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USB Hardware Easily Subverted, Researchers Claim
News  |  7/31/2014
Security researchers say they can reprogram USB controller chips to hijack USB devices and connected computers.
10 Health Apps That Might Make You Sick
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014
As government and industry groups debate the best way to oversee healthcare apps, some questionable software hits the market.
Self-Driving Cars: 10 More Realistic Names
Commentary  |  7/31/2014
The UK wants to ready its roads for self-driving cars. But "self-driving car" overstates what these machines can do -- and omits possible dangers.
Social Media & The USFWS: InformationWeek Radio
News  |  7/31/2014
Listen in on our chat with US Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe as he describes how his agency has harnessed Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to keep national wildlife refuge visitors informed.
Big Data Tackles Wildfire Control
News  |  7/31/2014
WIFIRE, created by the University of California at San Diego and University of Maryland, crunches satellite data and real-time remote sensor data to forecast the rate at which wildfires might spread.
Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends
Slideshows  |  7/30/2014
Can your car wake you up if you get sleepy behind the wheel? Or recommend a good Mexican restaurant? These nine technologies will soon change the way we think about cars.
Passport Database Outage: 'We Regret The Inconvenience'
News  |  7/30/2014
US State Department database used to process passports and visas still hasn't recovered from a crash last week -- leaving tens of thousands of people stranded overseas.
Rise Of The Robots: Up From The Factory Floor
Commentary  |  7/29/2014
Join San Diego State University professor Robert Judge and InformationWeek editor-at-large Thomas Claburn for a live discussion of the increasing interest in robots and automation.
E-invoicing: Past Due For US Govt.
Commentary  |  7/29/2014
Electronic invoicing benefits business and government worldwide. Will the US help promote universal adoption?
Hilton Turns Smartphones Into Room Keys
News  |  7/29/2014
Hilton hotel chain plans to let smartphones unlock guest rooms starting next year.
How To Build A Federal Information Security Team
Commentary  |  7/28/2014
Federal security officers face many challenges building and maintaining an information security team. Here are some tips for putting together a group of employees that will protect your systems and data.
FAA Rules On Drones Vs. Model Aircraft Protested
News  |  7/28/2014
Proposed FAA dividing line between model aircraft and drones is too limiting to hobbyists, says the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and Academy of Model Aeronautics.
Senate Committee Seeks EHR Interoperability Investigation
News  |  7/26/2014
Bipartisan Senate Appropriations Committee wants an investigation into poor interoperability, possible "information blocking" in electronic health records.
Google Moonshot Project: Healthy Bodies
News  |  7/26/2014
Google's Baseline Study aims to model the chemistry of a healthy human body -- and unlock new clues to curing disease.
Cyber Attacks Happen: Build Resilient Systems
News  |  7/25/2014
You can't stop all attacks or build the perfect defense system. The higher-level objective is resilience.
IBM & California Partner On Private Cloud
News  |  7/24/2014
CalCloud, the State of California's private cloud managed by IBM, aims to streamline services for 400 state and local government agencies.
Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Debuts
News  |  7/24/2014
Apple's obsession with secrecy gives way to involving customers in the software development process.
FTC: In-App Purchase Crackdowns Reflect 'Fundamental' Rules
News  |  7/24/2014
Federal Trade Commission must observe core principles of consumer protection, regardless of the pace of technology, Commissioner Julie Brill says.
Federal IT Innovation Depends On Being Open
Commentary  |  7/24/2014
Federal agencies have a hard time fitting innovation into their plans, let alone their budgets. Open data and open-source software help make innovation happen anyway.
Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
News  |  7/23/2014
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
Federal IT Networks: Simpler Is Better
News  |  7/23/2014
A survey of government IT executives found that network complexity slows IT performance and hinders deployment of new technologies and services.
Watson Tapped By IBM, USAA To Advise Veterans
News  |  7/23/2014
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor will support USAA customers who are leaving the military. Can Watson do better than conventional web and mobile support systems?
Apple Profit Healthy: All Eyes On Fall
News  |  7/23/2014
Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter.
FDA Mobile Apps Loophole Hazardous For Healthcare
Commentary  |  7/23/2014
The FDA's reluctance to overregulate medical apps opens a pitfall for healthcare organizations that innovate too far ahead of the curve.
Summer Travel Cyber Security Tips For Government Employees
Commentary  |  7/23/2014
Vacationing as a government employee brings special security concerns. Follow these precautions to protect your devices and data on the beach and beyond.
Apple 'iTime' Patent Describes Modular Wearable
News  |  7/22/2014
"Electronic wristband" might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable.
Teradata Acquires Hadapt, Revelytix For Big Data Boost
News  |  7/22/2014
Teradata adds data-prep, data-management, and data-analysis capabilities by buying two notable independents in the big data arena.
NY Seeks Bitcoin Exchange Regulations
News  |  7/22/2014
Proposal would require state's digital currency dealers to follow strict anti-money-laundering and consumer protection rules.
NASA Orion Space Capsule Has Surprising Brain
News  |  7/22/2014
New manned spacecraft will use a flight computer adapted from jetliners for deep space missions to the asteroids and Mars.
Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
News  |  7/22/2014
Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
3 Reasons We Don't Need Federal CIOs
Commentary  |  7/22/2014
Former NASA CIO muses on the futility of the federal CIO role -- and offers insight on how it needs to change.
IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
News  |  7/21/2014
IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
Government IT Priorities: Security Reigns, Cloud Crawls
News  |  7/21/2014
Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud use, data center consolidation, and overall innovation.
Google To Turn NYC Payphones Into WiFi Hotspots
News  |  7/21/2014
New York is looking for a payphone payoff. Google, Samsung, and others expected to submit bids for the project.
How E-Discovery Cuts Legal Costs For Novo Nordisk
Commentary  |  7/21/2014
Pharma giant boosts efficiency, reduces outsourcing labor with in-house technology that discovers and produces electronic information for legal purposes.
EU Tells Apple, Google: Limit In-App Purchasing
News  |  7/19/2014
"Children must be better protected when playing online," EU Commissioner declares in-app goods crackdown.
NASA's Orion Spacecraft: 9 Facts
Slideshows  |  7/19/2014
The Orion spacecraft gives NASA a ticket to deep space. Here's how NASA is preparing the spacecraft for a mission to visit an asteroid in 2025.
5 Reasons Going Paperless Won't Work
Commentary  |  7/18/2014
Paperless processes have their virtues, but don't confuse the means with the ends.
Apple-IBM Deal: 9 Moves Rivals Should Make
Slideshows  |  7/18/2014
With Apple and IBM allied to advance iOS in the enterprise, these mobile technology companies must scramble to remain contenders. Here's how they could respond.
IBM 2Q Results Hint Of Turnaround
News  |  7/18/2014
IBM keeps investing in growth areas, but its sales slump continues. Talks with GlobalFoundaries on chip plant takeover reportedly stall.
Detour On The Road To ICD-10
Commentary  |  7/18/2014
How one health system is adjusting to the delayed implementation of the new ICD-10 healthcare coding standard.
Telemedicine Guidelines Leave Plenty Of Questions
Commentary  |  7/17/2014
Federation of State Medical Boards and American Medical Association telemedicine standards provide a good starting point, but their definitions are too narrow.
Feds Pursue Cloud Forensics Standards
News  |  7/17/2014
NIST identifies 65 challenges that forensic investigators face in gathering and analyzing digital information stored in the cloud, seeks help developing standards to aid law enforcement.
Net Neutrality: Let's Move Beyond Class Warfare
Commentary  |  7/17/2014
The Hatfields say consumers will suffer if we prioritize Net traffic. The McCoys say we're headed for communism if we don't. They're both wrong: The problem is lack of broadband competition, not lack of openness and equality.
Apple-IBM Deal: Trouble For Google, Microsoft
News  |  7/17/2014
Apple's alliance with IBM will make it harder for Android and Windows Phone to carve a niche in the workplace.
Federal Agencies Must Get Practical About Cloud
Commentary  |  7/16/2014
Government agencies are working through the realities of making cloud a routine mode of computing.
Data Breach Notification Law: Will Florida Lead?
Commentary  |  7/16/2014
Florida's stringent new breach notification law might encourage lawmakers to finally enact a federal standard.
Apple, IBM Deal: When Siri Meets Watson
Commentary  |  7/16/2014
Apple and IBM's alliance has huge potential, starting with slick, intelligent business apps that could challenge Google, Microsoft, and others.
State Health Insurance Exchanges Limp Toward Relaunch
News  |  7/16/2014
Oregon's exchange has shut down, sending its workload to HealthCare.gov, and at least two others are keeping this option open for the next enrollment period that starts in November.
Data Centers Edge Toward Innovation
News  |  7/16/2014
Our new survey shows growing demand, fixed budgets, and consolidation projects dying on the vine as CIOs look to cloud providers -- not to offload services, but to steal ideas.
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