Yearly Archives: 2010

State Dept. Creates Cybersecurity Post

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the findings of a State Department review and laid out a new strategic vision for the agency, WikiLeaks, which published a trove of secret and, often, embarrassing diplomatic cables was the elephant in the room. So, it’s no surprise the State Department’s  reorganization …

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Chopra Reflects on Year of Open Gov

2009, the first year of President Barack Obama’s tenure as chief executive, was all about building open government policies, federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra told Federal News Radio recently. 2010 was about actually implementing those policies, he added. And, in a segment for the radio station, Chopra said listeners …

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Meet the Execs: Obama Talk Job Creation with Top CEOs

President Barack Obama met with an impressive roster of chief executives this morning to talk shop about the economy and job creation. “I am looking forward to getting good ideas from them, but I am definitely going to talk to them about how we can get more hiring out there,” …

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Techies in New Congress Push Changes

Don’t call Congress an archaic body of technological dinosaurs. According to a report in Politico, the incoming class of legislators led by a new Republican majority, is looking to “claw its way into the 21st century,” with a host of new tech-friendly measures. The proposed changes include: allowing iPads on …

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Navy CIO Blog Goes Silent

Newly installed Department of Navy Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen is ending a storied practice as the head of the Navy’s IT that could have Gov 2.0 ramifications throughout government. He’s ending the Navy CIO blog. In a posting earlier this month, titled appropriately enough “The CIO’s Last Blog,” Halvorsen …

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FCC’s Net Neutrality Brings out Lobbying on Both Sides

Ahead of the Dec. 21 Federal Communications Commission vote that will determine the fate of Chairman Julius Genachowski’s net neutrality proposal, the lobbyists are swarming Washington. The Washington Post’s technology blog, Post Tech, reports that today is likely to be the last day of such arm-twisting and cajoling before FCC …

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Archives.gov Goes Gov 2.0

Don’t call it a comeback. They’ve been here for years. What, specifically? The data stored in the National Archives and Records Administration. Or, what more quaintly used to be referred to as simply archives. And, now they’re easier to search for than ever, following a redesigned NARA website. The Archives.gov …

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