Information Technology (IT)

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Commentary: IT Is Critical To Preventing Fraud And Waste In Austere Times

Ramani Vaidyanathan | Nextgov | September 14, 2012

In the face of intense and growing budget pressures, taxpayers, legislators, and commentators of all political stripes want greater transparency and accountability in government spending. Read More »

Commentary: The NSA Leaker And Highly Skilled But Academically Ordinary Workers

Brian Fung | Nextgov | June 11, 2013

Booz Allen Hamilton has released a new statement on Edward Snowden, its now-former employee and National Security Agency surveillance leaker. Read More »

CommonWell Wants To 'Open This Up'

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | March 14, 2014

In the year and 10 days since it was launched in New Orleans, the vendors of the CommonWell Health Alliance have been setting up the infrastructure for their vision of cross-competitive data liquidity. Now it's time to see what that interoperability can accomplish for the patient.

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Concerns Linger About Corporate Involvement In OpenStack Foundation

Paula Rooney | ZDNet | September 19, 2012

The official debut of the independent OpenStack Foundation was welcomed by most as a big step forward to establishing an open cloud but the inclusion of two big league proprietary vendors, namely VMware and Cisco, has raised a few eyebrows. Read More »

Contractors Claim Healthcare.gov Didn't Have Enough Time

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | October 24, 2013

The main contractors for Healthcare.gov were interrogated, scruntinzed, and criticized Thursday by members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, days after the Obama Administration called in a “fix it” team amid growing public frustration with the site’s problems. Read More »

Cory Doctorow 'There Is A War Coming: The Future Regulation Of General Purpose Computation'

Staff Writer | YouTube | April 23, 2012

Organised by The Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture.
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novels like FOR THE WIN and the bestselling LITTLE BROTHER. 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 »

Criminal Attacks On Hospitals Up 100 Percent

Erin McCann | Government HealthIT | March 12, 2014

Criminal attacks on hospitals are on a huge upward trend, with a whopping 100 percent reported increase just from four years ago. That’s according to a new Ponemon Institute study released today.

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Data Center Designs For Evolving Hardware

Julius Neudorfer | Data Center Knowledge | April 30, 2013

Current designs for traditional enterprise type data centers aren’t necessarily flexible enough for the myriad of newer devices coming their way. IT hardware is beginning to morph into different form factors, which may involve non-standard physical configurations, as well as unconventional cooling and power schemes... Read More »

Data Center Operators Welcome IBM's OpenPower Initiative

Samuel Shead | CIO.com | August 13, 2013

Data center providers have welcomed the news that Google, IBM and Nvidia will collaborate to form an open development alliance for datacentres called OpenPower. Read More »

Defense Health Agency Focusing On IT For Savings, Efficiencies

Amber Corrin | FCW | January 13, 2014

One of the Defense Department's newest components is at the center of one of the Pentagon's biggest IT program overhauls, but the Defense Health Agency is also looking beyond an update of electronic health records to other ways technology can empower change amid budget cuts. Read More »

Defense Health shoring up IT ahead of EHR move

Amber Corrin | Federal Times | February 6, 2015

As the Defense Health Agency moves forward in pursuit of a new electronic health records system, officials there also are overhauling IT to become a more agile, responsive organization. Top priorities for the 2015-2016 time frame include the EHR, enterprise consolidation, interoperability with the Veterans Administration, application rationalization and the standardization of enterprise activities, according to Dave Bowen, DHA CIO and director of healthcare IT. Read More »

Delivering a Customer-Focused Government Through Smarter IT

A core part of the President’s Management Agenda is improving the value we deliver to citizens through Federal IT. That’s why, today, the Administration is formally launching the U.S. Digital Service. The Digital Service will be a small team made up of our country’s brightest digital talent that will work with agencies to remove barriers to exceptional service delivery and help remake the digital experience that people and businesses have with their government. 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 »

DHS Releases Career Guidance For IT Professionals

Brittany Ballenstedt | Nextgov | February 12, 2013

Many experts have long concluded that the federal government lacks a clear career path for federal IT professionals, making it difficult for government to effectively compete for and retain these professionals. But the Homeland Security Department is hoping to change that... Read More »