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Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/15/2014
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Army ERP System Enables Financial Transparency
Henry Kenyon,
News
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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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
News
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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Paul Allen Invests In Online Voting Firm
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
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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Feds Need Next-Gen Work Environments
Tom Simmons, Area Vice President - Public Sector,  Citrix Systems
Commentary
Flexible workspaces and top-of-the-line mobile technology are essential to federal agencies' ability to reduce costs and attract top talent.
By Tom Simmons Area Vice President - Public Sector, Citrix Systems, 4/1/2014
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Adobe Updates Mobile App Development Software
Patience Wait,
News
Adobe Experience Manager aims to make it easier for government agencies and other organizations to turn Web pages into mobile apps.
By Patience Wait , 3/31/2014
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Feds To Improve Threat Information Sharing
William Jackson, Technology Writer
News
Project Interoperability aims to develop and standardize formats for sharing security and threat information among organizations.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 3/31/2014
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Lawsuit Raises Red Flags For Government Cloud Users
Karen S. Evans, National Director, US Cyber Challenge
Commentary
A California lawsuit suggests the federal government must take stronger steps to protect government data from data mining and user profiling by cloud service providers.
By Karen S. Evans National Director, US Cyber Challenge, 3/25/2014
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Patent Wars: No Simple Answers
Rick Merritt, SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times
Commentary
Former head of the US patent office shares his views on the so-called mobile patent wars and proposes a sound approach to standards-essential patents.
By Rick Merritt SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times, 3/18/2014
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ICANN Move Doesn't Equal Net Armageddon
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
After Obama administration announces plans to give up US control of ICANN, political partisans howl. But international governance makes sense.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 3/18/2014
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IBM: We'll Stand Up To NSA
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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IBM denies sharing customer information with U.S. government, asserts it would challenge any data demands through "judicial action or other means."
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 3/17/2014
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Agencies Earn Poor Grades For FOIA Handling
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Open government policies and IT advances haven't translated into better responses to Freedom of Information Act requests, says the Center for Effective Government.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 3/17/2014
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Code You Can Quote
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
GitHub, FigShare, and Mozilla join forces to make programming code fit for academic citation.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 3/17/2014
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OPM Releases Strategic IT Plan
Wyatt Kash, Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta lays out a new IT strategy to improve federal recruiting and retirement systems.
By Wyatt Kash Editor, InformationWeek Government, 3/13/2014
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Berners-Lee Seeks Digital Bill Of Rights
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
On the 25th anniversary of his proposal for the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee wants Internet users to come to the Web's defense.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 3/12/2014
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