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Comptroller Peter Franchot reminds taxpayers that they can skip the hassle of waiting in long lines or mailing checks and make their tax payments online with the mobile-friendly Comptroller Online Tax Payment Service. The online service accepts payments for individual income tax, business sales and use tax, and business withholding taxes 24 hours a day,… Keep reading →

Constellation West, a leading provider of mission-critical technology solutions for the U.S. government and one of the fastest-growing service-disabled veteran-owned, women-owned, small disadvantaged businesses in the country, announced today it was awarded an $8.4 million contract by the Internal Revenue Service for cybersecurity services required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under the contract, Constellation… Keep reading →

Air Force IT Strategy Boosts Cyber, Neglects Jamming

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NATIONAL HARBOR: The good news is the Air Force has almost finished a new strategy to protect its high-tech gear from hackers. The bad news? The problem is huge, the processes are nascent, and the intimately interrelated issue of electronic warfare is, at the moment, not part of the discussion. Sure, cybersecurity is the scary, sexy, budget-grabbing brave new world; but with… Keep reading →

Today, LiensNC, LLC Executive Board President Steve Brown and NIC Inc. Director of Operations Kim Tanner accepted the Construction Standard of Excellence Award on behalf of the North Carolina Online Lien Agent System (LiensNC). “I believe LiensNC is the only online lien agent system in the country,” said Brown. “Being the industry leader in this… Keep reading →

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today that South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard was presented with its 2014 Food and Agriculture Governor of the Year Award in recognition of his leadership and commitment to strengthening the agricultural and livestock biotechnology industries within South Dakota. Governor Daugaard received the award at today’s BIO Livestock Biotech Summit, held at the… Keep reading →

ComEd announced that it has been selected by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to receive a $1.2 million grant to build a master controller that could drive the operations of clusters of microgrids. ComEd assembled a group of leading science and technology partners for the DOE proposal including Alstom Grid, Argonne National Laboratory,… Keep reading →

Texas NICUSA, the private partner that operates Texas.gov (www.texas.gov) on behalf of the state, is pioneering efforts among eGovernment integrators by implementing DevOps and Agile software development methodologies into its day-to-day operations. In a recent release of an O’Reilly Media, Inc. eBook titled “DevOps in Practice,” author J. Paul Reed highlights Texas.gov in a case… Keep reading →

The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has selected Delaware’s Hunter and Trapper Registration Web application (HTR) as the recipient of the 2014 Web 2.0 State & Local Government Awards & Recognition Program in the category of State Government. The annual awards program honors state and local governments that demonstrate a use of technology and development to… Keep reading →

Maryland’s award-winning official emergency management mobile app, MARYLAND Prepares, from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), helps Maryland families better prepare for emergencies. The MARYLAND Prepares mobile app provides the resources Marylanders need to be prepared before, during, and after severe weather and provides real-time alerts for citizens. During the month of September, MEMA is… Keep reading →

With growing gridlock in Washington, states throughout the country – both red and blue – are implementing innovative renewable energy and energy-efficiency programs which could be adopted by their neighbors to improve their economies and reduce emissions cost-effectively, according to a new joint study by Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and… Keep reading →

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