Collaboration Tools


Fla. city takes secure path to Google cloud

Panama City officials add an extra layer of security to lock down Google Docs, giving it control of document publishing and archiving.

Whitey Bulger lesson: Police need tools to get a hot read on cold cases

When a case spans years, an automated information sharing environment can help law enforcement keep it on simmer.

How knowledge management helps keep the US attack free

The lessons of the 2001 terrorist attacks inspired secretive agencies to open their databases and stretch knowledge management to new levels. The result has been no successful attacks in the United States in 10 years.

Salesforce apps aim for the social enterprise

Salesforce.com unveiled a vision for the social enterprise that brings together social, mobile and open cloud technologies at the company's Dreamforce 2011 user conference.

Got a weak password? Beware of Mr. Morto.

A new worm, called 'Morto,' attempts to infect PCs using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol to try to guess simple login and password information.

Dubuque, IBM study ways to reduce energy use

The Smarter Energy Cloud gives residents access to information about their energy use and shares best practices through an electricity portal.

How does your agency rank on Performance.gov?

The new online dashboard tracks how well managers get their jobs done in advancing the president's management programs, and makes the information open to the public.

HHS CIO touts cloud-based shared health care services

Acting Health and Human Services Department CIO John Teeter said HHS is looking to create shared service environments to support inter-related health care reform projects and programs.

VA seeks info on cloud-based health care collaboration

The Veterans Affairs Department is seeking information about cloud-based collaborative tools that could improve communications between VA doctors and clinicians and reduce data breaches.

U Got to See this App

You Gotta See This! But don't rush.

Apple's new photo collage app takes great shots but then gets too amateurish for government.

Dual-use phones: the legal tangles

West Virginia must work out some legal problems before people can use their personal devices at work.

Paul McCloskey

The one constant element of agency IT projects

Creating a tag cloud from the GCN Awards' winning nominations reveals the one thing that, no matter the project, is on everyone's mind.