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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in August 2009
A Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general report finds "systemic" problems in IT project management at the agency.
Open software designed to link health IT systems to the developing national health IT network is attracting interest.
Working with the Open Source Software Institute, the U.S. military's IT agency hopes to create a model for open sourcing other government-developed software.
Abuse of authority, nepotism, and other HR violations are among the findings of two reports issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general.
An expanded pilot program aims to cut costs and gas emissions and increase environmental compliance through use of standardized processes.
The new server operating system, released to business users, includes a number of integration points with Windows 7.
A veteran of government IT, Dave McClure will manage USA.gov, the primary portal through which the General Services Administration shares information with the public.
The controversy over [email protected] began soon after it was launched on August 4.
FederalReporting.gov collects a slew of data from stimulus recipients and sends it off to be posted on Recovery.gov.
On the Internet, stories get reported, and sometimes debunked, with blinding speed. It's transparency in real time, and Federal CIO Vivek Kundra now knows what it feels like.
Following a lawsuit, the agency has agreed to pay $500 million in benefits that had been improperly withheld, and it will use human intermediaries to ensure accuracy.
The Department of Defense's new Web 2.0 Guidance Forum is intended to help shape the military's policy on use of social networking tools.
Former IBM lawyer David Kappos takes the reins at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which is under pressure to reform amid a backlog of patent applications.
Cita Furlani explains the nuts-and-bolts work of defining key government IT standards and the job of working with federal agencies on adoption and implementation.
The federal government's chief technologist outlined priorities and talked of the need for procurement reform, new approaches to tech education, and open innovation.
Outdated, redundant IT systems and paper-based processes are among the problems identified by the Government Accountability Office.
Federal agencies are to cut low-priority projects in favor of science and technology spending, memo to agencies says.
A newly issued RFQ details what's expected from cloud computing vendors in terms of security, SLAs, geographic location, and data ownership.
As Microsoft prepares for release, companies don't plan to rush to Windows 7, InformationWeek Analytics survey finds.