The Technology Related Content of the President’s State of the Union Address (software developers/coders mentioned for first time in any SOTU)

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The 2015 State of the Union address was full of technology related content. Here are key takeaways from the perspective of a CTO: The President showed respect for something many American’s may not have heard of, but you dear readers know very well: Coding! In the context of education he remarked that “we’re connecting community […]

The Final DATA Act: Here’s What It Means, Here’s What It’ll Do

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Editor’s note: Hudson Hollister is the executive director of the data transparency coalition. His insightful update below covers issues of interests to technologists in and out of government. -bg Sweeping change and open data are dawning for U.S. federal spending. On Thursday 10 April 2014 the U.S. Senate passed the DATA Act — unanimously. In […]

Innovate, Deliver, Protect and Analyze, the Path to Ideal IT

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Steven VanRoekel gave an excellent keynote on Wednesday at the FOSE conference. Mr VanRoekel is a former Microsoft executive who has been in the Federal Government since 2009. He outlined the steps that he is pushing as the Federal CIO to improve IT throughout the government. He highlighted the pervasiveness of mobile technology, and how […]

Agency cybersecurity deficiencies remain as attacks reach all-time high, Obama's Cyberwarfare Strategy Will Backfire and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Napolitano: Cybersecurity executive order only part of the solution – “President Obama’s Feb. 12 executive order falls short of a complete cybersecurity plan and should be seen as a first step in addressing cybersecurity issues, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano March 7.” It […]

Obama tags EPA, OMB and DoE heads, DHS 3.0 has cybersecurity as a top priority and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Obama makes three major personnel announcements – President Obama has announced the heads of three organizations, the OMB, the Department of Energy and the EPA. All of them have extensive experience in the government, specifically in organizations. Via FedScoop, more here. Napolitano calls for […]

February Cyber Conflict Link Roundup

February was an incredible month of developments. Obviously the two big stories are the Mandiant report on the group tagged APT 1, and the White House’s reactions to the cyber espionage issue by using international trade efforts. Even the NYT, WaPo and WSJ hacks all pale in comparison to these developments. A busy month for […]