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Blinders For Google Glass
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Cyborg Unplug promises to boot Google Glass and other surveillance devices from local networks.
IoT, Mobile Give Government IT New Challenges
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
New mobile devices and the coming Internet of Things might change the way government identifies workers and allows data access, say experts.
LA Moves To Drupal To Improve Website Management
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Los Angeles will move its 40 sites to the open platform and add features such as user notifications, subscriptions, and event registration.
Apple To Dominate Wearables Through 2016: Forrester
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Forrester Research sees Apple's rumored iWatch as a boon for marketers.
VA: Mobile Is 'Value-Added' To Health Programs
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Agency uses mobile apps and other initiatives to connect veterans and clinicians to medical services and data.
Ebola Fight Hampered By Poor Analytics
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Researchers and clinicians need better data to supplement sketchy reports from the field about Ebola's spread.
Apple iPhone:12 Pivotal Moments
News  |  9/6/2014  | 
With Apple expected to announce iPhone 6 on September 9, 2014, we look back at some key milestones in iPhone history.
Cross-Border Digital Searches: An Innovation-Friendly Approach
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
Case between the US government and Microsoft reveals the shortcomings of current laws.
NASA Cloud Migration Saves Millions
News  |  9/5/2014  | 
NASA moves nasa.gov and engineering apps to Amazon Web Services and open source software, transforming space agency's infrastructure.
Humana's LeClaire: The Quantifiable CIO
News  |  9/5/2014  | 
Humana CIO Brian LeClaire loves his Fitbit at home -- and leans heavily on mobile, social, cloud, and analytics at work.
White House Pulls New CTO From Google
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
Megan Smith, known for her work with Google's advanced technology exploration arm, replaces Todd Park as CTO. Job one: federal tech innovation.
Cyber Security Education: Remove The Limits
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
Highly technical and high-level strategic education must come together to achieve cyber security goals.
Why The Industrial IoT Must Be Mobile
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
The Internet of Things demands reliable connectivity, yet standards are up in the air. Here's what that means for your strategy.
Digital Disruption Uber-Style Is Never Pretty
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
The legal and regulatory backlash that ride-sharing company Uber faces in Germany will play out across many more industries.
Box Reshapes Itself As Platform
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
To survive the cloud storage wars, Box has reshaped itself as a platform.
Google Enterprise Rebranded 'Google For Work'
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Name change aims to better reflect Google's business customers and shift focus from the term 'enterprise.'
Coding School For Kids
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
Spurred by Finnish and German models, programming schools for young children gain popularity in Europe.
California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means
News  |  8/29/2014  | 
Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.
NIST Drafts Mobile App Security Guidelines
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
National Institute for Standards and Technology issues first draft of guidelines intended to help federal agencies balance benefits and risks of third-party mobile apps.
Social Media Bites Its Tongue
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
Pew Research finds that social media users are less likely to voice opinions face-to-face if they believe their Facebook followers would disagree. Call it surveillance fallout.
Steerage To The Stars: The Cheapsat Revolution
Slideshows  |  8/27/2014  | 
As the cost of putting small digital satellites in orbit continues to fall, what can these little explorers do? Businesses, agencies, and scientists want in.
Why Federal Agencies Lag Behind On Mobile Tech
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Dearth of government-wide mobile policies hurt agencies' rollout of new mobile technologies, says Defense Information Systems Agency chief.
Mobile Health Apps Have Role In Ebola Crisis
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
Mobile health apps could play a bigger role than they have to date in speeding the response to a global health crisis.
Navy's CANES Contract: Network Virtualization At Sea
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
US Navy Awards CANES contracts, valued at $2.5 billion, begins network consolidation, cyber defense upgrades.
What Civic Innovation Contests Teach Tech Companies
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
Creative, new ideas can come from unexpected places. Tech companies should look outside the usual places for inspired, important products.
Android Flaw Might Also Affect iOS, Windows
News  |  8/23/2014  | 
Sandboxing flaw let researchers hijack Gmail 92% of the time, and could also affect iOS and Windows.
5 Steps To Effective API Management
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Many of today's enterprises build 100 or more mobile apps every year. If you don't have a plan to manage the APIs that support them, innovation will come to a screeching halt.
BYOD: California Ruling A Wakeup Call
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
California's Cochran v. Schwan court case casts a pall over BYOD plans, but clear corporate policies can eliminate liability concerns.
State & Local Agencies Push Mobility Initiatives
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
Here's how S&L government can emulate successful federal mobile efforts.
Google Drive For Work: Unlimited Storage Tempts Businesses
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
4 Tips: Protect Government Data From Mobile Malware
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, particularly on Android devices. These four steps help counter the threat.
Data Driven: Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Coming Soon
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
For proposed V2V safety systems to work in the real world, a free flow of data between connected cars is essential. Naturally, the devil's in the details.
Google's Public Decade: 10 Search Innovations
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Google's Amit Singhal looks back at 10 years of search improvements.
9 Technologies That Power New York City
Slideshows  |  8/20/2014  | 
From space exploration robotics to subway subsystems, New York has technology to cover everything. Check out some cool examples near the Javits Center, home to Interop New York -- and beyond.
3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples
Slideshows  |  8/19/2014  | 
Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Look what these maps can do.
Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
Apple Bans Two Toxic Chemicals
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
For the first time, Apple has published its list of regulated substances for manufacturing.
Amazon Local Register: Friend Or Foe?
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
Mobile payment service prompts concerns about ulterior motives.
Government iPad Activations Up 5%
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
State and federal customers are ramping up iPad use, says enterprise mobile software firm Good Technology.
Apple's Dominance Of Enterprise Mobility Slips
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Android is gaining acceptance in business at the cost of Apple's iOS popularity while Microsoft languishes at the bottom.
Rosetta Spacecraft: Treacherous Challenges Ahead
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
The Rosetta Spacecraft's successful rendezvous last week with the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gersaimeno was a breeze for mission control compared to its next task: landing on the comet.
California Nears Smartphone Kill Switch
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Law would force phone makers to add remote kill switches; Apple, Google, and Microsoft have already agreed to implement them.
Chinese Government Rejects Apple's iPad
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Ten Apple products have been removed from a list of products that can be bought with Chinese government funds.
Navdy's Answer To Distracted Driving
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
A heads-up display promises safer access to your smartphone while driving.
BlackBerry Comeback Far From Certain
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
BlackBerry is finally ready to resume growth, says CEO Chen -- but first the company must overcome its crumbling device business.
White House Showcases Disaster Response Tools
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Government encourages collaboration between tech, first responder communities.
Geekend: 2 Steps Closer To Mars
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
A successful experiment on the side of a volcano and an artificial leaf that makes oxygen have gotten us closer to sending people to Mars.
10 Health Apps That Might Make You Sick
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014  | 
As government and industry groups debate the best way to oversee healthcare apps, some questionable software hits the market.
Self-Driving Cars: 10 More Realistic Names
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
The UK wants to ready its roads for self-driving cars. But "self-driving car" overstates what these machines can do -- and omits possible dangers.
Social Media & The USFWS: InformationWeek Radio
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Listen in on our chat with US Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe as he describes how his agency has harnessed Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to keep national wildlife refuge visitors informed.
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