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Content tagged with Government posted in April 2014
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As Research Data Balloons, How To Share?
Commentary  |  4/30/2014  | 
Exchanging research data worldwide gets more complex in the big data age. But the Research Data Alliance seeks innovative solutions.
Massachusetts Invests In Big Data Innovation
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
State provides $3 million to launch Massachusetts Open Cloud Project, a university-industry partnership to build a new public cloud computing infrastructure for big data researchers, innovators.
TIBCO Shakes Up BI Market With Jaspersoft Buy
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Pairing open source Jaspersoft with top-selling Spotfire, TIBCO hopes to disrupt the business intelligence and embedded analytics market.
First Hospitals Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Penn Highlands CIO Tom Johnson says going far beyond minimum requirements is the key to qualifying for EHR incentives.
DATA Act Passes House, Awaits Obama's Signature
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Data Accountability and Transparency Act would make it easier to find and understand federal spending data.
Philadelphia 311 Service Calls For Help
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Philadelphia's 311 contact center gets help from nonprofit to implement customer satisfaction surveys that improve non-emergency customer service.
Defense Dept. CIO Teri Takai Resigns
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Takai launched several IT initiatives that cut across the military branches.
Google Self-Driving Cars Get Smarter
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Google admits it still has many problems to solve before self-driving cars become commonplace on our streets.
Microsoft: No IE Patch For Windows XP
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Hackers are already exploiting a new Internet Explorer flaw. Microsoft promises a fix -- but not for Windows XP.
Government IT's Investment Trap
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Some federal agencies are falling into the trap of investing in technology rather than IT talent, especially at budget cut time. Here's how to keep the two in balance.
Ukraine Tech Firms Seek Work Amid Turmoil
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Lezgro, a 50-person IT outsourcing firm, urges Western companies to move IT work from Russia to Ukraine to take advantage of country's tech talent.
Google Boosts Encryption In Chrome For Android
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Users of Chrome on Android devices should see improved speed and security.
Oregon Dumps Failed Health Insurance Exchange
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange votes to close down state website and send customers to the federal HealthCare.gov website.
Mobile Commerce Success Depends On Mobile Currencies
Commentary  |  4/25/2014  | 
Digital currencies are a "killer app" for mobile commerce. We must get security and regulations right.
Justice Department Names New CIO
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Joseph Klimavicz, who led IT, big data, and datacenter consolidation initiatives at NOAA, will assume the DoJ's CIO seat in May.
White House Website Helps Veterans Find Jobs
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Veterans Employment Center offers job-search tools to help transitioning service members connect with employers.
ICD-10 Remains High Priority Despite Delay
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations steam ahead with ICD-10 preparations, including hiring, despite delay of the new diagnosis and billing codes for at least a year.
5 Online Tools Uncle Sam Wants You To Use
Slideshows  |  4/25/2014  | 
The White House website offers a collection of federal agency resources for the public. Think financial aid data, energy savings calculators, and more.
Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel Settle No-Poaching Lawsuit
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
More than 64,000 tech workers can look forward to token compensation for claims that major tech vendors conspired to suppress employee pay by agreeing not to recruit workers from one another.
Marines Break From Ranks With BYOD Test
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
US Marine Corps will begin testing whether wireless carriers can deliver secure, dual-persona phone environments for the military.
10 Hadoop Hardware Leaders
Slideshows  |  4/24/2014  | 
Hadoop is known for running on "industry standard hardware," but just what does that mean? We break down popular options and a few interesting niche choices.
DARPA Seeks Optical Devices To Boost Communications
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Direct On-chip Digital Optical Synthesizer program aims to shrink optical synthesizers for microchips that will enable advanced military operations such as detecting enemy chemical production sites.
Google Street View Offers Time Travel
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time.
Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
Government health IT leaders are working more closely with the private sector and making greater use of commercial off-the-shelf technology to improve the quality, delivery, and interoperability of services.
Postal Unit Scraps Big Iron For Virtualization
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
US Postal Service wanted to virtualize its systems for auditors working in the field but didn't have room for added storage. It found the answer in a specialized appliance.
Supreme Court Debates Aereo's Fate
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Justices seemed to be looking for a way ban Aereo without causing collateral damage to cloud computing.
Samsung Attacks In Patent Case
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Samsung's case against Apple begins; patent infringement complaint against Apple centers on smartphone technology for image storage, video capture, compression, and transmission across devices.
Contacting Congress Just Got Easier
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Electronic Frontier Foundation and more than 100 volunteer developers are working on a tool that pairs public domain data with free software interfaces.
Cyber Espionage Incidents Triple: Verizon Report
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
As cyber espionage grows quickly, government agencies become the No. 1 target, finds 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.
Sensitive Data: What Constitutes 'Reasonable Protection'?
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
NIST's Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain over data security lapses.
No-Poaching Settlement Could Spur Tech Talent War
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel reportedly close to settling a lawsuit over agreements not to recruit each other's employees. Tech pros could benefit from more open market.
Protecting Critical Infrastructure: A New Approach
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
NIST's cyber-security framework gives critical-infrastructure operators a new tool to assess readiness. But will operators put this voluntary framework to work?
Cyber Security Insurance Market
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Cross-industry standards could spur more affordable cyber security insurance.
Secure Collaboration Tool Aims to Stop Data Leaks
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
BAE Systems' leakage-prevention Secure Information Broker Appliance program edits info your organization doesn't want outsiders to see.
License Plate Recognition Technology Branches Out
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Law enforcement officials see new security and surveillance uses for license plate recognition technology.
NASA Tests Technologies For Deep Space Exploration
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
An oxygen recycling system, optical communications, and a deep space atomic clock top the space agency's list of priorities.
Accountable Care Success Requires Strong Health IT
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
The accountable care organization model has produced mixed results to date. In ACO success stories, technologies such as analytics play a big role.
Federal IT Security Policies Must Be User Friendly
Commentary  |  4/16/2014  | 
Federal agencies should choose security tools and policies that suit the productivity needs of their employees.
ICD-10 Delay: Politics Trump Health Data Quality
Commentary  |  4/16/2014  | 
With a fresh delay for ICD-10 compliance, US healthcare providers and patients remain trapped in debate. Is higher quality clinical data worth the cost of more detailed data collection?
Top 10 Upsides To Healthcare.gov Debacle
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
You didn't know there was a bright side to the botched rollout of the Obamacare website? Get your snark on.
Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny.
Army ERP System Enables Financial Transparency
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Antiquated systems have made it impossible for the Army to audit its finances. A new ERP coming online will help solve that problem.
Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity's hybrid system, which combines machine learning and human intelligence to digitize handwritten forms.
Hubble Turns 24: 5 Biggest Discoveries
Slideshows  |  4/15/2014  | 
The Hubble Space Telescope has helped solve huge questions about space. Coming next: Its successor will look back even further into time.
Google Has Plans For Titan Drones
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
Google Glass Tested For Air Force Jumps
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Air Force pilot tests Google's wearable technology for pararescue jumpers and other battlefield operations.
Data Protection In Internet Of Things Era
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
The Internet of Things brings an explosion of data, along with security and privacy concerns. We need IoT rules of the road.
Luring The Elusive Cyber Security Pro
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
Struggling to find scarce IT security talent? Make sure your hiring managers understand the certifications and match candidates for skills fit -- not just credentials.
Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Amazon phone capable of displaying images in three dimensions could ship this fall.
Google Glass Goes Public
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day.
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