Issues relating to government use of IT.

The Future of Self Service Government

September 18, 2013
| Presentations

This colloquium, cohosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the National Academy of Public Administration, will explore opportunities for self-service innovation in government, identify key impediments to the adoption of self-service technologies and discuss strategies for enabling future implementation. It will also include a discussion of ITIF’s report "Embracing the Self-Service Economy” which provides a series of policy recommendations to spur continued growth in the sector. 

Why Are There No Jobs for Hadoop in the Federal Government?

August 7, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

A likely reason that government agencies have not fully embraced “big data” is because government leaders still do not fully understand what it can do or how it can help them operate more efficiently. For example, text mining can be applied to financial fraud detection, research paper classification, student sentiment analysis and smarter search engines for all manner of government records, and machine learning can be used for decision support systems for healthcare, model generation for climate science, speech recognition for security and mobile data entryacross agencies.

The Future of Digital Trade in a "Post-PRISM" World

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Federal Data Center Closures No Panacea: Navy CIO

Information Week
A BRAC-style commission may be a logical method for addressing data center consolidation.

Feds Trace Their Paths to the Cloud

Federal Computer Week
The federal government's "cloud first" policy was articulated back in 2010, but adoption remains an ongoing process.

Government Has Dropped the Ball on IT Reform, Lawmaker Says

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va. lashes out at government technology leaders for being slow to adopt cost-saving reforms.

Using Cloud Computing to Build (Better and Cheaper) Next-Generation Government Services

July 10, 2013
As policymakers strive to better leverage IT, while also cutting waste and ultimately spending less on federal IT, innovation has never been more important. The federal government will have to innovate more with less.

As Congress considers approaches to transform the way the federal government acquires and utilizes information technology, the themes of “doing more for less” and “open data” have been advanced by many, including Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Chairman Tom Carper. Read more »

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Transforming Government through Cloud Computing

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Rationalizing Government’s Spectrum Use

June 26, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Richard Bennett lays out the three key issues that should be addressed in the House spectrum hearing Thursday: harmonization, relocation, and mobility in Rationalizing Government's Spectrum Use.

Civic-Minded Hacking

June 11, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

The atmosphere after a hackathon is usually one of relief and mutual congratulation, but the real work takes place in the weeks and months that follow. That’s when the programmers, designers, and subject matter experts refine their work, hopefully planting the seed for a new business or public service. In this article are four standout projects that emerged from the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH), which took place over the first two days of June in 95 locations around the United States. Besides celebrating their ingenuity, there are some lessons to be learned from each of them.

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