Exec Tech

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FDA taps video mailers to educate on tobacco

A FedBizOpps posting said the agency wants to use video-enabled greeting cards to combat smoking

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Is big data the cure for health-care systems?

A MeriTalk survey of executives in health care-related agencies and businesses found that fewer than 20 percent said their organization is prepared to work with big data.

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Software problems slow F-35 program

Delays could hurt the Joint Strike Fighter's capabilities even as the planes enter the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fleets.

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NFV: Turning network activities into software

Network functions virtualization promises to save time and money by running components such as firewalls and intrusion detection as virtual machines.

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FCC chief to propose spectrum-sharing rules

The move is the latest step in a longstanding plan to put 500 MHz of federal and non-federal spectrum into private hands.

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McKinsey to consult with IRS on health care law IT

The IRS has its own IT office dedicated to compliance, but wants help dealing with a flurry of new releases due by 2016.

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'To purge or not to purge'

Trying to determine when spy agencies are required to dispose of data is something of a mystery, even to them.

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Filling in the blanks on GSA's cyber-response campus

Experts say cyber-response consolidation is a laudable goal, but warn that it is also fraught with potential problems.

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Justice IG finds fault with encryption practices

An audit ripped the U.S. Attorneys’ office for failing to secure laptops and tablets holding sensitive information.

President Barack Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing from Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration, in the Oval Office, Jan. 31, 2012. Part of the briefing was done using a tablet computer. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A wish list for a digitized President's Daily Brief

Leading technologists argue that a paper-based briefing can no longer meet the president's information needs.


Getting beyond 'random acts of mobility'

While government can see the potential of mobile, lack of coordination is a recipe for failure, says HP Enterprise Services executive Bryan Coapstick.

Video: Are you smarter than a dinosaur?

NASA's newest crowdsourcing initiative seeks better algorithms for identifying humanity-threatening asteroids.