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Banning e-mail in the office: Is this a good idea?

A large IT services company plans to ban e-mail altogether. Could this work in your office?

Real doctors, onscreen: VA program makes online house calls on vets

The pilot program in the Midwest uses two-way video and secure text applications to treat patients in rural areas and those with mobility issues.

The 11 best products of 2011

The GCN Lab picks the top 10 IT products of the year, plus one overall winner.

Another door closes on open government

The shutting of California's Reporting Transparency in Government site is the latest blow to a movement that was launched with fanfare at the beginning of the Obama administration.

Taking criminal justice resources into the wild

Access to law enforcement data brings additional convenience and safety for federal officers spread across large territories.

Cloud offers feds access to police data

The Fish and Wildlife Service has led the way in testing a commercial infrastructure that gives federal officers the same access to law enforcement databases that state and local police have had for years.

Nebraska residents report 'suspicious activity' via Web

By clicking on a link on the Nebraska State Patrol homepage, residents can access a portal to report "suspicious activity" they have witnessed.

To survive tight IT budgets, focus on results, analyst says

Federal IT managers need to shift the focus from reducing IT costs to helping agencies make government work more effectively in the current climate, a Gartner analyst told government managers.

Hammer Time for Google? WireDoo needs fancier pants.

The rapper had better put a little more pizzazz into his new search engine project. We've got a few ideas.

Former fed Bhagowalia takes on Hawaii's IT transformation

Three months on the job, CIO Sanjeev "Sonny" Bhagowalia is juggling multiple projects as he gears up to lead the Aloha State through its IT modernization journey.

MyMedicare.gov pays off with savings, preventative care

In building MyMedicare.gov, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services addressed an increasingly tech-savvy population and a mandate to cut costs.

GSA wins race to the e-mail cloud

The General Services Administration migrated its increasingly mobile 17,000 e-mail users from an aging and outdated system to the secure, cloud-based and collaborative Google Apps for Government platform.