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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in August 2010
Though its future is up in the air, NASA's test of the 22 million horsepower rocket engine appears to have met expectations.
As the White House begins heavy scrutiny of its IT projects, the agency is getting a head start on the multi-year $7.6 billion Consolidated Infrastructure, Automation, Telecomm project and the much smaller Incident Management, Analysis, and Reporting System.
More than half the cyber forensics analysts with government security clearances in the United States work for General Dynamics, which does about $2 billion in annual cybersecurity-related business. Too often, though, what's behind work like that done by General Dynamics is obscured.
Easy access to government online has gone from being nice-to-have to being necessary in the "open government" era, with many government websites taking advantage of modern designs and technologies to help do the trick. All too often, local, state and federal governments and government agencies do far too little to reach out to citizens on the web. Many governments and agencies are stuck in the 1990s era of tacky animated images, an over-abundance of white space, and confusing arrays of links. Ho
At the upcoming Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, a U.S. intelligence expert will discuss a new program that makes Internet access and collaboration tools available to the Afghan public.
Poorly planned and executed cloud computing contracts could result in security disaster, warns CIO Council.
The Department of Defense will eliminate its current centralized IT leadership function and create a new, stronger CIO position that will be part of the Defense Information Systems Agency.
It's a bad idea, and would be legally tricky. But it's one that's being presented to senior Department of Defense officials by an influential independent advisory board.
To cut costs and keep on schedule, the FBI is considering decreasing its reliance on Lockheed Martin and other contractors for portions of the $450 million plus case file system.
Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett, Defense Information Systems Agency director, says agility, reliability, and security key to the $8 billion-a-year agency's success.