The missing ingredient in cybersecurity

Many of the most common problems with cybersecurity could be alleviated if the federal government made a concerted effort to raise awareness and educate the public about the issues, says one expert.

Want fool-proof security? Shut off the network

Some readers are concerned that more and more network managers are dealing with cybersecurity threats by simply making it impossible for end users to work online.

Personal data of reservists, veterans at risk in recent thefts

In separate incidents, thieves stole laptop computers containing personal information on reservists and veterans.

One way to improve security: Punish the ignorant

Perhaps federal agencies would have more success with information security training if employees knew they would be punished for allowing breaches through ignorance.

US, Russia kick off talks on IT

Officials from the United States and Russia meet this week on a range of information technology-related topics.

Health IT gets a $220M funding transfusion

The Health and Human Services Department will give 15 nonprofit organizations $220 million for health IT pilot projects.

IT included in Sebelius' top priorities for HHS

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released her top strategic initiatives for the department, which include health IT elements.

Tax day: The price we pay for civilization

Blogger Steve Kelman reflects on the importance of taxes -- and the value of good government management.

HHS awards $267M for health IT regional centers

The Health and Human Services Department funds centers designed to help doctors and rural hospitals use health IT.

HHS provides $144M for health IT training and research

The Health and Human Services Department is handing out $144 million to set up health IT workforce training programs and health IT research projects.

IT plays critical role in health care reform

Health information technology and electronic health records (EHRs) underpin many of the provisions in the comprehensive health reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by the president.

SBInet director shares frustrations and progress on delays, tests and Boeing

Mark Borkowski is in the unenviable position of overseeing SBInet, the border protection system that is as noteworthy for its ambitious scope as it is for technical glitches and schedule delays.

VA looks for help transforming patient care

In what it describes as a massive transformation, the Veterans Affairs Department is preparing to adopt a relatively new concept called patient-centered care that uses technology to keep patients informed and engaged.

President calls for urgent improvements to anti-terrorism efforts

President Barack Obama has directed his security team to take technology-related security measures to bolster homeland security and thwart terrorist attacks.

Microsoft launches tech policy Web site

Microsoft today announced that it has launched a new Web site to engage the public in discussion about major technology policy issues including privacy, security, cloud computing and intellectual property rights.

Agencies to spend $15B on health IT by 2014

Federal, state and local governments are projected to spend $15 billion in 2014 for the IT systems that support their public health and health insurance programs.

Deepwater whistleblower gets his day in court

A U.S. District Court judge refuses to dismiss the False Claims Act lawsuit against the Deepwater contractors and sets trial for next year.

Federal Register goes XML -- at last

Readers can now browse, reorganize, and electronically customize the Federal Register's contents.

DHS intell office to realign IT capabilities

The Homeland Security Department's top intelligence official told a House subcommittee how IT would help share security information.

OPM cuts security-clearance processing time

The investigation period has been decreased from a year to just under 40 days, according to testimony given by OPM Director John Berry before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee. But some still say more can be done.

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