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MetLife Geek-A-Thon Refurbishes Computers For Students
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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MetLife's IT staff spent two days updating 311 computers to provide disadvantaged school children with their own home computers.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 10/27/2014
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In Government, No Excuse For Missing Documents
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
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To meet regulatory obligations -- and avoid accusations of cover-up and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 10/27/2014
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Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Elaine Beeman, Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting
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Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
By Elaine Beeman Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting, 10/27/2014
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5 Big Data Trends Government IT Can't Ignore
Christian P. Hagen, Partner, A.T. Kearney
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Government IT leaders must stop sitting on the big data sidelines, waiting to make a play.
By Christian P. Hagen Partner, A.T. Kearney, 10/22/2014
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Helsinki Incubator Shows Value Of Physical Space
Dennis Mitzner, Chief Editor, Inside3DP.com
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Helsinki Think Company, a new initiative that offers meeting space for entrepreneurial-minded students, proves that nurturing tech startups is not a virtual exercise.
By Dennis Mitzner Chief Editor, Inside3DP.com, 10/20/2014
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White House Launches More Open Data Initiatives
Henry Kenyon,
News
Agencies' use of open data helps citizens, boosts economy, says government official.
By Henry Kenyon , 10/17/2014
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ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control
Mark Warner, US Senator
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US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) says we must still address questions about accountability and transparency to ensure an open, secure, stable Internet.
By Mark Warner US Senator, 10/17/2014
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Accela Acquires Government CRM Apps
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
Creator of cloud apps for government buys Government Outreach, known for citizen relationship management tools.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 10/15/2014
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Where Government Leads: Designing For User Choice
Julie M. Anderson, Managing Director, Civitas Group
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When used to benefit the individual, "choice architecture" helps citizens make better choices. It means thinking hard about software defaults.
By Julie M. Anderson Managing Director, Civitas Group, 10/15/2014
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Twitter Sues US Government Over Surveillance
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Twitter claims the government is restricting its free speech by limiting what it can disclose about requests for customer data.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/9/2014
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Government IT's Next Step: Digital Investment
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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A tight but effective IT budget creates opportunities for new investments in digital government, say government IT leaders at Gartner Symposium.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 10/8/2014
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Federal Agencies Struggle To Quantify Data Consolidation Savings
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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At least six federal agencies report lack of data needed to calculate savings from data center consolidation efforts.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/6/2014
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Government Toils To Create Big Data Infrastructure
William Jackson, Technology Writer
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Government is slowly puzzling out how to extract knowledge from the most data it has ever had available to it.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 10/3/2014
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Interop Kicks Off In Style
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By InformationWeek , 10/1/2014
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Data Science That Makes a Difference
Vijay Raghavan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, LexisNexis
Commentary
Big data is about more than just business. It holds potential to address social problems and improve the lives of people around the world.
By Vijay Raghavan Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, LexisNexis, 9/24/2014
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5 Early Cloud Adopters In Federal Government
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Despite slow adoption government-wide, these agencies have paved the way for others implementing cloud computing.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 9/22/2014
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Federal Shared Services Gains Traction
Patience Wait,
News
US Treasury official sees shared services boosting productivity and transparency.
By Patience Wait , 9/19/2014
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Open Source Fix For US Voting System?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
Commentary
Open source programmers and maverick election officials want to improve the way we vote, register to vote, and count the votes. Wish them luck.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 9/16/2014
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LA Moves To Drupal To Improve Website Management
Patience Wait,
News
Los Angeles will move its 40 sites to the open platform and add features such as user notifications, subscriptions, and event registration.
By Patience Wait , 9/9/2014
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Cross-Border Digital Searches: An Innovation-Friendly Approach
Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Commentary
Case between the US government and Microsoft reveals the shortcomings of current laws.
By Daniel Castro Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 9/5/2014
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