Data Management

Army launches 'don't ask, don't tell' inbox

The intent of the inbox is to help the Army assess and consider whether repeal of the law would reduce operational readiness or unit cohesion.

Can you trust your data recovery vendor?

Pressed for time and money, agencies are often lax about vetting third-party data recovery companies. New NIST guidance seeks to correct the problem.

Social media helps NRC combat brain drain

NRC has deployed professional networking tools to support online communities of interest that can “get the information that is needed to the right person” quickly and simply.

Letter: SAP still in favor at USDA, Marines

SAP spokesman disputes characterization of agencies' removing SAP products in favor of a rival.

Microsoft tells Virginia, 'We will build it'

Virginia has enticed Microsoft Corp. to invest up to $499 million to locate its latest-generation data center in Mecklenburg County, Va.

Mike Daconta

With info sharing, context is as important as content

Context is so critical that its implications are cropping up in more than a half-dozen areas of data architecture, such as process monitoring, business glossaries, master data management, metadata catalogs, information exchanges, data warehousing and much more, Reality Check columnist Michael Daconta writes.

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The 2010 Rising Stars

These 24 innovative rising stars play an integral part in ensuring that IT operations serve the business needs and missions of government agencies, both civilian and defense.

How long will cloud's reality trail the hype?

True believers see it as the future. Detractors call for caution. But what do they both agree on?

Harris antennas will greatly accelerate NOAA weather data processing

Harris Corp. has won a 10-year, $130 million contract to build a ground antenna system for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that will enable the agency to receive and process weather data 40 times faster than today, as well as deliver weather images directly to end users.

Congress casts a skeptical eye on the cloud

Cloud computing -- and its potential effect on future government technology initiatives -- finds its way onto the congressional stage.

The dirty dozen: 12 bad government Web sites

While many governments and agencies have been striving to make their Web sites more up-to-date and accessible, some remain shocking examples of bad user experience.

GSA boldly goes where no agency has gone before

Agency's effort to put its e-mail onto a privately owned cloud moves government cloud initiatives into uncharted territory.

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