News & Commentary
Content tagged with Leadership posted in May 2013
IBM Appoints First Federal Chief Innovation Officer
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Dr. Jane Snowdon hails from IBM Research, where she led global outlook for the company's 12 labs.
Demand For IT Apprenticeships Outpaces Opportunities In U.K.
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With 17 applicants for every available IT apprenticeship position in the U.K., government leaders encourage employers to add more opportunities.
Big Data Drives 'National Day Of Civic Hacking'
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Nationwide hackathon this weekend encourages coders to use publicly available data to tackle problems ranging from poverty to poultry handling.
Government IT Can't Pass The Buck On Open Data
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Improving the way government shares data will make it more efficient -- if IT commits to getting that work done.
Website Aims To Inspire Digital Makers
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Non-profit educational group Nesta addresses U.K.'s fading IT heritage through Make Things Do Stuff, a website that offers British teens online tools that foster digital creativity.
British Government IT Projects Running Late
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Several IT- heavy government projects are either way behind schedule or need TLC to succeed, says government watchdog group Major Project Authority.
25 Most Influential Government CIOs
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
On InformationWeek's Government CIO 25, we profile the top public sector tech executives who are driving big changes in government IT.
ONC Steps Up MU Stage 2 Preparation
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency releases interoperability guidelines, launches training modules to help providers meet criteria for information exchange.
Contender For U.K. Smart Meter Rollout: Game On
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SmartReach, a joint venture comprised of several tech and communications companies, has developed communications technology for the U.K's planned smart energy meter project.
IBM Makes Case For 'Fast Government'
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
New report says federal agencies can improve performance by implementing gaming, mobile and other technologies that speed up operations.
CIO Tough Love: Agility Demands Increasing
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
IT leaders, brace yourself for pain as you push for agility. Business needs are emerging so rapidly that tools don't exist to support them, said CIOs at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
'Third-Wave' Tech Tools Reshape Agencies: Kundra
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Cloud, social and mobile technologies are poised to help governments deliver new levels of customer service to citizens, says former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
Why Young IT Pros Should Consider Higher Ed
Commentary  |  5/22/2013  | 
In the battle for tech talent, small colleges and universities have a lot to offer Gen Xers and Millennials.
Doximity Branches Into CME With Cleveland Clinic
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Professional network will give continuing medical education points to doctors for care-related literature searches and discussions with colleagues.
Amazon Cloud Gets Federal Stamp Of Approval
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
FedRAMP compliance means federal agencies can now access Amazon Web Services almost immediately, without spending months on their own cloud-security assessments.
Healthcare Reform Too Focused On Doctors: Telemedicine Pioneer
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Hopkins physician Jay Sanders, known as the father of telemedicine, says emphasis should be on changing patient behavior.
U.S. CIO VanRoekel: Drive Down Operating Costs
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
On one-year anniversary of Digital Government Strategy initiative, federal CIO asks IT execs to find new ways to cut operating costs to support new IT investments.
Federal Data Center Consolidation Found Lacking
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
GAO recommends stepped up oversight and an extended deadline to meet OMB's objectives.
New Imaging System 'Reads' Ancient Scrolls
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
X-ray-based imaging system uses computer modeling to create virtual versions of ancient scrolls, allowing researchers access to never-before-seen historical documents.
Data Management Key To Federal Open Data Policy
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
White House order means agencies will need to give more attention to data lifecycle management.
H-1B At Center Of Immigration Reform Debate
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
H-1B is just one of the hot-button issues in the immigration reform act now being debated by the Senate Judiciary Committee. But it is the one that matters most to IT.
Lottery Fund To Help Bridge U.K. Digital Divide
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
Big Lottery Fund plans to make some £15 million ($23 million) available to increase tech literacy of U.K. citizens.
20 Health IT Leaders Who Are Driving Change
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
Innovation is tough amid today's regulatory checklists. These leaders are getting it done.
NASA Curiosity Rover Back To Work
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
After a four-week break, the Mars rover gears up for a second rock drilling.
Olympics CIO Heads Up To Manchester University
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
Gerry Pennell goes back to his alma mater to help deliver the infrastructure component of its ambitious 'Manchester 2020' plan
Where Do Higher Education CIOs Come From?
Commentary  |  5/9/2013  | 
Higher ed technology leaders are still most commonly hired from within academia. Take a look at some interesting demographics.
White House Releases Open Data Policy
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
In an important move toward an open government, President Obama orders agencies to make their data available to the public in open, machine-readable formats.
Ireland Names First National CIO
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Former British government IT and EMC U.K. executive Bill McCluggage will lead national IT strategy for Ireland.
Kolodner Joins Telehealth Firm ViTel Net
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Former national health IT coordinator moves to the vendor side, aims to use high-speed mobile data infrastructure to give patients more care options.
U.S. Homeland Security CIO Resigns
News  |  5/8/2013  | 
Richard Spires, head of the Department of Homeland Security's IT operations, stepped down from his position on May 7.
U.K. Government Mandates Cloud First IT Procurement
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Cabinet Office issues directive to government workers: Prioritize cloud-based IT solutions whenever possible.
University of Kentucky HealthCare Revamps Order Sets
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Kentucky health system beta-tests Elsevier authoring tool as it streamlines a decade of CPOE history.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Needs More Time, CHIME Says
News  |  5/6/2013  | 
Healthcare CIO group tells U.S. senators that providers need extension on current timeframe for EHR, interoperability work.
Federal CIOs Identify Budget-Cut Risks
News  |  5/2/2013  | 
Sequestration is deterring implementation of new technologies and forcing CIOs to find ways to save, survey finds.
Pentagon Seeks Robotic Hand With Soft Touch
News  |  5/1/2013  | 
DARPA invests in technology to develop more human-like robotic hands; iRobot demonstration shows promise.
Coursera Online Hub Offers Teachers Development
News  |  5/1/2013  | 
Coursera and more than a dozen education partners will offer classes for K-12 teachers starting this summer.
Veterans Program Offers IT Certifications
News  |  5/1/2013  | 
Military, business community team up to give service members ways to earn private sector IT certifications.

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