IT Modernization

NASA reveals IT reform progress

A year after releasing a strategic IT management plan, NASA's CIO touts progress.

Open government effort makes big promises of enhanced transparency

U.S.-India open initiative to democratize government information.

IT Modernization

Can science and technology defeat Colombian drug cartels?

U.S. Southern Command is looking to DOD's science and technology communities to help in counter-narcotics operations in the jungles of South America.

DOD, Navy developing pirate-fighting apps

A new DOD-funded research project is targeting sea piracy with web-based apps.

IT Modernization

Can the government outsource solutions to its problems?

Technology is enabling a new kind of collaboration, and now the government is looking to institutionalize the approach to solve serious problems.

IT Modernization

GAO, OMB chart IT reform progress differently

GAO warns the Obama administration that it risks losing momentum in its IT reforms by declaring work completed too early.

Digital Government

GSA to roll out mobile purchasing agreement as part of shared services efforts

Will a wide-scale strategy for buying smart phones help the government become more collaborative and efficient?

IT Modernization

Shared services poised to reshape the federal market

Industry should brace for impact as the government adopts more shared services, CIO warns.

Fun, competition inspire better service and happier employees

Could the same principles that apply to gaming help increase workforce productivity and employee engagement?

Virtual worlds mean more than Second Life

Second Life remains a popular 3-D platform, but agencies are exploring other options, including in-house development.

IT Modernization

Data.gov launches developer community

Developer.data.gov is the latest in a growing list of communities designed to make practical use of the government's datasets.

Workforce

Agencies not playing around with gamification

A familiar concept in the private sector, gamification makes a splash in the federal space.

IT Modernization

How can software curb violent crime?

The ATF is looking for high-tech, interactive software than can help predict violent crime.

Digital Government

For wounded warriors, mobile apps can offer life-saving impact

New mobile apps help troops returning from combat deal with PTSD, find jobs, seek medical care -- and stay connected to buddies still in harm's way.

IT Modernization

Finding the hidden value in shared IT services

Shared IT services can help shift focus from infrastructure to mission, says NOAA CIO.

Workforce

Degrees of separation: After all, it is who you know

Organizational network analysis reveals how people’s interpersonal relationships affect a workgroup's effectiveness.

5 tech shockwaves still felt today

Information technology has been transformative for government – are these the most pivotal changes?

Cybersecurity

GSA chief seeks to expand shared services

A shared services approach challenges longstanding ideas of how the government should be run, but is an effective option for reducing costs, according to GSA Administrator Martha Johnson.

IT Modernization

Is security the real problem for an intelligence community cloud?

There are other concerns that are, perhaps surprisingly, bigger barriers for intell agencies.

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