Government Use of IT

Government use of IT news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

LARS Augmented Reality System

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

digital customers

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

032315 whitehouse it 1

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

cyberinsurance thinkstock

Corporate culture hinders cyber insurance buy-in

Homeland Security officials working to promote cyber insurance cautions that security issues are too often marginalized within the IT department rather being incorporated into the larger enterprise risk management framework.

State Dept. expects email back online later Monday

Unclassified Internet system was taken offline to improve security

source code thinkstock

Feds look to developers to improve big data, open source projects

Technology officials look to enrich the value of large datasets by collaborating on open source projects with developer community.

BlackBerry teams with Samsung and IBM to offer governments a secure tablet

The SecuTablet is a modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 bundled with security management software and a hardware encryption module

State Dept. to shut down email system to clean out malware

The agency has been battling email hackers since late last year

jon stewart32

Why Jon Stewart should be CIO of the U.S. government

The Hillary Clinton email trouble is a clear example of how executive privilege gets abused and never ends well. Columnist Rob Enderle not only enjoyed Jon Stewarts’ take on the issue, but explains why he thinks Stewart should be the...

Hillary Clinton

Some email truths for Hillary Clinton

One thing she should know is that armed guards aren’t really equipped to stop a data breach.

clinton shadow it

Hillary Clinton is now the face of shadow IT

Even if the former secretary of state set up a private mail server purely for the convenience of using a single phone for both government work and personal use, Hillary Clinton is now the poster child for the dangers of rogue IT....

Load More