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Sensitive Data Protection Bedevils IT Security Pros
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Most organizations don't know where their sensitive structured or unstructured data resides, says new Ponemon study.
Oracle Documents: Politics Sabotaged Oregon Healthcare Website
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
State officials, not shoddy software, stopped the consumer launch of the Cover Oregon healthcare website, Oracle reportedly says in documents submitted to Congressional committee.
Aereo Vs. Broadcasters: 5 Questions For Supreme Court
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Should accessing an antenna and a DVR through the cloud be treated as any different under the law than doing so in your own home?
Phishing Scam Targeted 75 US Airports
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Major cyberattack carried out in 2013 by an undisclosed nation-state sought to breach US commercial aviation networks, says Center for Internet Security report.
SMBs Ignoring Insider Threats
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Many smaller organizations do not adequately protect against insider threats, CERT expert warns.
White House Maker Faire: 10 Cool Inventions
Slideshows  |  6/21/2014  | 
More than 100 exhibitors of all ages gathered at the White House to show off their inventions. Check out some of the intriguing innovations.
Feds To Post Open Data From 700 R&D Facilities
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Research.Data.gov upgrade furnishes machine-readable research data to entrepreneurs, innovators, and manufacturers.
Supreme Court Toughens Business Process Patent Test
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Unanimous ruling says that an "abstract idea" isn't patent-eligible just because computers are used to apply it.
Agriculture Dept. Turns To SDN
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
USDA's National Information Technology Center adopts software-defined networking in quest for "faster, better, cheaper" cloud services.
Teradata, MongoDB Get Their Databases Together
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Teradata QueryGrid connector lets MongoDB-based apps tap analytics and Teradata analytics tap near-real-time transactional data without ETL.
Former HHS Exec Launches ACO For Independent Physicians
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former national coordinator for HIT at the US Department of Health and Human Services, founds an ACO to help physician-led practices deliver value-based population health services to patients.
Predictive Analytics: 6 Teamwork Tips
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
One quarter of companies in TDWI's research cite "data ownership and political issues" as the No. 1 challenge with big data analytics.
Federal Broadband Program Falls Short
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
The $3 billion rural broadband rollout, established as part of the federal stimulus program, left too many projects unfinished, GAO reports.
Cloud Disaster Recovery: CIOs Must Lead
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
IT teams wary of public cloud often discount its value in disaster recovery. That does a disservice to the business.
Crowdsourcing: The Future Of Consulting?
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
Wikistrat's eclectic community of analysts beat the CIA by predicting Russia's annexation of Crimea. Should crowdsourcing play a bigger role in the consulting industry?
Cyber Attackers Target Small, Midsized Businesses
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
As large companies beef up security, attackers seek out weak links and use social tactics to hit smaller enterprises.
When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
Transportation Dept. Wants To Regulate Smartphone Maps
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
The Department of Transportation seeks the power to determine whether smartphone apps are a danger to drivers.
Microsoft Brings Predictive Analysis To Azure
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Service lets businesses model data and launch predictive services in the cloud.
Government IT 'Fundamentally Flawed,' Researchers Say
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
Fixing how federal agencies purchase and manage IT will take top leadership and new approaches, say the authors of a new report.
LinkedIn Faces Lawsuit Over Privacy Violation
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
US federal judge orders LinkedIn to face a lawsuit that claims the social network sent emails to users' contacts without their consent.
NIST Security Guidance Revision: Prepare Now
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
NIST 800-53 Revision 5 will likely put more emphasis on continuous monitoring. Don't wait until it arrives to close your security gaps.
Google Fit: Another Try At Health Data?
News  |  6/14/2014  | 
Google looks to announce a new service at the Google I/O conference that will track activity data. Will it succeed where Google Health failed?
Internet Of Things Meets Robots At SmartAmerica
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Expo demonstrates real-world innovation in cyber physical systems that underpin the Internet of Things.
VA Backlog: Technological Solution Was Subverted
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
Computerized reporting is useless when data is kept off the books.
FCC Wants More Cybersecurity Collaboration, Less Regulation
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
In a speech to the American Enterprise Institute, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined principles for a market based approach.
Connected Cup Knows Your Drink
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
The Vessyl, a $99 cup, can analyze liquids down to the molecular level and display its findings, such as "beer."
Commerce Dept. Appoints New CIO
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Former CIO of Homeland Security Dept. and FAA Steve Cooper returns to government.
Academia: Government's Biggest Cyber Security Ally?
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
Federal cyber security programs need access to fresh talent. They can boost the quality of that talent by bolstering cyber security training in colleges and universities.
FAA Approves First Commercial Drone Flight Over Land
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Agency decision is the first step in a long march toward integrating drones into civil airspace.
Google+ Gets Analytics
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Businesses using Google+ pages can now understand how their social content is working.
IBM Launches SoftLayer Data Centers
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Two new data centers allow federal agencies to create cloud services quickly and securely on both virtual and bare metal servers. FedRAMP and FISMA certifications are in the works.
GAO Spotlights 190 Troubled IT Projects
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Some agencies actively avoid transparency requirements of IT Dashboard, says Government Accountability Office.
Government Data + Maps: 10 Great Examples
Slideshows  |  6/11/2014  | 
Explore 10 ways federal agencies use geographic information system (GIS) technology and maps to improve decision making and deliver public information.
Google Imagines People As Applications
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Google patent application describes a way to reduce the friction of online social interaction.
5 Hybrid Cloud Gotchas
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds. But beware management complexity, cost volatility, data protection, and other potential snafus.
Why Agencies Need Acquisition-as-a-Service
Commentary  |  6/10/2014  | 
An acquisition-as-a-service approach could solve software procurement inefficiencies for government agencies.
UN Unveils Big Data Climate Change Challenge
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
United Nations hopes its big data climate contest will reveal new ways big data can alleviate problems caused by climate change.
Apple iOS 8 Increases Privacy
News  |  6/9/2014  | 
iPhone users can look forward to broadcasting a bit less information about their devices as they wander the world.
Science & Tech Office Refreshes Open Government Plan
News  |  6/9/2014  | 
Feds will offer access to scientific collections, hold online presentations and nurture young inventors.
Navy To Launch Enterprise Records Management System
News  |  6/9/2014  | 
Prototype software replaces redundant systems to cut operating and training costs.
13 Ways To Beat Big Brother
Slideshows  |  6/9/2014  | 
Just because cameras are everywhere doesn't mean you have to be under surveillance all the time.
5 Mobile Apps For Visiting Washington, D.C.
Slideshows  |  6/7/2014  | 
Planning a visit to our nation's capitol? These mobile apps, created by federal agencies, guide and educate travelers.
Facebook's Parse Embraces Swift
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Developers can use Swift to access Parse services, but Apple is now competing for that business.
ONC Releases Healthcare Interoperability Roadmap
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT outlines an ambitious plan to link patients' health records across the entire medical ecosystem.
Government Advances Continuous Security Monitoring
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
DOD, DHS expect smart technologies will defend networks against common attacks, free IT personnel to deal with more dangerous threats.
Federal CIOs Feel Hobbled By Congress
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Government IT leaders struggle to incorporate cloud and mobility, bolster security amidst outdated government policies and budget constraints, says study.
Secret Service Seeks Social Signals: Inside The RFP
Commentary  |  6/6/2014  | 
Social media analytics RFP seeks to sort serious from sarcastic threats against government officials.
SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner: Exclusive Q&A
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Hasso Plattner, SAP's Hana visionary, discusses customer ERP adoption, cloud deployment, and Oracle's alternative.
Big Data: Time To Get Serious
Commentary  |  6/6/2014  | 
IT must set clear policies and understand the costs of big data initiatives before uncharted experiments lead to data center chaos.
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