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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,
Commentary
Federal agencies should choose security tools and policies that suit the productivity needs of their employees.
By James Bindseil , 4/16/2014
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Top 10 Upsides To Healthcare.gov Debacle
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
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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,
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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ICANN Defends Internet Oversight Handoff
William Jackson, Technology Writer
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Congress hears arguments for and against Commerce Department plans to give up control of many Internet operations.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 4/10/2014
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NASA Releases 1,000 Apps To Public
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Space agency makes more than 1,000 free apps available for public use, covering tasks from project management to image processing.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/10/2014
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Feds Seek To Expand Open Data
Wyatt Kash, Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Agencies plan "open data roundtables" with private sector users of government data to encourage new business opportunities.
By Wyatt Kash Editor, InformationWeek Government, 4/9/2014
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Apple V. Samsung: More Secrets Emerge
Eric Zeman,
News
Ongoing $2.2 billion patent case surfaces internal discussions and decisions around marketing today's best-known smartphones.
By Eric Zeman , 4/9/2014
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Paul Allen Invests In Online Voting Firm
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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E-voting firm Scytl receives $40 million from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital to continue election modernization efforts. Defense Department among its customers.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/9/2014
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Wanted: Yelp For Government IT Contractors
Nitin Pradhan,
Commentary
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan shares five innovative ideas inspired by the likes of Amazon and Yelp, to streamline federal IT.
By Nitin Pradhan , 4/9/2014
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Open Data Law Aims To Demystify Federal Spending
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
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Landmark DATA legislation, near passage, would transform the US government's spending information from a maze of confusing documents into easily accessible open data.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 4/7/2014
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Federal Health Agencies Aim To Cut Red Tape
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
The FDA, ONC, and FCC release proposal to clarify oversight of health IT, reduce patient risk, and empower innovation.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/4/2014
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US Unveils Super-Accurate Atomic Clock
William Jackson, Technology Writer
News
NIST's new F2 cesium fountain clock, three times more accurate than the previous clock, improves reliability for communications networks and positioning systems that depend on precise timing.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 4/4/2014
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