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Content tagged with Leadership posted in June 2013
What Is Higher Education's Value Chain?
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Disruptive innovations mean higher education leaders must rethink what they do best.
DARPA Challenge: Build Virtual Robots
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Seven teams advance in robotics challenge, helping DARPA explore how virtual robots could improve disaster response.
Kaplan Expands Gamification Of Online Courses
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
In pilot, online university used challenges and badges to spur students to work harder and improved grades by more than 9%.
NASA's IRIS Mission Delayed
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Power outage at Vandenberg Air Force Base prevented the 400-pound observatory from lifting off on Wednesday; plan is to launch Thursday.
Can Data-Powered Comparative Effectiveness Research Save Healthcare?
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Mounting evidence suggests CER will deliver new, cost-effective treatment options. But at least one controversial problem needs to be resolved first.
Former White House CIO Champions Disruptive Educational Tech
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
After spending his White House years in turnaround mode, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CIO Brook Colangelo seeks to get ahead in educational media.
Navy Fires Head Of Naval Enterprise Networks
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Dismissal comes days before planned announcement for Next Generation Enterprise Network contract award.
Education CIOs: Get Involved In Big Data
Commentary  |  6/25/2013  | 
Be alert to the opportunity to show what central IT can bring to the table.
NASA Names New CIO
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Larry Sweet led IT programs for NASA's Johnson Space Center, where he served as CIO since 2007.
Many Higher Ed CIOs Want More IT Resources
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Other concerns include security, green practices, BYOD and staff limitations, according to survey.
VentureHealth: Investing In Better Patient Outcomes
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
New healthcare platform combines VC and crowd-funding to increase healthcare innovation and boost quality of care.
Feds Target Patent Trolls, Product Counterfeiters
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
FTC unveils updated strategic plan to pursue patent chasers.
White House Eyes Spectrum Sharing With Private Sector
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Federal agencies may have to share wireless spectrum with private sector once standards are set.
Healtheway Gains Industry Leaders As Founding Members
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Public-private entity that manages the eHealth Exchange gains momentum, eyes expansion into other areas of health information exchange.
British ISPs Join Battle Against Child Porn
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Tech companies pledge 1 million pounds, sign zero-tolerance pledge and promise to help fight child abuse.
BT CEO Poached For Parliament Role
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Ian Livingston will join the House of Lords and help grow the country's international investment and trade.
Why Schools Could Save Windows RT
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Microsoft released the Surface RT to much fanfare last fall, but so far, customers have stayed away. Could heavy discounts for schools be the key Windows RT's path to redemption?
Healthcare Collaborative, IBM Partner On Big Data Platform
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
New collaborative of healthcare organizations to develop tools to manage population health, using version of IBM's Netezza warehousing appliance.
In-Q-Tel Bets On 3 Hot Technologies
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Intelligence community's investment arm taps artificial intelligence company to turn data into narratives, also invests in flash storage and solar energy products.
In Higher Education, Fewer Women Graduate To CIO
Commentary  |  6/18/2013  | 
Plenty of women hold leadership positions in higher education technology departments. So why is the percentage of females in the CIO seat declining?
Britain: The New 'Silicon Island'?
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
The U.K.'s recently launched Information Economy Strategy could take off, but it will require a skilled workforce and a strong infrastructure.
Microsoft, Virgin Media Back U.K. 'Digital Maker' Initiative
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Microsoft links its Kudo game developers' site to U.K. IT educational initiative Make Things Do Stuff; meanwhile Virgin Media, others help create weekly online sessions to challenge young developers.
Britain Launches National 'Information Economy' Strategy
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
Working with industry and academia, the plan sets out objectives designed to nurture small enterprises and prepare students for IT careers.
Should All High School Students Learn Programming?
Commentary  |  6/14/2013  | 
Google, Microsoft, Oracle and other tech giants propose that computer science become a required proficiency in Massachusetts public schools to help address the technology labor shortage. Critics call this a kludgy solution.
MOOCs: Interesting Legal Territory Ahead
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
Massive open online courses have the potential to change higher education, but people and schools implementing MOOCs face some emerging legal questions.
How To Close Gaps In Campus Apps
Commentary  |  6/13/2013  | 
To close the programming applications gap on campus, you often must close several other gaps first.
DARPA Develops Tiny Helpers To Spot Bioterror Attacks
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
New class of powerful, small vacuum pumps could be used in national security applications for electronics and sensors that require a vacuum.
Digital Business Requires Dose Of Humility
Commentary  |  6/12/2013  | 
The payoffs and opportunities are far from clear.
Teachers Get Digital Hotline To Police
News  |  6/12/2013  | 
CopSync911 app lets teachers and other workers bypass dispatchers and access first responders more quickly in emergency situations.
State CIOs Make Progress On Health IT
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
Health information exchanges, Medicaid and insurance marketplaces are some of the issues facing IT chiefs in state government.
EHR Association Launches Developer Code Of Conduct
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
Industry leaders praise voluntary code as move in the right direction. However, some of the code's fine print is not so inspiring.
U.K. Ministry Of Justice Postpones Major IT Contract
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Whitehall unexpectedly puts £300m IT contract covering extensive user network on hold. Some speculators say it's because too few SMBs were in the running.
What Two Healthcare Visionaries Get Right And Wrong
Commentary  |  6/10/2013  | 
Personalized medicine will become reality, but why do we think technology will motivate people to start taking care of their own health?
G-Cloud's Challenge: Few Understand It
News  |  6/6/2013  | 
U.K. plan to encourage public sector to purchase cheaper IT via the cloud won't work unless government explains it better, says new research.
CIO Profiles: Randall Spratt Of McKesson
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
Healthcare apps have potential, but they’re not living up to it yet, this tech chief says.
Whitehall Spending Hawks Tout IT Savings
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Tighter procurement rules have saved the British government £10 billion in the last three years through savvy purchasing of everything from IT to cellphone services.
Don't Let Privacy Fears Stifle Big Data, SIIA Urges
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Software industry trade group urges policymakers to resist rules and regulations that curb data collection and analysis.

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