Yearly Archives: 2010

Cyber Czar Takes on ‘Exaggerated’ Cyber Threat

2010 was a watershed year for cybersecurity. Cyber attacks and, even, talk of cyber war were on the rise. New terms entered our lexicon, such as WikiLeaks, Stuxnet, and some terms took on a new life: Anonymous, anyone? But, in an interview with Newsweek, Howard Schmidt, the White House cybersecurity …

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Reaction to Net Neutrality Vote Varies

The Vote In a vote that was closely observed, live-blogged, live-streamed and tweeted about, the Federal Communications Commission, as expected, approved the first-ever Internet access regulations yesterday. The vote is poised to enshrine the concept of net neutrality — the idea that all Internet traffic be treated equally — into …

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Success in the Cloud: Recovery.gov on Best Practices

As more federal agencies and departments look to cloud-computing platforms, some organizations are sharing their success stories. Recovery.gov, the website clearinghouse for financial data about disbursed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, is one example of an early cloud adopter leading the way for other federal agencies. Michael Wood, director …

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Health IT ‘Rock Star’ Blumenthal Sits Pretty at Year’s End

In the world of electronic health records, David Blumenthal the national coordinator for health IT is a celebrity. Health Leaders Media, in a list of the top 20 change agents in healthcare, goes even further, calling him a verifiable “rock star.” HealthLeaders20, a compilation of healthcare figures changing the industry …

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Cloud-first Policy Inspires Talk, Action

When federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra unveiled the government’s fixes for federal IT in the form of a 25-point overhaul of management and acquisition, the new cloud-first policy was one of the bullet points that had many tongues wagging. But, while cloud computing has inspired much talk, many are …

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