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.
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.
Justice Department Names New CIO
Joseph Klimavicz, who led IT, big data, and datacenter consolidation initiatives at NOAA, will assume the DoJ's CIO seat in May.
Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Government health IT leaders are working more closely with the private sector and making greater use of commercial off-the-shelf technology to improve the quality, delivery, and interoperability of services.
Contacting Congress Just Got Easier
Electronic Frontier Foundation and more than 100 volunteer developers are working on a tool that pairs public domain data with free software interfaces.
Senate Unanimously Passes DATA Act
Bipartisan legislation directs government agencies to improve spending transparency by publishing financial data in standardized, machine-readable formats.
Feds Seek To Expand Open Data
Agencies plan "open data roundtables" with private sector users of government data to encourage new business opportunities.
Patent Wars: No Simple Answers
Former head of the US patent office shares his views on the so-called mobile patent wars and proposes a sound approach to standards-essential patents.
IBM: We'll Stand Up To NSA
IBM denies sharing customer information with U.S. government, asserts it would challenge any data demands through "judicial action or other means."
Code You Can Quote
GitHub, FigShare, and Mozilla join forces to make programming code fit for academic citation.
OPM Releases Strategic IT Plan
Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta lays out a new IT strategy to improve federal recruiting and retirement systems.