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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

SEC CIO leads efforts to move agency to the cloud

Pamela Dyson is helping the nation's principal securities regulator optimize its IT infrastructure and shift toward the cloud, one application at a time.

Written by Kenneth Corbin21 Aug. 15 16:27

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

Cultural challenges slow federal open data efforts

The passage of the DATA Act last year brought with it a new set of mandates for government agencies to bring more of their spending data online, in a common format, to achieve a fuller picture of where public money is being spent.

Written by Kenneth Corbin05 Aug. 15 05:39

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

CIO role is crucial to federal data governance

As federal agencies find themselves awash in data collected through far-flung cloud, mobile and sensor-enabled IT systems, the CIO has a pivotal role to play in establishing sound governance structures.

Written by Kenneth Corbin23 July 15 00:24

How OPM data breach could have been prevented

The recently disclosed data breach at the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management follows a long history of lax security at the agency, according to the inspector general's office.

Written by Kenneth Corbin14 July 15 00:39

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