October 26, 2014    /    by

Can Big Data Stop Ebola?

As the headlines around the world continue to focus on the spreading Ebola health crisis, how can technology help? Effective answers must take advantage of recent advances in big data.

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October 19, 2014    /    by

Job Change Checklist: Seven Things to Consider Before Elections

Once every four years, most state and local governments go through a multi-month period of major upheaval. Regardless of which political party wins in the November midterm elections, major executive turnover usually occurs at the highest levels of government. This fall and winter is one of those times. How can you prepare?

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October 13, 2014    /    by

Highlights from the 2014 Wisconsin Cyber Security Summit

Cybersecurity protections in Wisconsin government took another step forward last week with an impressive cyber summit that included Gov. Scott Walker, Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar (the adjutant general in Wisconsin) and security leaders from around the nation and the world.

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October 5, 2014    /    by

Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014: The Best and Worst of Times

The 11th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month kicked off on Oct. 1, with perhaps the biggest set of activities ever planned. But on day two of the festivities, a huge JPMorgan Chase security breach stole the headlines.

NASCIO 2014 Annual Meeting

Phyllis Schneck, deputy under secretary for cybersecurity and communications within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at NASCIO Annual meeting in Nashville, TN.   photo credit: Dan Lohrmann READ MORE

September 28, 2014    /    by

The Secrets of Innovation: Government Leaders Need to Think Like Entrepreneurs

The speaker was Facebook VP Vaughan Smith. "We all know that innovation is key to success, but how do we innovate at Facebook? The first key to innovation is moving fast, very fast," he said.

 

It was Friday night in Northern California, and a large group of international VIPs and event speakers had assembled at the Santa Clara Convention Center for the Welcome Gala Dinner for the 2014 Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneur Forum (SVIEF). READ MORE

September 21, 2014    /    by

MS-ISAC: Cybersecurity Collaboration is Needed Now More than Ever

As cyber leaders from across federal, state, local and tribal governments prepare to gather for another annual meeting, the future of government cybersecurity in our local communities now hangs in the balance.

MS-ISAC SOC

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September 14, 2014    /    by

Mobile Technology Transforming Global Transportation: Highlights from ITS World Congress & Michigan Digital Summit

There were two very different events this past week in Michigan, but both offered similar messages. The Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress and the Michigan Digital Summit pointed to the radical transformation occurring right now in transportation. There is a paradigm shift occurring using smart transportation systems and mobile technology that enables 'realistic solutions to our global mobility, safety, and environmental challenges.'

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September 7, 2014    /    by

CIO Solutions Gallery: How Can We Enable Culture Change?

Whether the topic is modernizing health care, attracting retaining the right talent, the role(s) of the Chief Data Officer (or the new Chief Digital Officer), the value of big data or even securing enterprises from insider threats, the answer entails culture change. So how do we begin?

CIO Solutions Gallery

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August 31, 2014    /    by

Robots are Coming: Even to the Cloud

Just as mobile technology and cloud computing became a normal part of our lives, along comes the next set of disruptive innovations that will radically change the way we work and play. Get ready for robots to appear in virtually every area of life. But just as with the Internet, there will also be a dark side.

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August 23, 2014    /    by

Play a Game - Get a Job: GCHQ's New Tool to Recruit Cyber Talent

It's time to get in the game. Just as in the 1984 movie 'The Last Starfighter,' being the best at a game could lead to a future that exceeds your wildest imagination. The British Intelligence equivalent to NSA is offering a challenge to play a game, with a great cyber job as the prize for winners.

GCHQ

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