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Federal IT Innovation Depends On Being Open
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Federal agencies have a hard time fitting innovation into their plans, let alone their budgets. Open data and open-source software help make innovation happen anyway.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/24/2014
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FTC: In-App Purchase Crackdowns Reflect 'Fundamental' Rules
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Federal Trade Commission must observe core principles of consumer protection, regardless of the pace of technology, Commissioner Julie Brill says.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/24/2014
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FDA Mobile Apps Loophole Hazardous For Healthcare
Stephanie Kreml,
The FDA's reluctance to overregulate medical apps opens a pitfall for healthcare organizations that innovate too far ahead of the curve.
By Stephanie Kreml , 7/23/2014
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NY Seeks Bitcoin Exchange Regulations
William Jackson, Technology Writer
Proposal would require state's digital currency dealers to follow strict anti-money-laundering and consumer protection rules.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 7/22/2014
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NASA Orion Space Capsule Has Surprising Brain
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
New manned spacecraft will use a flight computer adapted from jetliners for deep space missions to the asteroids and Mars.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/22/2014
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3 Reasons We Don't Need Federal CIOs
Linda Cureton,
Former NASA CIO muses on the futility of the federal CIO role -- and offers insight on how it needs to change.
By Linda Cureton , 7/22/2014
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Government IT Priorities: Security Reigns, Cloud Crawls
Richard W. Walker,
Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud use, data center consolidation, and overall innovation.
By Richard W. Walker , 7/21/2014
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NASA's Orion Spacecraft: 9 Facts
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
The Orion spacecraft gives NASA a ticket to deep space. Here's how NASA is preparing the spacecraft for a mission to visit an asteroid in 2025.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 7/19/2014
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Telemedicine Guidelines Leave Plenty Of Questions
Jeremy Johnson, Principal, Gray Plant Mooty
Federation of State Medical Boards and American Medical Association telemedicine standards provide a good starting point, but their definitions are too narrow.
By Jeremy Johnson & Catie Bitzan Amundsen , 7/17/2014
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Net Neutrality: Let's Move Beyond Class Warfare
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
The Hatfields say consumers will suffer if we prioritize Net traffic. The McCoys say we're headed for communism if we don't. They're both wrong: The problem is lack of broadband competition, not lack of openness and equality.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 7/17/2014
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Federal Agencies Must Get Practical About Cloud
Elaine Beeman, Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting
Government agencies are working through the realities of making cloud a routine mode of computing.
By Elaine Beeman Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting, 7/16/2014
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State Health Insurance Exchanges Limp Toward Relaunch
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
Oregon's exchange has shut down, sending its workload to, and at least two others are keeping this option open for the next enrollment period that starts in November.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 7/16/2014
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7 Ways To Avoid Self-Service IT Pitfalls
Jeff Brandt, Solutions Director, Randstad Technologies
Moving routine work from IT to end users can increase efficiency and save serious money. But too many projects fall flat.
By Jeff Brandt Solutions Director, Randstad Technologies, 7/16/2014
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Government Security: Saying 'No' Doesn't Work
Steve Jones, Group Strategy Director, Big Data & Analytics, Capgemini
It's time for government agencies to move beyond draconian security rules and adopt anomaly analytics.
By Steve Jones Group Strategy Director, Big Data & Analytics, Capgemini, 7/14/2014
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Predict The Future (Without Looking Like An Idiot)
E. Kelly Fitzsimmons, Co-founder, HarQen
Use these 8 tactics this coming budget season to force your planning in new directions.
By E. Kelly Fitzsimmons Co-founder, HarQen, 7/11/2014
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Microsoft Enhances Azure, Office 365
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Microsoft sets the tone for its Worldwide Partner Conference with new Office 365 plans, Azure analytics, and storage announcements.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 7/9/2014
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Google CEO: Fight Unemployment With Job Sharing
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Google CEO Larry Page suggests we can reduce unemployment by dividing jobs in half.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/9/2014
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Urban Observatory Maps Comparisons Between Cities
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Urban data map, bound for the Smithsonian by way of Esri's user conference, was created in partnership with Richard Saul Wurman, architect, graphic designer, and founder of the TED conference.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/8/2014
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Hurricane Arthur Vs. Data Visualization: Supplies Riddle
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Humanitarian organization Direct Relief uses mapping to visualize needs and plot the logistics of distribution before disaster strikes.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/3/2014
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3 Myths Of Police Data Integration, Debunked
Wai-Ming Yu, Partner, Accenture
Databases that don't talk to each other are hurting law enforcement: If police can't connect the dots across state lines, bad guys can get away. Data integration is key.
By Wai-Ming Yu & Jody Weis , 7/3/2014
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