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The 20-petaflop Titan supercomputer

U.S. efforts to build next-gen supercomputer take shape

The goal is now an exascale computer by 2023.

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Cloud will make U.S. immigration agency more agile

Mark Schwartz, CIO of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has turned to the cloud for a faster, more agile development model.


IRS security is failing taxpayers, senator says

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the Congress, and private electronic tax-filing vendors aren't doing enough to protect the personal information of taxpayers, senators said Tuesday.

The price - value conundrum

Why value trumps price when buying enterprise software

When it comes to enterprise software, value is far more important than price.

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Microsoft wraps up special Windows 10 edition for China's government

Microsoft completed work on the first version of Windows 10 designed specifically for Chinese government agencies, according to a report from the People's Republic of China.

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Comcast offers low-cost Internet service to public housing residents in 4 cities

Comcast announced a pilot program to bring low-cost Internet service to public housing residents in Miami-Dade County, Nashville, Philadelphia and Seattle.

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Google to bring Internet to unconnected Cuba

Google has set a deal to bring Wi-Fi and broadband connectivity to Cuba, but some are already wondering how much information and access will freely flow to the Cuban people.

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Why Cuba could be the next Silicon Valley (eventually)

Cuba is an Internet backwater, but I think its next revolution could be digital.

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MIT: Red lights could someday be a thing of the past

A new MIT study based on mathematical modeling demonstrates that wirelessly connected vehicles would not need traffic signals or stop signs to navigate roadways.

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Microsoft Azure close to several key government certifications

Microsoft announced Tuesday that it is on track to land a series of key certifications in its continuing effort to provide cloud services to the U.S. government.

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Government websites best Amazon, Google in user satisfaction

New gauge of citizen satisfaction gives government high marks for catching up with the private sector in online presence.

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IoT users could win with a new bill in the US Senate

Four US senators have proposed a bill that would call on the Federal Communications Commission to study the need for more spectrum to connect Internet of Things devices.

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IRS: Actually, that breach last year was way worse than we thought

For U.S. taxpayers, the news just keeps getting worse about the breach in the IRS's Get Transcript application that was discovered last year.

U.S. offers supercomputing help to manufacturers

The Department of Energy's program initially includes 10 industry projects as diverse as helping to reduce paper pulp and optimizing transistor design.


Obama wants more cybersecurity funding and a federal CISO

In the final budget of the Obama administration, the White House is looking to boost spending on security, hire more experts and partner with the private sector.


Government wants to increase IT spending 1.3% in proposed budget

IT hardware spending has declined more than 25% from 2010 levels, said Tony Scott, White House CIO. Among the drivers: Cloud computing and the use of agile development.

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U.S. government wants to sharply increase spending on cybersecurity

President Barack Obama is proposing a sharp increase in the fiscal 2017 budget on cybersecurity spending, which is aimed at improving dated government software and promoting better Internet security for consumers.

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8 hot technologies the CIA wants

Spy agency’s interests range from 3D printing of electronics to reconnaissance drones that hover indefinitely.

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