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The Obama Administration has secured a 90-day extension of the National Security Agency's controversial authority to collect phone metadata records on U.S. customers under the Patriot Act.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 02 April, 2014 07:24
Microsoft is unbundling chunks of Office, including a rumored free OneNote client for the Mac, as part of a strategy to reach customers who can't stomach the idea of paying for the full-fledged suite, or who have opted for free or inexpensive alternatives, an analyst said today.
By Gregg Keizer | 13 March, 2014 18:01
Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) claim that the CIA violated provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act when it accessed computers used by members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, could be hard to substantiate, according to a leading legal expert.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 13 March, 2014 11:01
The inspector general of NASA has issued a report that's critical of both Hewlett-Packard and the space agency for messing up a plan to centralize management of the agency's end-user computing under a $2.5 billion outsourcing contract.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 06 February, 2014 11:34
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
If you’re looking for your first ERP system or looking to upgrade from an existing system, the evaluation, selection and implementation process is a long-term strategic decision for your organization. To help you through this process, here are eight simple steps for a successful ERP system selection.
This report encompasses how a UK entry-level company, Skyscape Cloud Services, secured government procurement framework status and won significant new business in just 10 months.
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