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Vermont takes contract signing to the cloud

With cloud services and electronic signature technology, the state speeds up the process, while ensuring security.

Labor app contests promote data accessibility

Two Department of Labor app contests with a total of $70,000 in prizes available have been announced.

CPR alert app for iPhones, iPads goes national

San Ramon Valley, Calif., Fire Protection District has created a foundation to help spread the application, which notifies volunteers of nearby cardiac emergencies in other jurisdictions.

Intell site tests crowdsourcing's ability to predict future

The Forecasting ACE website will try new approaches to aggregating answers in testing to see if the system can make accurate predictions.

Planning for FOSE 2011? Here's a primer.

The expo and conference, July 19-21 at the Washington Convention Center, will present a smorgasbord of innovative technologies and products, and techniques for applying them to government.

Challenge IBM's Watson, see the best mobile apps and more at FOSE

On the FOSE 2011 show floor, you can match wits with Watson, hang out at the BlackBerry Lounge, spend time at the Mobile Apps Theater and take in a full roster of live demonstrations.

Converted forestry app finds 'sweet spot' for highway repairs

Advanced analytical technology used in New Brunswick, Canada, could serve as a model for how U.S. cities and towns could proactively repair their aging highway infrastructure.

Swiss call to arms: PowerPoint must be stopped!

The Anti-PowerPoint Party will not stand idly by as students, government employees, marketers and other corporate apparatchiks are forced to fire up brain-deadening, resource-wasting slideshows.

Microsoft: Office 365 for government has advantage in security, offline work

The government version of the cloud-based Office includes FIPS 140-2 encryption, FISMA compliance, and the ability to let users work offline with the apps.

Hackers knock out al-Qaeda's online distribution channels

Western hackers took down al-Qaeda's ability to send messages and videos in a coordinated cyber attack.

Adobe launches integrated development platform

The Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform is designed to let organizations create content once and deliver it via social media, Web, mobile and print channels.

Can talking about technology make you smarter?

One study in Sweden says history proves it can.

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