Profile of Patience Wait
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Washington-based Patience Wait contributes articles about government IT to InformationWeek.
Articles by Patience Wait
National security experts warn there is no privacy or security any more.
President Obama signs executive order directing agencies to move to multi-factor authentication for transactions with citizens.
Sensor-equipped mouthpiece can detect worrisome hits to the head.
IoT presents big opportunity for intelligence agencies, along with information overload and privacy risks.
US Treasury official sees shared services boosting productivity and transparency.
Los Angeles will move its 40 sites to the open platform and add features such as user notifications, subscriptions, and event registration.
Government encourages collaboration between tech, first responder communities.
Robots competing in DARPA's disaster relief test must show some autonomy, will face surprise challenge.
Defense tech firm plans to streamline DISA's global network by closing two European operations and technology centers.
Expo demonstrates real-world innovation in cyber physical systems that underpin the Internet of Things.
New WiFi-enhanced service at WW II memorial in Washington lets visitors access historical records and other information from interactive kiosks.
Federal agencies find it difficult to hire unconventional but well-qualified talent to battle cyberattacks, experts say.
Adobe Experience Manager aims to make it easier for government agencies and other organizations to turn Web pages into mobile apps.
Presidential Innovation Fellows are slated to work on high-impact tech projects throughout the government.
Cloud-based platform offers analysis tools, data sharing, and full governance, providing significant productivity gains for data analysts.
US Marines use backpack-mounted solar panels developed by the Office of Naval Research to fuel battery-powered gear in the battlefield.
EPA's plain-language app on waterways pollution cited as example of innovative information tools from government.
CGI Federal's mishandling of federal health exchange website paved the way for Accenture Federal Services.
New Washington area security innovation center, announced at CES, is part of renewed focus on government customers, says CEO.
Deputy CIO Sonny Hashmi named acting CIO of General Services Administration.
Moves toward 2015 goal of allowing commercial and private unmanned aircraft into civil airspace.
Next hurdle for high-performance computing is figuring out how to handle unstructured data.
The Department of Energy's Hanford site conquers a wide area with a flexible cloud environment and thin clients to improve performance and lower costs.
Cyber-security organization offers seven recommendations to the White House and defense agencies on improving worker qualifications and strengthening security built into IT.
Up to 80% of consumers abandon their transactions on the checkout page, even on well-designed retail sites. How can healthcare exchanges learn from their mistakes?
Programs aim to use technology to better inform and engage citizens in a wide range of topics, from scientific research to budgeting.
Defense research agency's Cyber Grand Challenge aims to close the gap between vulnerability discovery and remediation.
Microsoft expands global role supporting law enforcement, government, and businesses fighting cybercrime.
User-facing components performing well, says project overseer Jeffrey Zients. But questions remain whether the back end will work for insurers.
Government sponsored research focuses on barriers to massive parallel processing.
Consumers will be able to enroll normally by end of November, when HealthCare.gov is expected to handle a full traffic load, says an Obama administration troubleshooter.
DigitalGlobe serves up satellite imagery to crowd community to analyze Typhoon Haiyan’s destruction.
The White House announces dozens of new government-business-nonprofit collaborations to use big data for medical research, economics, and more.
White House announces dozens of new government-business-nonprofit collaborations to use big data for medical research, economics and more.
National Institute of Standards and Technology senior scientist Ron Ross honored for creating risk management framework.
Review and overhaul of government IT purchasing procedures needed, trade association expert says.
New service offers federal agencies a way to evaluate different cloud systems that align with their own configurations before they commit to a provider.
Tech contractors are confident they can fix the problems over time, but pass the buck to CMS.
Healthcare.gov's problems aren't unique to federal IT projects, but they are uniquely visible to the American public.
TouchShare's collaborative geospatial software provides real-time situation awareness tools on mobile devices.
If the looming government shutdown comes to pass, Federal IT faces security, budget, and workflow risks.
U.S. intelligence community investment group partners with cloud firms Socrata and AppThwack to make government information more accessible.
DigitalGlobe, an imaging company, petitions National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to change restrictions on sale of sharper satellite images.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration asks FCC to issue new regulations allowing consumers to use their devices with any carrier.
Hydra program would build unmanned platforms in the ocean to quickly deliver supplies for military, disaster recovery deployments.
Provisional authority to operate gives more federal agencies access to secure cloud-based services.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency tests software that turns mobile devices into cloud-like communication networks on the battlefield.
GAO says two services lack an overall strategy for simulator training.
Multi-platform app gives sailors, families and the public access to wide range of Navy information.
Special Operations Command looks for systems to take over AM, FM signals and broadcast messages.
Department of Homeland Security will use one cloud-based enterprise talent management system for all eight of its agencies to efficiently identify training needs.
Office of Naval Research program encourages STEM students to build underwater autonomous vehicles.
Cloud software tool helps the military agency move people and equipment around the world more efficiently.
Department of Education's approach to inventorying data is setting a standard for other agencies, according to federal watchdogs.
Bureau picks Lexmark for $30 million contract as part of broader effort projected to save government billions in projected printing costs.
In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the U.S. intelligence community, invests in OpenGeo, which allows customization of geospatial maps.
Robots can go where humans can't in a disaster. See what the innovative machines in DARPA's next robotics challenge can do.
Energy Information Administration launches new real-time map of energy infrastructure overlaid with severe weather.
Seven teams advance in robotics challenge, helping DARPA explore how virtual robots could improve disaster response.
New supercomputing facility will focus on how to integrate renewable energy sources into nation's energy grid.
FTC unveils updated strategic plan to pursue patent chasers.
Federal agencies may have to share wireless spectrum with private sector once standards are set.
Intelligence community's investment arm taps artificial intelligence company to turn data into narratives, also invests in flash storage and solar energy products.
While it doesn't hold the No. 1 spot, the U.S. still dominates the latest Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.
New report says federal agencies can improve performance by implementing gaming, mobile and other technologies that speed up operations.
NASA, Google and university researchers get access to new quantum computer, as NASA tackles complex problems ranging from air traffic to robotics.
GAO recommends stepped up oversight and an extended deadline to meet OMB's objectives.
Venture investment firm strikes deal to give U.S. intelligence agencies access to extensive database of weather data.
DARPA invests in technology to develop more human-like robotic hands; iRobot demonstration shows promise.
Military, business community team up to give service members ways to earn private sector IT certifications.
Feds plan to leverage resources to better track environmental, planetary systems and resources.
Following a review, Defense Secretary Hagel discontinues medal that would have recognized drone operators and other cyber warriors.
New resources offer step-by-step road map for agencies looking to cut costs by sharing information technology and other services.
Space Technology group looking at solar sails, asteroid capture among initial assignments
DOD tech budget is flat, but major civilian agencies will see more investment.
Narrow "micro" trenches disrupt streets less so it's easier to lay fiber-optic cables for broadband services.
Rock testing shows presence of crucial elements that could once have supported life.
Mars rover overcomes computer problems, but solar weather delays mission.
Automatic cuts hit cyber security, IT modernization, communications and many other programs.
Florida high school's nanosatellite project is among 24 that NASA has chosen for its CubeSat Launch Initiative. Softball-size satellites will conduct research in space.
White House outlines five-year plan to measure ice melt and study the impact of environmental change on the local population.
Technology and policy issues emerge as the FAA devises a five-year road map to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with commercial flights in U.S. airspace.
State reaches agreement to adopt Microsoft's cloud-based applications after forcing additional security and privacy steps.
Distinguished Warfare Medal will be given to drone operators, cyberdefense pros and others for extraordinary, off-battlefield achievements.
Illinois Department of Corrections moves criminal records from aging mainframe environment to Microsoft Dynamics CRM cloud-based system.
Department of Energy spending $17 million on a new supercomputer for climate and biological research.
Feds invite technology-oriented citizens to use IT to improve their communities.
Amid continued cost cutting, the White House will seek to drive innovation, ROI and cybersecurity.
Defense research agency seeks partners to help it repair and reuse retired satellites.
Rover prepares to drill into rock for first time in search for clues about mineral and chemical makeup and evidence of organic material.
New research program aims to develop deep sea containers for 'just-in-time' requirements.
Unmanned aerial vehicle will gather data on how changes in the troposphere affect climate.
Latest Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency robot, capable of carrying 400 pounds, travels through wooded area with Marine unit and responds to verbal commands in first trial.
Pinners can get invited to holiday party at the White House.
Public-private partnership looks to develop Web and mobile technologies for better governance in Africa and Asia.
$7.2 million contract awarded to Unisys.
New GAO report concludes that some agencies use the transparency tool to paint a rosier picture of IT projects than reality warrants.
U.S. national labs operate five of the top 20 supercomputers, according to the Energy Department.
Wiser use of technology can save the government money, cut healthcare costs and improve services, according to an American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council report.
PortfolioStat program, launched in April, has identified dozens of ways for agencies to consolidate systems, buy in bulk, eliminate duplication, says report.