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Trump Moves to Make Telemedicine More Accessible for Veterans

September 17, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The department of Veterans Affairs is unveiling a new initiative to greatly increase the use of telemedicine for veterans across the country. President Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, have announced the rollout of a new app designed […]


Applications, Infrastructure

9 warning signs of bad IT architecture

August 9, 2017

Via: CIO

Chances are someone at some point spent countless brain cycles planning your organization’s IT architecture before handing the grand plan off to someone else to build it out, and then to someone else to maintain it as your computing environment […]


Applications, Infrastructure

How the Department of Energy Can Bring Another 40 Years of Innovation

August 4, 2017

Via: Fortune

Forty years ago, with the stroke of a pen, President Jimmy Carter signed the legislation that created the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), an agency that touches each and every American’s life. This happened in the midst of the energy […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Missouri and Arizona join forces on water safety compliance wizard

July 21, 2017

Via: StateScoop

Arsenic, lead, E. coli, carcinogens — all of these can contaminate the water supply following state and federal compliance failure. To prevent this and protect residents, Missouri and Arizona have partnered on a new online portal to help cities decipher […]


Applications, Infrastructure

OPM’s IT authorization process a ‘material weakness,’ IG says

July 11, 2017

Via: FCW

An IT security decision made around the time of the discovery of the devastating 2015 hack of Office of Personnel Management systems continues to have “a significant negative impact on the agency,” according to a watchdog report. In April 2015, […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Is government ready for AI?

July 10, 2017

Via: FCW

Artificial intelligence is helping the Army keep its Stryker armored vehicles in fighting shape. Army officials are using IBM’s Watson AI system in combination with onboard sensor data, repair manuals and 15 years of maintenance data to predict mechanical problems […]


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Watchdog finds IT issues at Secret Service, TSA

June 27, 2017

Via: FCW

The Secret Service and Transportation Security Administration have access control and configuration management issues for their financial systems, according to reports recently posted by the DHS Inspector General. The reports were compiled in 2016, but released publicly by the DHS […]


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Selfies are helping Alabama keep tax returns safe

May 29, 2017

Via: StateScoop

Alabama recently became the first state in the nation to employ a selfie verification system that officials hope will cut into tax refund fraud. The Alabama Department of Revenue is encouraging taxpayers to download an iOS app that can be […]


Applications, Infrastructure

SAP has designs on new government business

May 23, 2017

Via: CIO

Steve Ballmer’s latest hobby, USAfacts.org, cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government’s performance of its core missions with spending at all […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Social Security takes a second crack at two-factor authentication

May 15, 2017

Via: FCW

Users of the Social Security Administration’s online services will use cell phones or an email message to get a one-time code to access their My Social Security accounts under a new agency plan to strengthen access security. The one-time code […]