Federal agencies with information classified secret can now store it in Amazon Web Services’ cloud. On Monday, AWS announced its Secret Region, which can handle federal data up to the secret level of security classification — the second-highest level behind only top secret. The new product fills in a gap in the company’s product line — Amazon already offered a cloud region for top secret.
State Department CIO Frontis Wiggins will soon retire from the federal government. Wiggins’ final day in the role will be Dec. 8, ending his 32-year tenure as a federal civil servant, a State Department spokesperson told FedScoop. Prior to taking over as State CIO in July 2016, Wiggins served also as principal deputy CIO and deputy CIO for foreign operations within the department. Current Principal Deputy CIO Robert Adams will take over the CIO role in an acting capacity.
The General Services Administration formally announced the contractors who will take part in its $50 billion Alliant 2 vehicle — the “next gen” installment of one the largest government IT contracts. GSA sent award notices to 61 vendors for the open pool contract with a five-year base period of performance and a five-year option to extend. The agency will award contracts on its small business version of the contract “separately in the near future,” it says.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".