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  • AT&T a closer partner of NSA than previously known, Snowden docs show

    A fresh analysis of documents disclosed by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden shows that AT&T has been a much closer and eager partner for the National Security Agency's Internet spying activities than was previously known.

    Written by Marc Ferranti16 Aug. 15 07:52
  • UK government reportedly working to end its reliance on Oracle

    The U.K. Cabinet Office has reportedly asked government departments and agencies to try to find ways to end their reliance on Oracle software, but it's not clear that approach will really solve its problems.

    Written by Katherine Noyes06 Aug. 15 06:46
  • There's more to municipal broadband than public funding, says report

    U.S. communities looking for faster broadband service than incumbent ISPs provide have alternatives to the increasingly controversial choice of seeking to publicly fund a network, according to a new handbook for city officials.

    Written by Grant Gross21 July 15 23:03
  • OPM director resigns after unprecedented data breach

    The director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management resigned on Friday, a day after her agency announced hackers had stolen information on 21.5 million current, former and prospective government employees and their families.

    Written by Martyn Williams11 July 15 03:32
Features about Government use of IT
  • Federal CIOs Struggle to Recruit Top Tech Talent

    Government culture and compensation can make the private sector more appealing for young technologists, contributing to a talent shortfall at a time when the feds need IT expertise more than ever -- as the Healthcare.gov fiasco painfully illustrated.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin02 May 14 03:02
  • Federal CIOs Squeezed by Budgets, Executive Buy-in

    Technology chiefs in the federal government say they struggle with their role within their departments and agencies. A bill passed in the House and pending in the Senate could give federal CIOs more authority, though.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin22 April 14 04:44
  • Top tech stories of 2013: Big Brother, wearables, and the struggles of aging tech giants

    Politics collided with the world of technology this year as stories about U.S. government spying stirred angst both among the country's citizens and foreign governments, and the flawed HeathCare.gov site got American health-care reform off to a rocky start. Meanwhile, the post-PC era put aging tech giants under pressure to reinvent themselves. Here in no particular order are IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of the year.

    Written by Marc Ferranti09 Dec. 13 19:51
  • HealthCare.gov's problems: What we know so far

    More than a month after it went live, a couple of large questions remain about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' botched launch of HealthCare.gov.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Nov. 13 17:48
  • Big Data Drives City of Buffalo's Operation Clean Sweep

    By layering data from 311 and 911 calls over Census data, unemployment data and other poverty indicators, Buffalo uses data analytics to identify its most challenged neighborhoods and more effectively deploy resources for everything from neighborhood beautification to combatting crime and reducing fire hazards.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud06 Sept. 13 13:38

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