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Content tagged with Open Government posted in February 2014
Netflix Deal With Comcast: Net Neutrality Domino?
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Netflix pays cable provider for fast, reliable service. Consumer advocates fear it's the first of many deals to come.
Digital Civic Engagement: US Lags
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
A 10-nation study finds Singapore, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates do a better job of providing citizens with online and mobile services.
DHS Cancels Plan For License-Plate Tracking System
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Amid rising privacy concerns, senior Homeland Security leaders say they didn't know about proposal to develop new database system.
FCC: We're Not Done With Net Neutrality
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler challenges last month's court ruling, moves forward with plans to create a new version of rules promoting an open Internet.
Defense Dept. Inks $40.5M Deal For Adobe Software
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
The DOD expects to save $16.6 million under a three-year contract with CDW-G giving the Army, Air Force, and DISA access to Adobe technologies.
How FedRAMP Can Accelerate Cloud Adoption
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Federal IT leaders can foster cloud adoption by incorporating automated, repeatable security processes.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
Is Your Waterway Polluted? EPA App For That
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
EPA's plain-language app on waterways pollution cited as example of innovative information tools from government.
DARPA Pursues Deep Web Search Tools
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency project Memex will shine light on parts of the Web where commercial engines don't search.
7 Reasons Federal Cybersecurity Hires Will Grow
Commentary  |  2/12/2014  | 
Government officials have recognized the importance of investing in human capital, not just technology, to confront cybersecurity crises.
Surveillance Protests Go Global
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Tech companies, advocacy groups, and Internet users rally to demand that governments limit online surveillance.
Federal CIO: Don't Let 'Sunk Costs' Deter Innovation
News  |  2/10/2014  | 
Fed IT chief Steven VanRoekel urges leaders to abandon big-project thinking and spur a culture of innovation in the face of flat IT budgets.
Big Data Analytics Helps Protect Communities
Commentary  |  2/7/2014  | 
Police forces are using predictive analytics to better equip officers and improve public safety -- but must rethink traditional organizational structures and practices to maximize ROI.
Federal CIOs' Current Security Dilemma
Commentary  |  2/6/2014  | 
Three initiatives meant to improve government IT security are languishing from funding challenges, yet CIOs are asked to deliver on the promise of shared services.
DARPA Opens Software, Data To Public
News  |  2/5/2014  | 
DARPA's Open Catalog aims to encourage the research and software development community to build on the agency's large volume of data.
Education Department Opens Financial Aid Portal
News  |  2/4/2014  | 
DOE's online Financial Aid Toolkit organizes information about college financing options for students, parents, and advisers.
New IRS Tax App: Invitation To Thieves?
News  |  2/3/2014  | 
A new IRS online tool let users view and print copies of past tax returns, but it could become a target for identity thieves.


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