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Chicago, Detroit To Host Manufacturing Tech Hubs
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Obama announces Defense Department-led initiative that aims to boost manufacturing, add jobs.
Why Smart Cities Need Cloud Services
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
As municipal needs get more sophisticated, more cities turn to cloud services.
25 Most Lucrative Internships: Tech's Big Spenders
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Almost $7,000 in pay per month for interns? Yes, at companies like VMware and Twitter, according to a Glassdoor survey on 25 best-paid internships.
Healthcare Pros React To Hillary Clinton's HIMSS Speech
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Clinton tells HIMSS conference that it's time to take politics out of healthcare, and many health IT experts in audience agree.
Solar-Powered Wearable Tech Lightens Marines' Loads
Slideshows  |  2/27/2014  | 
US Marines use backpack-mounted solar panels developed by the Office of Naval Research to fuel battery-powered gear in the battlefield.
NSA Too Focused On Perimeter Defense, Clarke Says
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
The Former White House cybersecurity adviser says the NSA's focus on perimeter security made it vulnerable to insider Edward Snowden.
Federal IT Reform Bill Passes House
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act contains far-reaching changes to the IT procurement system. It would grant greater authority to agency CIOs.
Government Cybersecurity Guidance Wanted By Private Sector
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Nearly 90% of IT leaders worldwide believe government needs to be involved in helping private sector firms set cyber defense strategies, Dell study finds.
DARPA Targets Counterfeit Electronics
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's SHIELD program aims to develop a method to authenticate electronic components.
HIMSS14: Healthcare CIOs Wrestle With Economic & Regulatory Pressures
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
A McKinsey consultant tells CHIME CIOs they will have to innovate their ways out of an economic squeeze. Regulators hint at some flexibility.
Government IT: 5 Ways To Measure Value
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Federal CIOs must do a better job of creating and using metrics if IT is to earn the respect it deserves as a value generator instead of a money drain.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
Digital Civic Engagement: US Lags
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
A 10-nation study finds Singapore, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates do a better job of providing citizens with online and mobile services.
White House Targets Patent Trolls
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Obama administration reports progress, announces three new executive actions, to promote patent reform.
Google's Grand Fiber Plan: Cue The Eye Roll
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
Google will potentially expand municipal broadband coverage to 34 additional US cities.
DHS Cancels Plan For License-Plate Tracking System
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Amid rising privacy concerns, senior Homeland Security leaders say they didn't know about proposal to develop new database system.
FCC: We're Not Done With Net Neutrality
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler challenges last month's court ruling, moves forward with plans to create a new version of rules promoting an open Internet.
DHS Pursues License Plate Tracking Service
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Department of Homeland Security seeks private company to run national tracking service. DHS cites immigration applications; privacy advocates raise questions.
Defense Dept. Inks $40.5M Deal For Adobe Software
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
The DOD expects to save $16.6 million under a three-year contract with CDW-G giving the Army, Air Force, and DISA access to Adobe technologies.
How FedRAMP Can Accelerate Cloud Adoption
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Federal IT leaders can foster cloud adoption by incorporating automated, repeatable security processes.
Healthcare IT In The Obamacare Era
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Modern technology created the opportunity to restructure the healthcare industry around accountable care organizations, but IT priorities are also being driven by the shift.
IBM Develops Self-Destructing Chips For DARPA
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
DARPA seeks technology that would trigger electronics on the battlefield to self-destruct. The goal: Electronics that last only as long as needed.
Microsoft Sells 200M Win 8 Licenses: Yawn
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Microsoft touts sales of more than 200 million Win 8 licenses. Here are 5 reasons not to be impressed.
Why Businesses Canít Ignore US Cybersecurity Framework
Commentary  |  2/14/2014  | 
Industry leaders and President Obama call the framework just a first step in creating a cybersecurity playbook for 16 US critical infrastructure sectors. But this is more than just a reference manual.
Feds Launch Cyber Security Guidelines For US Infrastructure Providers
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
The White House on Wednesday released the first version of its cyber security framework for protecting critical infrastructure. Critics say these voluntary guidelines enshrine the status quo.
Federal Workers Lax On Mobile Security
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Nearly half of federal workers surveyed admit to poor mobile security practices, putting agencies and data at risk.
Is Your Waterway Polluted? EPA App For That
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
EPA's plain-language app on waterways pollution cited as example of innovative information tools from government.
DARPA Pursues Deep Web Search Tools
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency project Memex will shine light on parts of the Web where commercial engines don't search.
7 Reasons Federal Cybersecurity Hires Will Grow
Commentary  |  2/12/2014  | 
Government officials have recognized the importance of investing in human capital, not just technology, to confront cybersecurity crises.
NASA Explores 3D Printing: 5 Cool Projects
Slideshows  |  2/11/2014  | 
What can NASA do with 3D printing? Take a look at these pioneering ideas for current and future missions.
Federal CIO: Don't Let 'Sunk Costs' Deter Innovation
News  |  2/10/2014  | 
Fed IT chief Steven VanRoekel urges leaders to abandon big-project thinking and spur a culture of innovation in the face of flat IT budgets.
Windows 8.1 Update 1: Nadella's Challenge
News  |  2/8/2014  | 
Microsoft has a new CEO, but does it have a new Windows strategy? Here's what to expect from Windows 8.1 Update 1.
Microsoft CEOs' Wackiest Quotes: Who Said That?
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
Satya Nadella has the brains and experience to become Microsoft's CEO -- but does he have the sharp tongue of Gates or Ballmer? Match these Microsoft CEO quotes to their outspoken owners.
Big Data Analytics Helps Protect Communities
Commentary  |  2/7/2014  | 
Police forces are using predictive analytics to better equip officers and improve public safety -- but must rethink traditional organizational structures and practices to maximize ROI.
Cloud First: End Of The Beginning For Federal Agencies?
Commentary  |  2/6/2014  | 
Federal agencies are shifting away from the 2010 Cloud-First mandate and setting foundations for using the cloud for business and mission objectives.
Federal CIOs' Current Security Dilemma
Commentary  |  2/6/2014  | 
Three initiatives meant to improve government IT security are languishing from funding challenges, yet CIOs are asked to deliver on the promise of shared services.
Education Department Opens Financial Aid Portal
News  |  2/4/2014  | 
DOE's online Financial Aid Toolkit organizes information about college financing options for students, parents, and advisers.
New IRS Tax App: Invitation To Thieves?
News  |  2/3/2014  | 
A new IRS online tool let users view and print copies of past tax returns, but it could become a target for identity thieves.


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