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U.S. Cyber Command gains status | Salted Hash Ep 1, Pt 2

Reporters Steve Ragan and Fahmida Rashid discuss the implications of the U.S. Cyber Command's recent elevation in status, putting it on the same level as the military’s other functional combatant commands.

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For tech's sake! Another government tech plan?

The best technology plan ever? Pouring a bucket of tech on dysfunctional managers and business processes doesn't solve business problems.

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Obama White House Deputy CTO Jennifer Pahlka on global government, citizen-centric digital transformation

Code for America CEO Jen Pahlka explains why global governments must developed user-centered services.

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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How Nebraska successfully consolidated state IT services

Ed Toner, CIO of the state of Nebraska deployed ITSM to consolidate state IT services and improve quality while reducing costs and risk.

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SAP has designs on new government business

Steve Ballmer's latest hobby, USAfacts.org, cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government's...

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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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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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County/municipal IT customer service and the RACI model

Do you assume that your managers and staff members will apply common sense to daily operational activities? If so, you may be in trouble. Let's look at how you can use the RACI model and other IT governance tools to address the...

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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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UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

It could put an end to end-to-end encryption: The U.K. government wants telecommunications providers to help it tap their customers' communications, removing any encryption the provider applied.

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NSA suggests using virtualization to secure smartphones

The U.S. National Security Agency is now suggesting government departments and businesses should buy smartphones secured using virtualization, a technology it currently requires only on tablets and laptops

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Information governance for counties and municipalities

Most county and municipal governments don't have formal information governance programs, but adoption of IG would reduce risks, lower costs and vastly improve quality of services in these organizations.

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Federal CIOs tackle the next phase of cloud migration

Many government agencies have already moved basic applications and services to the cloud, but when it comes to the next wave, CIOs must take a hard look at their systems and negotiate flexible contracts with vendors.

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Open Media Project increases government transparency with technology

Real politics and law making isn’t riveting nor easy to follow. Long debates and votes scheduled at varying times make government hard to follow. How can the public stay abreast of legislation on issues that matter to them with...

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An agile Air Force slashes time to roll out new IT capabilities

Can an organization really cut development time by more than 70 percent by embracing the agile philosophy and open architectures? The intelligence-gathering arm of the U.S. Air Force says it's done just that.

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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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