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Federal IT Security Policies Must Be User Friendly
James Bindseil,
Commentary
Federal agencies should choose security tools and policies that suit the productivity needs of their employees.
By James Bindseil , 4/16/2014
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Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR
Richard W. Walker,
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In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity's hybrid system, which combines machine learning and human intelligence to digitize handwritten forms.
By Richard W. Walker , 4/15/2014
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Google Glass Tested For Air Force Jumps
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Air Force pilot tests Google's wearable technology for pararescue jumpers and other battlefield operations.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/14/2014
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ICANN Defends Internet Oversight Handoff
William Jackson, Technology Writer
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Congress hears arguments for and against Commerce Department plans to give up control of many Internet operations.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 4/10/2014
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Wanted: Yelp For Government IT Contractors
Nitin Pradhan,
Commentary
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan shares five innovative ideas inspired by the likes of Amazon and Yelp, to streamline federal IT.
By Nitin Pradhan , 4/9/2014
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Oracle Becomes 'Kinder, Gentler,' President Hurd Claims
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Oracle president Mark Hurd says new account teams with single-contact accountability are improving customer satisfaction, but he has no kind words for SAP.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/2/2014
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GSA: Blazing Government's Path To Cloud
Wyatt Kash, Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Agency's move to cloud computing gave employees a smarter way to work. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
By Wyatt Kash Editor, InformationWeek Government, 4/2/2014
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Feds Need Next-Gen Work Environments
Tom Simmons, Area Vice President - Public Sector,  Citrix Systems
Commentary
Flexible workspaces and top-of-the-line mobile technology are essential to federal agencies' ability to reduce costs and attract top talent.
By Tom Simmons Area Vice President - Public Sector, Citrix Systems, 4/1/2014
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What Enterprise IT Can Learn From Industrial Engineering
Stephanie C. Hill, Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Civil
Commentary
Budget-challenged IT organizations would do well to adopt the efficiency policies of industrial engineering. It applies efficiencies across enterprise operations, not just in specific areas.
By Stephanie C. Hill Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Civil, 4/1/2014
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Amazon Cloud Services Wins DoD Authorization
William Jackson, Technology Writer
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Amazon gets provisional operating authorization to sell cloud services to the Defense Department for work involving low-risk unclassified data.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 3/27/2014
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Defense Department Deputy CIO Carey Stepping Down
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Robert Carey, who played active role in transforming federal IT practices, retires from key DOD post. Successor not named.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 3/26/2014
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Lawsuit Raises Red Flags For Government Cloud Users
Karen S. Evans, National Director, US Cyber Challenge
Commentary
A California lawsuit suggests the federal government must take stronger steps to protect government data from data mining and user profiling by cloud service providers.
By Karen S. Evans National Director, US Cyber Challenge, 3/25/2014
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Defense Department Deploys Secure Cloud Service
Henry Kenyon,
News
MilCloud provides military with on-demand infrastructure and network management tools through web-based interface.
By Henry Kenyon , 3/25/2014
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Windows XP: Feds Brace For End Of Support
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Roughly one in ten US government PCs still use Windows XP. They will be more vulnerable to attacks when XP support ends on April 8.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 3/24/2014
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Cloud Should Be Part Of BC/DR Plans
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
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DRaaS offerings are mature and dependable. Now IT just needs to think differently about continuity.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 3/21/2014
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Canadian Government Aims For Single Email System
William Jackson, Technology Writer
News
Shared Services Canada cuts costs and improves efficiency by consolidating basic IT services across much of the Canadian federal government.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 3/21/2014
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Feds & The Cloud: Management Approach Must Evolve
Sean Rhody, CTO, Capgemini Government Solutions
Commentary
Cloud services change how federal agencies acquire, fund, and use IT services. IT managers must realize they're buying a service, not technology.
By Sean Rhody and Kevin L. Jackson , 3/20/2014
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Google Gets Break In Gmail Privacy Lawsuits
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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People who claim Gmail violates anti-wiretapping laws must pursue their claims individually rather than as a group.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 3/20/2014
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Oracle Reports Gains, But Rivals Grow Faster
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Oracle Cloud subscription revenue increases 25% and hardware rebounds, but Microsoft, SAP, Salesforce.com, and Workday threats loom large.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 3/19/2014
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Cloud Services And The Hidden Cost Of Downtime
Frank Ohlhorst,
Commentary
IT managers must factor in potentially crippling cloud outages when calculating the true cost of a cloud service.
By Frank Ohlhorst , 3/19/2014
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