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Content tagged with Leadership posted in June 2014
7 Surprising Technologies From World War I
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
WWI marked the first time technology was widely used in war. Look back 100 years at early drones, wearables, and other technologies that had lasting influence.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gets Tougher
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Robots competing in DARPA's disaster relief test must show some autonomy, will face surprise challenge.
Commerce Dept. Partners With Private Sector On Open Data
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Commerce Department uses meetings with private sector to improve its open data infrastructure.
Open And Social: New Path For Government Agencies
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Agencies such as DoD are adopting social business, digital technologies, and open standards in surprising ways.
Lockheed Consolidates DISA Network Centers
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Defense tech firm plans to streamline DISA's global network by closing two European operations and technology centers.
Warrantless Cellphone Searches Illegal, Supreme Court Rules
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Supreme Court bars police from searching data on an individual's cellphone without a warrant.
Electronic Health Records: First, Do No Harm?
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
EHRs are commonly promoted as boosting patient safety, but are we all being fooled? InformationWeek Radio investigates.
Cloud Improves SEC's Bottom Line
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Move to cloud helps Securities and Exchange Commission collect, analyze, and report on financial data more efficiently.
Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Supreme Court rules that Aereo's scheme for delivering broadcast TV over the Internet violates copyright law; legality of cloud storage and other services remains unresolved.
Free The Data: Goals For Meaningful Use Stage 3
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Independent report lays out a robust path to interoperability. Will we follow it?
VA Studies Telehealth For Chronic Illness Management
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Veterans Health Administration seeks to expand its 44 telehealth service areas.
Oracle Documents: Politics Sabotaged Oregon Healthcare Website
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
State officials, not shoddy software, stopped the consumer launch of the Cover Oregon healthcare website, Oracle reportedly says in documents submitted to Congressional committee.
Aereo Vs. Broadcasters: 5 Questions For Supreme Court
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Should accessing an antenna and a DVR through the cloud be treated as any different under the law than doing so in your own home?
Agriculture Dept. Turns To SDN
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
USDA's National Information Technology Center adopts software-defined networking in quest for "faster, better, cheaper" cloud services.
Former HHS Exec Launches ACO For Independent Physicians
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former national coordinator for HIT at the US Department of Health and Human Services, founds an ACO to help physician-led practices deliver value-based population health services to patients.
Federal Broadband Program Falls Short
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
The $3 billion rural broadband rollout, established as part of the federal stimulus program, left too many projects unfinished, GAO reports.
Crowdsourcing: The Future Of Consulting?
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
Wikistrat's eclectic community of analysts beat the CIA by predicting Russia's annexation of Crimea. Should crowdsourcing play a bigger role in the consulting industry?
Government IT 'Fundamentally Flawed,' Researchers Say
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
Fixing how federal agencies purchase and manage IT will take top leadership and new approaches, say the authors of a new report.
NIST Security Guidance Revision: Prepare Now
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
NIST 800-53 Revision 5 will likely put more emphasis on continuous monitoring. Don't wait until it arrives to close your security gaps.
VA Backlog: Technological Solution Was Subverted
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
Computerized reporting is useless when data is kept off the books.
FCC Wants More Cybersecurity Collaboration, Less Regulation
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
In a speech to the American Enterprise Institute, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined principles for a market based approach.
Commerce Dept. Appoints New CIO
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Former CIO of Homeland Security Dept. and FAA Steve Cooper returns to government.
IBM Launches SoftLayer Data Centers
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Two new data centers allow federal agencies to create cloud services quickly and securely on both virtual and bare metal servers. FedRAMP and FISMA certifications are in the works.
GAO Spotlights 190 Troubled IT Projects
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Some agencies actively avoid transparency requirements of IT Dashboard, says Government Accountability Office.
3 Ways To Defuse Dr. No.
Commentary  |  6/11/2014  | 
You know that guy in the back of the room, just waiting to list all the reasons your project won't fly? Don't fight him -- convert him.
Why Agencies Need Acquisition-as-a-Service
Commentary  |  6/10/2014  | 
An acquisition-as-a-service approach could solve software procurement inefficiencies for government agencies.
UN Unveils Big Data Climate Change Challenge
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
United Nations hopes its big data climate contest will reveal new ways big data can alleviate problems caused by climate change.
Navy To Launch Enterprise Records Management System
News  |  6/9/2014  | 
Prototype software replaces redundant systems to cut operating and training costs.
5 Mobile Apps For Visiting Washington, D.C.
Slideshows  |  6/7/2014  | 
Planning a visit to our nation's capitol? These mobile apps, created by federal agencies, guide and educate travelers.
ONC Releases Healthcare Interoperability Roadmap
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT outlines an ambitious plan to link patients' health records across the entire medical ecosystem.
Federal CIOs Feel Hobbled By Congress
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Government IT leaders struggle to incorporate cloud and mobility, bolster security amidst outdated government policies and budget constraints, says study.
Smart Government: All About Disruption
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Smartphones and big data have changed expectations for how people communicate and find information, but government agencies aren't yet adapting, says Forrester report.
DOD Cyber Architecture Takes Shape
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Military's cyber defense efforts remain a work in progress, officials say.
Federal IT: Eliminate Innovation Pessimism
Commentary  |  6/4/2014  | 
Federal CIOs struggling to innovate should borrow lessons on open innovation from the private sector.
3 Things Successful Federal CIOs Must Do
Commentary  |  6/4/2014  | 
Former NASA CIO shares her lessons learned as chief information officer of a top federal agency.
GAO Faults Agencies On Cyber Incident Response
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Recent GAO report finds that agencies lack consistent documented responses to cybersecurity incidents, recommends greater scrutiny of response plans.
What DOD's Joint Information Environment Needs To Succeed
Commentary  |  6/3/2014  | 
The Defense Department's massive bet on an enterprise-wide information environment depends on whether DOD and industry can align their investment roadmaps. Here's how else industry can help.
CMS, FDA Expand Open Data Initiatives
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
CMS updates, elaborates on public healthcare utilization, while FDA announces API access to its database of adverse drug reaction reports.


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