GAO expands online presence with YouTube and Twitter

Government Accountability Office moves into Web 2.0 to take its products to the people rather than waiting for them to come to it.

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra takes leave

Vivek Kundra takes leave of absence after the arrest of a former employee by the FBI.

FBI arrests D.C. IT official who worked in Kundra's office

While new federal CIO Vivek Kundra was addressing a standing-room-only crowd at the FOSE trade show, FBI agents were raiding his former offices in D.C.

Could government keep pace with Kundra?

The new federal chief information officer, Vivek Kundra, shows an appreciation for Web 2.0 and a distaste for cumbersome government procurement.

White House pulls plug on YouTube

Complaints by privacy activists have led the White House to drop YouTube as the supplier of embedded videos on

Rob Wilson | The elements of a secure temporary network

Rob Wilson, a director for the Secure Solutions division of Telos, describes lessons from setting up a secure temporary network for the presidential transition.

Change streamed worldwide during inauguration

More than 7 million simultaneous video streams were served shortly after noon on Jan. 20 as President Barack Obama was inaugurated.

Change comes to

With a new president comes a redesigned Web portal to the Executive Manse.

A CIO's view of cybersecurity

Having a clear, detailed view of what's going on inside an agency's network is the most important aspect of cybersecurity.

Labor Department launches digital snapshot project

Amid the presidential transition, the Labor Department undertakes an effort to take a detailed snapshot of its 1.6 million-page Web site, for posterity and future searches.

GPS for inauguration-goers

Free NavigatingWashington app provides direction for visitors to Washington.

Obama’s economic recovery plan won’t retrofit info superhighway

Obama’s proposed economic stimulus package will not attempt complete broadband reform, adviser says.

5 IT priorities for 2009

Government information technology managers have a full plate of imperatives for the coming year, from securing online systems and encrypting mobile devices to information sharing, identity management and finding a way to make use of IPv6.

5 technology waves to ride in 2009

Agencies this year will likely find themselves following five Technology trends that can save energy and reduce costs, make the most of Web 2.0 capabilities, manage authentication, provide layered IT defenses, and make crossagency systems a reality.

The CTO's challenge

THE NEW FEDERAL chief technology officer might technically represent the government, but whoever gets the job will need to focus on a handful of critical areas.

Telework Exchange urges workers to phone it in on Jan. 20

The controlled chaos of Inauguration Day could offer opportunities to test continuity of operations and disaster planning.

Transition Watch: Will Web 2.0 win over the feds?

The Obama administration will find it a struggle to transfer the Web 2.0 expertise of its campaign to the workings of government.