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Why startup leaders need to set the tone for security

Amid new calls from federal authorities for prioritizing security in tech startups, industry experts stress the importance of having firm leaders set a cultural tone.

Written by Kenneth Corbin16 Sept. 15 15:30

Tech startups need to get serious about security

Federal Trade Commission chair takes her message about security by design to the Bay Area, urging young companies not to let the rush to market overshadow critical consumer protections.

Written by Kenneth Corbin10 Sept. 15 20:08

Feds advance open data roadmap despite challenges

The DATA Act aims to bring transparency to government spending, but officials are mindful of the compliance burden and cultural challenges in effecting reform.

Written by Kenneth Corbin03 Sept. 15 14:51

Shadow BYOD runs rampant in federal government

A new survey highlights the extent to which government employees insist on bringing their own devices to work, despite rules to the contrary.

Written by Kenneth Corbin01 Sept. 15 18:15

How Georgia successfully overhauled IT

COO of Georgia Technology Authority discusses the sweeping enterprise-driven privatization push that's improved security, cut costs and upended the state's IT culture.

Written by Kenneth Corbin26 Aug. 15 18:07

Federal CIOs embrace IT reform, but struggle to move forward

When lawmakers passed the most sweeping government IT reform legislation in nearly two decades, federal agency CIOs won significant new budgeting authorities that, along with other provisions, aim to improve efficiencies and reduce waste in the $80 billion federal technology apparatus.

Written by Kenneth Corbin15 Aug. 15 00:06

CIOs vastly underestimate extent of shadow IT

Most CIOs have an inkling that employees in their enterprise have snuck a few applications past the IT department, but a new study by Cisco indicates that they are vastly underestimating the extent that unauthorized apps and services have infiltrated the network.

Written by Kenneth Corbin10 Aug. 15 23:30

Obama pushes tech startup community for more diversity

WASHINGTON -- If startups in the tech sector and other high-growth industries are going to continue to emerge and thrive, the business landscape must become a more inclusive environment, one that is more welcoming of women, minorities and regions outside major urban and university centers, the White House is warning.

Written by Kenneth Corbin06 Aug. 15 23:25

Government CIOs fret over apps reliability in the cloud

Government CIOs in states and local districts increasingly are looking to push applications to the cloud, but security and a reliable user experience remain principal challenges, a new survey reports

Written by Kenneth Corbin03 Aug. 15 23:27

Congress probes Internet of Things privacy, security

With billions of new sensor-enabled devices coming online each year, lawmakers and regulators have been considering a host of security and privacy questions arising from the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).

Written by Kenneth Corbin31 July 15 06:17

EHR vendors slammed for interoperability struggles

Senior officials in the healthcare sector took aim at the tech companies that provide electronic health records (EHR) yesterday, saying that many of those vendors employ proprietary standards and deceptive strategies to lock providers into their products and keep systems from communicating with one another.

Written by Kenneth Corbin24 July 15 23:24

Health IT could curb prescription drug abuse, but adoption lags

WASHINGTON -- If health technology is ever going to achieve the goal of lowering the rates of prescription drug abuse, developers and policy makers will have to do more to encourage adoption of electronic prescribing systems among healthcare providers.

Written by Kenneth Corbin12 June 15 00:18