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Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Kathleen Sebelius: Failed IT Project Manager?
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
Sebelius didn't write the code for HealthCare.gov, but she is paying the price for failing to oversee those who did.
Feds Address Antitrust Concerns On Cyberthreat Sharing
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Justice Dept. and FTC confirm that sharing cybersecurity threat information is not an antitrust law violation.
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.
ICANN Defends Internet Oversight Handoff
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Congress hears arguments for and against Commerce Department plans to give up control of many Internet operations.
NASA Releases 1,000 Apps To Public
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Space agency makes more than 1,000 free apps available for public use, covering tasks from project management to image processing.
Feds Seek To Expand Open Data
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Agencies plan "open data roundtables" with private sector users of government data to encourage new business opportunities.
Apple V. Samsung: More Secrets Emerge
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Ongoing $2.2 billion patent case surfaces internal discussions and decisions around marketing today's best-known smartphones.
Paul Allen Invests In Online Voting Firm
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
E-voting firm Scytl receives $40 million from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital to continue election modernization efforts. Defense Department among its customers.
Wanted: Yelp For Government IT Contractors
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan shares five innovative ideas inspired by the likes of Amazon and Yelp, to streamline federal IT.
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.
Federal Health Agencies Aim To Cut Red Tape
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
The FDA, ONC, and FCC release proposal to clarify oversight of health IT, reduce patient risk, and empower innovation.
US Unveils Super-Accurate Atomic Clock
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
NIST's new F2 cesium fountain clock, three times more accurate than the previous clock, improves reliability for communications networks and positioning systems that depend on precise timing.
Federal Agencies Fail To Protect Personal Data
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Government agencies have inconsistently responded to both cyber and non-cyber incidents, a watchdog group says.
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.
Microsoft Build: 8 Things To Watch
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
With Windows 9, new developer tools, and a competitor to Apple's Siri, Microsoft could come out swinging at the Build conference.
Feds Need Next-Gen Work Environments
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Flexible workspaces and top-of-the-line mobile technology are essential to federal agencies' ability to reduce costs and attract top talent.
How To Recruit Top Talent For Dull IT Projects
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Finding top tech talent can be tough, and it's even trickier when the job is less than sexy. Here are seven tips on how to play up your company's advantages to attract the best candidates.
Manage Change – Or It Will Manage You
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
As technology increases the velocity of business, IT leaders must move beyond to-do lists.
What Enterprise IT Can Learn From Industrial Engineering
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Budget-challenged IT organizations would do well to adopt the efficiency policies of industrial engineering. It applies efficiencies across enterprise operations, not just in specific areas.
Feds To Improve Threat Information Sharing
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Project Interoperability aims to develop and standardize formats for sharing security and threat information among organizations.
Apple, Samsung Patent Slugfest Returns To Courthouse
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
Apple wants Samsung to pony up $40 per smartphone for patents. Will the strategy backfire?
Federal Agencies Win Awards For Innovative IT
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
IRS teleconferencing service noted as example of how IT has improved services to the public in spite of budget constraints.
NASA Solicits Concepts For Asteroid-Capture Mission
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Asteroid initiative could be first step to sending humans to Mars, NASA says.
Zen & The Art Of Service-Oriented IT
Commentary  |  3/28/2014  | 
For IT, public cloud providers pose stiff competition. You must compete on quality.
Amazon Cloud Services Wins DoD Authorization
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Amazon gets provisional operating authorization to sell cloud services to the Defense Department for work involving low-risk unclassified data.
DARPA Next-Gen Aircraft: Sneak Peek
Slideshows  |  3/27/2014  | 
Four companies vie to develop a new breed of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can take off and land vertically like a helicopter but fly twice as fast.
Tech Fear-Mongering Must Stop
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
It's time for Americans to worry more about the Luddites quashing tech innovation and progress, and worry less about job-stealing robots and privacy-invading smart meters.
Defense Department Deputy CIO Carey Stepping Down
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Robert Carey, who played active role in transforming federal IT practices, retires from key DOD post. Successor not named.
DOD Pushes Toward Joint Information Environment
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
The US Army makes progress but faces hurdles in an effort to modernize DOD and military networks, says the Joint Staff CIO.
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.
Microsoft Office For iPad: 5 Big Questions
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Will the much-anticipated productivity suite, expected to be revealed Thursday, be a hit with customers? Watch these five factors.
Lawsuit Raises Red Flags For Government Cloud Users
Commentary  |  3/25/2014  | 
A California lawsuit suggests the federal government must take stronger steps to protect government data from data mining and user profiling by cloud service providers.
Defense Department Deploys Secure Cloud Service
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
MilCloud provides military with on-demand infrastructure and network management tools through web-based interface.
CIO's Real Boss: The Customer
Commentary  |  3/25/2014  | 
As customers become more engaged with business through mobile and social, the CIO must help nurture that relationship.
Windows XP: Feds Brace For End Of Support
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Roughly one in ten US government PCs still use Windows XP. They will be more vulnerable to attacks when XP support ends on April 8.
Canadian Government Aims For Single Email System
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
Shared Services Canada cuts costs and improves efficiency by consolidating basic IT services across much of the Canadian federal government.
Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Failure: Blame Runs Deep
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
Postmortem report confirms diagnosis of weak project oversight, unrealistic goals, and poor performance by Oracle.
State Health Insurance Exchanges Still Sick
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
HealthCare.gov has recovered from its rocky start. So why are state exchanges -- opened by enthusiastic supporters of the Affordable Care Act -- still suffering?
Feds & The Cloud: Management Approach Must Evolve
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
Cloud services change how federal agencies acquire, fund, and use IT services. IT managers must realize they're buying a service, not technology.
Patent Wars: No Simple Answers
Commentary  |  3/18/2014  | 
Former head of the US patent office shares his views on the so-called mobile patent wars and proposes a sound approach to standards-essential patents.
ICANN Move Doesn't Equal Net Armageddon
Commentary  |  3/18/2014  | 
After Obama administration announces plans to give up US control of ICANN, political partisans howl. But international governance makes sense.
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