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April 14, 2009  7:14 PM

What is astronaut training like? Find out on Twitter



Posted by: Xjlittle
astronaut, astronaut training, congress, joint chiefs of staff, Mike Mullen, nasa, twitter, us government

NASA astronaut Mike Massimino is recording his training for the fifth and final Atlantis mission on Twitter generating a lifetime written document for himself and others. It's very possible that your favorite (or the one that you despise the most) government agency twitters. As I wrote in a...

March 21, 2009  9:09 PM

Government scholarships for studying cybersecurity



Posted by: Xjlittle
computer security, cybersecurity, federal agency, scholarship, scholarships, Security, technology, us government

The US Government give you a full scholarship for college if you want to become a cybersecurity specialist. The scholarship covers room and board, books and tuition. The obvious question here is "What do I have to give them in return?" Two years of government service at a federal agency in a...


March 15, 2009  6:43 PM

CEOs ask Obama to mandate that agencies consider Open Source



Posted by: Xjlittle
open source, tax payer, taxes, us government

The Collaborative Software Initiative and other backers of Open Source Software sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he mandate federal agencies consider how software purchased by the federal government is developed. The letter stated that the open and collaborative way that open...


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