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Lessons from broadcast spectrum auction can help close the Homework Gap

Former Congressman Rick Boucher discusses opportunities that would arise from putting frequencies in the 2.5 GHz Educational Broadband Service spectrum band into an incentive auction. Not only could the government’s share of the...

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Arapahoe County develops document system into beneficial platform

Arapahoe County developed HSconnects to process benefits claims faster. And by productizing the platform, it’s not just helping the needy; it’s helping its neighbors, too.

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AI's dark secret? A desire for data without bounds

The AI revolution is hungry for personal data. The U.S. needs to pursue federal privacy legislation before machine intelligence and surveillance intersect.

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The hard road of digital transformation in the public sector

Digital transformation is never easy but it is particularly hard in public sector organizations. In this article, I reflect on some of the difficulties that I’ve seen in my own organization.

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Rochester NY CIO improves citizen services with a strategic governance process

How one city in upstate New York is making significant progress in improving services for its citizens.

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The patent troll problem cannot be dismissed as a myth

PTO Director Iancu’s startling comparison to little red riding hood ignores the evidence.

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Unique collaboration turned a governor’s vision of a cyber center into reality

Interviewing the State of George's CIO Calvin Rhodes, who helped lead a collaboration of government, academia, the military and the private sector to create a new cyber ecosystem.

Protecting against the swing back towards strong patents

The value of patents means companies need to mitigate the risk of being sued for patent infringement.

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GSA’s entity validation request for proposal is flawed

The plan to create a government-run identifier raises intellectual property concerns and duplicates private sector efforts.

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Pentagon CIOs struggle with legacy tech, security. Sound familiar?

Defense Department tech chiefs working to modernize sprawling IT infrastructure encounter similar hurdles — if on a larger scale — as CIOs in other agencies and the private sector.

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What exactly is a privacy risk?

Without knowing what privacy risks are, businesses and consumers would be left in the dark under new privacy law proposals.

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State of PA takes on digital transformation initiative to improve citizen services

An interview with John MacMillan, Deputy Secretary for Information Technology and CIO for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on the need to improve citizen services in PA.

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It’s time for a uniform national privacy law

In light of new laws from Europe and California privacy needs to be on the Congressional agenda.

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Approaching government modernization like a 21st century home investment

Compare modernizing a government agency to investing in and remodeling a home today.

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The challenges and perils of intermediary liability

Companies generate controversy when they don’t moderate content – but even when they do.

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EU lawmakers threaten businesses relying on Privacy Shield

A vote by European Union lawmakers seeking to suspend Privacy Shield could spell bad news for businesses that have built their GDPR compliance strategy on adherence to the EU-U.S. data transfer agreement’s principles.

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U.S. Digital Service recruits Silicon Valley innovators, like Matt Cutts, to modernize government technology

An interview with Matt Cutts (of Google fame), who now heads the US Digital Service – a group of designers, engineers, and product managers who bring the best practices from industry into the government to try to make services work...

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Redefining what security means for federal agencies

Federal agencies are starting to use data provided by routine cybersecurity protocols to identify new ways to increase efficiencies and optimize citizen service.

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