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HealthCare.gov Names Counihan Its First CEO
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
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Kevin Counihan, who ran Connecticut's successful state-based health insurance exchange, becomes HealthCare.gov's leader.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 8/27/2014
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Steerage To The Stars: The Cheapsat Revolution
John Barnes, freelance writer
News
As the cost of putting small digital satellites in orbit continues to fall, what can these little explorers do? Businesses, agencies, and scientists want in.
By John Barnes freelance writer, 8/27/2014
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NIST Drafts Mobile App Security Guidelines
Richard W. Walker,
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National Institute for Standards and Technology issues first draft of guidelines intended to help federal agencies balance benefits and risks of third-party mobile apps.
By Richard W. Walker , 8/28/2014
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Workday Q&A: COO Talks Oracle, SAP
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Workday COO Mike Stankey claims his firm has a three- to five-year tech lead on Oracle and SAP because the cloud is "more than a destination and a pricing model."
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/28/2014
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Social Media Bites Its Tongue
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Pew Research finds that social media users are less likely to voice opinions face-to-face if they believe their Facebook followers would disagree. Call it surveillance fallout.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/28/2014
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Former Acting HHS Cybersecurity Chief Guilty Of Child Porn
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Timothy DeFoggi faces 20 years to life after jury takes two hours to convict him in federal court.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/27/2014
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Dropbox Expands The Box
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Dogged by competition, Dropbox now gives subscribers 1 TB for $10 a month, but backing up data to an external hard drive is still cheaper.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/27/2014
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HealthCare.gov Names Counihan Its First CEO
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
Kevin Counihan, who ran Connecticut's successful state-based health insurance exchange, becomes HealthCare.gov's leader.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 8/27/2014
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Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
Art Wittmann,
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Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
By Art Wittmann , 8/27/2014
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Ohio State Agencies Embrace Private Cloud
Allen Bernard, Freelance Writer
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Ohio forced state agencies to consolidate IT infrastructure and coordinate IT goals, resulting in fewer staffers and lower costs.
By Allen Bernard Freelance Writer, 8/27/2014
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Steerage To The Stars: The Cheapsat Revolution
John Barnes, freelance writer
News
As the cost of putting small digital satellites in orbit continues to fall, what can these little explorers do? Businesses, agencies, and scientists want in.
By John Barnes freelance writer, 8/27/2014
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Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/26/2014
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GE Powers Internet Of Agriculture
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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GE helps grain-equipment company TempuTech put sensors, big-data analysis, and cloud-based reporting to work with an Internet of Things service.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/26/2014
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Why Federal Agencies Lag Behind On Mobile Tech
Henry Kenyon,
News
Dearth of government-wide mobile policies hurt agencies' rollout of new mobile technologies, says Defense Information Systems Agency chief.
By Henry Kenyon , 8/26/2014
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Breach of Homeland Security Background Checks Raises Red Flags
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
News
"We should be burning down the house over this," says a GRC expert.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/25/2014
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Mobile Health Apps Have Role In Ebola Crisis
Neil Polwart, Managing Director, Novarum DX
Commentary
Mobile health apps could play a bigger role than they have to date in speeding the response to a global health crisis.
By Neil Polwart Managing Director, Novarum DX, 8/25/2014
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Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
Michael Healey, Senior Contributing Editor
News
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
By Michael Healey Senior Contributing Editor, 8/25/2014
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Navy's CANES Contract: Network Virtualization At Sea
Henry Kenyon,
News
US Navy Awards CANES contracts, valued at $2.5 billion, begins network consolidation, cyber defense upgrades.
By Henry Kenyon , 8/25/2014
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What Civic Innovation Contests Teach Tech Companies
Anil Rathi, CEO, Skild
Commentary
Creative, new ideas can come from unexpected places. Tech companies should look outside the usual places for inspired, important products.
By Anil Rathi , 8/25/2014
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Android Flaw Might Also Affect iOS, Windows
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Sandboxing flaw let researchers hijack Gmail 92% of the time, and could also affect iOS and Windows.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/23/2014
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Todd Park To Exit Federal CTO Role, Says Fortune
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
Fortune Magazine is reporting White House CTO will leave that post but may help with Silicon Valley recruiting.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/22/2014
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Oregon Sues Oracle Over Failed Healthcare Website
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Oracle first sued Oregon, and now the state responds with lawsuit claiming the company's "shoddy" performance is to blame for health insurance exchange website debacle.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/22/2014
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