UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
10 Steps To Successful Strategic Sourcing
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan outlines how agencies can execute strategic IT sourcing to minimize the total cost of ownership for optimal results.
Federal IT Salaries Strong, But Trouble Looms
Government IT still pays better than other industries. But after three years of belt-tightening, half of federal IT employees are looking for a new job, InformationWeek salary survey shows.
Open Source Lessons For Feds
White House and agency IT leaders discuss how open source can empower government IT project teams, at FOSE conference in Washington, D.C.
How Meaningful Is Meaningful Use?
The government's Meaningful Use program mandating electronic health records is out of touch with reality. EHRs bog down process and can even worsen care.
Commerce Department Shares R&D Breakthroughs
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.
FCC Tweaks Net Neutrality Proposal
Facing pressure from critics, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler adjusts his broadband regulation proposal. But look at what's still on the table.
Google Data Mining Changes: Privacy Reform Needed
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.
Data Protection Fears Vs. US Cloud Market
Data sovereignty is so important to businesses that 70% would trade cloud performance for more data control, research says. Where does that leave the post-Snowden US cloud market?
Massachusetts Invests In Big Data Innovation
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.
Government IT's Investment Trap
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.