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WASHINGTON -- White House IT transitions have a checkered history. In 2001, some members of President Bill Clinton's outgoing staff pulled the letter "W" from dozens of keyboards in anticipation of the arrival of George W. Bush. At the end of Bush's two terms in 2009, departing White House staffers left the incoming administration of President Barack Obama with ancient desktops running floppy disk drives.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 03 January, 2015 01:18
The federal and state governments, in political contests, are routinely accused of being too big and bloated. But a new study says that IT spending reduces state government expenditures, even as new technologies help expand the role of government.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 25 December, 2014 02:47
Ashton Carter, now widely considered to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), shares something with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. All four have a doctorate in physics.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 05 December, 2014 06:24
Ever since President Obama signed the Open Data Executive Order, government agencies have been making their vast data stores available to the public. These once-secret data sets are proving a valuable business resource, too.
By Cindy Waxer | 24 March, 2014 10:37
A report Thursday by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board calling the NSA's bulk phone records collection program illegal and mostly useless puts the Obama Administration in an awkward spot.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 23 January, 2014 19:45
The NSA is spending some $80 million in basic research on quantum computing, money that may ultimately help commercialize quantum computing for the private sector.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 04 January, 2014 15:27
CGI Federal, the lead contractor at Healthcare.gov, is a veritable black belt in software development, with the highest possible certification from CMMI. So what does the website's flawed rollout say about how useful CMMI is?
By Patrick Thibodeau | 30 December, 2013 11:55
The Insider’s Guide to Evaluating Security Incident and Event Management Appliances
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