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Contracting officer to join GSA's newest technology service

As 18F settles into its new home as part of the General Services Administration's Technology Transformation Service, or TTS, the innovation team is preparing for a new contracting officer.

Spotlight: Navy seeks industry help to boost weapons-systems cybersecurity

The Naval Air Systems Command is looking for outside help to improve its weapons-systems cybersecurity capabilities.

New IBM partnership leverages cognitive computing for California water monitoring

A partnership between IBM Watson and OmniEarth announced Friday is set to break new ground in water monitoring and environmental analytics in California – a  potentially disruptive change for water utilities countrywide.

Spotlight: Pentagon's bug bounty finds 90 bugs

A highly touted bug bounty program at the Pentagon revealed around 90 bugs.

USAID, Army develop video game to train solders how to respond to overseas disasters

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Army have teamed on the creation of a new video game to train U.S. soldiers on how to respond to foreign natural disasters.

Spotlight: NTIA extends deadline for RFC on IoT advancement

After receiving an influx of requests to extend the comment period on a Request for Comments about the policy landscape around Internet of Things technology, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration moved the deadline to June 2 at 5 p.m.

Spotlight: Issa turns attention to IoT standards

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has begun echoing the IT security community and calling on the government to provide better standards for the Internet of Things.

GSA launches Technology Transformation Service to focus on agile, user-centered technology

The General Services Administration is creating a new arm, the Technology Transformation Service, to help federal agencies "build, buy and share user-centered and emerging technology solutions," GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth said in a Tuesday blog post.

DISA wants to access Silicon Valley IT innovation, but sees cultural hurdles

The Defense Information Systems Agency wants greater access to tech innovation coming out of Silicon Valley, particularly from startups, said a DISA official.

Igniting Innovation Award showcase to crowdsource government innovation

On Monday, federal employees and industry leaders will gather in Washington, DC, for the 2016 Igniting Innovation Award, a showcase run by one of the largest public-private partnerships in the government IT community, The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council.