Participants in this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas learned that the Internet is not just for smartphones and tablets anymore. This year's show had smart ovens, cars and crockpots; cameras that take pictures automatically; and devices that track anything from your heart rate to how well you brush your teeth. This is what the technology community calls "the Internet of Things," and many believe it is where consumer technology is headed. Google does, too. That's why it spent $3 billion to acquire Nest's smart thermostats.
(ISC)2 Writers Bureau, InformationWeek Government, Thursday, February 06, 2014
The Obama administration has made an unprecedented commitment to making government data driven. It has also made cybersecurity a centerpiece of its IT strategy. But it now finds itself mired in controversy on both fronts.
Jacqueline Gufford, The Daily Princetionian, Thursday, February 06, 2014
Imagine a middle school student uses the word “terrorism” in an essay, and this essay’s transcript is stored indefinitely via a third-party vendor. Data mining flags the essay, and this results in an investigation of the student and the student’s family.
Gaurav Pal, InformationWeek Government, Thursday, February 06, 2014
It's been nearly four years since the federal government launched its first public information service, Recovery.gov, in the cloud. The rapid deployment of this highly visible system in a public cloud helped kick-start the vision for how the cloud could accelerate federal government initiatives. It also brought credibility to former Federal CIO Vivek Kundra's Cloud-First policy to help modernize Federal IT.
Government Technology News Staff, Wednesday, February 05, 2014
A move to the cloud is on a lot of organizations’ agendas. In fact, 69 percent of organizations are planning a move to the cloud in the next 12 months, according to a recent survey, which also found that 67 percent of organizations migrating data experienced some form of outage or disruption.
David Weldon, FierceCIO, Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Determined to use the cloud to help reduce overall IT spending, the federal government is investing heavily in cloud computing. So much so that federal investments in the cloud are expected to reach over $18 billion by 2018.
Frank Konkel, Federal Computer Week, Tuesday, January 28, 2014
A study released Jan. 28 by Meritalk highlights the pros and cons of federal cloud adoption since the Office of Management and Budget’s “Cloud First” policy mandated just over three years ago that agencies begin migrating services.
John Wagley, Government Security News, Tuesday, January 28, 2014
When it comes to digital privacy, U.S. consumers are more concerned with how businesses collect and use their data than they are with government surveillance, according to a study from the data privacy management company TRUSTe, of San Francisco. The conclusion could surprise some, given the relatively large number of media reports in recent months about government surveillance of citizen’s data
Shahid Shah, MedCity News, Sunday, January 26, 2014
This past Friday I was invited by the Patient Privacy Rights (PPR) Foundation to lead a discussion about privacy and EHRs. The discussion, entitled “Fact vs. Fiction: Best Privacy Practices for EHRs in the Cloud,” addressed patient privacy concerns and potential solutions for doctors working with EHRs.