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Eli Gorski

Eli Gorski is an FCW editorial fellow. Connect with him on Twitter: @EliasGorski
Workforce

What CIOs really study

A degree in IT or administration can help, but top CIOs have degrees in everything from religious studies to zoology.

Workforce

A vote of confidence for USPTO telework

After questions were raised about a pioneering agency's productivity, an outside review suggests improvements -- but declares the telework program essentially sound.

IT Modernization

Rules for the IoT: 'Only what's necessary and no more'

Industry advocates urge Congress to establish national standards for the Internet of Things, but not to use a heavy hand while doing so.

Workforce

HumanGeo acquired by Radiant Group

HumanGeo, which focuses on developing big data analytics and visualizations, was founded by Federal 100 award winners Al Di Leonardo and Abe Usher.

IT Modernization

Not enough hype for the IoT?

A new report says the seemingly over-hyped Internet of Things might actually be under-hyped.

IT Modernization

Turns out these walls can talk

Linking buildings to monitoring systems is becoming increasingly sophisticated, and GSA is hoping to use the IoT to cut costs and boost energy efficiency.

IT Modernization

Government lags in point-of-contact satisfaction

Use of agency websites as the preferred avenue of citizen contact with government nearly doubled in just two years, says a new study.

Cybersecurity

Mobile pushes changes in biometric identifiers

Evolving biometrics should be more difficult to spoof, but they present challenges for accuracy and privacy.

Workforce

Report: State Department needs to rethink use of tech

A National Research Council study suggests utilizing NGOs to help Foggy Bottom identify growing trends in science and technology.

'More lapdog than watchdog'

A glut of acting inspectors general is a threat to effective agency oversight, watchdog groups told senators in a hearing that focused on speeding up the confirmation process.

Digital Government

How open data can improve agriculture

By boosting collaborative research and eliminating duplication, open data can lend a hand to the cause of better nutrition and more efficient farming, says a new study.