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posted in October 2012
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Hurricane Sandy: Government Data Tools Assist
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Federal, state, and local information technology and data are on the case in the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
Stimulus Funds First, Layoffs Second?
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
CRN's investigation into how tech companies used Recovery Act funds yielded some unsettling results. Watch this Valley View video for the details.
California Targets Mobile Apps For Missing Privacy Policies
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Mobile app developers that don't post conspicuous online and in-app privacy policies will face $2,500 fine per download.
Huawei Hits Back At U.S. Security Investigation
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Executive dismisses U.S. report tying Huawei to security threats, saying it's a case of "Americans being Americans."
4G World: The Need For More Spectrum
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
The wireless industry may run out of spectrum in three years, and it needs government help to find more to realize the promise of mobile broadband.
DoD, VA To Expand Health Data Exchange Pilot
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Year-long test has already signed up 56,000 veterans; plug-and-play testing for nationwide exchange to play role in expansion.
Energy Dept.'s Titan Supercomputer: Record Breaker?
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory turns on new 20-petaflop Titan supercomputer, which may be world’s most powerful.
Election 2012: Who's Winning Big Data Race?
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Obama campaign focuses on email, social strategies, while Romney uses behavioral marketing techniques, targets disenfranchised voters.
Cancer Social Network Supports Meaningful Use Goals
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Breast cancer patients and survivors show more engagement in their care, a key Meaningful Use stage 2 goal, with the help of social network MyBCTeam.
Ceglia To Face Facebook Fraud Charges
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
The government says Ceglia forged evidence to support his claim to own most of Facebook.
DOD Pushes Military's Mobile Strategy Forward
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
Defense Department is serious about getting smartphones into soldiers' hands, according to new mobile device management and app store vendor solicitations.
Apple Mocks Samsung In Court-Ordered Ad
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
A U.K. judge's observation that Samsung's tablets aren't as cool as the iPad gets featured in Apple's required notification.
How The Feds Drive Cloud Innovation
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
NASA, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies are shifting toward more strategic and complex cloud applications, as they try to drive down costs amid flat IT budgets.
White House: IT Reform Will Save Government $2.5B
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
PortfolioStat program, launched in April, has identified dozens of ways for agencies to consolidate systems, buy in bulk, eliminate duplication, says report.
Humanoid Robot Challenge Kicks Off At DARPA
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
Inventors compete to build DARPA robot that can use human hand tools, drive vehicles, and climb ladders in a disaster scenario.
Microsoft Apologizes For Lack Of Browser Choice
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Microsoft insists a technical error is to blame for its failure to provide users with a browser choice screen in Windows, as instructed by the European Commission.
BlackBerry Loses Its Grip On Federal Government
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
RIM's BlackBerry platform has maintained a strong following in government for years, but that is changing.
State CIOs Face Balancing Act In 2013
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Annual survey finds state CIOs making more progress with cloud computing but struggling with big data projects.
Why We Need To Mine Government's Big Data
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
New efforts to share federal and state data repositories with researchers and entrepreneurs could bring medical and other advances.
Big Data Chases Election 2012 Undecided Voters
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Here's a look inside how campaigns use online advertising agencies that apply advanced analytics to reach undecided voters.
Apple Vs. The Swiss Railways Patent
Commentary  |  10/19/2012  | 
Apple's not been convicted of anything by a jury, even if a clever Swiss attorney could make up a color graphic that makes the two clock faces look exactly the same.
MyKinergy Takes Top Prize In Health IT Challenge
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Health app claims $25,000 "Blue Button" prize for its cloud-hosted patient engagement tool.
Huawei, ZTE: 4 Security Fears
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Trojan equipment? Spy tool? Sloppy code? The information security debate rages on over these Chinese telecom equipment makers.
7 MiniFlame Facts: How Much Espionage Malware Lurks?
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Discovery of Flame and MiniFlame revealed a cyber-espionage operation targeting Lebanon. But many similar threats have yet to surface, say security experts.
Election 2012: How Voters Play Smartphone Politics
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
Smartphone-toting voters use devices to comment on news, but mobile apps from parties and candidates have yet to take off, Pew Research finds.
Apple, Other Ultrathin Notebooks Get Green Grade
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
EPEAT says Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba notebooks meet its environmental standards.
VP Debate: Twitter Users Call Malarkey Early, Often
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
Analysis of 4 million tweets about Thursday's vice presidential debate provides a study in what pushes voters' buttons.
Expect To Save Millions In The Cloud? Prove It
Commentary  |  10/12/2012  | 
Top government IT officials will discuss their plans to implement cloud computing and save money at the GovCloud 2012 conference in Washington.
11 Cool Tools NASA Curiosity Brought To Mars
Slideshows  |  10/12/2012  | 
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has a toolbox to make any gadget-lover jealous. Check out our drill-down on the instruments helping determine whether microbial life ever existed on the red planet.
Cisco Piles Pressure On Huawei
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
Cisco exec's blog highlights discrepancies in Chinese vendor's interpretation of the Cisco vs. Huawei intellectual property dispute.
White House Wants Ideas For Next Moonshot
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Think big: The Office of Science and Technology Policy and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are looking for the next 'grand challenge.'
NSA's Big Data Platform Faces Enterprise Test
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Startup Sqrrl preps Accumulo data storage software to go commercial, teams with Hadoop provider Hortonworks to combine technologies.
Amazon's Share Of Government Cloud Computing 'Accelerating'
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
As Amazon announces new services for government customers, it says the 1,800 government and education customers that now use Amazon Web Services prove "rapid" adoption of its cloud computing products.
NIST Scientist Wins Nobel For Quantum Computing Work
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
National Institute of Standards and Technology scientist David Wineland shared a Nobel Prize for Physics for work that could help the development of powerful quantum computers.
Fix The Fear Factor In Government Innovation
Commentary  |  10/9/2012  | 
Fear of failure breeds failure. CIOs must help change this dynamic as private and public sector minds work together on unlocking government big data.
Oracle Appeals Android Lawsuit
News  |  10/5/2012  | 
If at first you don't succeed, ask a higher court to intervene. Oracle continues its legal crusade to get Google to pay for Android.
NASA Issues Big Data Challenge
News  |  10/5/2012  | 
Space agency partners with the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation to find creative ways to handle huge government data sets.
Jeff Bezos, U.S. Intelligence Invest In Quantum Computing
News  |  10/5/2012  | 
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and In-Q-Tel have invested in D-Wave Systems, a company marketing what it calls the first commercial quantum computer.
Obama Vs. Romney: 6 Tech Policy Differences
News  |  10/5/2012  | 
With the 2012 election drawing near, InformationWeek Government compares the tech plans of President Obama and the Democrats and those of Governor Romney and the Republicans.
Oracle's Hurd Touts San Diego Schools' BI Success
News  |  10/4/2012  | 
School district used in-depth analysis and rapid response times to make its data more useful, improve student attendance record, OpenWorld crowd hears.
Federal Agencies Build A Business Case For The Cloud
News  |  10/4/2012  | 
More than half of federal agencies are saving money with cloud computing, our annual survey finds. But security, compatibility, and skills present huge challenges.
Obama's IT Transformation Is A Work In Progress
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
The president's record on IT strategy is long on vision but short on results.
What T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger Means For Business
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
Proposed merger of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS will have far-reaching implications once the deal is complete. Here's what you can expect.
'MegaDroid' Tests Android Security At City Scale
News  |  10/4/2012  | 
Department of Energy launches MegaDroid, a network of 300,000 virtual Android devices, to study mobile security and stability at a city-sized scale.
YouTube's Automated Copyright Cop Gets Sensitivity Training
News  |  10/3/2012  | 
Content ID system has been enhanced with an improved appeals process and more accurate content recognition code.
Social Media Guide To The Presidential Debates
Commentary  |  10/3/2012  | 
Many people will watch the debates on TV--plus follow along on social networking, candidate, and news sites. Here are some of the websites to hit for a satisfying "second screen" experience.
5 Ways Amazon Web Services Protects Cloud Data
News  |  10/3/2012  | 
AWS security chief employs a number of methods, from federal-style security drills to strict adherence to standards, to ensure the safety and availability of customer operations.
Intelligence Venture Firm Backs Cloud Database Startup
News  |  10/2/2012  | 
In-Q-Tel invests in Cloudant, which offers database-as-a-service for mobile and Web applications.
Iran Removes Gmail Block
News  |  10/1/2012  | 
Iranian government says it will soon introduce its own search and webmail tools. But YouTube remains indefinitely blocked.
Adobe Acrobat XI Stresses Collaboration Options
News  |  10/1/2012  | 
Adobe wants to give PDFs a new image. Latest version of Acrobat strives to improve productivity through digital workflows.
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