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Stories by Kenneth Corbin

EHR Failure Partly to Blame for VA Troubles

By Kenneth Corbin | 23 July, 2014 23:09

The troubles at the Department of Veterans Affairs are in part the result of the failure to set up a system of electronic health records (EHR), former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday.

Microsoft CEO Lays Out Vision of Cloud Convergence

By Kenneth Corbin | 18 July, 2014 00:48

Satya Nadella is talking a lot about convergence these days.

Microsoft Urges Partners to Court Public-Sector Customers

By Kenneth Corbin | 17 July, 2014 04:06

WASHINGTON -- As thousands of its global partners descend on the nation's capital, Microsoft is urging its systems integrators, OEMs and other members of its sprawling ecosystem to consider business opportunities with public-sector organizations.

How Cloud Vendors Can Win Over Skeptical Federal Buyers

By Kenneth Corbin | 14 July, 2014 23:12

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.

Government Cloud Use Requires a Culture Shift

By Kenneth Corbin | 12 July, 2014 01:14

If the government is to realize its goal of running an agile, largely cloud-based technology operation, it will require buy-in from all corners of the agency, senior technology executives said at a government IT conference on Wednesday.

Amazon Web Services Sharpens Focus on Public Sector

By Kenneth Corbin | 27 June, 2014 03:47

Hardly content to rest on its laurels, Amazon is adding clients in the government, education and nonprofit sectors, vying for public-sector contracts and looking to build its apps marketplace into a research and development hub.

CIA Off and Running With Amazon Web Services

By Kenneth Corbin | 26 June, 2014 00:59

The CIA intends to have its AWS deployment near completion this summer, it said at an AWS conference in Washington. The spy agency is working through security challenges while looking ahead to significant operating efficiencies and cost savings.

NFL's CIO Tackles Big Data, Player Safety and In-Game Technology

By Kenneth Corbin | 24 June, 2014 05:21

The National Football League's CIO, a position that didn't exist three years ago, explains how the NFL is tackling big data challenges, overhauling stats and bringing new technology on the field and behind the scenes.

How CIOs Can Tailor BYOD Initiatives for the Public Sector

By Kenneth Corbin | 13 June, 2014 01:03

For all the buzz around mobility and BYOD, the entry of new devices into the network poses challenges for federal CIOs, who must tailor policies to address security and usage challenges.

The Next Silicon Valley Will Have an Urban Vibe

By Kenneth Corbin | 10 June, 2014 23:50

The Brookings Institution lays out vision for urban 'innovation centers' to bring together research institutions, businesses and startup incubators to create concentrated pockets of industry rather than the sprawling, suburban office campuses of Silicon Valley.

Why Health Data Is a Big Data Challenge

By Kenneth Corbin | 06 June, 2014 22:40

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.

CIO-CFO Collaboration Critical for Advancing Federal IT

By Kenneth Corbin | 05 June, 2014 02:54

As the federal government look to cut IT costs, drive efficiencies and advance objectives, department CIOs and CFOs are urged to break down siloes within and among agencies. One idea: Eliminate multiple contracts for services that all government departments use.

HHS, FDA Expand Access to Open Health Data

By Kenneth Corbin | 03 June, 2014 05:08

The Obama administration has released new datasets on adverse drug events and Medicare pricing. This offers researchers and developers alike a chance to build novel applications and identify cost trends, all in the name of improving efficiency and providing better healthcare while lowering costs.

STEM Education Gets Boost From White House

By Kenneth Corbin | 29 May, 2014 05:51

President Barack Obama has announced new, expanded programs to get more students enrolled in science, tech, engineering and math courses.

Do We Need a Title IX for STEM Workers?

By Kenneth Corbin | 16 May, 2014 23:57

Senior government official says the landmark education reform bill is a possible template for addressing shortage of technical workers and bridging the gender gap in IT.

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