Technology

After FedRAMP, Cloud Questions Ramp Up Too

While cloud computing has been touted as the next big thing, Federal News Radio reports the latest tech trend is also gathering its share of naysayers. Last week, the General Services Administration unveiled new security requirements designed to smooth the transition as the feds increasingly begin taking to the clouds. …

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FTC Appoints New Top Tech Post Leader

The Federal Trade Commission announced Nov. 4 it would appoint its first chief technologist to a one-year post. Ed Felten, computer science and public policy professor at Princeton University, will take the helm of the FTC’s top tech position. Felten, who will take over in his new role in January, …

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Report: EHRs Have Mixed Benefits, More Studies Needed

A lot of buzz surrounds electronic health records. Many think the adoption of EHRs and other health IT solutions will revolutionize the healthcare system. Adoption of EHRs, which is the cause celebre of National Health IT Coordinator David Blumenthal, is mandated by the healthcare reform bill passed in the spring, and providers are …

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Air Force CIO Sees Future in Smartphones

The U.S. Air Force chief information officer wants the service to use smartphones and mobile applications to begin laying the foundation for a 21st-century fighting force, according to a report on Nextgov. In echoes of the Army’s smartphone plans, the other military services are discovering that yes, there is even …

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