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HIPAA as an umbrella for county/municipal cybersecurity

Many county governments have departments or divisions that qualify as "covered entities" under HIPAA. For those organizations, it makes a great deal of sense to cover the entire enterprise under the umbrella of HIPAA rather than...

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How these three alternate payment models are driving healthcare IT

APM’s are driving population health management and improvement in healthcare outcomes. Their success depends on key technology and data investments.

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County and municipal cybersecurity, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part series for municipal executives and managers on cybersecurity. Included is a discussion of information governance (IG) and a look at frameworks, standards and regulations, including NIST, HIPAA, ISO27000...

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County and municipal cybersecurity, Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part series on cybersecurity for county and municipal organizations. In Part 1, I define major issues and obstacles specific to municipal government. In Part 2, I will offer solutions. This article was...

How 18F aims to take the pain out of the government procurement process

The head of 18F, V. David Zvenyach, explains how his company works to make the government procurement process easier with modular contracting techniques, human-centered design and agile approaches to software development.

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Trump’s trade TPP move a setback for cloud computing

With President Trump's move to walk away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, administration is 'starting from zero' on digital trade policy.

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Voodoo project management

You're fired! Bogus management mumbo jumbo doesn't get projects done. Project management is a complex set of real skills that you can't learn in a 35-hour class.

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What is the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act?

We all know there is a lot of waste in government. Well some politicians are trying to do something about it by enacting the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act.

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Feds frustrated by constantly crashing apps

New report from Riverbed Technology identifies pervasive headaches stemming from unreliable applications in the federal government.

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How federal CIOs will navigate the presidential transition

As the federal IT community braces for new administration, experts see new IT initiatives on hold, but have hopes for acquisition reform and modernization efforts.

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Big thinking at the SSA: Lessons in communication and respect from its departing CIO

There are lessons we can all take from Robert “Rob” Klopp's work as CIO at the Social Security Administration. The most important may be this one: Communication and respect go a long way toward opening minds and connecting with...

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Internet of Things poised to transform cities

Local, state and federal government officials agree that smart cities initiatives, enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT), will deliver cost and operational efficiencies.

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LA CIO marries minimalist IT and government tech

Ted Ross, the CIO of Los Angeles, uses IT to deliver modern government services that are easier to access and more responsive to the city’s more than 4 million residents.

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IT certifications report card: What are they worth now? Which ones pay off the most?

The first of a two-part series on IT certifications' multifaceted contribution to a prosperous, secure career in technology's busiest and most promising sectors and senior management in any enterprise.

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IT COST commission says feds could save $5.8 billion on IT

A joint private-public commission, IT COST, recently offered 21 recommendations to improve transparency, reduce waste and increase the efficiency of IT spending within federal agencies.

CIO Masters Series: David Wilde, CIO of Essex County Council

A look at the work and vision of David Wilde, CIO of England's Essex County Council, who is a leader in public-sector IT innovation.

The payoff from a rigorous software selection

With major software purchases, the key to maximizing success is preparation. Even if you already know what software you want, there are still numerous benefits to a rigorous evaluation & selection. And maybe the favored software is...

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Will government ‘IT special forces’ put CIO role in jeopardy?

As new units of IT experts take shape across departments and agencies to advance high-priority projects, lawmakers and a government watchdog warn that CIO authorities must be preserved.

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Federal CIOs need help with legacy-to-cloud transition

Government IT leaders stress value in private-sector partnerships, repeatable contracting provisions as they look to incremental modernization strategies.

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U.S. CIO aims to cut legacy spending, proposes IT modernization

With three-quarters of all government IT spending going to support legacy systems, administration is seeking to borrow a page from private sector with a dedicated modernization fund.

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