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Federal CIOs Moving Cybersecurity Beyond Compliance

By Kenneth Corbin | 18 April, 2014 06:46

The evolving nature of cyberattacks demands a more dynamic response, according to government CIOs making an effort to implement real-time, continuous monitoring and reporting for security issues.

5 Technology Initiatives and Reforms IT Wants in Washington

By Kenneth Corbin | 04 April, 2014 01:31

Leaders from Microsoft, Cisco and other tech players are pressing their agenda as they meet with the White House and Congress this week. Some initiatives have been years in the making -- and will take many more years to see through -- but other reforms may not be far off.

Early STEM Education Will Lead to More Women in IT

By Kenneth Corbin | 01 April, 2014 00:47

A leading advocate for introducing girls to computer science argues that educators must develop required programs at the K-12 level to resolve gender imbalance in the tech sector.

As IT Presses for More H-1B Visas, Academics Question STEM Worker Shortage

By Kenneth Corbin | 17 March, 2014 14:37

Amid simmering debate in Washington over immigration reform, scholars challenge the notion that the United States faces a widespread shortage of workers educated in science, technology engineering and math.

Tech CEOs Warn of Threats to Cloud, Big Data Economy

By Kenneth Corbin | 14 March, 2014 14:30

Leaders of some of the nation's top tech firms say protectionist cloud policies and Internet restrictions could undermine the potential of the data revolution. To that end, they call on policymakers to advocate the free flow of information across national borders -- and to pay special attention to nations restricting Internet freedom.

CIOs Must Look to Adaptive Security Systems in Face of Evolving Threats

By Kenneth Corbin | 05 March, 2014 18:50

Microsoft's government security expert warns that there's no such thing as perfect security, so systems must be able to adapt and respond to attacks on unforeseen vulnerabilities.

5 Things Cloud Providers Need to Know About Selling to the Government

By Kenneth Corbin | 04 March, 2014 17:17

Selling cloud services to the federal government is a rigorous process. Documentation, not to the mention the word 'No,' play a big part. Here veterans of the FedRAMP cloud certification process share some tips and dispel some myths.

Cloud Service Providers Fight Back, Challenge NSA

By Kenneth Corbin | 26 February, 2014 15:30

Facing a real business threat from the fallout from the NSA's intelligence gathering, tech sector luminaries are expanding their presence in Washington as they lobby for surveillance reforms.

Tech Industry Praises Cybersecurity Framework From White House

By Kenneth Corbin | 18 February, 2014 14:17

Leaders of the tech sector laud the Obama administration's rollout of voluntary cybersecurity guidelines, but broader private-sector adoption could remain a challenge.

U.S. CIO Urges Feds to Fail Fast, Not Fail Big

By Kenneth Corbin | 10 February, 2014 16:53

Taking a page from the private sector, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel calls for a more agile, iterative approach to government IT projects.

Can the Feds Make Health IT Systems Talk to Each Other?

By Kenneth Corbin | 07 February, 2014 16:59

Government officials are reluctant to issue mandates on standards and interoperability for health IT devices and applications -- but advocates say that's exactly what healthcare needs to promote innovation and improve patient care.

Apple, Microsoft Team With White House to Close Tech Gap in Schools

By Kenneth Corbin | 04 February, 2014 21:50

Tech and telecom firms have pledged more than $750 million in support of Obama's ConnectEd initiative to bring broadband technology and computing tools to classrooms.

Retail CIOs Look to Break Online and Offline Shopping Barriers

By Kenneth Corbin | 27 January, 2014 15:42

Tech leaders at retailers are heading for a software refresh, and many are expecting to replace legacy in-store systems with unified ecommerce systems in a bid to keep up with changing shopping habits.

Government Eager (But Struggling) to Make Data Available to Businesses

By Kenneth Corbin | 24 January, 2014 17:29

The Obama administration is pressing agencies to unlock data sets to provide a foundation for startup businesses in sectors ranging from healthcare to transportation. But for now much of that data remains trapped in government systems.

Is the Federal Government Ready to Embrace the Cloud?

By Kenneth Corbin | 16 January, 2014 19:52

Bipartisan duo forms Cloud Computing Caucus to promote government IT transition, while leading private-sector firms convene an advisory group to help spread the gospel about the cloud.

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