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  • 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
  • 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
  • White House's new IT engineer is sharp, witty, and blunt

    If the White House learned one thing from the Healthcare.gov debacle, it was that the website needs clear-thinking people who can see a problem for what it is. Mikey Dickerson may just be that person.

    Written by Computerworld Staff13 Aug. 14 06:28
  • 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
  • Why Health Data Is a Big Data Challenge

    There's no shortage of health data, and it's growing at a rapid clip, but experts in the field cite challenges around making that information useful, readable and relevant to the physicians and patients who need it most.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin06 June 14 22:40
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  • 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
  • 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