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Content tagged with Open Government posted in January 2014
Federal IT Procurement Reform Proposed
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
Lawmakers suggest adding Digital Government Office that would oversee IT acquisitions and prevent troubled projects such as HealthCare.gov.
Why Free Government Data Remains A Tough Sell
Commentary  |  1/28/2014  | 
Open government data holds great economic promise. But solving the technical hurdles addresses only part of the challenge of bringing the data to market.
White House Launches Big Data, Privacy Review
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Led by President Obama's counselor John Podesta, the review will help shape an action plan surrounding the collection, availability, and use of big data.
Google - EU Privacy Dispute May Affect US Law
Commentary  |  1/24/2014  | 
A European Union dispute with Google over its privacy policy has US lawmakers considering even stricter privacy protections.
GSA's Challenge.gov Wins Harvard Innovation Award
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Online portal features information on government challenges and competitions, aims to crowdsource creative ideas to solve societal problems.
How Government Can Make Open Data Work
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
The Obama administration has set the right goals with its Open Data Policy, but agencies need to do more to liberate their data. Here are six suggestions.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/20/2014  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of IT’s control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.
Data.gov Makes Agency Data More Accessible
News  |  1/15/2014  | 
A government data repository is rebuilt on open-source code to help desktop and mobile users navigate through more than 85,000 public datasets.
Accenture Jumps Into HealthCare.gov Hot Seat
News  |  1/14/2014  | 
CGI Federal's mishandling of federal health exchange website paved the way for Accenture Federal Services.
New IT Job Site Assists Veterans
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Monster, the Consumer Electronics Association, and other technology entities have launched USTechVets.org to match veterans with civilian tech jobs.
Feds Get Mixed Report Card On Data Breaches
News  |  1/10/2014  | 
A Government Accountability Office study recommends that agencies improve the way they respond to data breaches; new guidelines are en route.
6 Cool Apps From Uncle Sam
Slideshows  |  1/10/2014  | 
The US government now offers more than 100 handy apps for mobile devices. Check out new apps users rate highly.
Do Drivers Need More Privacy Protection?
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
Government can do more to protect data being collected by in-car location tracking services, watchdog agency tells Congress.
Open Data: Good For Citizens & Government
Commentary  |  1/7/2014  | 
Freely accessible government data helps the public stay more engaged with their communities and keeps government more accountable.
5 Program Management Lessons From HealthCare.gov
Commentary  |  1/6/2014  | 
Former NASA CIO Linda Cureton offers five ways agencies can manage IT programs more effectively in 2014.
Minnesota Slams IBM On Health Insurance Exchange Woes
News  |  1/6/2014  | 
IBM sends additional resources to work on Minnesota's state-run MNsure website after Gov. Mark Dayton blames company for problems processing applications for health insurance.
Military Supply Data Search Tool Uses MongoDB
News  |  1/3/2014  | 
Niinja search engine from startup Vital Axiom taps into MongoDB to simplify searches of vast catalogue of products and parts purchased by the government.
FAA Approves Drone Operations Tests In US Skies
News  |  1/2/2014  | 
Moves toward 2015 goal of allowing commercial and private unmanned aircraft into civil airspace.


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