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TSA and SSA move ahead with Windows 10 upgrade

The Transportation Security Administration and the Social Security Administration are both on track to upgrade their systems to the Windows 10 operating system, representatives from both agencies confirmed at a Fedscoop this week.

USPTO releases beta version of its open data portal

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has released a beta version of its open data portal, created in response to President Obama's call for more federal transparency.

Experts debate need for National Hurricane Center app to track hurricanes

With the start of hurricane season less than a month away, weather experts are wondering why the National Hurricane Center does not have a smartphone app that can track a storm's progress or monitor forecasts.

Spotlight: AWS offers cloud training for vets

Amazon Web Services pledged to offer $7 million in cloud computing training to 10,000 service members, transitioning veterans and military spouses in an announcement Thursday.

Army smartphone app helps unit leaders predict, minimize impact of altitude sickness

The U.S. Army has developed an Android-based app that military commanders can use to predict how many soldiers are likely to get altitude sickness, the severity of their illness and how long they'll take to adjust to high altitude.

DARPA wants small business help in building an encrypted messaging platform

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is looking for small business help to build an encrypted messaging platform to replace the Department of Defense's current antiquated system.

DHS commercializes tool that assesses cyber and physical risks

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has licensed another cybersecurity technology for commercialization under its Transition to Practice program.

Spotlight: 18F open sources 35 reusable projects

The General Service Administration's innovation arm 18F opened 35 reusable pieces of code yesterday for federal employees, government agencies, state governments or the private sector to use freely.

Labor launches online tool to help companies recruit people with disabilities

The Labor Department is taking steps to make it easier for people with disabilities to apply for jobs online, launching a free online tool called TalentWorks that walks employers through accessible online job applications and e-recruiting techniques.

CFPB retirement calculator under fire from Senate committees

After identifying inaccuracies in a public-facing retirement tool provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, two lawmakers are dissatisfied that the agency hasn't fully remediated the problems.