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12/13/2010
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Top 10 Government Stories Of 2010

In 2010, the government turned to technology as a way to cut costs and improve efficiencies, an approach that worked in some cases but backfired in others. Like their associates in the public sector, government executives and IT professionals saw some big wins -- and headaches -- over the past 12 months. In some cases, cities or agencies were able to save money and boost productivity by adopting technologies such as cloud computing, by centralizing contracts, and reducing energy consumption thro
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The U.S. placed another blockade in its ongoing efforts to protect government, business, and citizens from cyber warfare, with the November opening of the U.S. Cyber Command. Overseen by Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, the Department of Defense operation is near the National Security Administration, and will work closely with that agency. In October, the two organizations vowed to collaborate on cybersecurity issues for military and civilian groups, a stated objective of the Obama administration.

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