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IBM Creates Federal Cloud Innovation Center
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Center focuses on encouraging government agencies to adopt open standards for cloud computing.
Q&A: Silicon Valley Congressman Talks Tech Industry Needs
Commentary  |  10/22/2013  | 
Silicon Valley Rep. Mike Honda speaks with former Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan on Congress' role in fostering the U.S. technology market, immigration law and more.
Microsoft Lands Army Deal For Office 365
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Army buys 50,000 seat licenses for cloud-based Microsoft Office and collaboration tools.
Why Doctors Hate EHR Software
Commentary  |  10/18/2013  | 
Have meaningful use incentives merely propelled sales for a lot of lousy software?
Traditional App Development Stifles Government Innovation
Commentary  |  10/18/2013  | 
To bolster government innovation, agencies must reduce the long lifecycle costs that drag them down.
Mobile Geospatial Tool To Aid Military, First Responders
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
TouchShare's collaborative geospatial software provides real-time situation awareness tools on mobile devices.
Oracle Blends Real-Time, Visual Data Integration
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Oracle Data Integrator morphs to look more like Informatica. GoldenGate upgrade cuts "real-time" latency.
Lenovo Faces Regulatory Roadblocks With BlackBerry Buy
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Lenovo would like to purchase the reach of BlackBerry's enterprise network. But it's unlikely to end up in China-based Lenovo's hands, security experts say.
Government Shutdown Damage May Linger
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Federal agencies and IT contractors are still assessing the fallout from the shutdown on their operations, but initial figures point to high costs.
Avoiding Cloud Lock-In
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Moving data into a cloud service is easier than getting it out. Here's what agencies must consider before signing on the dotted line.
NGA Cloud Demo Shows Power Of Virtual Organizations
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Disaster relief simulation demonstrates how governments and NGOs, with incompatible technologies, can join forces and collaborate quickly via the cloud.
Fed IT Spending To Rise After 3-Year Decline
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Spending will increase only some and significant IT challenges remain ahead for government agencies, says TechAmerica Foundation.
Feds Face Cloud Procurement Confusion, Delays
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Agencies eager to serve public 24/7 look for ways to procure cloud services faster than the usual 12 to 18 months, study finds.
Acronis MobilEcho Expands Mobile Security For Feds
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Apple-compatible mobile file management system permits secure network access, authentication for federal employees.
State CIOs Say Procurement Problems Hobble Innovation
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Cumbersome and risk-averse procurement processes hold back state and local CIOs' efforts to improve services, finds NASCIO survey.
Open Educational Resources: Smart Policy
Commentary  |  10/11/2013  | 
Educators around the world are already using OERs to improve learning. Why haven't they been adopted on a broader scale?
Health Insurance Exchanges Plagued By Data Errors
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
Health insurance exchanges, especially the one run by Uncle Sam, are having problems sending files that can be opened and that have complete information.
5 Army Tech Innovations To Watch
Slideshows  |  10/10/2013  | 
From more powerful body armor to better tasting food, these technologies in development aim to improve the life and safety of military service members.
IT Spending Recovers For State, Local Governments
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
State and local government IT spending is nearing 30-year average growth rate after a prolonged slump.
Government CFOs: Bad Data Quality Hobbles Agencies
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Government CFOs say their agencies' services are at risk due to rising requirements, diminishing resources and the lack of quality data, a new report says.
American Well: The Doctor Will See You Online
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Telemedicine company American Well offers anyone urgent-care video consultations on mobile devices for $49 a pop.
Federal Shutdown: We Miss Our Data
Commentary  |  10/8/2013  | 
Greater respect for federal data services might be one of the good things to come from the government shutdown.
European-American Cloud Conflict: Bad for Business
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Europe is proposing privacy regulations that directly contradict American law. Business could get caught in the middle.
Microsoft Reveals Azure Cloud For Government Agencies
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud will meet Defense Department security standards in a multi-tenant environment.
Athenahealth Tracks Flu Outbreaks During Government Shutdown
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Health IT vendor uses cloud-based EHR database to show outbreaks in absence of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Army CIO Cites Progress In Farewell To Staff
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, who retired last week, says efforts to modernize the Army's IT infrastructure leaves an "unbreakable foundation" for the next decade.
Airbnb Fights Demand For Host Data
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants information about Airbnb hosts to curb potential violation of rental laws.
Budget Worries Grow For Government IT Leaders
News  |  10/4/2013  | 
Budget woes top cybersecurity worries in national poll of federal, state and local government IT managers.
Keep The Web DRM-Free
Commentary  |  10/3/2013  | 
The World Wide Web Consortium is moving ahead with support for digital locks for content in the HTML specification. Pray the group reconsiders.
3 Agile Government Myths, Busted
Commentary  |  10/3/2013  | 
Agile development principles can help federal IT departments save time and money -- if they can get past the barriers.
Federal Websites: 'Sorry, We're Closed'
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Government shutdown has plunged many federal websites into darkness, leaving visitors without information and skeleton operations vulnerable to hackers.
Government Shutdown: Defense Industry Feels Impact
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Defense suppliers, employees brace for the impact of severe cutbacks in back-office, IT, maintenance and support operations staff during the federal shutdown.
4 Apolitical Reasons Federal Websites Went Dark
Commentary  |  10/2/2013  | 
At first, shuttered government websites smacked of political statement to me. Four other factors apply -- but none of them explain the decision to shut off the Panda Cam.
BlackBerry: The Fax Machine Of Its Era
Commentary  |  10/2/2013  | 
BlackBerry liberated executives from their desks. But the company's focus on messaging relegated it to a device that failed to keep pace with innovation
FAA Advisers: Lift Device Bans On Planes
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
Smartphones, tablets and other devices are safe during airplane takeoff and landing, says FAA panel, but voice calls are still a no-no.
What The GSA Could Adopt From Facebook
Commentary  |  10/2/2013  | 
The General Services Administration could become a "GSA-as-a-service" platform that federal agencies could use to host and build their applications and systems.
How Cities Could Use Wi-Fi for Better Services
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Cities looking to improve transportation and other services need look no further than their residents' Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones.
Government Shutdown Hits Most Agencies
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Congressional stalemate affects operations across the government, leaving many agency websites and services unavailable.
Will Google Put Rivals' Logos In Search Results?
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Google is willing to show competitors' logos alongside search results links to settle the EU's antitrust investigation into its search business.
Energy Department Sidesteps Shutdown For Now
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Energy Department employees are among feds who started working without pay on Tuesday. But if shutdown lingers, furloughs might be in store.
Microsoft Azure Earns FedRAMP Approval
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Microsoft's Windows Azure platform passes key security hurdle, joins cloud vendor list for federal agencies.
Obamacare: The Rise Of Private Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Tuesday’s launch of state and federal health insurance marketplaces is also prompting new interest in private exchanges as legal landscape changes.
Do Cities Need Texting Zones?
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
New York state is planning pull-over texting "zones" on some of its highways to reduce driving accidents. Should cities follow suit?
Dysfunctional Congress Hurts Government IT
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
Government IT budgeting was hard enough even before government shutdowns, says this former government CIO. What can be done to combat the dynamic with Congress?
Feds Warm Up To LinkedIn
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
Government IT managers have been cautious about using LinkedIn, but odds are activity will soon rise due to federal travel restrictions and greater comfort with the platform.
Government Shutdown: What Are IT Systems Risks?
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
If the looming government shutdown comes to pass, Federal IT faces security, budget, and workflow risks.
Visualizing The Urban Future With Analytics
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
New data visualization tools, now emerging for urban planning, are giving community members a way to view change before it happens.
Tech Glitches Trip Obamacare Exchange Launches
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Several state health insurance exchanges say their websites might not be 100% functional on Oct. 1 launch date because of bugs that incorrectly calculate policy prices, among other problems.
In-Q-Tel Invests In 2 Cloud Technologies
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
U.S. intelligence community investment group partners with cloud firms Socrata and AppThwack to make government information more accessible.
Fed Health IT Chief And Deputy Departing
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Office of the National Coordinator deputy David S. Muntz will join chief Farzad Mostashari in Oct. 4 departure.
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