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Mitre calls all innovators for ID contest

Mitre Corp. has launched of an identity recognition competition open to techies, amateurs and professionals, individuals, and teams alike who think they have an idea to improve identity recognition technologies.

Microsoft slams Google's Office plug-in

Microsoft has fired back at Google in reaction to a recently released Google plug-in for Microsoft Office that enables document sharing and collaboration.

Suite deal: Google's Cloud Connect enables Microsoft Office doc collaboration

The free plug-in allows simultaneous editing of documents created in Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 or 2010.

Mordac is a fool: Just say ‘yes’ to new devices in the enterprise

Ensuring the security of new devices brought into the enterprise is a challenge, but if administrators don’t find a way to say “yes” to this technology, they are likely to find themselves in a losing battle with workers, says the Veterans Affairs Department’s CIO, Roger Baker.

Microsoft exec: Policy haste makes IT waste (like, using Google Apps)

Public-sector lead Curt Kolcun calls for taking a closer look at government IT decisions made in a time of rapid industry change.

Is pervasive video ready for the enterprise?

Video is becoming increasingly valuable in the commercial sector and the enterprise is catching up, as Cisco provides a suite of creation and distribution products to deploy video across an organization.

Microsoft strikes 14 new cloud services deals with state, local organizations

Fourteen state and local government agencies signed deals for cloud-based IT services with the software firm. Altogether, more than 3 million government employees now use its cloud offerings.

Will e-rulemaking catch on?

Getting more people involved in federal rulemaking is not easy, but the Regulation Room website is seeing some interesting results.

Seattle's single sign-on system grants easy access to city services

MySeattle.gov uses a single sign-on system to give users access to the breadth of city services and lets them customize their own home pages with the services they want to use.

In Egypt, social media fuels the evolution of revolution

Advancements in communication technology have often foreshadowed civil unrest and revolution. In Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East, the revolution is indeed being tweeted.

Federal agencies in the cloud

Check out this list of agency-to-agency sources of cloud computing services.

Paul McCloskey

Gateways to the cloud — and a lot more

With ever more powerful mobile devices in the hands of government workers, and with IPv6 to enable new applications, government computing could be in for a makeover.