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Microsoft Enhances Azure, Office 365
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Microsoft sets the tone for its Worldwide Partner Conference with new Office 365 plans, Azure analytics, and storage announcements.
Military E-Health Record Project Falls Short
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Veterans Affairs and Defense Department EHR plan lacks critical cost data needed to fund and guide effort, GAO says.
5 Steps To Storm-Proof Your Data
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
With proper preparation, cloud-based disaster recovery will enable your organization to weather the season of storms and power outages.
Urban Observatory Maps Comparisons Between Cities
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Urban data map, bound for the Smithsonian by way of Esri's user conference, was created in partnership with Richard Saul Wurman, architect, graphic designer, and founder of the TED conference.
How Public Cloud Could Revive VDI
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Consumer-class cloud services force IT to get aggressive with endpoint control or accept that sensitive data will be in the wind -- or take a new approach, such as reconsidering virtual desktops.
IBM Turns Cheek, Takes On China's Problems
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
IBM sales are down in China, but the company is doubling down with a 10-year initiative to address the country's energy and environmental problems.
Accenture Unit Will Update VA's EHR
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
VistA Core modernization and modularization will prepare the Veterans Administration's electronic health records system for the future.
3 Myths Of Police Data Integration, Debunked
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
Databases that don't talk to each other are hurting law enforcement: If police can't connect the dots across state lines, bad guys can get away. Data integration is key.
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.
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.
Sensitive Data Protection Bedevils IT Security Pros
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Most organizations don't know where their sensitive structured or unstructured data resides, says new Ponemon study.
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?
Phishing Scam Targeted 75 US Airports
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Major cyberattack carried out in 2013 by an undisclosed nation-state sought to breach US commercial aviation networks, says Center for Internet Security report.
Supreme Court Toughens Business Process Patent Test
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Unanimous ruling says that an "abstract idea" isn't patent-eligible just because computers are used to apply it.
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.
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.
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.
Internet Of Things Meets Robots At SmartAmerica
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Expo demonstrates real-world innovation in cyber physical systems that underpin the Internet of Things.
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.
Navy To Launch Enterprise Records Management System
News  |  6/9/2014  | 
Prototype software replaces redundant systems to cut operating and training costs.
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.
SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner: Exclusive Q&A
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Hasso Plattner, SAP's Hana visionary, discusses customer ERP adoption, cloud deployment, and Oracle's alternative.
OpenFDA Backstory: Breaking The Paperwork Backlog
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
The startup Captricity uses a combination of crowdsourcing and OCR to digitize mountains of paper records, particularly for government agencies and healthcare.
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.
SDN Shell Games: You Won't Win
Commentary  |  6/3/2014  | 
Does your automation and orchestration strategy involve shuffling complexity from the data plane to the control plane? If so, you’re conning yourself.
NSF Backs Advanced Internet Architecture Research
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
National Science Foundation awards $15 million to three projects that will test new network designs in real-world environments.
DOJ Sues CA Technologies, Alleges $100 Million In Overcharges
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
The Justice Dept. joins whistleblower lawsuit against CA, claiming company failed to provide government customers with discounts being given to commercial customers.
Government Cloud Use Hits Inflection Point
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
New standards, security, and architectures mean the CloudFirst stars are finally coming into alignment.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
Commentary  |  5/29/2014  | 
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
WW II Memorial Debuts Connection To The Past
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
New WiFi-enhanced service at WW II memorial in Washington lets visitors access historical records and other information from interactive kiosks.
10 Steps To Successful Strategic Sourcing
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan outlines how agencies can execute strategic IT sourcing to minimize the total cost of ownership for optimal results.
Cloud Migration: Harder Than It Looks
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Federal IT leaders say moving email and human resources applications to the cloud is not easy but claim their efforts have been successful.
Retail Breaches Bolster Interest In NIST Cyber Security Advice
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Target data breach highlighted risks in corporate supply chains, and companies are looking to government guidelines for ways to shore up cyber defense, says White House.
NIST Proposes Guidelines For More Secure IT Systems
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Recommendations infuse security practices into cradle-to-grave IT and software engineering processes for both private and public-sector IT systems.
White House Directives Emphasize IT Effectiveness
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Federal agency IT portfolio review sessions will scrutinize impact, not just efficiency, of investments, involve more leaders at the table.
Homeland Security Targets Cybersecurity Upgrades
News  |  5/2/2014  | 
Department of Homeland Security agencies must balance computer and communications network improvements slated for the next 12 months with tight budgets.
Massachusetts Invests In Big Data Innovation
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
State provides $3 million to launch Massachusetts Open Cloud Project, a university-industry partnership to build a new public cloud computing infrastructure for big data researchers, innovators.
First Hospitals Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Penn Highlands CIO Tom Johnson says going far beyond minimum requirements is the key to qualifying for EHR incentives.
Oregon Dumps Failed Health Insurance Exchange
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange votes to close down state website and send customers to the federal HealthCare.gov website.
Justice Department Names New CIO
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Joseph Klimavicz, who led IT, big data, and datacenter consolidation initiatives at NOAA, will assume the DoJ's CIO seat in May.
Postal Unit Scraps Big Iron For Virtualization
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
US Postal Service wanted to virtualize its systems for auditors working in the field but didn't have room for added storage. It found the answer in a specialized appliance.
Army ERP System Enables Financial Transparency
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Antiquated systems have made it impossible for the Army to audit its finances. A new ERP coming online will help solve that problem.
Hubble Turns 24: 5 Biggest Discoveries
Slideshows  |  4/15/2014  | 
The Hubble Space Telescope has helped solve huge questions about space. Coming next: Its successor will look back even further into time.
Google Glass Tested For Air Force Jumps
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Air Force pilot tests Google's wearable technology for pararescue jumpers and other battlefield operations.
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