Profile of William WelshContributing Writer
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William Welsh is a contributing writer to InformationWeek Government. He has covered the government IT market since 2000 for publications such as Washington Technology and Defense Systems.
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From cloud computing to data center consolidation, software licensing to data transparency, the GAO was watching.
Best practices for schedule and cost estimates would ensure massive project is completed on time and at cost.
82% of Americans say they're worried that wearable technology will invade their privacy, according to PwC study.
Department of Homeland Security plans to fund cyber defense research efforts to develop pragmatic tools that can be deployed quickly, says Forrester.
OMB must strengthen guidance related to federal grants and loans to ensure maximum transparency and reliability of key financial data, says GAO.
NIST identifies 65 challenges that forensic investigators face in gathering and analyzing digital information stored in the cloud, seeks help developing standards to aid law enforcement.
Advocacy groups claim SEC hasn't been applying quality control to quarterly financial filed in structured data format.
Veterans Affairs and Defense Department EHR plan lacks critical cost data needed to fund and guide effort, GAO says.
Commerce Department uses meetings with private sector to improve its open data infrastructure.
Supreme Court bars police from searching data on an individual's cellphone without a warrant.
Most organizations don't know where their sensitive structured or unstructured data resides, says new Ponemon study.
Major cyberattack carried out in 2013 by an undisclosed nation-state sought to breach US commercial aviation networks, says Center for Internet Security report.
Research.Data.gov upgrade furnishes machine-readable research data to entrepreneurs, innovators, and manufacturers.
The $3 billion rural broadband rollout, established as part of the federal stimulus program, left too many projects unfinished, GAO reports.
Some agencies actively avoid transparency requirements of IT Dashboard, says Government Accountability Office.
Feds will offer access to scientific collections, hold online presentations and nurture young inventors.
NHS England launches research effort to accelerate use of open data to improve care and drive research.
Smartphones and big data have changed expectations for how people communicate and find information, but government agencies aren't yet adapting, says Forrester report.
Congress urged to direct SEC to require small public companies to file financial data in open data formats.
Failure to adopt best practices leads agencies to overpay for software, says GAO report.
Bill would stop NSA bulk collection of phone bill data, but privacy advocates say it lacks teeth.
DATA Act requires agencies to publish government spending information in standardized machine-readable open data.
Tech experts say the administration is wise to call for statutory protections for data in the cloud. But some advocacy groups say overregulation will have a chilling effect on innovation.
Data Accountability and Transparency Act would make it easier to find and understand federal spending data.
Bipartisan legislation directs government agencies to improve spending transparency by publishing financial data in standardized, machine-readable formats.
Landmark DATA legislation, near passage, would transform the US government's spending information from a maze of confusing documents into easily accessible open data.
Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act contains far-reaching changes to the IT procurement system. It would grant greater authority to agency CIOs.
A 10-nation study finds Singapore, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates do a better job of providing citizens with online and mobile services.
Nearly half of federal workers surveyed admit to poor mobile security practices, putting agencies and data at risk.
Federal contractors rethink business strategies to weather uncertainty, declining revenue in government business.
A congressional research report concludes that the patchwork of consumer privacy laws needs national review to reflect the increasing industry use of consumer information.
Big data, cloud and mobile tech in heavy demand as agencies seek efficiencies.
Some agencies have failed to develop a comprehensive action plan or outlined efforts to migrate to shared services, which are required as part of the federal PortfolioStat initiative.
Agency CIO says closure of 37 data centers and centralization of IT operations will improve efficiency within GSA and in serving other federal agencies.
"Lowest price technically acceptable" contracts drive down prices but sacrifice long-term value to meet short-term government savings goals, says study.