Easy access to government online has gone from being nice-to-have to being necessary in the "open government" era, with many government websites taking advantage of modern designs and technologies to help do the trick.
How did Mars lose its atmosphere? NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, now en route to the Red Planet, aims to find out.
There were many other topics that rounded out the IT conversation in government this year: big data, open government data, FedRAMP cloud computing security standards, the government's digital strategy, to name a few. What do you think made a difference in 2013, or is likely to in 2014? Leave a comment.
Wyatt Kash is editor of InformationWeek Government.
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