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Todd Park To Exit Federal CTO Role, Says Fortune
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Fortune Magazine is reporting White House CTO will leave that post but may help with Silicon Valley recruiting.
Oregon Sues Oracle Over Failed Healthcare Website
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Oracle first sued Oregon, and now the state responds with lawsuit claiming the company's "shoddy" performance is to blame for health insurance exchange website debacle.
US Military To Launch Open Source Academy
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi will offer open source training and Linux certification for military personnel and civilians in groundbreaking new program.
Public Sector IT Compliance The Private Sector Way
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Office of Management and Budget wants agencies to mimic private-sector accountability practices. Compliance will require private sector discipline.
ICD-10 Delay: An Opportunity To Change Course
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Instead of just delaying the new medical coding system, we should be rethinking the necessity of it.
BYOD: California Ruling A Wakeup Call
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
California's Cochran v. Schwan court case casts a pall over BYOD plans, but clear corporate policies can eliminate liability concerns.
State & Local Agencies Push Mobility Initiatives
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
Here's how S&L government can emulate successful federal mobile efforts.
Google Drive For Work: Unlimited Storage Tempts Businesses
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
Microsoft Azure Adds NoSQL, Search & HBase Services
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Microsoft brings DocumentDB, Search, and HDInsight HBase services to Azure, boldly entering the NoSQL arena and rounding out its cloud-based data platform.
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
Hybrid Cloud: All About The Network?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
When a database must stay tucked away in an enterprise data center, running a dependent service in the public clouds spells "latency." Or does it?
US House Inspector General: IT Audit Activist
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
At the 2014 GRC Conference, House IG Theresa Grafenstine argues internal auditors must be more forward looking -- and explains why being exempt from regulations just makes her job harder.
4 Tips: Protect Government Data From Mobile Malware
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, particularly on Android devices. These four steps help counter the threat.
Data Driven: Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Coming Soon
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
For proposed V2V safety systems to work in the real world, a free flow of data between connected cars is essential. Naturally, the devil's in the details.
Google's Public Decade: 10 Search Innovations
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Google's Amit Singhal looks back at 10 years of search improvements.
9 Technologies That Power New York City
Slideshows  |  8/20/2014  | 
From space exploration robotics to subway subsystems, New York has technology to cover everything. Check out some cool examples near the Javits Center, home to Interop New York -- and beyond.
Cybersecurity: How Involved Should Boards Of Directors Be?
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
Security audit groups ISACA and IIA weigh in on what role the board of directors should play in an enterprise's cybersecurity strategies.
3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples
Slideshows  |  8/19/2014  | 
Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Look what these maps can do.
Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
Indiana Analysis, Open Data Efforts Use SAP Hana
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
After pilot involving infant mortality data, Indiana adopts SAP Hana in-memory database as foundation of new management reporting system, plans open data website for citizens.
Apple Bans Two Toxic Chemicals
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
For the first time, Apple has published its list of regulated substances for manufacturing.
US Digital Service: Key To Making Government Agile?
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Effort to apply the lessons of HealthCare.gov is praiseworthy, but may not get at the root cause of problems with digital government services.
Presidential Records Management Directive: It Takes A Village
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Agencies will need to draw from varied resources to meet the deadline for digitally archiving federal government records by 2019.
Amazon Local Register: Friend Or Foe?
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
Mobile payment service prompts concerns about ulterior motives.
Government iPad Activations Up 5%
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
State and federal customers are ramping up iPad use, says enterprise mobile software firm Good Technology.
Microsoft Delays ActiveX Blocking In IE
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
In response to customer concerns, Microsoft won't start blocking ActiveX controls in IE until September.
Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
NASA Mission: Cloud Governance
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Here's how the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory addressed governance, risk, and compliance for its critical public cloud services.
Gartner Magic Quadrant: NetScout Says Secret Is Green
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
After Gartner analysts rank NetScout only a "challenger," Netscout files lawsuit alleging Gartner's rankings involve pay for play. Let's examine both sides of this street.
Apple's Dominance Of Enterprise Mobility Slips
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Android is gaining acceptance in business at the cost of Apple's iOS popularity while Microsoft languishes at the bottom.
Rosetta Spacecraft: Treacherous Challenges Ahead
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
The Rosetta Spacecraft's successful rendezvous last week with the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gersaimeno was a breeze for mission control compared to its next task: landing on the comet.
Cyber Risk Dashboards: False Sense Of Control?
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Federal programs promoting the use of risk dashboards can boost real-time visibility, but only if they are used correctly.
Healthcare Big Data: Blessing And Curse
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Interpreting government-released healthcare data correctly will pose a massive challenge for analysts, policy makers, and pundits.
Oracle Fires Back: Oregon Obamacare Exchange
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
In a lawsuit against the state, Oracle claims it is the victim of a smear campaign designed to obscure the state's project management failures.
When Data Joins The Dark Side
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
A big data stockpile may contain dark data -- unstructured, unclassified information that you can't put to good use. Maybe it's time to find it.
NoSQL, NewSQL, or RDBMS: How To Choose
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
When should you choose a NoSQL or NewSQL option versus a conventional relational database management system? Here are 10 telltale traits that will help you make the right choice.
Federal Open Source Is Messy – And That's OK
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
Open source projects like the National Library of Medicine's Pillbox show potential of open innovation -- including competition with projects started elsewhere.
Facebook Buys Security Startup PrivateCore
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
Facebook plans to deploy PrivateCore technology into its server stack to bolster encryption and malware prevention, the social network said.
Google To Factor Security In Search Results
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Websites that don't support HTTPS connections may soon be less prominent in Google search results.
Wanted: Honest Algorithms For Voter Redistricting
Commentary  |  8/7/2014  | 
Why can't a simple formula replace the politically charged gerrymandering that's skewing our election processes?
Minnesota Claims $27.4 Million In IT Savings
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Legislative mandate to consolidate IT services has produced results, state leaders say.
5 Breakthrough DARPA Technologies Beyond GPS
Slideshows  |  8/7/2014  | 
Miniaturization, pulsed lasers, and quantum physics will bring new capabilities for positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) to the battlefield.
Chinese Government Rejects Apple's iPad
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Ten Apple products have been removed from a list of products that can be bought with Chinese government funds.
12 STEM Resources For Young Women
Slideshows  |  8/6/2014  | 
Trying to fuel a young woman's interest in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? These 12 organizations actively help students pursue STEM-related careers.
MongoDB Picks New CEO
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
MongoDB CEO Max Schireson succeeded by BMC veteran Dev Ittycheria as NoSQL database vendor moves toward initial public offering.
Navdy's Answer To Distracted Driving
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
A heads-up display promises safer access to your smartphone while driving.
BlackBerry Comeback Far From Certain
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
BlackBerry is finally ready to resume growth, says CEO Chen -- but first the company must overcome its crumbling device business.
LinkedIn Pays $6M For Overtime Wages Violation
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Department of Labor investigation found LinkedIn failed to properly track pay records and compensate workers for overtime.
Eavesdropping On A New Level
Slideshows  |  8/5/2014  | 
MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe research team demonstrate how to capture sound using video images of objects. Yes, plants will parrot what you say with more fidelity than parrots, under the right conditions.
Splunk Cuts Cloud Prices, Guarantees Uptime
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Splunk slashes cost of big data analysis platform by 33% while adding 100% uptime guarantee. Customer MindTouch says it's no gimmick.
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