Wireless groups are putting Wi-Fi meshes into the Gulf, enabling victims to get information, connect to loved ones, and apply for aid.
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The Environmental Protection Agency is overpaying millions of dollars for IT projects due to weak oversight and lack of performance review, the agency's IG found.
Dept. of Energy CIO says plans are needed for powerless communications in emergencies, and commonsense overrides policy.
Attacks on DNS are a favorite of hackers, so TechRepublic offers this security reminder.
New York's identity and access management is a jumble of inconsistent processes and weak security measures. A new CIO Council report aims at establishing a non-centralized, federated approach.
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Most government agencies and corporations in the Gulf had good, remote backups of their data. For those who didn't, loss of data adds to the difficulties.
Military leaders and other government officials are said to be concerned about the quality of images in Google Earth.
Electronic medical health record software is expensive and difficult. So a coalition of doctors and insurers are deploying the system via web services. The result: ease of use and low costs.
Philadelphia thought it had the go-ahead for Wireless Philadelphia, even after the state tried to outlaw it. Now CIO Diana Neff faces doubting City Council members and continued lobbying from Comcast.