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AFCEA Leadership Series: Good Leaders Never Stop Learning

By Sandra Jontz

It’s not just superiors who can impart knowledge that makes young military officers good leaders. Skippers glean knowledge too from peers and subordinates, says Vice Adm. Doug Crowder, USN (Ret.).



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Event Encourages Feedback on Better Buying Power and Acquisition Challenges

The inaugural Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium, hosted by AFCEA International, highlights “Better Buying Power” as it applies to government, industry and academia. Government and industry leaders will provide attendees with myriad solutions, updates and exchanges.

Guest Blog: Cyber Trading Posts Ignite the Spark in Public-Private Collaboration
By Jessica Gulick

Partnerships are growing from disparate groups in search of the same goal.

Government Adopting Software-Defined Networking
By George I. Seffers

Government information technology experts see benefits and challenges to software-defined networking.

Goodreads App Offers Virtual Bookshelf Browsing
By Rachel Lilly

The free Goodreads app helps you discover and share books with your friends and other users. Browse personalized recommendations, write reviews and keep track of what you want to read.

Ocean Drone Collects Data During Typhoon Rammasun
By Cyndy Hogan

An ocean drone collected and transmitted weather data during one of Asia’s biggest typhoons this month. This information will allow scientists to better predict intensities of typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes with the goal of saving lives and minimizing property damage.

Podcast Player Boosts Sound and Speed
By Rachel Lilly

Do you love listening to podcasts? The new Overcast app, developed by Marco Arment, co-founder of Tumblr and creator of Instapaper, offers a simple, intuitive interface to listen to all your favorites.

Veterans Affairs Awards Contract to Help Veterans in Rural Areas Access Services
By Sandra Jontz

The Department of Veterans Affairs hired a contractor to help veterans who live in rural areas learn to acccess and navigate technical programs that will give them better access to their medical records.

From Softball Question to Headline News Home Run
By George I. Seffers

It’s traditional for journalists to end an interview with some version of the question, “What would you like to add?” On the surface, it is the softest of softball questions, but for one interview, it led to headline news.

Legislation Aims to Modernize National Labs
By George I. Seffers

U.S. representatives from both parties have introduced the Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2014, a companion bill to the Senate’s America INNOVATES Act (S. 1973). The bills would bring the U.S. national lab system into the 21st century.

Veterans Affairs Awards Contract as Part of Transformation Program
By Sandra Jontz

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Information and Technology awarded a contract for technical management support services for its Health Products Support, an effort to provide seamless benefits and services to U.S. veterans.


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