Profile of J. Nicholas HooverSenior Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in December 2009
Cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are part of Jeffrey Sorenson's plan to centralize Army IT and make it more consistent for soldiers deploying from bases to the battlefield.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra's job is different from others whom we've named as InformationWeek's Chief of the Year in the past in a few big ways that make it especially challenging.
Government agencies will continue to struggle with cybersecurity, while making strides in transparency and cloud computing. There will also be new pushes for accountability and IT procurement reform.
Department of Defense deputy CIO David Wennergren addresses information stovepipes, SOA, procurement, cybersecurity, and cloud computing.
A Department Of Homeland Security private cloud is expected to serve up SharePoint and enterprise e-mail before the end of fiscal 2010.
Vice President Joseph Biden announced Thursday the first wave of government stimulus spending on broadband networks.
Pretty stunning. Militants in Iraq have been able to intercept live video feeds from Predator drones, according to a new report. What's worse is how they did it.
The space agency's Nebula cloud computing platform is basically data centers housed in shipping containers that can be transported almost anywhere.
Last week, the Obama administration announced the Open Government Directive, a tangible step toward the transparency the President has touted. Now, White House officials are asking citizens to keep the government accountable.
The House of Representatives is preparing to roll out its wireless network, though the timeline for completion is unclear.
The software vendor is using Sharepoint, Bing, SQL, Azure, and other tools to seize a chunk of the open government market.
The Federal CIO and CTO tell Congress that transparency, efficiency efforts are beginning to pay dividends, but federal IT still needs to be more involved in business decisions.
The Obama administration will require federal agencies to take steps to improve the quality of their financial data.
The government is looking to make significant improvements to its open data repository, adding features for developers and consumers and prodding agencies to participate.
In a demonstration of social networking, MIT researchers used an inverse pyramid approach to locate the coordinates for 10 red balloons in less than nine hours.
Veterans Affairs is seeking input on a proposed IT contract that would cover the "entire spectrum" of systems and applications.
The House of Representatives is calling for the Treasury Department to build a standard, Web-accessible database of bank bailout information.
In a bid to study behavioral economics, social networking, and game theory, DARPA is offering prize money to anyone who can find 10 weather balloons located around the country.