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18F co-founder and former Presidential Innovation Fellow Rob Read’s tips on government IT modernization

Robert L. Read, who left being the Director of Development at Planview, Inc. to be a Presidential Innovation Fellow in 2013 and helped create 18F and 18F Consulting, shares his thoughts on modernizing government legacy systems.

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Harvard students partner with U.S. government to address digital skills gaps

Neel Mehta, a senior Computer Science major at Harvard University with a 4.0 GPA, is passionate about civic tech, and there were no good civic tech internship programs around for undergraduates to engage with government, so he started...

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GDPR: Why it is time for the CIOs to be counted?

Where most companies are with GDPR compliance, why it matters to CIOs, and what can be done to take this business risk off the table.

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EU wants to ease commercial drone use with future flight rules

The European Commission wants to make it easier for lightweight drones to fly autonomously in European airspace -- with logistics, inspection services and agricultural businesses set to benefit. Last Friday, the Commission...

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Alexa, bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States

U.S. companies have been bringing manufacturing home, and with this has come almost a quarter of a million jobs since 2010. And more are on their way — Deloitte reports that about half of U.S. manufacturing executives plan to bring...

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The WannaCry ransomware might have a link to North Korea

As security researchers investigate last Friday’s massive attack from the WannaCry ransomware, they’ve noticed clues that may link it with a North Korean hacking group that has been blamed for attacking banks across the world.

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Municipal shared services agreements for information technology

Are shared IT services for municipalities a good deal? What are the risks and do they really save money or will you be stuck with a nightmare scenario from which you can never extricate your organization?

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Microsoft blames US stockpiled vulnerability for ransomware attack

Microsoft on Sunday said a software vulnerability stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency has affected customers around the world, and described the spread of the WannaCrypt ransomware on Friday in many countries as yet another...

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Did Kaspersky step in dog-doo?

How did Kaspersky find themselves in the cross hairs of the US intelligence community

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Why Conway, Spicer and Huckabee Sanders deserve appreciation

These communications pros are working in an incredibly challenging environment. The U.S. is divided, the president’s approval rating is taking a nose dive, and the man is unpredictable (to say the least). Yet they persist. We may not...

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Mixed reviews for Trump’s Executive Order on cybersecurity

Experts generally agree that President Trump’s cybersecurity Executive Order is well intended and a good start. But several of them have specific suggestions on how it could be improved.

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Trump pushes US government to the cloud with cybersecurity order

President Trump has finally signed a long-awaited executive order on cybersecurity, which calls for the U.S. government to move to the cloud and modernize its IT infrastructure.

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This tiny drone can be carried and deployed by soldiers

Drone-maker AeroVironment has developed a handheld quadcopter that it says can be carried by soldiers on the battlefield and quickly deployed to get an aerial look at a potentially hostile location.

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This mini drone can be a soldier's eyes

The lightweight drone can be easily deployed to scope out a potentially hostile environment without putting soldiers in danger.

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VA turns to Congress to expand telemedicine

The Department of Veterans Affairs touts the potential for broadband-enabled health delivery to improve access and quality of care in rural and remote areas, but it needs some help.

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IT worker who trained H-1B-holding replacement aims for Congress

Craig Diangelo, a one-time IT worker at Northeast Utilities in Connecticut who had to train his H-1B-visa-holding replacement, is running for Congress.

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FCC hit with DDoS attacks after John Oliver takes on net neutrality

The FCC's website slowed to a crawl after comic and political commentator John Oliver urged viewers to flood the agency with comments in support of net neutrality, in what appeared to be a repeat of a 2014 incident. But the cause may...

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Resisting? Running for office? Get trained online, you will.

The next generation of activists and candidates trains online. As Yoda teaches Luke in Star Wars “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

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