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Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Michael S. Weiner, DO MSM MSIST, Director, Healthcare Strategic Services, IBM
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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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Contacting Congress Just Got Easier
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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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
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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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Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/18/2014
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Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 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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Top 10 Upsides To Healthcare.gov Debacle
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
News
You didn't know there was a bright side to the botched rollout of the Obamacare website? Get your snark on.
By Rob Preston VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek, 4/16/2014
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Army ERP System Enables Financial Transparency
Henry Kenyon,
News
Antiquated systems have made it impossible for the Army to audit its finances. A new ERP coming online will help solve that problem.
By Henry Kenyon , 4/15/2014
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Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR
Richard W. Walker,
News
In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity's hybrid system, which combines machine learning and human intelligence to digitize handwritten forms.
By Richard W. Walker , 4/15/2014
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Hubble Turns 24: 5 Biggest Discoveries
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
The Hubble Space Telescope has helped solve huge questions about space. Coming next: Its successor will look back even further into time.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/15/2014
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Google Glass Tested For Air Force Jumps
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Air Force pilot tests Google's wearable technology for pararescue jumpers and other battlefield operations.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/14/2014
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Luring The Elusive Cyber Security Pro
W. Hord Tipton,
Commentary
Struggling to find scarce IT security talent? Make sure your hiring managers understand the certifications and match candidates for skills fit -- not just credentials.
By W. Hord Tipton , 4/14/2014
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Kathleen Sebelius: Failed IT Project Manager?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Commentary
Sebelius didn't write the code for HealthCare.gov, but she is paying the price for failing to oversee those who did.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 4/11/2014
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Feds Address Antitrust Concerns On Cyberthreat Sharing
William Jackson, Technology Writer
News
Justice Dept. and FTC confirm that sharing cybersecurity threat information is not an antitrust law violation.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 4/11/2014
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Senate Unanimously Passes DATA Act
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
News
Bipartisan legislation directs government agencies to improve spending transparency by publishing financial data in standardized, machine-readable formats.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 4/11/2014
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