Chinese central bank prohibits the country's financial institutions from touching bitcoins, but plans regulation. Cue further trouble for the crypto-currency? By Mathew J. Schwartz , 12/7/20135 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Government alone can't solve society's big challenges. But technology that enables the public can foster an environment of innovation and problem-solving.
By Janet Foutty Principal, Deloitte Consulting, 12/6/20131 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Doctors must capitalize on patient curiosity about their own medical records.By Kaveh Safavi M.D., J.D., Managing Director, North America Health Industry, Accenture, 12/5/20134 comments | Read | Post a Comment
While Amazon makes a splash with drones, Google invests in robot technologies. Depending on your profession, that could be bad news.By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/5/201311 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Laws governing electronic privacy, written before companies like Google and Facebook existed, are in desperate need of Congressional revision.By Joe Rubin Acting Head of Federal Government Affairs, TechAmerica, 12/5/20132 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Leveraging cloud-delivered services would have helped in the overall stability and success of the HealthCare.gov website, and probably still can going forward.By Ric Telford VP, IT Services Strategy and Cloud, IBM, 12/4/20132 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The Obamacare website launch was an embarrassment. Whether it's truly "fixed" is questionable. What actions would you take, IT pros, and what lessons have you learned?By David F Carr , 12/4/201330 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Former Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires says the key to running big IT programs -- and recovering when they fail -- is first-class program management.
By Wyatt Kash Editor, InformationWeek Government, 12/3/20132 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Government shouldn't be in the business of trying to provide "a spectacular user experience," says head of the largest Medicare insurance exchange operator.By David F Carr , 12/3/20133 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Martin Abbott and Michael Fisher, consultants on building large-scale websites, say one answer to retooling HealthCare.gov is creating "swim lanes" for each state the federal website serves.By David F Carr , 12/3/20137 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Former Air Force Col. Mark Douglas shares lessons learned from a $5 billion problem IT project, as the HealthCare.gov recovery effort moves forward.By Wyatt Kash Editor, InformationWeek Government, 12/3/20131 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
John Engates went to the White House Monday to get a closer look at what went wrong with HealthCare.gov. Unlike actor Jimmy Stewart's Mr. Smith, Engates came away from Washington saying this problem can be fixed.By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/2/20138 comments | Read | Post a Comment
User-facing components performing well, says project overseer Jeffrey Zients. But questions remain whether the back end will work for insurers. By Patience Wait , 12/2/201312 comments | Read | Post a Comment
R&D, science, and technology investments aren't keeping pace with other nations -- and face growing risks from cybertheft, according to government reports.By Kevin G. Coleman , 12/2/20134 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Why we must focus on protecting the data rather than securing mobile devices.
By Ashok Sankar Senior Director, Product Strategy & Management, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions, 11/27/201315 comments | Read | Post a Comment