Enterprise Architecture


DisasterAssistance.gov: A portal in the storm

Portal provides relief point for disaster survivors to access and apply for assistance.

Gopal Khanna

Why states should share the load of federal IT mandates

Departing Minnesota CIO Gopal Khanna talks about IT innovation in tight budgets and says multistate projects can help handle federal IT mandates.

Mike Daconta

What's right and what's wrong with IT reform plans

The CIO Council's plan for reforming IT management offers significant improvements but is weak in a few areas.

Microsoft to roll out Dynamics AX 6 in third quarter

Microsoft plans to roll out the next version of its Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning solution in the latter part of this year.

Report cites FBI's 'weaknesses' on Agile development

Add the FBI to the list of federal government agencies that are reportedly failing to correctly implement Agile software development practices -- a move mandated by the Obama administration.

$1B NSA 'spy' center underway in Utah

The cyber intelligence data center being built in Utah will gather and aggregate data on a variety of cyber threats and help defend Defense Department and civilian government networks.

IT programs among the targets for DOD budget cuts

Reductions to personnel, IT and major weapons programs are DOD's plans for cutting costs, which include consolidating data centers and moving to an enterprise e-mail system.

IT consolidation on the menu in cash-strapped Minn.

A legislative commission's recommendations include the use of shared services and the consolidation of IT operations, utility services and specialized applications.

Worldwide Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 version available

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 was released last week, both in English and 42-country-specific versions.

Making sense of SOA

The Open Group has released a technical standard to develop and foster a common understanding of service-oriented architecture concepts and terminology between business analysts and information technology practitioners within organizations.

North Carolina plans to privatize IT services

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue wants to centralize and outsource the state's IT services, which would close 100 IT shops.

'Sputnik moment': It's 1957 all over again

President Obama and other leaders recently have labeled current times "our generation's Sputnik moment," calling for a renewed focus on education and innovation.

XML the Rx for sharing health data, panel says

A White House panel is recommending widespread adoption and use of Extensible Markup Language in health care to make it easier to exchange data.

So-called 'first' cloud database targets next-gen enterprise apps

Billing it as the first database for the cloud, Salesforce.com announced Database.com, targeted at next-generation enterprise apps.

Crypto rules changing for ID cards

A draft of revised specifications for cryptographic algorithms used with government PIV cards has been released with updated requirements.

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