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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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Open government data is essential, but policies should not discourage public-private data partnerships

Policymakers must craft sensible policies to ensure the public and private sectors can continue collaborating for the benefit of government and its citizens.

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How big data has changed politics

An inside look into how big data is revolutionizing politics, for better or worse.

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ICANN’s Whois service faces GDPR compliance challenges

Legal uncertainties shutter previously accessible databases used to identify fraudsters, criminals, thieves and hackers.

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GDPR is a missed opportunity for real privacy protection

Doubling down on individual control makes GDPR an expensive nuisance for enterprises while failing to protect consumers against likely data harms.

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Powering AI for government

In the coming years, artificial intelligence will become increasingly pervasive, spurring massive innovation across the private and public sectors. This development offers governments large and small major opportunities to surmount...

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China and the West are converging on consumer data protection policy

As the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on May 25, China is also wrestling with the complex consumer protection issues that bedevil all digital economies.

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Budget constraints can kill IT innovation … but only if you let them

Focusing too much on costs can result in a race to the bottom, says Chad Sheridan, CIO of USDA's Risk Management Agency. Instead, Federal CIOs (who know a thing or two about working in a budget-challenged environment) are looking to a...

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Federal CIOs, racing to modernize IT, get a boost from the White House

New executive order promises to help CIOs take control over agency IT as they pursue hybrid cloud and "everything as a service".

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Consumer data protection is an advantage, not just a responsibility

A deeper dive into the tectonic shift from business models that sell data towards those that market data protection. The backdrop: GDPR is around the corner even though 59 percent of US employees haven’t even heard of the GDPR.

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