Author Archive

Margaret A.T. Reed


Closing in on green

Federal officials use IT tools to score on management agenda


NMCI's silent majority

Despite vocal and persistent critics, survey says that most users are satisfied

HHS, LeapFrog work to aid Afghani women

Team uses technology to cross language and cultural barriers

IT Modernization

DHS recommends agencies test Windows SP2

Experts generally pleased by the fixes in Microsoft's Service Pack 2

IT Modernization

IBM accessibility: It's business, not charity

Officials push universal design to make technology more usable


Should government go on a diet?

Growing layers of bureaucrats spell trouble for getting the job done

IT Modernization

IBM previews aDesigner

IBM's software helps users with poor vision see Web pages.


EDS moves legacy apps online

As part of the NMCI contract, EDS will now offer Navy commands the option to move legacy applications to a Web-hosting service.


Agency watchdogs seek independence

Lawmakers propose improving agency oversight by giving IGs autonomy

Where livestock roam

Agriculture Department begins work on national animal ID system


Johns Hopkins leads in cyber education

Johns Hopkins is a model for colleges and universities in the area of cybersecurity and information technology education.


Protecting the infrastructure

IT workers must be better trained and educated to help protect the nation's infrastructure, experts and lawmakers say.


Targeting top talent

Agencies focus on streamlining the arcane federal hiring process

Committee debates animal IDs

Should livestock herders be forced to take part in a national animal ID system? Lawmakers and agency officials disagreed.


Experts: Cybersecurity needs education, standards, partnerships

There's a dire need for functional cybersecurity, experts tell the House Science Committee.


Feds need to fund more IT research

Additional money should be allocated to cybersecurity R&D, lawmakers say


Quick hiring can happen now

Agencies should learn how to use flexible hiring rules already in place before seeking new ones, experts told lawmakers this week.

Haines City hires Innoprise

The Florida community will use Innoprise's software for a community development system.

Collaborating on IT research

Lawmakers sought to insure that funding for tech research will be best used by leveraging efforts across agencies, academia and the commercial sector.

GPO info gets saved

Two of the government's most popular sources for federal records reaffirmed their commitment to the preservation of electronic government information