Through a new open data project, the Department of Defense will make information on the Korean War publicly available for the first time on Dec. 19, and the Air Force major who helped design the portal said he looks forward to what civilians will do with this data. […]

MeriTalk compiles a weekly roundup of contracts and other industry activity. Here’s what happened this week in the Federal Information Technology community.






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A lack of clear technology policy established during Donald’s Trump’s campaigning and preparations as president-elect is making it difficult to determine what the future of tech policy is going to look like, according to experts speaking at an Information Technology Innovation Foundation (ITIF) panel on Thursday.






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The Department of Transportation issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would enable vehicle manufacturers to install technology that allows cars to talk to each other in order to avoid crashes.






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Though governments around the world have made an effort to establish national cybersecurity strategies, 66 percent of cybersecurity professionals said that those strategies were incoherent or incomplete, according to a survey conducted by the Enterprise Strategy Group and Information Systems Security Association.






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ZeroPoint Dynamics, a start-up company specializing in technology that can detect exploit payloads in email and Web content, will be commercialized through the Department of Homeland Security Cyber Security Division’s Transition to Practice program.






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Education on how Federal programs can best use the cloud is going to pick up this year as agencies continue the transition away from legacy IT, according to Rob Morrow, public sector chief technology officer at Cloudera.






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Sprint announced the public schools that will participate in its 1Million Project pilot, a multiyear initiative from the Sprint Foundation to offer free mobile devices and free high-speed wireless Internet connectivity to 1 million low-income, U.S. high school students lacking a reliable source of Internet access at home.






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The Department of Defense has nominated Essye Miller as its new chief information security officer, filling a position that was vacated late last month.






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President-elect Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, about innovation, Gates told CNBC on Tuesday. Gates’ new business, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, is investing in renewable energy companies that could provide solar and wind energy for the entire continent, build mechanisms that allow natural gas emissions only when renewable energy isn’t working, turn sunlight into fuels directly, and make nuclear fission safer and cheaper.






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Ohio Wesleyan University is rolling out a highly engaging Web- and mobile-based prospective student experience that seeks to foster a meaningful affinity between student and school. For its new platform, OWU selected Evolution Labs’ S360 Recruit platform.






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