Katelyn Noland, ExecutiveGov, Monday, April 30, 2012
The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Thursday, creating a voluntary system for private organizations to provide national security agencies with cyber threat information. In addition to CISPA, the House also reached an accord to pass a bill updating the Federal Information Management Security Act of 2002, GovInfo Security reports
Joe McKendrick, Forbes, Monday, April 30, 2012
It was less than two years ago the federal government began egging on its agencies to adopt a “Cloud-First” rule to IT procurement and “Shared-First” initiative to pare down its $80-billion-a-year budget. It appears that efforts to replace on-premises systems with cloud services are actually bearing fruit, at least one study shows. The study goes even further — if agencies really got aggressive about cloud, they could shave $12 billion off the annual IT tab. That amount almost covers NASA’s entire annual budget.
Gordon Freedman, Special Report in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sunday, April 29, 2012
We are now more than a decade into the 21st century. Much has changed in terms of how we use online and mobile technology to interact with one another, learn about world events, look up facts, or share who we are with everyone else online. However, for all the innovations that new technologies have brought to consumer affairs, business, entertainment, and government, one sector of society—education—remains stubbornly planted in the 20th century.
William Jackson, Government Computer News, Friday, April 27, 2012
The House of Representatives last night voted to pass the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, despite privacy concerns and a White House veto threat. The House also voted to pass the Federal Information Security Amendments Act.
John Breeden II, Greg Crowe, Carlos A. Soto, Government Computer News, Friday, April 27, 2012
The tablet computer market is exploding. At last count there were more than 200 models that someone could use to do Web browsing, e-mail, word processing and general office tasks on the go. They run everything from full versions of Windows to various flavors of Android to BlackBerry to Apple’s iOS, and take many different forms, from near-smart phones to powerful computers with giant displays.
Sarah Rich, Government Technology, Friday, April 27, 2012
Gina Tomlinson is an advocate of cloud computing in the public sector, and spoke about the benefits of cloud deployment at a TechAmerica conference in February held in Mountain View, Calif. The conference included the release of a report on cloud computing best practices called The Cloud Imperative: Better Collaboration, Better Service, Better Cost. The report is the product of a state and local government cloud commission organized by the nonprofit TechAmerica Foundation. At the event, Tomlinson spoke with Government Technology about the report and cloud deployment in state and local government.
Jason Miller, FederalNewsRadio.com, Thursday, April 26, 2012
The government's move online has been stymied over the last decade because it can't deploy the killer app. Why? Mainly because identity management hasn't gained the traction needed.
Alice Lipowicz, Federal Computer Week, Thursday, April 26, 2012
After a two-month hiatus due to a contract termination, the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments have resumed work on their integrated Electronic Health Record system with a new contract.
Ryan McBride, FierceBiotechIT, Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The FDA sits some of the largest datasets in the world on drugs and other regulated products, and the agency's recently appointed IT chief plans to push for more of those data to become available to outsiders via open source projects. During an appearance in Boston this morning, Eric Perakslis, the FDA's chief information officer, presented part of his vision for transforming IT that supports regulation of products that comprise more than a fifth of U.S. commerce.