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What happens with data from mobile health apps?

There is no shortage of interest in mobile health applications, which span everything from pedometers to Wi-Fi-enabled pacemakers, but what happens with all that data?

Written by Kenneth Corbin31 March 15 06:21

Feds look to developers to improve big data, open source projects

The vision behind the open source and big data initiatives underway in the federal government is far more ambitious than just a series of technology projects, but aims to further transparency, citizen engagement and achieve a major shift in agency culture.

Written by Kenneth Corbin17 March 15 01:17

Health IT Success Hinges on CIO-Business Collaboration

CIOs in all industries can face challenges aligning their work with the business units of the enterprise, but in the healthcare industry, perhaps more than most, it is critical to win the support of the executives and front-line workers in the operation, a panel of experts said at a recent health IT conference.

Written by Kenneth Corbin25 Nov. 14 04:43

State CIOs List Security as Top Priority for 2015

CIOs at federal departments and agencies may have their hands full as they grapple with a bevy of mandates and government-wide initiatives to modernize their IT deployments, but state CIOs are carrying a heavy load, as well.

Written by Kenneth Corbin08 Nov. 14 02:38

FBI chief urges tech firms to rethink encryption

FBI Director James Comey on Thursday called on Apple and Google to abandon plans to set encryption as the default setting for mobile devices and operating systems, warning that such a move would prevent law enforcement officials from accessing electronic communications that are critical to investigations and prosecutions.

Written by Kenneth Corbin18 Oct. 14 02:49

Virtualization, Cloud Complicate Insider Threats for Federal CIOs

Within the federal government, the shift toward virtualization and cloud computing is already well underway, but agency and industry officials warn that those migrations invite new security considerations, particularly in the form of insider threats.

Written by Kenneth Corbin26 Sept. 14 02:58

Vendor Outreach Key to Unlocking Federal Cloud Market

CIOs across the federal government have been working actively to incorporate cloud technologies, but the success and pace of those initiatives hinge on collaboration with the vendor community, federal IT leaders said at a recent cloud computing conference.

Written by Kenneth Corbin17 Sept. 14 00:19

Federal CIOs Must Reframe Security Around Data, Access

In an era of cloud computing, increasing mobility and federal agencies outsourcing more functions to IT contractors, the traditional lines delineating a network perimeter have blurred beyond recognition, experts warn.

Written by Kenneth Corbin15 Sept. 14 23:24

CIO of Defense Department Agency Cautions Against Rush to Cloud

WASHINGTON -- For all the enthusiasm surrounding the government's move to the cloud -- and there's no shortage -- one prominent federal CIO is emphatic that cloud computing, for all its virtues, is no panacea for the government's technology challenges.

Written by Kenneth Corbin13 Sept. 14 00:23

5 Ways Federal CIOs Plan to Improve Security Monitoring

As the federal government gradually moves to an always-on, cloud-centric IT operation, senior technology officials work to ensure that agencies' security posture can keep pace.

Written by Kenneth Corbin26 Aug. 14 23:19

Government CIOs Urged to Hire IT Workers With Soft Skills

Federal CIOs, facing pressure to improve services amid flat or declining budgets, need to rethink their hiring strategies and bring on employees with more diverse experience and skill sets that reach beyond mere technical expertise.

Written by Kenneth Corbin21 Aug. 14 23:36

Federal CIOs Lean on Virtualization, Shared Services to Trim Data Centers

Viewing the data center as the focal point of an ambitious set of technology initiatives, federal CIOs are working aggressively to slash server counts and consolidate facilities as they position their agencies to adopt cloud applications, roll out mobile technologies and support big data projects.

Written by Kenneth Corbin11 Aug. 14 23:18

The Internet of Things brings far-reaching security threats

Security pros routinely cite poor cyber hygiene as one of their top concerns. But if they're lying awake at night worried about lazy passwords and software updates going ignored, just think of the headaches that will come once thermostats, pacemakers and just about everything else comes online.

Written by Kenneth Corbin08 Aug. 14 22:53

Security, Budgets Slow Mobility in Government

Even as the federal government warms to some of the benefits of mobile technologies in the workplace, movement has been slower at the state and local levels, where officials say security concerns and budget constraints, among other factors, keep them on the sidelines.

Written by Kenneth Corbin02 Aug. 14 00:22

How Cloud Vendors Can Win Over Skeptical Federal Buyers

Cloud companies looking to do business with the federal government can help their cause if they address a punch list of concerns that weigh on the minds of many agency CIOs and executives, senior government leaders say.

Written by Kenneth Corbin14 July 14 23:12