Fed Tech Roundup September 22

The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Watch Drones Build A Rope Bridge In Fight: Think of the use cases for this… Michael Dougherty Joins SIBA as Chief Executive Senators Drop Bid to Force Facebook, Twitter to Report ‘Terrorist Activity’ – Nextgov Dubuque only Iowa […]

Using Social Media Effectively: Gaining Visibility In a Crowded Marketplace

Social media is a big part of most people’s lives, and has steadily increased in importance to businesses as well.  There are two main uses for professional social media use: to inform others through engaging with them, and to learn from others.  This will be the first of a two-part series on effectively using social […]

Pew Reports on American Digital Habits Post-Snowden

A recent report from the Pew Research Center provides an interesting look into Americans’ online habits following Edward Snowden’s revelations about surveillance practices in the United States. The survey questioned adults about the extent to which their attitudes and online behaviors had changed following the revelations. Of the population of U.S. adults who are aware of […]

Improving Security and Efficiency in the Public Sector with Hadoop

Interested in using Hadoop in the federal space?  A white paper has been added to the CTOVision Research Library which showcases several use cases for improving security and efficiency for government agencies using Hadoop. Use Cases are grouped together into two main themes: IT Efficiency and Good Government practices. IT Efficiency covers offloading ETL to […]

Twitter’s Fight for Transparency Targets the U.S. Government

American interest in online privacy and surveillance programs has jumped since Edward Snowden’s revelations about digital government surveillance in the United States. Deteriorating public relations have plagued intelligence agencies that have been identified as participating in the mass surveillance phenomenon, and many tech companies have already responded to their customers’ concerns with more encryption or […]

Pew Report: Speaking Up or Staying Silent on Social Media

Hope has been placed on the Internet (particularly on social media) to expose users to more sources of information and diverse points of view. In traditional settings, people going about their days do not always feel inclined to engage with strangers, acquaintances, and friends over controversial issues every time they meet at work or on the street […]