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Federal CIOs, Take Open Data To Next Level
Commentary  |  5/29/2014  | 
My challenge to public sector CIOs: Don't see open data as yet another checkbox, reporting, or compliance task. Use data to improve lives.
WW II Memorial Debuts Connection To The Past
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
New WiFi-enhanced service at WW II memorial in Washington lets visitors access historical records and other information from interactive kiosks.
Aging Workforce Will Drive Internet Of Things Progress
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Countries like Germany, facing worsening demographics, are embracing smart manufacturing. Here are three ways the US can help its manufacturers do the same.
House Passes Bill To Limit NSA Spying
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Bill would stop NSA bulk collection of phone bill data, but privacy advocates say it lacks teeth.
Data Pros' Salary Showdown
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Our 2014 Salary Survey shows the typical analytics expert's salary is just keeping up with inflation, even while they're working harder on more diverse teams. What gives?
Splice Machine SQL Database Scales On Hadoop
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Splice Machine promises SQL- and ACID-compliant RDBMS for analytics and transaction processing on a super-scalable, low-cost Hadoop platform.
Hortonworks' Hadoop Security Buy
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Hortonworks acquires startup XA Secure and will bring its Hadoop access, authorization, and audit policy layer into open-source.
Internet Of Things: Who Gets The Data?
Commentary  |  5/14/2014  | 
Connected machines will spark new negotiations along the supply chain.
Informatica Self-Service Platform Spots Sensitive Data
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
Informatica unveils its Intelligent Data Platform roadmap for clean, secure self-service data, even at big data scale.
Commerce Department Shares R&D Breakthroughs
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
Federal R&D labs have cranked out a better breathing apparatus for firefighters, and improved climate modeling, among other developments for public use, according to Commerce Department report.
White House Issues Open Data Action Plan
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Agencies must incorporate feedback from users to prioritize efforts and improve data as part of G7 Open Data Charter pledge.
Google Data Mining Changes: Privacy Reform Needed
Commentary  |  5/8/2014  | 
Google's decision to end its practice of scanning student emails for advertising purposes -- and to make "similar changes" for all Google Apps customers -- is a major victory for privacy but raises new questions.
Tech Advocacy Groups CompTIA, TechAmerica Merge
News  |  5/5/2014  | 
With the acquisition, CompTIA gains TechAmerica's expertise in federal, state, and local government policy.
White House Big Data Report Earns Praise, Skepticism
News  |  5/5/2014  | 
Tech experts say the administration is wise to call for statutory protections for data in the cloud. But some advocacy groups say overregulation will have a chilling effect on innovation.
White House Big Data Report: 5 Privacy Takeaways
News  |  5/5/2014  | 
Big data raises serious privacy concerns that need to be addressed, sooner rather than later, report says.
Homeland Security Targets Cybersecurity Upgrades
News  |  5/2/2014  | 
Department of Homeland Security agencies must balance computer and communications network improvements slated for the next 12 months with tight budgets.
Open Government Data Gains Global Momentum
News  |  5/1/2014  | 
Inaugural UN/UAE Open Government Data Forum highlights global push for data to drive efficiency and innovation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
MapR Brings Spark In-Memory Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
MapR adds Apache Spark to its Hadoop distribution to power machine learning plus ad hoc, graph, and streaming analysis. Databricks partners on support.
Senate Unanimously Passes DATA Act
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Bipartisan legislation directs government agencies to improve spending transparency by publishing financial data in standardized, machine-readable formats.
MongoDB Steps Up To Enterprise Expectations
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
MongoDB, the NoSQL darling of developers, aims to improve scalability, analytics, security, and manageability in significant upgrade.
Teradata QueryGrid: Beyond Enterprise Data Warehouse
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Teradata adds unified fabric access to myriad databases and Hadoop, triggering multiple analysis engines with a single query. Say goodbye to yesterday's enterprise data warehouse ideas.
Open Data Law Aims To Demystify Federal Spending
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Landmark DATA legislation, near passage, would transform the US government's spending information from a maze of confusing documents into easily accessible open data.
3 Trends Driving Big Data Breakthroughs: A CIO's View
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
GE Water & Power CIO says data blending, scalable storage and processing, and a maturing Internet of things are shaping big data progress.
Hadoop Jobs: Where To Find Them
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
One in three IT jobs requiring Hadoop skills is based in California, but other regions should see big-data-related hiring increases in the next few years, says Dice.com.
Pivotal Subscription Points To Real Value In Big Data
Commentary  |  4/3/2014  | 
Pivotal deal offers five analytical options and, in a swipe at Cloudera and Hortonworks, unlimited Hadoop storage without charges by the terabyte.
New DARPA Office Merges Biology And Technology
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
The Biological Technologies Office will focus on using neuroscience, sensor design, microsystems, and other technologies for defense purposes.
Big Data Vendors: WebScaleSQL Is No Threat
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
From Couchbase to MongoDB, NoSQL, and NewSQL, companies say the new MySQL variant created by Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter won't have broad appeal.
ICD-10: Painful To Implement, Painful To Delay
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Congress is on the verge of delaying healthcare's new diagnosis code system for another year -- a relief to doctors, but a pain for CIOs.
Interop 2014: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  3/29/2014  | 
Interop 2014 kicks off Monday in Las Vegas. Here's a sneak peek of technologies to watch.
Intel Invests In Cloudera, But What Changes?
Commentary  |  3/28/2014  | 
Intel will fold its Hadoop distribution and invest in Cloudera. It's good news for the entire Hadoop community.
Agencies See Big Data As Cure For Healthcare Ills
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Federal healthcare agencies believe big data will improve the nation's health -- but few are prepared to use it, a study finds.
SAP Hana Spawns Virtual Data Warehouse
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
SAP's new Hana-powered In-Memory Data Fabric queries data without copying and stokes federated-access competition with IBM and Teradata.
10 Ways To Fight Digital Theft & Fraud
Slideshows  |  3/25/2014  | 
IBM touts holistic approach to cyber-security, counter-fraud, and compliance efforts. Bankers, security experts, and a former White House CIO offer proactive advice.
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