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Zambia adopts e-procurement system to curb corruption

The country joins a growing list of African nations using automated systems to fight corrupt bidding practices

OPM's efforts to fix IT security are criticized by auditor

Senators rip into agency director for data losses from major breach


US visa system coming back online after major outage

Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for US visas after significant system problems

NSA uses OpenFlow for tracking... its network

Spy agency uses SDN to keep tabs on IT inventory, simplify operations

US visa system won't be back online until at least next week

A hardware failure has stopped any visas from being issued at US embassies

Lawmakers worry US OPM breaches endanger national security

A breach of the agency's security clearance database could lead to serious problems

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Digitization: Making the post office meaningful again

USPS executives see it as salvation for the service, but can anything make the post office relevant again?

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How CIOs can reduce shadow IT in government

A new study highlights rise of shadow IT, unauthorized applications in government agencies, arguing for greater involvement with the business lines of the enterprise and better understanding of users’ needs.

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Marines test augmented reality battlefield

Thanks to augmented glasses, the U.S. Marines on Thursday were able to turn a golf course in Virginia into a simulated battlefield.

Obama's new Twitter account stays with the office

The @POTUS account has already amassed nearly 1.5 million followers

French lawmakers take first step toward gathering all communications metadata

The French National Assembly agreed to let spies gather data about phone calls and Internet use

Social media helps curb Nigerian election deathtoll, paving future path

Online services are credited with keeping people informed during the runup to the elections

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What digital transformation means to the public sector

At the State of Colorado, digital transformation is not just a buzz phrase: it means creating digital touchpoints and ease of use at every interaction citizens have with the state.

Deterrence will keep a lid on cyberwar, former spy chief says

Ex-U.S. national intelligence director Dennis Blair likened the standoff to mutually assured nuclear destruction

HP tells cybersecurity customers to focus on people and processes

Organizations put too much emphasis on new technology

West Africa nations tackle e-governance

A number of projects in West African countries are helping to cut down on bureaucracy and paperwork

India backs open source software for e-governance projects

The country had previously not taken a definite stand in favor of either open source or proprietary software

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Meet the White House’s new open source-happy IT director

“First Geek” David Recordon comes from Facebook, open standards world

China discloses cyberwarfare unit, no one surprised

Many cybersecurity vendors have been tracking attacks from China for years

South Africa moves on plan to connect schools to Internet

After a continent-wide project failed to produce results, countries take steps individually

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