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Google Street View Offers Time Travel
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/23/2014
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Supreme Court Debates Aereo's Fate
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Justices seemed to be looking for a way ban Aereo without causing collateral damage to cloud computing.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/23/2014
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Fight Software Piracy With SaaS
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
SaaS makes application deployment easy and effective. It could eliminate software piracy once and for all.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 4/22/2014
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License Plate Recognition Technology Branches Out
Richard W. Walker,
News
Law enforcement officials see new security and surveillance uses for license plate recognition technology.
By Richard W. Walker , 4/17/2014
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Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Jasmine  McTigue, Principal, McTigue Analytics
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If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
By Jasmine McTigue Principal, McTigue Analytics, 4/17/2014
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Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/16/2014
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Federal IT Security Policies Must Be User Friendly
James Bindseil, President & CEO, Globalscape
Commentary
Federal agencies should choose security tools and policies that suit the productivity needs of their employees.
By James Bindseil President & CEO, Globalscape, 4/16/2014
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Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR
Richard W. Walker,
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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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