Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post, Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Inside an otherwise ordinary office building in lower Manhattan, government-funded scientists have begun collecting and connecting together terabytes of patient medical records in what may be one of the most radical projects in health care ever attempted.
Bernard Golden, CIO, Thursday, April 10, 2014
The past two weeks brought big news in the public cloud computing market. In the course of four days, three technology giants made bold statements about their intent to be one of the most important public cloud providers - and, indeed, position themselves to be the No. 1 cloud company on the planet.
Sue Scheff, Huffington Post, Wednesday, April 09, 2014
It's free, accessible and user-friendly. It has many functionalities that schools and teachers love. But is it worth risking the privacy of students who use it as well as potentially that of their families? I recently had the opportunity to interview Jeff Gould, the President of SafeGov, about our concerns regarding Google Apps for Education.
Frank Konkel, Nextgov, Tuesday, April 08, 2014
For federal agencies, deciding whether information, data or applications belong in a public or private government cloud or a hybrid combination of the two is no easy feat.
Federal Times, Tuesday, April 08, 2014
A new approach to cloud architecture, called hybrid IT, could give federal agency managers the best of both worlds: the ease and cost efficiencies of cloud balanced with the security and control of in-house IT.
Monday, April 07, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
A California lawsuit suggests the federal government must take stronger steps to protect government data from data mining and user profiling by cloud service providers. In the technology-rich world we live in, it's critical for everyone to understand how their data is processed and used. For the government, it is arguably even more important, given the massive amounts of sensitive citizen data it possesses and stores.
The Chertoff Group
Monday, March 24, 2014
Edward Snowden’s leaks about National Security Agency surveillance practices have had a profound effect on the U.S. cloud computing industry. Experts disagree on the long-term harm to U.S. companies, but recent projections are for $22 billion or more in lost revenue over the next three years. The harm comes largely from backlash over the perceived complicity of U.S. technology companies with NSA operations. That U.S. companies will suffer harm this significant as a result of U.S. government activities raises important questions about U.S. decision-making. In particular, have economic issues, including the competitiveness of U.S. industry and the health of the Internet economy received enough attention in decisions about surveillance? The answer appears to be no.
Sean Rhody and Kevin L. Jackson, InformationWeek Government, Thursday, March 20, 2014
Cloud computing has introduced a new model of acquiring hardware and software. In reality, you aren't acquiring anything physical, and much of the value of moving to the cloud is driven by the transition from using physical resources (hardware, software, and labor hours) to the consumption of online services (infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and software-as-a-service) that deliver similar functions.
Japan Today, Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Washington-based SafeGov.org, a non-profit organization that promotes the safe and secure use of cloud computing, on Tuesday released the results of an opinion survey of Japanese parents with school-age children using internet in their classrooms. The survey reveals that the majority of parents are concerned about the violation of their child’s privacy deriving from in-school Internet access, and 74% disprove companies tracking their child’s web browsing habits for their commercial use of online ads.