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Mon, February 10, 2014 - Taking a page from the private sector, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel calls for a more agile, iterative approach to government IT projects.
Fri, February 07, 2014 - Government officials are reluctant to issue mandates on standards and interoperability for health IT devices and applications -- but advocates say that's exactly what healthcare needs to promote innovation and improve patient care.
Fri, January 24, 2014 - The Obama administration is pressing agencies to unlock data sets to provide a foundation for startup businesses in sectors ranging from healthcare to transportation. But for now much of that data remains trapped in government systems.
Wed, January 08, 2014 - Cloud era brings government IT new challenge of keeping data secure while broadening user access. This will require federal CIOs to take a more granular approach to access and encryption.
Mon, December 23, 2013 - From the NSA surveillance revelations to the troubled government healthcare website to a variety of issues that didn't make the mainstream news, here are the top tech policy stories that played out in 2013.
Tue, December 17, 2013 - Government IT leaders seeking ways to hasten IT deployment, get a tech pep talk from the CIO of the San Francisco Giants.
Wed, December 04, 2013 - A measure attached to defense funding bill would consolidate government CIO organization structure, grant new budgetary authorities that could align IT more closely with mission objectives.
Wed, November 27, 2013 - The vendor chosen in a no-bid process to build Healthcare.gov was fired from a similar project after missing deadlines and suffering security lapses for three years. Such obvious mistakes are unfortunately all too common in the private and public sector. Here are four simple ways to make sure you choose the right vendor for your IT project.
Wed, November 20, 2013 - A new survey of federal IT executives indicates strong interest in hosted application development to cut cost and improve efficiencies, though PaaS adoption currently remains weak.
Wed, November 20, 2013 - A California woman's citation for wearing Google Glass behind the wheel raises safety questions about wearing the Internet-connected headset while driving.
Tue, November 19, 2013 - Senior technology industry executives from Adobe, VMware and others diagnose the problems in troubled Healthcare.gov, citing the ambitious scope of the project and endemic flaws in broader government contracting apparatus.
Mon, November 18, 2013 - The problems that plagued the launch of Healthcare.gov -- the online data hub and insurance marketplace central to healthcare reform -- will someday fill a book. For now, developers can apply these six lessons from Healthcare.gov's very public failure to their own software projects.
Thu, November 07, 2013 - Congress looks to reduce the footprint of the government's IT infrastructure as agencies shift toward cloud computing, shared services and detailed reporting of government IT spending.
Fri, November 01, 2013 - CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle suffered a brutal beating after police broke up an illegal rave next door to his house. The rave attracted hundreds of teens who saw the party invite on Facebook. The incident left Enderle to wonder why Facebook, other social sites and even government agencies are so reluctant to use their data to prevent bad things from happening.