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NIST Drafts Mobile App Security Guidelines
Richard W. Walker,
News
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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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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Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
Art Wittmann,
News
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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Why Federal Agencies Lag Behind On Mobile Tech
Henry Kenyon,
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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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What Civic Innovation Contests Teach Tech Companies
Anil Rathi, CEO, Skild
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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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Todd Park To Exit Federal CTO Role, Says Fortune
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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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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US Military To Launch Open Source Academy
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi will offer open source training and Linux certification for military personnel and civilians in groundbreaking new program.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 8/22/2014
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Public Sector IT Compliance The Private Sector Way
Chris Steel, Chief Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions
Commentary
Office of Management and Budget wants agencies to mimic private-sector accountability practices. Compliance will require private sector discipline.
By Chris Steel Chief Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions, 8/22/2014
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BYOD: California Ruling A Wakeup Call
Mike Jennett, Enterprise IT Mobility Program Director, HP
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California's Cochran v. Schwan court case casts a pall over BYOD plans, but clear corporate policies can eliminate liability concerns.
By Mike Jennett Enterprise IT Mobility Program Director, HP, 8/22/2014
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State & Local Agencies Push Mobility Initiatives
David Smith, Director, State & Local Government, Citrix
Commentary
Here's how S&L government can emulate successful federal mobile efforts.
By David Smith Director, State & Local Government, Citrix, 8/21/2014
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Hacker Or Military? Best Of Both In Cyber Security
John B. Dickson, CISSP,  Principal, Denim Group
Commentary
How radically different approaches play out across the security industry.
By John B. Dickson CISSP, Principal, Denim Group, 8/21/2014
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Will IT Miss The Digital Wave?
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
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That doesn't matter. The important question is -- will you?
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 8/21/2014
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US House Inspector General: IT Audit Activist
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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At the 2014 GRC Conference, House IG Theresa Grafenstine argues internal auditors must be more forward looking -- and explains why being exempt from regulations just makes her job harder.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/20/2014
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4 Tips: Protect Government Data From Mobile Malware
Julie M. Anderson, Managing Director, Civitas Group
Commentary
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, particularly on Android devices. These four steps help counter the threat.
By Julie M. Anderson Managing Director, Civitas Group, 8/20/2014
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Cybersecurity: How Involved Should Boards Of Directors Be?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Security audit groups ISACA and IIA weigh in on what role the board of directors should play in an enterprise's cybersecurity strategies.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/19/2014
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Gamification's Failure: A Lack Of Real Life Wins
E. Kelly Fitzsimmons, Co-founder, HarQen
Commentary
Gamification will finally meet its promise when we can deliver a dose of the blissful productivity gamers feel, rather than just a badge.
By E. Kelly Fitzsimmons Co-founder, HarQen, 8/18/2014
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US Digital Service: Key To Making Government Agile?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Commentary
Effort to apply the lessons of HealthCare.gov is praiseworthy, but may not get at the root cause of problems with digital government services.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/14/2014
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Presidential Records Management Directive: It Takes A Village
Sue Trombley, Managing Director, Thought Leadership, Iron Mountain
Commentary
Agencies will need to draw from varied resources to meet the deadline for digitally archiving federal government records by 2019.
By Sue Trombley Managing Director, Thought Leadership, Iron Mountain, 8/14/2014
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