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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Protecting Consumer Privacy in the Internet Economy

A December 16 green paper from the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, titled “Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy” offers initial recommendations for protecting consumer privacy online. In a global e-market estimated at $10 trillion …

USDA Brings Broadband to Hopi, Navajo Communities

In 2011, the USDA Broadband Initiatives Program will begin connecting rural Hopi and Navajo communities in Arizona to greater opportunities for economic growth, distance learning, and telemedicine. USDA is partnering with Hopi Telecommunications Inc. (HTI) to build infrastructure that will …

A CIO’s Letter to Santa Claus 2010

Santa Claus St. Nicholas Santa’s Workshop North Pole, Canada H0H 0H0 Dear Santa, I’ve been a good girl this year.  I made very good progress filling vacancies on my staff and hired a very nice little boy for CTO for IT …

State of the Federal Web Report

The report highlights — for the first time — the size and scope of federal websites, how agencies are managing them, and opportunities for improvement. The .gov Reform Task Force and its partners will use the report to develop a …

Department of the Interior is Leading the Way in Redefining the Role of the Department CIO

By Vivek Kundra Too often we hear stories about how the Federal government, for one reason or another, lacks technological capabilities that are commonplace in the private sector and our everyday lives. For example, when this Administration first came into …

National Archives Speeds Up Declassification

Whether it takes 100 days or 100 years, eventually classified information loses its potential to harm U.S. security interests. Sheryl Shenberger, Director of the National Declassification Center (NDC) at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), noted that the problem …

GSA’s Sonny Bhagowalia on Cloud Computing

GSA’s Sonny Bhagowalia on how federal government is leveraging cloud computing.

Impossible Leadership

Have you ever seen anyone perform the impossible?  We’ve all heard stories about the impossible; about superhuman strength during time of duress; about Cinderella stories; and of course, leaders that accomplish the improbable and the impossible.  What can leaders learn from this? …

Export.gov Aims to Double U.S. Exports

When President Obama announced the National Export Initiative (NEI) in his State of the Union address last February, he set a goal of doubling exports in five years to support two million jobs. Faced with an aggressive goal and a …

White House Forum on IT Management Reform

The Office of Management and Budget hosts a Forum on Information Technology Management Reform at the White House.


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