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Government IT In 2014: GAO's Critique
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
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From cloud computing to data center consolidation, software licensing to data transparency, the GAO was watching.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 12/15/2014
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Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 12/12/2014
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2014 In Space: 11 Major Achievements
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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Comets and capsules grabbed top headlines, but robots racked up some firsts, the commercialization of space saw advances and setbacks, and the US prepared to resume manned space launches.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 12/8/2014
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Net Neutrality: Too Much Spin, Not Enough Facts
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
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Let's move past 1990s regulations and preconceived notions about net neutrality and focus on modern ways to prevent anti-competitive behavior.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 11/24/2014
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HHS Embraces Innovation
Henry Kenyon,
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Health department's IDEA Lab uses tech startup techniques to develop new services and features.
By Henry Kenyon , 11/20/2014
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Open Source Vs. Proprietary: Time For A New Manifesto
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
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Philosophical debates over OpenStack vs. vCloud or OpenDaylight vs. Cisco ACI miss the point. For IT, ideological purity is neither possible nor desirable
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 11/20/2014
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7 Important Tech Regulatory Issues In 2015
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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From net neutrality to patent reform and drones, these regulations will be in the spotlight. See what's at stake.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 11/19/2014
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Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/18/2014
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9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data
Joel Gurin, Senior Advisor, The Governance Lab, NYU
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Startups are using big, open data to power apps and tools designed to keep people healthier -- and we're not just talking about Watson.
By Joel Gurin Senior Advisor, The Governance Lab, NYU, 11/18/2014
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8 Lessons From Rosetta Comet Mission
John Barnes, freelance writer
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What does the European Space Agency's amazing Philae probe landing tell us about where we are as a spacefaring civilization, where we're going, and how to get there?
By John Barnes freelance writer, 11/13/2014
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Microsoft .NET Takes On Java
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 11/13/2014
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Rosetta Mission: Debugging A Comet Landing
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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European Space Agency made history with a robotic comet landing. Now can it debug a critical glitch before the lander floats away?
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 11/12/2014
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House Lawmaker Investigates 'Truthy' Twitter Monitoring
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Rep. Lamar Smith wants National Science Foundation to explain why it funded the project and whether it targeted conservative speech.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/12/2014
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NASA Explores New World Of Open Data
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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NASA has been publishing a lot of data for a long time, but getting it into standard machine-readable formats is still a herculean task.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 11/12/2014
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OpenStack Adoption: Start Slow
Al Sadowski, Research Director, 451 Research,
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Al Sadowski of 451 Research explains how vendors are making OpenStack easier for enterprises to consume, and the ways that IT professionals can approach the open-source cloud platform in a phased manner.
By Al Sadowski, Research Director, 451 Research , 11/12/2014
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IBM Brings Open Data Tech To Ebola Fight
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Here's how IBM's new West African lab is using open data and other technologies to help Sierra Leone and Nigerian governments contain the disease.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 11/10/2014
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5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015
Lorna Garey, Content Director, InformationWeek Reports
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As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
By Lorna Garey Content Director, InformationWeek Reports, 11/10/2014
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2015 Government IT Spending: 3 Suggestions
Chris Steel, Chief Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions
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New procurement practices help government CTOs meet mission objectives while making the most of limited agency dollars.
By Chris Steel Chief Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions, 11/7/2014
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Truthy Project Not Orwellian, IT Groups Tell Congress
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Indiana University research on Internet memes is not a threat to free speech, computing researchers tell lawmakers threatening to defund the project.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/6/2014
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Bringing DevOps To The Federal Government
Raj Ananthanpillai, CEO, InfoZen
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Government needs the disciplined flexibility of DevOps. Is your agency ready for it?
By Raj Ananthanpillai CEO, InfoZen, 11/6/2014
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