Profile of Richard W. Walker
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Richard W. Walker is a freelance writer based in the Washington, D.C., area who has been covering issues and trends in government technology for more than 15 years.
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National Institute for Standards and Technology issues first draft of guidelines intended to help federal agencies balance benefits and risks of third-party mobile apps.
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.
USDA's National Information Technology Center adopts software-defined networking in quest for "faster, better, cheaper" cloud services.
Facing 2016 deadline to go all electronic, agency record keepers struggle to plan amidst budget constraints.
Federal IT leaders say moving email and human resources applications to the cloud is not easy but claim their efforts have been successful.
US Postal Service wanted to virtualize its systems for auditors working in the field but didn't have room for added storage. It found the answer in a specialized appliance.
Law enforcement officials see new security and surveillance uses for license plate recognition technology.
In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity's hybrid system, which combines machine learning and human intelligence to digitize handwritten forms.
Federal agencies moving email to the cloud risk a records management train wreck unless they plan well, NARA warns.
The President's proposed cuts in IT spending in fiscal year 2015 reflect successful consolidation of services, but experts say that flat funding can't go on forever.
Obama's 2015 budget request cuts 2.9%, gives agencies $79 billion for IT, including $13 billion for cyber security.
Congress's $1.1 trillion spending package increases cybersecurity funding, but seeks more transparency in IT spending.
Just 38% of federal legal pros think their agencies could show their electronically stored information is accurate, accessible, complete, and trustworthy, according to Deloitte survey.
Federal agencies are seeing productivity gains, as well as IT savings, but choosing the best platforms has become a more strategic decision for federal CIOs.
Energy Department's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory migrates its IT services management system to ServiceNow and earns ISO 20000 certification for operational excellence.
Army blanket purchase agreements to buy Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 licenses offer non-Defense Enterprise Email users a choice of cloud software.
Agencies eager to serve public 24/7 look for ways to procure cloud services faster than the usual 12 to 18 months, study finds.
Cumbersome and risk-averse procurement processes hold back state and local CIOs' efforts to improve services, finds NASCIO survey.
State and local government IT spending is nearing 30-year average growth rate after a prolonged slump.
Budget woes top cybersecurity worries in national poll of federal, state and local government IT managers.
Energy Department employees are among feds who started working without pay on Tuesday. But if shutdown lingers, furloughs might be in store.
After years of fits and starts, the Army's migration to an enterprise-wide email system is nearly done.
Presidential task force urges federal government to ensure wireless communications and data networks have reliable power to speed disaster recovery.
Growing coalition ramps up pressure on industry to help stop smartphone theft epidemic.
Award winners developed tools to prevent mass atrocities such as genocide and ethnic cleansing and respond during catastrophic infrastructure failures.
Cost-conscious federal agencies move to open source choices, pressuring Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and Sybase to refine products, licensing agreements.
Labor Department calls on citizens to create a mobile app, using government data, that shows which businesses pay workers fairly.
Florida Highway Patrol's move to new network systems cut video upload times by 90%, connected officers across the state and cut $1.2 million in overtime pay.