Profile of J. Nicholas HooverSenior Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in November 2009
The Office of Personnel Management seeks to develop a framework for the classification, hiring, performance management, and development of federal cybersecurity pros.
The president kicked off a public-private initiative Monday to promote education in science, technology, engineering, and math.
The deputy CTO for open government sees progress, but acknowledges push back and resource constraints on the path to transparency.
The cluster of PlayStation 3 consoles is already being used for research into high-def video processing and systems with brain-like properties.
Having rebuilt Whitehouse.gov on the open source Drupal platform, President Obama's new media team is calling on the open source community for new ideas and technology.
Expert Labs, founded by Anil Dash, will use social media tools to bring private sector expertise to the U.S. government's decision-making processes.
Inaccuracies in stimulus-tracking data on Recovery.gov do exist, but overall the transparency effort has been a success, says a special advisor to the President.
Proposed legislation would prohibit use of P2P software like BitTorrent or Limewire on government computers and set policies for employees and contractors.
A commissioned report finds a range of problems with a seven-year, $863 million outsourcing contract with IBM.
In a townhall meeting in Shanghai, the President acknowledges the challenges posed by unrestricted Internet access, but says the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.
Problems abound with data about stimulus spending being reported on the federal government's stimulus-tracking Website, recovery.gov, as a cursory search for "stimulus" and "errors" on your favorite news search engine should tell you. While many of the numbers have been, quite simply, incorrectly reported by recipients, others are a symptom of greater problems in government IT.
Deputy Defense secretary William Lynn says procurement reforms should be ready by the spring.
Completion of the $451 million Sentinel system, to be used for searching and analyzing criminal and national security data, has been pushed back to September.
As the Obama administration readies its open government directive for the executive branch of the U.S. government, the judicial branch of the government awaits word of funding for much-needed updates to the Supreme Court's Website.
CSC will provide a range of IT services to the government agency, including support for its network and voice systems, systems engineering, cybersecurity, and desktops.
The e-mail server includes better storage optimization, voicemail integration, archiving, and potentially big cost savings, says the software giant.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has invited Craig Newmark to join a panel to review suggestions for fixing its claims processing.
The directive, which is behind schedule, will require federal agencies to develop and outline specific actions they will take to be more open to the public.
The federal agency plans to adopt the Transportation Security Administration's IdeaFactory crowd-sourcing application to encourage brainstorming by employees.
On the heels of an earlier contract, the vendor will continue managing the Pentagon's data network and other military networks in the nation's capital.