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Why We Should All Hope Bitcoins Go Mainstream
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Cryptocurrencies aren't problem-free, as Mt. Gox's travails show. But I want the concept to survive, thrive -- and eventually break credit card processors' stranglehold.
States High on Medical Marijuana Technology
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Advocates are optimistic technology will help medical marijuana be more than a pipe dream in a growing number of states.
ICD-10 May Cost 3X More Than Estimated, AMA Says
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
AMA study says ICD-10 transition could cost three times as much as previously estimated and association asks HSS to reconsider mandate.
Will Most Healthcare Apps Escape FDA Scrutiny?
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
PROTECT Act of 2014 proposes that Food and Drug Administration doesn’t need to oversee "low risk" health IT products such as electronic health records and fitness apps.
Google Wins Book Scanning Case
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
Authors Guild's claim of copyright infringement gets shot down in a surprise ruling.
NASA, Amazon Launch Earth Data Repository
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
NASA has uploaded terabytes of earth-science satellite data to Amazon Web Services, with more to come to aid researchers and developers.
How To Get Obamacare Moving Now
Commentary  |  11/11/2013  | 
CMS should let insurance brokers use its eligibility hub to start enrolling people who have been frustrated by HealthCare.gov.
Amazon Again Beats IBM For CIA Cloud Contract
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
IBM maneuvering over 10-year, $600 million CIA contract doomed its protest, in eyes of court.
Federal IT Spending To Grow Slightly In 2014
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Big data, cloud and mobile tech in heavy demand as agencies seek efficiencies.
IBM Government Cloud Gets FedRAMP Approval
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program guarantees IBM's infrastructure as a service platform meets federal network security standards.
Federal Agencies Lagging On IT Savings Mandate
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Some agencies have failed to develop a comprehensive action plan or outlined efforts to migrate to shared services, which are required as part of the federal PortfolioStat initiative.
CMS CIO Leaves HealthCare.gov Mess For Private Sector
News  |  11/6/2013  | 
CIO Tony Trenkle, who oversaw $2 billion IT office for CMS, including Healthcare.gov program, heads for the private sector.
Apple Seeks Freedom To Disclose Gov Data Demands
News  |  11/6/2013  | 
Apple released its first transparency report and seeks the right to tell its customers the truth about government orders for customer information.
Vehicle-To-Vehicle Tech Hits Speed Bumps
News  |  11/6/2013  | 
Applications that warn drivers of impending collisions are already in pilot testing, but a number of challenges could hinder their deployment, says government report.
Fermilab Gains Agility Managing IT In The Cloud
News  |  11/5/2013  | 
Energy Department's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory migrates its IT services management system to ServiceNow and earns ISO 20000 certification for operational excellence.
Cloud Migrations: Don't Forget About The Data
Commentary  |  11/5/2013  | 
Focus on your data migration separately from your application migration to get better results.
Gigabit Internet: Start Planning
News  |  11/5/2013  | 
Gigabit Internet access is key to the future of our cities. It's time to start expecting it and planning for it.
Social Media In Government: Managing The Risks
Commentary  |  11/4/2013  | 
Government CISOs have an added layer of responsibilities in balancing the pros and cons of social media in their organizations.
21% Of Obamacare Visitors Have Enrolled
News  |  11/4/2013  | 
Despite websites' technical problems, many people managed to obtain insurance, according to Commonwealth Fund survey.
Liberty Reserve Operator Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering
News  |  11/4/2013  | 
N.Y.-based co-founder of anonymous digital currency service that allegedly laundered $6 billion also admits to marriage fraud, repeat child pornography charges.
Food Stamp Automation Restrictions Must End
Commentary  |  11/4/2013  | 
Archaic rules prevent states from adopting modern technology and business approaches that would cut costs, but not services, in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Google, Android Hit With Patent Lawsuit
News  |  11/1/2013  | 
Apple and Microsoft are part of a group that has filed patent claims against Google and major Android device makers.
Federal Tiger Team Crafted Mobile Security Guidelines
News  |  11/1/2013  | 
Agencies earn tribute for defying odds, collaborating on baseline to enable secure adoption of mobile technologies.
FAA Allows Electronics During Takeoff, Landing
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Federal Aviation Administration no longer sees mobile devices as threat to air safety.
Salesforce.com Enables Private App Stores
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Salesforce Private AppExchange lets you put IT-approved applications in a customizable corporate app store. There's one catch, though.
HealthCare.gov Faced Security Risks, Feds Were Told
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
As HHS secretary Sebelius testified to Congress about the flawed rollout, a memo surfaced that predicted security risks due to inadequate testing.
EHealth To Obama: We Can Run HealthCare.gov
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Obama Administration response to online health insurance site is cool, but proposal reveals backup possibility. EHealth offers to help Covered California, too.
Federal Cybersecurity Champions Honored
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
National Institute of Standards and Technology senior scientist Ron Ross honored for creating risk management framework.
GSA Streamlines IT Operations, Closes Data Centers
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Agency CIO says closure of 37 data centers and centralization of IT operations will improve efficiency within GSA and in serving other federal agencies.
U.S. Joins Global Effort On Open Data
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Publicly accessible data can add trillions of dollars in value to global economies such as education, says U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Federal CIO Urges Bold Vision For Government IT
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel calls Obamacare site's launch something "to be proud of" and urges government IT community to view bugs as a "teachable moment."
Will HealthCare.gov Mess Spur Procurement Reform?
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Review and overhaul of government IT purchasing procedures needed, trade association expert says.
Obamacare Rollout Hampered By Operating Rules Lag
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Backend transmission rules, slated for 2016, may have prevented the rampant errors sending enrollment data from health insurance exchanges to insurance companies.
Why We Need Digital Government Strategy 2.0
Commentary  |  10/29/2013  | 
The federal government has been an early adopter of mobile technology but now it is time to take it to the next level. These five areas need to be addressed.
Lawmakers Try To Sharpen FDA Focus On Healthcare Apps
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Congress attempts to clarify which health software should be regulated like a medical device with the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act.
Google's Mystery Project Won't Float
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
A San Francisco regulator casts doubt on the viability of a waterborne Google store.
Los Angeles Gives Cloud Email Another Chance
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
After an FBI security rule prevented the LAPD from using Google Apps, the city was forced to backpedal from its move to the cloud. Now Los Angeles is trying again.
Datalink Lets Feds Test Drive Cloud
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
New service offers federal agencies a way to evaluate different cloud systems that align with their own configurations before they commit to a provider.
Private Sector Rides To Rescue Of HealthCare.gov
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Handful of Web insurance brokers will start enrolling people in HealthCare.gov plans within a month, but backend coding problems could continue to delay completion of policy purchases.
HealthCare.Gov Woes: Lack Of Testing
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Tech contractors are confident they can fix the problems over time, but pass the buck to CMS.
LPTA Contracts Stifle Government Innovation
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
"Lowest price technically acceptable" contracts drive down prices but sacrifice long-term value to meet short-term government savings goals, says study.
Why HealthCare.gov Failed
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Experts say a lack of consumer-centric development and user testing led to the disastrous rollout of the government's Obamacare portal.
Tech Contractors Reject Blame For HealthCare.gov Mess
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Contractors point fingers at each other and the government as they attempt to shift responsibility for healthcare website problems.
Portfolio Management Tools: Lessons From King County, Washington
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
County IT portfolio manager shares what his team learned when they moved from spreadsheets to a real management tool.
Google Or Microsoft? Army Users Get Choice
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Army blanket purchase agreements to buy Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 licenses offer non-Defense Enterprise Email users a choice of cloud software.
NASA's Moon Laser Sets Data Speed Record
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer moon mission uses laser communications to send data to earth at 622 Mbps -- six times faster than standard radio waves.
Medicare Drags Feet On Secure Patient IDs
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Medicare increases identity theft risk because it uses social security numbers as patient identifiers, says GAO report.
Containers Add New Efficiency To Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
Why use an entire operating system just to run one application? Containers-as-a-service offer a smarter way to run applications in the cloud.
HealthCare.gov: Latest Victim Of Federal Acquisition Problems?
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Healthcare.gov's problems aren't unique to federal IT projects, but they are uniquely visible to the American public.
Code For America Made Me A Better IT Leader
Commentary  |  10/22/2013  | 
"Peace Corps for Geeks" offers crucial lessons in customer service, continuous improvement and workplace engagement.
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