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Senator aims to boost use of stolen-passport database

Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposal would block countries from the visa waiver program if they don’t use Interpol’s travel document service.

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State Department: Mapping the humanitarian crisis in Syria

The department's maps can help people make sense of complex humanitarian emergencies and understand what is happening on the ground.

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U.S. to cede control of Internet naming system

When ICANN's contract to manage the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority expires at the end of September 2015, the function will be switched to a private, stakeholder-based group.

Letitia Long of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGA: Seeking full immersion in geospatial data

NGA's Map of the World will serve as the backbone for the agency's innovative efforts to satisfy the geospatial appetites of the 17 intelligence agencies.

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NOAA budget boost focused on data

The largest request for NOAA's five offices is the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, which would get an increase of about $165 million over fiscal 2014.

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EPA: Using maps to make sense of water pollution data

EPA's map-based "How's My Waterway?" app allows users to check pollution levels in almost any U.S. lake, river or other waterway.

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One DHS remains a work in progress

The multiple components at the department have an existing architecture of databases "not conducive to effective implementation," report finds.

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Three routes to FedRAMP: Choose wisely

The most common path is gaining a provisional authority to operate from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board, but that might not be the best choice for every vendor.

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Will more money for VA fix the IT 'deficiencies'?

Fiscal 2015 budget request would boost funding for IT security, but legislators have their doubts.

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Financial system for lags

In January, the government warned of the potentially dire consequences if the financial management back end of were not up and running by mid-March. Mid-March has arrived, and the system has not yet been built.


NASA to extend SEWP IV by 6 months

Extension intended to provide smooth transition to SEWP V.

MIT Professor and NASA Chief Technologist David Miller

NASA names new chief technologist, acting CTO

MIT's David W. Miller will serve as NASA Administrator Charles Bolden's principal advisor on agency-wide technology issues, policies and programs.