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Net Neutrality: Too Much Spin, Not Enough Facts
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
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,
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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,
CommentaryVideo
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
News
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
News
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
Commentary
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
News
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
Commentary
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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Will New Congress Move On H-1B & Tech Issues?
David Ransom, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Commentary
High-stakes bills that directly affect the tech sector in three areas -- H-1B, digital copyright, and anti-patent-troll legislation -- are stalled in Congress. But what if the Senate changes hands?
By David Ransom Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, 11/4/2014
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HomeAway Sues San Francisco Over Home Sharing Law
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Vacation rental service claims new home-sharing law is discriminatory and unconstitutional because it bans second-home owners from short-term property rentals.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/3/2014
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Direct-Satellite Internet Makes Gains
John Barnes, freelance writer
News
Data networks in the sky are becoming more practical and cost effective, even against cable and DSL networks, with more breakthroughs just over the horizon.
By John Barnes freelance writer, 11/3/2014
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