Profile of Wyatt Kashformer Editor, InformationWeek Government
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 64
Wyatt Kash is a former Editor of InformationWeek Government, and currently VP for Content Strategy at ScoopMedia. He has covered government IT and technology trends since 2004, as Editor-in-Chief of Government Computer News and Defense Systems (owned by The Washington Post Co. and subsequently 1105 Media). He also was part of a startup venture at AOL, where he helped launch AOL Government. His editorial teams have earned numerous national journalism awards. He is the 2011 recipient of the G.D. Crain Award, bestowed annually on one individual nationally for outstanding career contributions to editorial excellence in American business media.
Articles by Wyatt Kash
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
Government IT still pays better than other industries. But after three years of belt-tightening, half of federal IT employees are looking for a new job, InformationWeek salary survey shows.
White House and agency IT leaders discuss how open source can empower government IT project teams, at FOSE conference in Washington, D.C.
Target data breach highlighted risks in corporate supply chains, and companies are looking to government guidelines for ways to shore up cyber defense, says White House.
Agencies must incorporate feedback from users to prioritize efforts and improve data as part of G7 Open Data Charter pledge.
Federal agency IT portfolio review sessions will scrutinize impact, not just efficiency, of investments, involve more leaders at the table.
Inaugural UN/UAE Open Government Data Forum highlights global push for data to drive efficiency and innovation.
US Marine Corps will begin testing whether wireless carriers can deliver secure, dual-persona phone environments for the military.
NIST's Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain over data security lapses.
Agencies plan "open data roundtables" with private sector users of government data to encourage new business opportunities.
Agency's move to cloud computing gave employees a smarter way to work. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
IRS teleconferencing service noted as example of how IT has improved services to the public in spite of budget constraints.
New disclosures from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden detail the National Security Agency's RETRO system.
Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta lays out a new IT strategy to improve federal recruiting and retirement systems.
Officials unveil new FedRAMP Web portal, release details on firms seeking government's cloud security seal of approval.
Vowing to combat patent trolls, the White House recently announced a series of executive actions. What do the changes mean for technology companies and patent attorneys?
Amid rising privacy concerns, senior Homeland Security leaders say they didn't know about proposal to develop new database system.
Department of Homeland Security seeks private company to run national tracking service. DHS cites immigration applications; privacy advocates raise questions.
Industry leaders and President Obama call the framework just a first step in creating a cybersecurity playbook for 16 US critical infrastructure sectors. But this is more than just a reference manual.
Fed IT chief Steven VanRoekel urges leaders to abandon big-project thinking and spur a culture of innovation in the face of flat IT budgets.
Federal agencies have until June 5 to certify their cloud systems. Here's what will happen if they miss the deadline.
Open government data holds great economic promise. But solving the technical hurdles addresses only part of the challenge of bringing the data to market.
FedRAMP's role in making cloud services more secure also helps agencies offset some of the complexity of their IT operations, says NIST's Ron Ross.
Presidential review board report delivers 46 recommendations on surveillance practices, including legislation to end bulk data collection of US citizen phone records.
Top leaders from Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet with President Obama, urge him to "move aggressively" on US surveillance reforms.
Former Microsoft Office division president Kurt DelBene will lead troubled healthcare insurance site through the first half of 2014.
Start-ups and established firms harvest government data for consumer and business applications, creating an economic stimulus.
Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS IT chief, takes the helm as CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
Technology group calls for "Geneva Convention" to address complex maze of data laws that affect growth of cloud computing and global trade.
Former Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires says the key to running big IT programs -- and recovering when they fail -- is first-class program management.
Former Air Force Col. Mark Douglas shares lessons learned from a $5 billion problem IT project, as the HealthCare.gov recovery effort moves forward.
The success stories of Recovery.gov and FederalReporting.gov demonstrate that the government can and does get things right.
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses why he established GOVonomy to match government needs with innovative technology startups
Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program guarantees IBM's infrastructure as a service platform meets federal network security standards.
CIO Tony Trenkle, who oversaw $2 billion IT office for CMS, including Healthcare.gov program, heads for the private sector.
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel calls Obamacare site's launch something "to be proud of" and urges government IT community to view bugs as a "teachable moment."
Big data challenge isn't now to handle current volume but what's to come, warn federal CIOs.
Army buys 50,000 seat licenses for cloud-based Microsoft Office and collaboration tools.
Moving data into a cloud service is easier than getting it out. Here's what agencies must consider before signing on the dotted line.
Disaster relief simulation demonstrates how governments and NGOs, with incompatible technologies, can join forces and collaborate quickly via the cloud.
Spending will increase only some and significant IT challenges remain ahead for government agencies, says TechAmerica Foundation.
Greater respect for federal data services might be one of the good things to come from the government shutdown.
Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud will meet Defense Department security standards in a multi-tenant environment.
Recurring budget questions and Congressional showdowns are driving away mid-rank IT talent, leaving an older workforce just when new talent is needed most.
Open Data 500 wants examples of private sector business turning government data into profits and useful services.
Government agencies are gaining ground in automating the exchange of information, says new report that highlights Boston Marathon bombing lessons.
Air Force, Army and Defense Information Systems Agency agree to share 100-Gbps backbone and regional security stacks, saving over $1 billion in future IT costs.
From low-cost open-source tech tools to better citizen services, government IT staffs show how creative -- and cost conscious -- they can be.
Defense Information Systems Agency's contract is already reshaping the playing field for federal mobile players. But the lack of program details is a disservice to the broader mobile market.
Congressional effort to address duplicative IT spending seemed to ignore what the experts have to say.
House subcommittee hammers Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel on how federal data center tally suddenly doubled.
Version 2.0 of government's data portal relies heavily on open-source platforms, but finding usable data can still be like looking for buried treasure.
Defense Information System Agency's commitment to off-the-shelf mobile tech is likely to ripple across the government as well as health, financial and other security-sensitive industries.
Navy's top IT official takes issue with the federal government's focus on cutting the number of government data centers, says it misses the big picture on IT cost control.
New contract terms led incumbent HP to shuffle partners and ultimately win NGEN contract -- but questions remain if Navy took the most cost-effective approach.
HP wins long-awaited deal to replace Navy Marine Corps Intranet.
Dismissal comes days before planned announcement for Next Generation Enterprise Network contract award.
U.S. CIO VanRoekel says future for government is one where mobile is the default computing platform; highlights accomplishments of Digital Government Strategy.
Cloud, social and mobile technologies are poised to help governments deliver new levels of customer service to citizens, says former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
On one-year anniversary of Digital Government Strategy initiative, federal CIO asks IT execs to find new ways to cut operating costs to support new IT investments.
White House order means agencies will need to give more attention to data lifecycle management.
State and local agencies have only a fraction of the computing resources and personnel needed to handle expected data volumes, survey finds.