question should be: How do we build the regulatory and administrative procedures around this new technology?

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FAS gets new chief of staff

Air Force veteran and former White House aide Bruce Caughman will be chief of staff at the Federal Acquisition Service, FAS Commissioner James Williams announced Sept. 6.

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SAIC names new chief operating officer

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Alion hires deputy manager of National Security Group

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Kaplan joins National Intelligence Council

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GEIA expands government relations

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Engstrom becomes COO at IntelliDyne

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IntelliDyne names new CFO

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AFCEA DC announces new officers

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Suss names first COO

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FAS names first travel director

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Alion hires defense tech leader

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SAIC names HR executive

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PricewaterhouseCoopers names new managing director

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