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ICD-10 Delay: Organizations Prep For New Deadline
News  |  6/30/2014
Healthcare organizations are taking advantage of the delay in a variety of ways, such as training more staff, improving documentation integrity, and conducting more robust testing, according to a survey.
Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
News  |  6/30/2014
Databricks, the company behind the hot Apache Spark project, announced new tools, new partners, and new funding to power a cloud service on Amazon Web Services.
Will Spark, Google Dataflow Steal Hadoop's Thunder?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Apache Spark and Google's Cloud Dataflow service won't kill Hadoop, but they're aimed at the high-value role in big data analysis.
BlackBerry Swipes At Android Security
News  |  6/28/2014
In response to Google I/O announcements, BlackBerry criticizes Android's lack of security. On point, or sour grapes?
7 Surprising Technologies From World War I
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014
WWI marked the first time technology was widely used in war. Look back 100 years at early drones, wearables, and other technologies that had lasting influence.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gets Tougher
News  |  6/27/2014
Robots competing in DARPA's disaster relief test must show some autonomy, will face surprise challenge.
Commerce Dept. Partners With Private Sector On Open Data
News  |  6/27/2014
Commerce Department uses meetings with private sector to improve its open data infrastructure.
Open And Social: New Path For Government Agencies
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
Agencies such as DoD are adopting social business, digital technologies, and open standards in surprising ways.
Lockheed Consolidates DISA Network Centers
News  |  6/26/2014
Defense tech firm plans to streamline DISA's global network by closing two European operations and technology centers.
Warrantless Cellphone Searches Illegal, Supreme Court Rules
News  |  6/26/2014
Supreme Court bars police from searching data on an individual's cellphone without a warrant.
Electronic Health Records: First, Do No Harm?
Commentary  |  6/26/2014
EHRs are commonly promoted as boosting patient safety, but are we all being fooled? InformationWeek Radio investigates.
Montana Health Department Hacked
News  |  6/25/2014
State of Montana notifies 1.3 million patients of breach to Department of Public Health and Human Services server.
Cloud Improves SEC's Bottom Line
News  |  6/25/2014
Move to cloud helps Securities and Exchange Commission collect, analyze, and report on financial data more efficiently.
Cloud ROI: 4 Critical Considerations
News  |  6/25/2014
The nature of pay-as-you-go makes the cost calculation seem easy. It's not, but it is more critical than ever
Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo
News  |  6/25/2014
Supreme Court rules that Aereo's scheme for delivering broadcast TV over the Internet violates copyright law; legality of cloud storage and other services remains unresolved.
Free The Data: Goals For Meaningful Use Stage 3
Commentary  |  6/25/2014
Independent report lays out a robust path to interoperability. Will we follow it?
VA Studies Telehealth For Chronic Illness Management
News  |  6/24/2014
Veterans Health Administration seeks to expand its 44 telehealth service areas.
23andme, FDA Walk Toward Reconciliation
News  |  6/24/2014
Seven months after the FDA told the Google-backed 23andme to stop marketing health results to customers, the government agency agreed to accept the company's first premarket notification report.
Sensitive Data Protection Bedevils IT Security Pros
News  |  6/24/2014
Most organizations don't know where their sensitive structured or unstructured data resides, says new Ponemon study.
Oracle Documents: Politics Sabotaged Oregon Healthcare Website
News  |  6/24/2014
State officials, not shoddy software, stopped the consumer launch of the Cover Oregon healthcare website, Oracle reportedly says in documents submitted to Congressional committee.
Aereo Vs. Broadcasters: 5 Questions For Supreme Court
News  |  6/23/2014
Should accessing an antenna and a DVR through the cloud be treated as any different under the law than doing so in your own home?
Phishing Scam Targeted 75 US Airports
News  |  6/23/2014
Major cyberattack carried out in 2013 by an undisclosed nation-state sought to breach US commercial aviation networks, says Center for Internet Security report.
SMBs Ignoring Insider Threats
News  |  6/23/2014
Many smaller organizations do not adequately protect against insider threats, CERT expert warns.
White House Maker Faire: 10 Cool Inventions
Slideshows  |  6/21/2014
More than 100 exhibitors of all ages gathered at the White House to show off their inventions. Check out some of the intriguing innovations.
Feds To Post Open Data From 700 R&D Facilities
News  |  6/20/2014
Research.Data.gov upgrade furnishes machine-readable research data to entrepreneurs, innovators, and manufacturers.
Supreme Court Toughens Business Process Patent Test
Commentary  |  6/20/2014
Unanimous ruling says that an "abstract idea" isn't patent-eligible just because computers are used to apply it.
Agriculture Dept. Turns To SDN
News  |  6/19/2014
USDA's National Information Technology Center adopts software-defined networking in quest for "faster, better, cheaper" cloud services.
Teradata, MongoDB Get Their Databases Together
News  |  6/19/2014
Teradata QueryGrid connector lets MongoDB-based apps tap analytics and Teradata analytics tap near-real-time transactional data without ETL.
Former HHS Exec Launches ACO For Independent Physicians
News  |  6/18/2014
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former national coordinator for HIT at the US Department of Health and Human Services, founds an ACO to help physician-led practices deliver value-based population health services to patients.
Predictive Analytics: 6 Teamwork Tips
Commentary  |  6/18/2014
One quarter of companies in TDWI's research cite "data ownership and political issues" as the No. 1 challenge with big data analytics.
Federal Broadband Program Falls Short
News  |  6/18/2014
The $3 billion rural broadband rollout, established as part of the federal stimulus program, left too many projects unfinished, GAO reports.
Cloud Disaster Recovery: CIOs Must Lead
News  |  6/18/2014
IT teams wary of public cloud often discount its value in disaster recovery. That does a disservice to the business.
Crowdsourcing: The Future Of Consulting?
Commentary  |  6/18/2014
Wikistrat's eclectic community of analysts beat the CIA by predicting Russia's annexation of Crimea. Should crowdsourcing play a bigger role in the consulting industry?
Cyber Attackers Target Small, Midsized Businesses
News  |  6/18/2014
As large companies beef up security, attackers seek out weak links and use social tactics to hit smaller enterprises.
When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Commentary  |  6/17/2014
Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
Transportation Dept. Wants To Regulate Smartphone Maps
News  |  6/16/2014
The Department of Transportation seeks the power to determine whether smartphone apps are a danger to drivers.
Microsoft Brings Predictive Analysis To Azure
News  |  6/16/2014
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Service lets businesses model data and launch predictive services in the cloud.
Government IT 'Fundamentally Flawed,' Researchers Say
News  |  6/16/2014
Fixing how federal agencies purchase and manage IT will take top leadership and new approaches, say the authors of a new report.
LinkedIn Faces Lawsuit Over Privacy Violation
News  |  6/16/2014
US federal judge orders LinkedIn to face a lawsuit that claims the social network sent emails to users' contacts without their consent.
NIST Security Guidance Revision: Prepare Now
Commentary  |  6/16/2014
NIST 800-53 Revision 5 will likely put more emphasis on continuous monitoring. Don't wait until it arrives to close your security gaps.
Google Fit: Another Try At Health Data?
News  |  6/14/2014
Google looks to announce a new service at the Google I/O conference that will track activity data. Will it succeed where Google Health failed?
Internet Of Things Meets Robots At SmartAmerica
News  |  6/13/2014
Expo demonstrates real-world innovation in cyber physical systems that underpin the Internet of Things.
VA Backlog: Technological Solution Was Subverted
Commentary  |  6/13/2014
Computerized reporting is useless when data is kept off the books.
FCC Wants More Cybersecurity Collaboration, Less Regulation
News  |  6/13/2014
In a speech to the American Enterprise Institute, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined principles for a market based approach.
Connected Cup Knows Your Drink
News  |  6/12/2014
The Vessyl, a $99 cup, can analyze liquids down to the molecular level and display its findings, such as "beer."
Commerce Dept. Appoints New CIO
News  |  6/12/2014
Former CIO of Homeland Security Dept. and FAA Steve Cooper returns to government.
Academia: Government's Biggest Cyber Security Ally?
Commentary  |  6/12/2014
Federal cyber security programs need access to fresh talent. They can boost the quality of that talent by bolstering cyber security training in colleges and universities.
FAA Approves First Commercial Drone Flight Over Land
News  |  6/12/2014
Agency decision is the first step in a long march toward integrating drones into civil airspace.
Google+ Gets Analytics
News  |  6/11/2014
Businesses using Google+ pages can now understand how their social content is working.
IBM Launches SoftLayer Data Centers
News  |  6/11/2014
Two new data centers allow federal agencies to create cloud services quickly and securely on both virtual and bare metal servers. FedRAMP and FISMA certifications are in the works.
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