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John Foley is director, strategic communications, for Oracle Corp. and a former editor of InformationWeek Government.
Articles by John Foley
posted in April 2010
Government offices may be prone to bureaucracy and inefficiency, but they're also places where technology is being used to drive new ways of working and to deliver better government services. InformationWeek is looking for examples of such tech innovation in local, state, and federal government.
The city runs seven-year-old software on aging PCs, and its CIO says the setup feels too risky. He's evaluating cloud services as a better, but not necessarily cheaper, alternative.
A potential gap in the White House's e-mail retention policy has been exposed, ironically by one of the officials overseeing that policy. One congressman wants White House deputy CTO Andrew McLaughlin to explain how messages sent to and from White House staff via Web e-mail systems are preserved. The scrutiny comes after McLaughlin apparently used Gmail for some of his own correspondence.
Federal CIO Kundra sees cloud computing as a cheaper alternative to existing IT, and a new report supports that, but detailed examples are still lacking, argues our columnist.
InformationWeek's newly released salary survey lends fuel to the politically charged issue of how much government employees are paid. Our data shows that federally employed IT managers and staffers out-earn their private sector counterparts by about 10%.