U.S. ranks sixth in use of digital government

Singapore, Norway and the United Arab Emirates were the top three in Accenture’s digital government survey.

Digital Government

Map of the World key to full immersion in geospatial data

Advances in cloud computing, mobile technology, networking, data transfer and computing speed allow for immediate access to geospatial data, and the intelligence community is ready to put that data to use.

IT Modernization

Survey highlights differences in IT preparedness

In a recent survey, 94 percent of state and local IT professionals said their agencies were not prepared for the coming IT challenges.

Cybersecurity

Geospatial director: Make your data accessible

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency does not routinely share its information with the public, but after a recent natural disaster, the agency opened up its data with positive results.

IT Modernization

Does CBP’s Tombe expect too much from the cloud?

Readers challenged the Customs and Border Protection CTO’s assertion that 99.999 percent reliability should not cost extra.

Cybersecurity

Feds seek industry input for info-sharing architecture

The architecture is intended to make information sharing between federal agencies easier and less legally burdensome.

Cybersecurity

NSA cybersecurity issues echo scathing Hill report

A New York Times story on NSA vulnerabilities bears a striking resemblance to a report by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee detailing problems at other agencies.

Raytheon latest to claim DARPA strategic tech funding

The newest award suggests the Pentagon and intelligence community want to improve the collection of geospatial data.

Cybersecurity

Don't be too sure about the state of your security

Cyberthreat Defense Report sheds light on global cybersecurity measures

Digital Government

ODNI enlists telecoms to find metadata storage solution

A request for information seeks suggestions on how to keep telephone metadata accessible to spy agencies without the government storing it.

Digital Government

Big data today will be the norm tomorrow

Author Bill Franks says organizations that capitalize on big data in the technology's infancy will seize an early competitive advantage.

Acquisition

NASA has 'significant problems' with $2.5B IT contract

An IG report blames poor implementation by HP and inconsistent oversight by NASA as major obstacles to fulfilling the contract.

Cybersecurity

Intell officials stand fast on surveillance

The bulk collection program was described as "low probability but high impact" by one witness, while an industry official warned of the economic consequences of a loss of trust in the U.S. tech sector.

Cybersecurity

After Snowden, what's changed (and what hasn't)

Despite good guidance from feds, defense contractors still feel vulnerable to cyber-threats post-Snowden.

Workforce

Make the case for mobility

Winning approaches by federal leaders suggest that mobile success begins not with a device, but with a proper business plan.

IT Modernization

A new goal for data center consolidation?

The latest figures on data center closures will be made public the first week of March.

Cybersecurity

Three things to watch on information sharing

The ODNI'S Kshemendra Paul offers a guide to the 2014 Information Sharing Environment.

Cybersecurity

Should risky employees be allowed to hang around?

A reader takes issue with the notion that terminated government employees need to be ushered out the door quickly.

IT Modernization

Survey pinpoints data-storage concerns

Data security and downtime are two of the major worries for IT decision makers.

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