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4 Awesome Government Mobile Use Cases

Staff Writer | GovLoop | August 23, 2012

In 2012, the number of smartphone users will reach 106.7 million with 94% of these users accessing the mobile internet.  With citizens and government employees increasingly adopting multiple mobile device and having increased expectations on mobile services, how do agencies adapt? Read More »

Appallicious Joins With SF To Launch Park And Rec iPhone App

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | October 15, 2012

Later today, as part of Innovation Month, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will unveil SF Recreation & Park’s official iPhone App, SFRECPARK, developed for San Francisco by mobile commerce company Appallicious. Read More »

Are You Ready to Be The Agency Of The Future? GovLoop's Latest Report Explores Open Source Technology

Pat Fiorenza | GovLoop | November 14, 2013

[...] Crowdsourced services are changing our social fabric and altering how we share knowledge. As a result, we must ask ourselves this question: If we are so committed to the power of sharing in our private lives, why not do the same with software in our agencies? Read More »

Being smart about open source: 5 practical tips for government use

C. Thomas Tyler | GCN | September 25, 2015

There is much written about the pros and cons of using open source software, generally with more emphasis on the pros. Open source evangelists have even convinced foreign governments (India and the United Kingdom, to name a few) to go so far as mandating the use of open source software. To make smart decisions, however, government agencies must carefully consider the project in question.  Here are five tips for making sure important questions are not overlooked.

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Big Data And Open Data: What's What And Why Does It Matter?

Joel Gurin | The Guardian | April 15, 2014

Big data and the new phenomenon open data are closely related but they're not the same. Open data brings a perspective that can make big data more useful, more democratic, and less threatening. 

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Big Sugar's Sweet Little Lies

Gary Taubes and Cristin Kearns Couzens | Mother Jones | November 1, 2012

How the industry kept scientists from asking: Does sugar kill? Read More »

Deloitte's Tom Davis Pushes For Contractor Accountability

Jill R. Aitoro | Washington Business Journal | January 23, 2013

Deloitte & Touche director and former U.S. Rep. Tom Davis asked former colleagues on Capitol Hill Tuesday to adopt a procurement model that delivers profits to contractors only when they make good on promised cost savings to government agencies. Read More »

Do You Want The Government Buying Your Data From Corporations?

Bruce Schneier | The Atlantic | April 30, 2013

A new bill moving through Congress would give the authorities unprecedented access to citizens' information. Read More »

Does Windows 8 Help The Government To Spy On Us?

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | Computerworld | September 9, 2013

The Microsoft fan club is up in arms. Those reports about Windows 8 allowing the government to spy on us? Nonsense, they fuss. It's simply not true that Windows 8 combines with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to create a built-in back door for surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA). Read More »

Err Engine Down

David Auerbach | Slate | October 8, 2013

Of all the terrible websites I’ve seen, healthcare.gov ranks somewhere in the middle. It has been difficult if not impossible to sign up, and customer service has been inadequate. [...]  So healthcare.gov’s failures are not uncommon—they’re just exceptionally high-profile. Read More »

Exclusive: Years After Manning Leaks, State Department Cable System Lacks Basic Security

Justine Sharrock | BuzzFeed | October 2, 2013

The State Department’s communications system is operating without basic technical security measures in place, despite warnings about its vulnerabilities, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed and sources who have worked on the project. [...] Read More »

Hitting The Ground Running With The Digital Strategy

Steven VanRoekel | www.whitehouse.gov | June 21, 2012

Last month, the Obama Administration launched the Digital Government Strategy (PDF/ HTML5), a comprehensive roadmap aimed at building a 21st Century Digital Government that delivers better digital services to the American people. We’ve hit the ground running and are already hard at work driving the strategy forward. Read More »

IBM’s Dr. Watson Is NOT A Meaningful User

Margalit Gur-Arie | HIT Consultant | February 19, 2013

IBM’s Dr. Watson of Jeopardy! fame has finally completed its residency and fellowships and, presumably to its creators’ utter delight, is now a practicing Oncologist. The prodigy “cognitive system” completed its training in less than a year at the illustrious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and although only proficient in lung cancer right now, Dr. Watson’s career as an advisor to oncologists everywhere is off to a great start... Read More »

Is IT The Department Of 'No?'

Brittany Ballenstedt | Nextgov | May 30, 2013

There is an interesting conversation going on at GovLoop about how a number of government leaders are often turned down when they try to convince their IT shops to try new technologies. Read More »

Kickstarting Your Career: Crowdfunding For Scientific Research

Kevin Hascup | RateMyPI.com | October 7, 2012

Popularized by such sites as Kickstarter, crowdfunding has become a main source of financial support for entrepreneurs with ideas ranging from clothing lines to social media.  Unfortunately, Kickstarter prohibits projects for health and medicine, making the site useless for academic researchers.  To fill this gap, Petridish, iAMscientist and MedStartr have come online in the past 6 months...
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