February 26, 2011 /
As state leaders gather in Washington, D.C., this weekend for the 2011 National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, one topic on the agenda is cyber-security. Experts in the field will be addressing questions like: What threats in cyber-space do we now face? What are the potential ramifications of these cyber-threats? What steps can governments take now?
February 12, 2011 /
Egyptian democracy and high-speed Internet are not topics that typically go together, but they were both highlighted during President Obamas speech this week in Marquette, Michigan.
January 31, 2011 /
A quiet, but dramatic, change is well under way in rural America. Over the next two years, Broadband Internet access will become available to many parts of the United States that have been struggling with only dial-up connectivity up until now
January 15, 2011 /
What do think about that WikiLeaks situation? Ive been getting that question a lot lately - not only from the typical techies or security pros, but from just about everyone else.
December 29, 2010 /
Its that time of year when everyone seems to be recapping 2010 and making technology predictions for 2011. Here are my favorite predictions and some important trends to watch regarding government technology infrastructures for 2011.
December 19, 2010 /
The Federal Government has issued a cloud first policy as a part of the Office of Management and Budget s 25-point plan to reform federal information technology management. What does it mean for state and local governments?
December 4, 2010 /
It s not in the contract. We hear these words every day in government. The challenge is huge: To be innovative in our RFPs or Invitations to Bid (ITBs) and still be efficient.
November 21, 2010 /
The US Office of Management & Budget (OMB) will be implementing fundamental changes that entail structural changes in how programs are funded, staffed and managed. The plans call for a cloud-first policy which boosts the use of government cloud computing for new systems.
November 5, 2010 /
There are many ramifications from the state and local government election results this week, such as this article which highlights new Governors to bring big turnover of State CIOs. So what should current (or prospective) government technology professionals be doing now to prepare for 2011?
October 23, 2010 /
Our Michigan Digital Summit was held this past week, and the opening keynote was truly different in a fun way.