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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?"

Some feds view IT as a cost, not an opportunity

Just 56 percent of federal executives said IT helps support their daily operations.

Census API opens data to developers

The bureau's first public API will let developers make use of Census statistics, and let people and local governments make use of the apps developers create.

DOD wants cyberterrorism-prediction software

DARPA seeks proposals for new software that can scour social media and other sites to predict cyberterrorism events.

Army's 'Kraken' puts data from many sensors onto one screen

With troop drawdowns in Afghanistan, the Army will use computerized surveillance technology to improve perimeter security and help protect small units in remote outposts.

NASCIO's new plan: CIOs take the lead

Top state IT leaders have adopted a new strategic plan aimed at putting a stronger emphasis on CIO leadership.

GSA looking to turn everything into a service

Everything-as-a-Service has emerged in the post-personal computer era as a cost-effective, streamlined way to buy IT services and solutions.

Mass. health authority uses ID software to prevent fraud

The Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority is using LexisNexis identity management software to verify the residency information of people participating in the exchange.

41 percent of public sector can't handle data deluge, survey finds

Oracle's survey also finds a lot of C, D and F grades on how well public and private organizations handle their data.

Advanced radar would 'see' through jungle to catch drug smugglers

The project is one of many at the U.S. Army's SouthCom that combines IT expertise from multiple agencies, including foreign ones, to support forces in the field.

Big data system ready to handle fed intell, surveillance sensor data

The system integrates DataDirect Networks’ Web Object Scaler cloud storage appliance with YottaStor’s mobile computing and big data storage system called YottaDrive.

Windows 8: A secure OS for government?

Security in the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system beats previous releases by “leaps and bounds,” according to researchers at the Black Hat Briefings.

Army command gets collaborative with SharePoint portal

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

Smooth data-center move sets template for disaster recovery

Alaska’s Enterprise Technology Services team used a unified computing system to quickly move existing services to a new data center, and validated its disaster recovery approach and failover capabilities in the process.

First step to the cloud – virtualization – can be a doozy

For most agencies, server virtualization is a first step toward cloud computing. If you do it right, a move to the cloud is that much easier. However, if you make a mess of it, your journey to the cloud could be tougher.