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John Foley is director, strategic communications, for Oracle Corp. and a former editor of InformationWeek Government.
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Tech And The City: New York's Future

12/12/2012
U.S. cities stand to benefit in important ways from well-planned technology implementations, according to our survey. The possibilities include better quality of life for city residents.

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Digital Revolution's Winners And Losers

11/7/2012
Workers with in-demand digital skills benefit most as computers increasingly take over everyday tasks. In this InformationWeek 500 video, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson discusses how this trend could affect your enterprise.

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How Not To Plan A Data Center

7/11/2012
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency built a bigger data center than it needed. Now the potential federal IT boondoggle is being turned into a storage center for data generated by remote sensors and cloud computing.

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10 Handy Mobile Apps From Uncle Sam

6/14/2012
Take a look at federal agencies' newest iPhone, Android, and mobile applications, ranging from a Smokey Bear wildfire-tracking app to an app that advises you how long it will take to clear customs at the airport.

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NASA's Next Mission: Deep Space

11/22/2011
NASA's Mars Science Lab and Curiosity rover are the next steps in a long-term plan to travel farther and faster into space. Check out this visual tour of the future spacecrafts and tools that will get them there.

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Navy CIO Torpedoes Public-Facing Blog

12/3/2010
The first public blog post by the U.S. Navy's new CIO is also his last. Less than two weeks into the job, Terry Halvorsen has posted a blog to explain that he will no longer communicate via that platform.

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Top 20 Government Cloud Service Providers

11/15/2010
Nearly a dozen teams of technology vendors have been approved to provide IT infrastructure as a service to government agencies through Apps.gov, the General Services Administration's cloud computing portal. The new blanket service agreement makes it possible for federal, state and local government agencies to order on-demand virtual servers, cloud storage and web hosting as needed from GSA-approved service providers. Cloud vendors must satisfy FISMA's "moderate impact" data security level to par

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New York As IT Center Of The World

10/26/2010
The Big Apple's new licensing agreement with Microsoft is just one part of an ambitious IT strategy that includes data center consolidation and central management of policies and services.

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State CIOs Head For The Exits

10/15/2010
The list of CIOs in state government who have resigned, or are about to, is growing. Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington are losing their top IT execs, and California is on the watch list.

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Pentagon Reopens Child Porn Investigation

9/22/2010
We now learn that the Department of Defense, after seeming to come clean on an internal child-porn investigation, was withholding more than it was sharing. It's now time for the Pentagon to deal with this problem with openness and determination.

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Webcast: Army Talks Cloud Strategy

6/23/2010
The U.S. Army will discuss plans for integrating cloud computing into its enterprise architecture and broader IT transformation, during an InformationWeek Government Webcast on Weds., June 23. It's a unique opportunity to hear one of the world's largest IT user organizations share its strategy for the emerging cloud model.

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Federal Agencies Shift Into Cloud Adoption

6/14/2010
Technology leaders with the Department of Energy, the Defense Information Systems Agency, and GSA will outline their next steps in cloud computing on June 15 at InformationWeek's Government IT Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. With new implementations of infrastructure as a service and software as a service, including hosted apps from Google and Microsoft, the feds appear to be shifting aggressively into full-s

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How To Build A Government Cloud

6/1/2010
Federal IT managers are under pressure to move beyond the evaluation of cloud computing and into actual implementation. Two early adopters in government next week will share their insights on how to do that.

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Gov 2.0: Aspiring To Greatness In Open Government

5/24/2010
Tim O'Reilly is raising the bar on what he envisions for the open government movement. At this week's Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington, D.C., O'Reilly won't be talking merely about government serving as "a platform" -- that was last year's idea -- but about government as "a platform for greatness."

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Government IT Innovators: Apply Here

4/27/2010
Government offices may be prone to bureaucracy and inefficiency, but they're also places where technology is being used to drive new ways of working and to deliver better government services. InformationWeek is looking for examples of such tech innovation in local, state, and federal government.

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White House Deputy CTO Questioned Over Gmail

4/13/2010
A potential gap in the White House's e-mail retention policy has been exposed, ironically by one of the officials overseeing that policy. One congressman wants White House deputy CTO Andrew McLaughlin to explain how messages sent to and from White House staff via Web e-mail systems are preserved. The scrutiny comes after McLaughlin apparently used Gmail for some of his own correspondence.

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