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10 agency IT projects take 2012 GCN Awards

The winning project teams found creative solutions to challenges in information sharing, end user services, military communications and other areas.

30 state IT projects chosen for NASCIO awards

NASCIO has selected 30 state IT initiatives in 10 categories as finalists for its 2012 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government.

DOD plans massive database of human research

Expanded PROMIS, developed the the Office of Naval Research, would track human studies throughout the department.

Microsoft’s Outlook.com an ideal tool for telecommuters

More than simply replacing Hotmail, the service puts just about every working function you need into one place.

If agencies could tap World of Warcraft

People have spent 6 million years of man-hours playing World of Warcraft. NOAA's Eric Hackathorn wonders: "What if we put that effort towards something real?"

'Hit man' phishing scam makes an offer you can refuse

Phishing is the most common attack used against federal networks, so it's important to be aware of the latest techniques, even if they seem unlikely.

Army command gets collaborative with SharePoint portal

SharePoint lets CECOM’s 13,000 employees share information across the command, within organizations and individually.

NOAA tracks toxic Great Lakes algae from space

A public/private pilot program is taking a close-up look at harmful algae in Lake Erie by processing data retrieved from space.

Will your next government co-worker be a robot?

An MIT study says "telepresence workers" will be ready to perform manual labor by 2014 and be controlled from up to 1,800 miles away.

Reporting potholes in Minneapolis? There's an app for that

Minneapolis upgrades its citizen services with a new mobile reporting system that put the city network in the cloud.

Will Office 2013 get agencies looking Microsoft's way?

A glimpse at Microsoft's new Office 2013 reveals collaboration and cloud-integration features that should make agencies sit up and take notice.

Virginia IT rebuild gives 'step on the gas' support for state workforce

A six-year project to consolidate its IT systems has produced a common desktop and applications that will help Virginia respond faster to productivity goals, state CIO says.