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Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Michael S. Weiner, DO MSM MSIST, Director, Healthcare Strategic Services, IBM
Commentary
Government health IT leaders are working more closely with the private sector and making greater use of commercial off-the-shelf technology to improve the quality, delivery, and interoperability of services.
By Michael S. Weiner DO MSM MSIST, Director, Healthcare Strategic Services, IBM, 4/23/2014
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Postal Unit Scraps Big Iron For Virtualization
Richard W. Walker,
News
US Postal Service wanted to virtualize its systems for auditors working in the field but didn't have room for added storage. It found the answer in a specialized appliance.
By Richard W. Walker , 4/23/2014
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FBI Informant Sabu Tied To Foreign Attacks
Mathew J. Schwartz,
News
Report triggers questions about FBI's apparent use of a zero-day vulnerability, and whether campaign was designed to amass intelligence on foreign targets.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 4/24/2014
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10 Hadoop Hardware Leaders
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Hadoop is known for running on "industry standard hardware," but just what does that mean? We break down popular options and a few interesting niche choices.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/24/2014
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DARPA Seeks Optical Devices To Boost Communications
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Direct On-chip Digital Optical Synthesizer program aims to shrink optical synthesizers for microchips that will enable advanced military operations such as detecting enemy chemical production sites.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/23/2014
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Google Street View Offers Time Travel
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
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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Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Michael S. Weiner, DO MSM MSIST, Director, Healthcare Strategic Services, IBM
Commentary
Government health IT leaders are working more closely with the private sector and making greater use of commercial off-the-shelf technology to improve the quality, delivery, and interoperability of services.
By Michael S. Weiner DO MSM MSIST, Director, Healthcare Strategic Services, IBM, 4/23/2014
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Postal Unit Scraps Big Iron For Virtualization
Richard W. Walker,
News
US Postal Service wanted to virtualize its systems for auditors working in the field but didn't have room for added storage. It found the answer in a specialized appliance.
By Richard W. Walker , 4/23/2014
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Supreme Court Debates Aereo's Fate
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
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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Samsung Attacks In Patent Case
Magnus Thordarson,
News
Samsung's case against Apple begins; patent infringement complaint against Apple centers on smartphone technology for image storage, video capture, compression, and transmission across devices.
By Magnus Thordarson , 4/22/2014
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Contacting Congress Just Got Easier
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Electronic Frontier Foundation and more than 100 volunteer developers are working on a tool that pairs public domain data with free software interfaces.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/22/2014
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Cyber Espionage Incidents Triple: Verizon Report
William Jackson, Technology Writer
News
As cyber espionage grows quickly, government agencies become the No. 1 target, finds 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 4/22/2014
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Sensitive Data: What Constitutes 'Reasonable Protection'?
Wyatt Kash, Editor, InformationWeek Government
Commentary
NIST's Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain over data security lapses.
By Wyatt Kash Editor, InformationWeek Government, 4/22/2014
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No-Poaching Settlement Could Spur Tech Talent War
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel reportedly close to settling a lawsuit over agreements not to recruit each other's employees. Tech pros could benefit from more open market.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/22/2014
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Protecting Critical Infrastructure: A New Approach
William Jackson, Technology Writer
News
NIST's cyber-security framework gives critical-infrastructure operators a new tool to assess readiness. But will operators put this voluntary framework to work?
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 4/21/2014
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Cyber Security Insurance Market
William Jackson, Technology Writer
News
Cross-industry standards could spur more affordable cyber security insurance.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 4/21/2014
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Secure Collaboration Tool Aims to Stop Data Leaks
Henry Kenyon,
News
BAE Systems' leakage-prevention Secure Information Broker Appliance program edits info your organization doesn't want outsiders to see.
By Henry Kenyon , 4/18/2014
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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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NASA Tests Technologies For Deep Space Exploration
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
An oxygen recycling system, optical communications, and a deep space atomic clock top the space agency's list of priorities.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/17/2014
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Accountable Care Success Requires Strong Health IT
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The accountable care organization model has produced mixed results to date. In ACO success stories, technologies such as analytics play a big role.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 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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ICD-10 Delay: Politics Trump Health Data Quality
Mark Braunstein,
Commentary
With a fresh delay for ICD-10 compliance, US healthcare providers and patients remain trapped in debate. Is higher quality clinical data worth the cost of more detailed data collection?
By Mark Braunstein , 4/16/2014
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