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Digitizing Healthcare On The State Level
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
A state initiative spurs digital healthcare innovation, blurring the lines between healthcare and human services.
Truthy Project Not Orwellian, IT Groups Tell Congress
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Indiana University research on Internet memes is not a threat to free speech, computing researchers tell lawmakers threatening to defund the project.
Bringing DevOps To The Federal Government
Commentary  |  11/6/2014  | 
Government needs the disciplined flexibility of DevOps. Is your agency ready for it?
Will New Congress Move On H-1B & Tech Issues?
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
High-stakes bills that directly affect the tech sector in three areas -- H-1B, digital copyright, and anti-patent-troll legislation -- are stalled in Congress. But what if the Senate changes hands?
HealthCare.gov's Next Act: Accenture Preview
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Brought in as a midseason replacement after the disastrous October 2013 launch of the Affordable Care Act website, Accenture says this year's open enrollment period should go much more smoothly.
Obama 2012 CTO: From Campaign To Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Harper Reed talks about the pressure-cooker challenge of building an email-powered, microtargeted online fundraising machine in a hurry. See the video interview from Interop.
GAO: Army Logistics Implementation Needs Tighter Controls
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Best practices for schedule and cost estimates would ensure massive project is completed on time and at cost.
Cyberspace Expands Threat Matrix
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
National security experts warn there is no privacy or security any more.
FCC Should Stop Coddling Broadcasters
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Spectrum is a finite and valuable resource that must be reallocated to serve the public good and keep up with technology. We can't wait until 2016 to start this process.
VA Buckles Down On Cyber Security, Program Management
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Agency refocuses IT priorities on data protection, on-time project delivery to overcome past poor performance.
Is 1% Improvement Boring, Or A Breakthrough?
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
To tap the Internet of Things, CIOs need to bridge the gap between the culture of grinding out small wins and the Silicon Valley disrupt-or-nothing mindset.
Health IT Leader DeSalvo Takes Dual HHS Roles
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Karen DeSalvo will remain active on health IT issues while leading efforts on Ebola and other public health threats at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Windows 10, iPads, IoT: Interop Attendees Speak
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Watch candid interviews with Interop New York attendees and keynote speaker Harper Reed on 3 hot topics: Windows 10, iPad vs. large-screen phones, and Internet of Things.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Microsoft ups the ante in the cloud storage wars, offering unlimited OneDrive storage along with Office apps for as little as $6.99 per month.
MetLife Geek-A-Thon Refurbishes Computers For Students
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
MetLife's IT staff spent two days updating 311 computers to provide disadvantaged school children with their own home computers.
In Government, No Excuse For Missing Documents
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
To meet regulatory obligations -- and avoid accusations of cover-up and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
DeSalvo Joins HHS In Fight Against Ebola
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Dept. of Health and Human Services taps ONC's Dr. Karen DeSalvo to help address Ebola and other public health concerns.
A Serious Proposal For Healthcare IT Interoperability
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
The healthcare industry should give serious consideration to a ubiquitous, public, open approach to health information exchange based entirely on web standards.
Ebola Misdiagnosis: Experts Examine EHR Lessons
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Putting fault aside, facts of the case align with a common pattern where the use of EHRs contributes to medical errors. What should this unusual case teach us about EHRs and routine?
5 Big Data Trends Government IT Can't Ignore
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Government IT leaders must stop sitting on the big data sidelines, waiting to make a play.
Helsinki Incubator Shows Value Of Physical Space
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
Helsinki Think Company, a new initiative that offers meeting space for entrepreneurial-minded students, proves that nurturing tech startups is not a virtual exercise.
White House Launches More Open Data Initiatives
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
Agencies' use of open data helps citizens, boosts economy, says government official.
ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) says we must still address questions about accountability and transparency to ensure an open, secure, stable Internet.
Accela Acquires Government CRM Apps
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
Creator of cloud apps for government buys Government Outreach, known for citizen relationship management tools.
Where Government Leads: Designing For User Choice
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
When used to benefit the individual, "choice architecture" helps citizens make better choices. It means thinking hard about software defaults.
Connected Cars Vs. Cybercrime: Tough Fight
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Automakers should consider adding real-time intrusion detection and response capabilities, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.
Pink Architecture: New Technology Leadership
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Want success with enterprise architecture? Maybe you need a woman's touch.
Who Should Be InformationWeek’s 2014 Chief Of The Year?
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Tell us the technology leaders who are changing your company or industry.
Twitter Sues US Government Over Surveillance
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
Twitter claims the government is restricting its free speech by limiting what it can disclose about requests for customer data.
Internet Of Things Needs Government Support
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
The US risks being left behind as other countries invest in ubiquitous computing. Here's a seven-point framework to bolster the US's support of IoT technologies.
Government IT's Next Step: Digital Investment
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
A tight but effective IT budget creates opportunities for new investments in digital government, say government IT leaders at Gartner Symposium.
How To Avoid 'Technical Success, Business Failure'
Commentary  |  10/8/2014  | 
Here are six reasons such failures happen, along with fixes -- and some real-world examples of technical successes gone wrong.
Federal Agencies Struggle To Quantify Data Consolidation Savings
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
At least six federal agencies report lack of data needed to calculate savings from data center consolidation efforts.
Digital Business Side Effect: Income Disparity
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
At Gartner Symposium, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson praises tech advancements such as self-driving cars, but says the real challenge is to make the digital economy translate into wider prosperity.
Getting Results: It's All About The Wins
Commentary  |  10/6/2014  | 
IT pros often conflate "busy" with "effective." No one cares if you worked 60 hours last week -- they care what you accomplished.
FDA Delivers Medical Device Security Guidelines
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
As the FDA attempts to bolster the security of medical devices, some experts warn that guidance is too little, too late.
Big Data Disease Breakthroughs
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Researchers spotted new ways to treat cancer when the National Institutes of Health enabled semantic searches of its huge Medline database of published medical articles.
Government Toils To Create Big Data Infrastructure
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Government is slowly puzzling out how to extract knowledge from the most data it has ever had available to it.
Ex-NSA Director Touts Cybersecurity As A Service
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
Gen. Keith Alexander advocates a better way for companies, large and small, to deal with cyber threats.
SEC CIO Grows Tech In Leaps & Bounds
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
CIO Tom Bayer has helped Securities and Exchange Commission improve its systems to better monitor today's electronic markets.
25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
IT has transformed the business of healthcare over the past quarter century. Take a look at some of the major consequences -- good and bad -- of health IT's growth.
3 Reasons CIOs Must Lose Hiring Perfection Goggles
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Got open IT job slots? Holding out for Mr. or Ms. Absolutely, Completely, Utterly Right is likely to backfire. Here's how to get real and get hiring.
Coordinated Attacks Call For More Sophisticated Cyber Defense
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Agencies and industry are rethinking how they defend against coordinated attacks by teams of specialized hackers.
DoE Preps Privacy Standards For Smart Grid
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Department of Energy has released a set of voluntary privacy recommendations for smart grid owners, operators, and third parties; industry stakeholders have until October 14 to comment on draft.
5 Steps To Build A Strong IT Brand
Commentary  |  9/29/2014  | 
As IT departments become strategic partners providing quantifiable ROI, CIOs need to pay more attention to their brands.
4 Outsourcing Lessons IT Can Learn From Automakers
Commentary  |  9/25/2014  | 
Automakers get 80% of a vehicle's components from suppliers. Why are they better at outsourcing than IT?
Data Science That Makes a Difference
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
Big data is about more than just business. It holds potential to address social problems and improve the lives of people around the world.
Local Governments Embrace Cloud: 5 Benefits
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
The federal government is aggressively promoting cloud computing, and the trend is trickling down to city and county agencies like Mecklenburg County, N.C.
The 'Rock Star' Government CIO, Redefined
Commentary  |  9/23/2014  | 
Relationships matter for CIOs who must navigate politics and bureaucracy to assert authority over a centralized, coordinated IT strategy.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Government
Steal Our Slides  |  9/22/2014  | 
Federal government IT professionals saw modest bumps in compensation. But that doesn't mean all is well: 29% of staffers had fewer training opportunities, and 21% of managers had their benefits cut. Half are looking for new jobs.
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