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Transparency, eGov Funds a Big Question Mark

Funding may be a question mark for domains like eGovernment and Gov 2.0, as budget bills threaten to house funds under a merged roof versus having differing sources of funding. According to a recent report on Federal Computer Week, House lawmakers are urging senators to not make this the case with …

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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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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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Chopra Touts Crowd-Sourced Secure Email for Health Records

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra said government’s role for the future of the Internet is to convene and facilitate technological innovation in partnership with the private sector. At a Brookings Institute forum on Internet policy, Chopra made his far-reaching pronouncements in response to a single, loaded question: What is …

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Treasury Dept. Latest to be Bitten by Blogging Bug

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner is issuing Treasury notes. Well, in a manner of speaking. The secretary is the latest in a series of administration department heads and agency executives to get bitten by the blogging bug. His blog, Treasury Notes, went live on Monday, part of a redesigned Treasury.gov …

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Zients Touts Flexible IT Budgeting Successes

Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients touted new IT budgeting strategies at the Department of Veterans Affairs at a roundtable on federal IT earlier this month. Now, Zients, who is also the federal chief performance officer, says he would like to apply the two-year funding schedule to …

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Federal CTO Chopra Confident of Tech Future

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra said the administration will continue to push for important technology policies in the year ahead, even as a potentially intractable Congress takes the reins. “In an ironic way, perhaps the technology and innovation agenda might actually get a more prominent role in the coming …

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Agencies Must Think ‘Cloud-first,’ Zients Says

Coming hot on the heels of the administration’s announcement of a new approach to federal IT procurement, officials also announced a new “cloud-first” strategy, which some observers see as the administration’s most significant stamp of approval yet on web-based computing. Speaking at the Northern Virginia Technology Council on Nov. 19, …

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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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