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CIO Council's Best Practices Portal Remains a Work in Progress

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | January 31, 2012

The Chief Information Officer Council is working on a Web portal where information technology workers can share best practices in federal IT. But whether that portal is up and running yet isn't entirely clear.

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Coming To Your City – The Internet Of Machines

Paul Wallbank | SmartCompany | July 4, 2013

An intriguing infographic from Spanish sensor manufacturer Libelium – which to Australian ears sounds like a new age defamation law firm – illustrates how the internet of things is being used in all walks of life from shipping containers to park benches. Read More »

Commentary: Agencies Spend Billions On IT, But Many Can't Track Their Software

Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill | Nextgov | February 27, 2012

Anywhere from 10 percent to 30 percent of the federal government's software expenditures could be eliminated through better software asset management. The legislation I introduced in the House to rein in software spending at the Homeland Security Department is as good a place as any to start eliminating that waste. Read More »

Companies Not Asked To Report Slavery In Supply Chains Under New Laws [UK]

Rowena Mason | The Guardian | June 10, 2014

Home Office says government wants to work with businesses to eliminate forced labour without placing a burden on them Read More »

Cost Savings Draw Governments Worldwide to the Cloud

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | February 28, 2012

Cost savings are the biggest driver to cloud computing for national, state and local governments and security concerns are the greatest barrier, a survey released Tuesday found. Read More »

Craig Newmark, Peter Levin Join Lineup Of Top Innovators Slated To Address Federal Technology Leaders At Nextgov Prime

Press Release | Nextgov | September 12, 2013

Nextgov Prime will convene 500+ senior federal technology leaders in Washington, D.C. on October 15th-16th to explore the future of technology and government. Read More »

Demystifying The Government's Fraud And Abuse Tools For Healthcare

Chris Haney | Government Health IT | September 13, 2013

The U.S. Government increasingly uses statistical analysis and data mining to identify fraud and abuse in the healthcare market. A key tool in the government’s arsenal is RAT-STATS software, used to sample and quantify improper claims, which then become the basis for damages and monetary penalties... Read More »

Did The Tea Party Design The Obamacare Website?

Alan Shimel | Network World | October 3, 2013

Whether you support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or not, one thing is clear - whoever designed and implemented the site must not be a big fan. In this day and age it is hard to believe the government could not build a scalable, elastic website that is in essence just one big form. But my "adventure" in trying to enroll has been an unmitigated disaster... Read More »

DISA Data Centers to Play Host to VA-DoD Health Records System

Jack Moore | Federal News Radio | March 8, 2012

The Defense Information Systems Agency, which manages several IT functions for the federal government and the military services, will play a key role in the integration of health records between the Veterans Affairs Department and the Defense Department. Read More »

Do We Have a Right to Open Public Data?

Glyn Moody | Computerworld UK | March 8, 2012

The progress made by the open data movement is pretty extraordinary. A few years ago, data was something that only statisticians cared about, but today it is one of the most vibrant areas of exploration and innovation. I think that's in part because of open source's example of how opening things up allows people to experiment and make progress faster than keeping everything locked down. Read More »

Doctors Should Take Responsibility for Cutting Unnecessary Procedures

Editorial | | May 3, 2012

The best hope for achieving significant savings in medical costs is through the elimination of unnecessary or duplicative procedures, which waste hundreds of billions of dollars a year. Read More »

DoD Thinks That Open Source Is the Bomb!

Phil Odence | Open Source Delivers | February 1, 2012

The U.S. federal government is not always the zippiest, most progressive organization in the world. With that backdrop, it is impressive to see the push being made to remove barriers to the use of open source software. Makes one proud to be an Amuhrcan! (for those who remember Lyndon B.)

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Does Regulation Destroy Innovation Or Save It?

Michael del Castillo | Upstart Business Journal | October 11, 2012

With election day fast approaching, entrepreneurs will soon have a chance to cast a vote for president that in some way expresses how they feel about the government’s role in fostering innovation. Read More »

Don’t Call It A Comeback: 5 Reasons SMS Is Here To Stay

Trevor Knoblich | FrontlineSMS | January 10, 2013

In most cases, [SMS is[ inexpensive, casual, and discreet for users. It also represents one of the more profitable features offered by mobile network operators. And while SMS does face an increasingly fractured market, largely from the growth of messaging apps, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Here are 5 reasons why... Read More »

Don’t Disrupt Government. Revolutionize It.

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | September 11, 2012

I’ve always been cool to the term “disruption,” especially how it has recently been used to address changing the way government works... Read More »