News & Commentary
Content tagged with Open Government posted in December 2013
Software-Defined Networking Rises Above The Hype
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
SDN earned plenty of hype in 2013, but the ability to program networks improves network performance and security in a more systematic and automatic fashion.
Veterans Affairs Website Offers Open Data
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Public now has access to APIs, tools, and resources to build apps that benefit veterans.
Federal Agencies Lack E-Discovery Savvy
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Just 38% of federal legal pros think their agencies could show their electronically stored information is accurate, accessible, complete, and trustworthy, according to Deloitte survey.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Federal Agencies Must Rethink Digital Strategies
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Federal CIOs face many challenges processing petabytes of data. But a growing number of analytic tools offer new insights to improve agency services with constituents.
Government Contractors Feel Pain From Shutdown, Sequestration
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Federal contractors rethink business strategies to weather uncertainty, declining revenue in government business.
Patient Data On Filesharing Service Provokes Legal Trouble
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Medical file reportedly found on a peer-to-peer filesharing network leads to an FTC complaint, a federal lawsuit, and a book claiming regulatory overreach.
Google Says Governments Fight Transparency
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Google's latest Transparency Report sees a rise in efforts by governments to erase criticism.
NSA Phone Data Practices Must Change, Panel Says
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Presidential review board report delivers 46 recommendations on surveillance practices, including legislation to end bulk data collection of US citizen phone records.
Increase Cyber-Security Workforce, Government Urged
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cyber-security organization offers seven recommendations to the White House and defense agencies on improving worker qualifications and strengthening security built into IT.
HealthCare.gov Shows 4 Ways Software Delivery Must Change
Commentary  |  12/18/2013  | 
Troubled project should encourage you to discard traditional manufacturing processes with their reliance on control, and prioritize information and flexibility.
Open Government Data: Companies Cash In
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Start-ups and established firms harvest government data for consumer and business applications, creating an economic stimulus.
Tools That Soothe Enterprise Email Pain
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses how to upgrade Microsoft enterprise email using a unified email management system.
Meet NOAA's Unique 3D Weather Tool
Slideshows  |  12/16/2013  | 
Science on a Sphere, a carbon-fiber globe created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, displays weather conditions and environmental data in a compelling way.
Former Homeland Security CIO Tapped As Startup CEO
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS IT chief, takes the helm as CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
Tangled Data Protection Laws Threaten Cloud, Critics Say
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Technology group calls for "Geneva Convention" to address complex maze of data laws that affect growth of cloud computing and global trade.
Obama's Open Data Plan: Much Work Ahead
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Open government advocates found plenty to praise in Obama administration's latest National Action Plan (NAP). But agencies must now make good on those plans.
HealthCare.gov Proves Software Delivery Needs Modernizing
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Modern software development involves a mind-boggling number of moving parts. HealthCare.gov proves we've got to get back to basic project management.
The War On Military Records
Commentary  |  12/10/2013  | 
The era of big data has arrived on the battlefield and we need to find new ways to deal with it.
Rackspace CTO's Prescription For HealthCare.gov
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
Rackspace CTO John Engates offers a prescription for HealthCare.gov's complete recovery and continued health.
Obama Administration's Open Government Projects, Round 2
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Programs aim to use technology to better inform and engage citizens in a wide range of topics, from scientific research to budgeting.
NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Donít Underestimate It
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
A cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure owners is voluntary but will become the de facto standard for litigators and regulators. Here's how to prepare.
DARPA Cyber Defense Challenge: $2 Million Prize
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Defense research agency's Cyber Grand Challenge aims to close the gap between vulnerability discovery and remediation.
Creating The 'Solution Economy': Government's Role
Commentary  |  12/6/2013  | 
Government alone can't solve society's big challenges. But technology that enables the public can foster an environment of innovation and problem-solving.
Electronic Privacy Laws Need An Overhaul
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Laws governing electronic privacy, written before companies like Google and Facebook existed, are in desperate need of Congressional revision.
HealthCare.gov Snafu: Not That Hard To Believe
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Leveraging cloud-delivered services would have helped in the overall stability and success of the HealthCare.gov website, and probably still can going forward.
The Hybrid Enterprise Demands An IT Shift
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
As disruptive technologies change our enterprises, we must also rethink our approach to IT investments.
Lessons For HealthCare.gov: Former DHS CIO Talks Recovery
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Former Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires says the key to running big IT programs -- and recovering when they fail -- is first-class program management.
Lessons For HealthCare.gov: Project Crash Recovery
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Former Air Force Col. Mark Douglas shares lessons learned from a $5 billion problem IT project, as the HealthCare.gov recovery effort moves forward.


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