Enterprise Architecture

Which agencies rank as the most innovative? The least?

A Partnership for Public Service study asked feds to rate their agencies on whether innovation is encouraged, and whether it's rewarded.

Stuxnet-style attack could wreak havoc at prisons, researchers say

U.S. correctional facilities use programmable logic controllers to control doors and manage security, which makes them vulnerable to a Stuxnet-type worm, according to a research white paper.

After 13 years, critical infrastructure security still lacking

Despite years of presidential directives, legislation and policies, threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure continue to grow, House panel is told.

Commission presents roadmap, buyer's guide for moving to cloud

CLOUD2, which has collaborated with NIST, provided 14 recommendations and a Cloud First Buyer’s Guide for agencies.

DOD to KO Defense Knowledge Online portal

The Defense Department's plans to shutter its Defense Knowledge Online portal are set. What comes next?

Just the facts: The numbers on DOD's AKO, DKO and JKO portals

The announcement of the closure of Defense Knowledge Online is furthering uncertainty over the future of DOD's online portals and enterprise services. Here's a quick look at some of the stats.

Maj. Gen. Mark Bowman, director of architecture, operations, networks and space, Army CIO office

Army tackles data center consolidation, enterprise e-mail

The Army CIO tackles data center consolidation and enterprise e-mail, two major projects that have significant interest across the Army and the Defense Department.

Have you delved into your data lately?

Instead of just reporting on public-sector data, shops should be exploring it. This is particularly true in government, where very large data sets can benefit from cutting-edge visual data exploration technologies.

Take two of these and boost your data quality

These modern techniques will help make any enterprise data quality initiative, no matter how complex, a success.

Updated SCAP specs aim to improve automated security checks

SCAP version 1.2 will include four new specifications for automated assessment of system security status, which are being released in draft.

Memo to health IT planners: no need to reinvent standards

Columnist Mike Daconta helps clarify the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology's recommendation for a universal exchange language for health care information and explains why it is more than feasible today.

Report: Sky's practically the limit for public cloud services

An IDC forecast said spending on public cloud services will hit $72.9 billion by 2015; software-as-a-service will be the big winner.

Kundra's departure could put federal IT projects at risk

Vivek Kundra has been a forceful leader for change in federal IT. What will happen to the efforts now underway when he leaves the federal CIO post in August?

VA CIO surveys his department's IT hits and misses

The Veterans Affairs Department's IT consolidation has paved the way for the organization's technology initiatives, says VA CIO Roger Baker.

Group provides a blueprint for building a cloud

The Open Data Center Alliance published eight usage models that define IT requirements for cloud adoption and provide a vision for cloud computing

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