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Data-Driven Results Influence Federal Budget Cuts
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
As agencies are forced to do more with less, they'll need a clear vision, the right tools and an eye toward innovating, says former GAO leader and Deloitte director.
NYC's Mouse Corps Gives Students Tech Design Boost
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
High school program introduces students to a prized combination of technology, engineering and design skills.
Google Glass: Autocorrect For Your Life?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
To offer the right assistance at the right moment, Google Glass will need workflow tech.
Veterans Affairs Department Appoints New CTO
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
New CTO Marina Martin broke fresh ground as an entrepreneur in government, a Presidential Innovation Fellow and as senior adviser to federal CTO Todd Park.
NASA Cloud Contracts Slammed By Auditor
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Space agency's early moves into cloud were poorly managed, may have exposed the organization to risk, inspector general reports.
NASA Satellite Reveals New View Of Sun
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
IRIS satellite captures never-before-seen details of the sun, enabling scientists to better understand its effect on Earth.
Lawmakers Grill Federal CIO On Data Center Figures
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
House subcommittee hammers Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel on how federal data center tally suddenly doubled.
Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Building and establishing a mobile strategy in a developing economy presents unique challenges. Here's how to tackle them.
5 Helpful Online Services From Uncle Sam
Slideshows  |  7/24/2013  | 
These examples illustrate the White House's push to make government data and services more accessible.
Some Higher Ed CIOs Remain Big Data Skeptics
Commentary  |  7/24/2013  | 
Readers had plenty to say when we called for university CIOs to bear down on using and teaching big data. Can you learn from the example of Bill Gates' high school teacher?
Healthcare Reform Spurs Health IT Mergers
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Deal-making declined in the first half of 2013 due to tax-law changes, but interest in buying healthcare firms remains high.
Auburn University Program Trains Future National Security Analysts
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Auburn University and Intelligent Software Solutions partnership enables students to learn by providing data analysis services to the U.S. government.
DOD IT Leader David Wennergren To Retire
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Wennergren, an accomplished CIO and government IT leader, steps down as DoD's assistant deputy chief management officer.
NASA Seeks Public-Private Product Partnerships
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Agency pursues private partnerships to develop commercial space products despite budget uncertainty.
FBI To Overhaul Printer Network
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Bureau picks Lexmark for $30 million contract as part of broader effort projected to save government billions in projected printing costs.
DARPA Robot Challenge: Disaster Recovery
Slideshows  |  7/22/2013  | 
Robots can go where humans can't in a disaster. See what the innovative machines in DARPA's next robotics challenge can do.
Online Programs Target Adults Without Degrees
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
Still a few classes shy of your college degree? You now have more options, as institutions target adult learners with online programs and simplify the process.
Common Core Meets Aging Education Technology
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Many K-12 schools struggle to implement new educational standards with old technology, outdated skills.
State CIOs Press Governance Efforts
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
In tight budget times, governance is essential for successful sharing of government information and services, says NASCIO report.
College E-Textbook Adoption Hinges On Savings
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Higher education faculty and students are interested in swapping paper textbooks for electronic versions, but only if it saves money, says Internet2 and EDUCAUSE study.
5 Habits Of Highly Effective Government IT Leaders
Commentary  |  7/17/2013  | 
Former Department of Transportation CIO Nitin Pradhan offers lessons for up-and-coming and incoming government IT execs.
Big Data Career Switch: 4 Key Points
Commentary  |  7/17/2013  | 
Looking to retool your skillset to land a job in data science? Beware these issues as you consider university programs.
HIMSS Health IT Value Suite Pitches Providers
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
HIMSS tries to put positive spin on benefits of healthcare technology, despite some studies that show little gains from health IT.
How 3 ACOs Use Technology To Survive
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
Nine accountable care organizations are dropping out of a program touted as a key cost-saving element of Obamacare. Here's how three providers are using technology to stick it out.
Education Tech: What's Trending?
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Education Technology Innovation Summit in NYC will highlight hot trends in education technology, from mobile to gamification.
Federal Data Center Closures No Panacea: Navy CIO
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Navy's top IT official takes issue with the federal government's focus on cutting the number of government data centers, says it misses the big picture on IT cost control.
Quit Dithering On Digital Business Strategy
Commentary  |  7/15/2013  | 
Digital is the future of business, and the movement needs leaders. You in, CIOs?
Sonar, Robots Help Salvage Ancient Shipwrecks
News  |  7/12/2013  | 
Odyssey Marine Exploration uses the latest sonar technology and robotic divers to unearth historic vessels from the ocean floor.
Health Information Exchanges Grow, But Slowly
News  |  7/12/2013  | 
Most HIEs that help unrelated organizations exchange data admit they don't have a long-term business model.
How Navy Sliced $1 Billion From Intranet Deal
News  |  7/11/2013  | 
New contract terms led incumbent HP to shuffle partners and ultimately win NGEN contract -- but questions remain if Navy took the most cost-effective approach.
What Agencies Need For More Agile Networks
News  |  7/11/2013  | 
The evolution of IT as a service and other forces are fundamentally changing how agencies need to think about the next generation of networks.
Disruptive Leadership: Bowdoin College CIO Mitch Davis
Commentary  |  7/10/2013  | 
Iconoclastic technology leader argues change management must start with IT itself.
Why Health IT Must Work More Like Amazon
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Healthcare providers must look beyond Meaningful Use regulations and start asking: Is my site inspiring loyalty from patients?
U.S. Climbs To Fifth Most Innovative Nation
News  |  7/9/2013  | 
Global Innovation Index grades innovation performance among countries and encourages local innovation. In this year's report, U.S. rises from last year's 10th-place ranking.
Obama Reboots Technology Mission To Improve Government
News  |  7/8/2013  | 
President's second-term management agenda focuses on tapping private sector talent to help the government improve its services.
Parliament Pins U.K. Bank Trouble On IT Fiasco
News  |  7/3/2013  | 
Co-op Bank's scrapped Finacle IT platform may have pushed the bank into serious financial troubles, say members of Parliament's Treasury committee.
Irish Tech Firm Offers Camp For Aspiring App Developers
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
Belfast-based Kainos invites 17- to 19-year olds interested in IT careers to apply to CodeCamp, a free mobile app development course.
Venture Capitalists Keep Digital Health Products Flowing
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
Rate of capital infusion into digital health companies during first half of the year didn't match previous year's, but far outpaced that of healthcare overall.

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