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  • 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
  • The scariest US software project horror stories of 2012

    Sure, plenty of enterprise software projects go just fine and end up giving customers all the things vendors promise: lower operating costs, streamlined operations and happier users.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 Dec. 12 21:36
  • Can the US military fight a war with Twitter?

    Students at a U.S. military graduate school in California are mining social media with new methods that may change the way the armed forces collect intelligence overseas.

    Written by Kerry Davis09 Nov. 12 02:11
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