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Cyber Attacks against DoD on the Decline?

Cyber attacks against the Defense Department declined in 2010, according to a report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and reported on by Wired’s Danger Room blog. In the first half of 2010, there were some 30,000 malicious cyber incidents against the Pentagon. In 2009, there were about …

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Report: DOT Recovery Act Websites Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

An official in the Transportation Department’s Office of Inspector General says DOT websites launched to provide the public with information about Recovery Act funding and projects are vulnerable to cyber attacks. DOT officials launched an audit from December 2009 to July 2010 to examine if DOT’s recovery websites, which track …

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National Health IT Coordinator Identifies Healthcare Bottlenecks

National Coordinator of Health IT David Blumenthal has identified four bottlenecks in healthcare IT that hinder the United States from adopting a more robust, digital system, according to ModernHealthCare.com. They are: Lack of funding Logistical issues for healthcare practitioners who want to adopt IT methods but lack technological know-how and …

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DoD Puts Spotlight on CIO Award Winners

Following a high-profile pick for a new chief information officer at the Defense Department earlier this week, DoD officials named this year’s winners of the DoD Chief Information Officer awards. At a Pentagon ceremony Oct. 28, Deputy Chief Management Officer David Wennergren, who works in the office of the deputy …

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Latest Piece of Army Equipment: Smartphone?

The Army’s use of smartphones has a high-level champion in Vice Chief of Staff Peter Chiarelli. In an interview with Nextgov, Chiarelli, an avid smartphone user, said he wanted the Army to harness the power of smartphones. Chiarelli’s said his support of smartphones only makes sense. Most younger personnel are …

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Army Changing Green Standards – Even Down to the Lightbulbs

The Army is changing the way it does green, according to a new memo from one of the Army’s top energy and environment chiefs. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and the environment, released an updated memo containing guidelines for improving green-building standards. It will revise …

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DHS Seeks Collaboration in IT

The Department of Homeland Security wants to increase collaboration on its IT projects, said DHS Chief Information Officer Richard Spires, continuing an ongoing theme of agency coordination Speaking before the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council, Spires said this new approach, known as enterprise governance, would bring together those who …

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Blumenthal’s Meaningful Use Proposal: Fast-track vs. ‘Vanilla’ Users

National Coordinator for Health IT David Blumenthal sought to create new standards to recognize healthcare providers who have gone above and beyond in implementing electronic medical records, according to HealthSystemCIO.com. But the new classifications may create unnecessary complications, critics say. Speaking before the health IT policy subcommittee of the Department …

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