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Citizens, Government Share Cyber-Security Concerns

The majority of government executives believe new security services can positively change citizens' attitudes toward government, building confidence and trust.

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Why Adaptability Is Critical for State CIOs

To keep up with tech shifts and changing business demands, today's state government CIOs must constantly redefine the way they manage a wide range of IT systems and applications, according to a recent survey from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), Grant Thornton LLP and CompTIA. The accompanying report, titled "Read More »

How State Governments Struggle With Cyber-threats

With phishing, social engineering and ransomware emerging as significant threats, state governments are increasing their efforts—and boosting their budgets—to enhance their cyber-security programs, according to a recent survey from Deloitte and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers... Read More »

In Government IT, Innovators Are Gaining Ground

Some of technology’s brightest minds are leaving the private sector and applying agile practices to the tech problems faced by government agencies. 

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State CIOs Benefit From Shifts in IT Management

If you think you have a lot on your plate, you should take a look at what state CIOs are taking on: A significant number are taking the lead role in dozens of major IT projects, with most budgeted at more than $20 million, according to a new survey from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO),... Read More »

Top 10 IT Priorities for State CIOs

They work within a tight budget that might only get tighter. Yet, at the same time, they're tasked to oversee transformative change with respect to consolidation, cloud migration and other IT innovations. In this case, "they" are the CIOs of the U.S. state governments. And if their challenges sound familiar, then it's safe to conclude that there really is less distinction these days between... Read More »

CIA Wrestles With Analytics Challenges

Like IT, the intelligence community is searching for innovations that would enable it to rapidly analyze massive amounts of data regardless of where the data resides.

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VSE Corp. Gains Much-Needed Operational Visibility

With its new IT operations analytics solution, VSE Corporation can quickly investigate data-related incidents and verify information for audit purposes.

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Government CIOs Strive to Embrace 'Open Data'

City governments are embracing open data, but major challenges--such as putting paper records in a digital format and issues of quality control--abound.

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Ten Tech Innovations for State Government

One organization needed a better, faster way to process highway occupancy permits. Another deployed a business intelligence (BI) tool to save millions of dollars. A third sought a tech solution to greatly reduce travel costs. What do all three of these efforts have in common? They were all initiated by state governments. They're among the following 10 initiatives that won a Read More »

BYOD in Minneapolis: Managed Services Cures Headaches

"There's always this question of whether or not you build versus buy, do it in house versus hosted," says Otto Doll, CIO of the City of Minneapolis. "[Enterprise mobility] is one of those areas that we feel the industry provides solutions all the way down through management and that was a good way for us to go."

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FCC to Begin Mobile Broadband Speed Tests

The FCC is ready to start grading mobile broadband performance under its Measuring Mobile America program. Read More »

FBI Indicts Alleged LulzSec Hacker for Attack on Sony Network

FBI agents arrested an Arizona man who has been indicted on charges of impairing a protected computer and conspiracy in connection with a hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment's network. Read More »

No Cellphones in Flight: FAA Studies Safety of Electronic Devices on Airplanes

Those of you fearing a "Tower of Babel" experience in the air can rest easy: The existing ban on in-flight cellphone use will continue indefinitely. However, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is launching a working group to study whether other types of portable electronic devices can be used safely aboard flights and whether current policies should be changed. Read More »

Hot Tech Projects: EHR, Cloud, Workforce Optimization Top the List

ADP, Aetna, Brocade Communications, the DoD, NASA and Henry Ford Health Systems are among the 17 Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies highlighted in our latest roundup of Hot IT Projects. Information for this feature is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg. Read More »

IT Careers: Executive Shuffle Doesn't Slow Down in Summer

This installment of CIOs on the Move is marked by senior IT executive shuffles at 28 companies, including ADP, DHL, and Whirlpool Corporation. Information for this feature is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg. Read More »

Careers Slideshow: BLS: July Saw Largest Monthly Expansion of IT Force in Three Years

In the IT world, job data is a solid indicator of how companies are spending money, using resources, and perhaps most importantly, thinking about their plans for the future. Large expansions in the IT workforce typically indicate good things for CIOs and other professionals, while bad news, like job cuts, tells us trouble is ahead. In the latest data from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of... Read More »

U.S., China Talks Address Cyber-Weapons, Not Cyber-Spying

Informal discussions between the United States and Chinese think tanks have led to an understanding about cyber-spying, but not solutions. Read More »

NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Gets Software Update

NASA officials said the Mars rover Curiosity is in the process of updating its software to be better equipped to carry out its mission on the Red Planet. Read More »

Researchers Lift Lid on Government-Distributed Cyber-Spy Trojans

After pro-democracy activists in Bahrain were hit by email attacks that would have installed spyware, a spreading investigation reveals more details about corporate-made Trojans sold to governments. Read More »

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