David Gewirtz

David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.

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Of cable TV, streaming and podcasting

Government officials don’t always trust the old media model to convey the message, but they must use it to try to spread the message. Citizens have a hard time getting coverage of their issues in the press or getting detailed information about the status of neighborhood concerns. I say, why depend on the middleman? There are more direct ways to communicate these days . . . it’s just a matter of convincing government that it’s a good idea.

August 31, 2005 by jeffv

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IT governance is crucial to align IT with agency mission

While I won't say it is impossible to be aligned with your government organization's (or business unit's) goals without a governance process, your chances are probably greatly diminished by the lack of one. What are the benefits of IT governance and how do you begin implementing it?

August 31, 2005 by Ramon Padilla

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NSF dreaming of GENI

Has it come to this? Has spyware, viruses, denial of service attacks, lack of transaction security, identity theft and all the rest made the Net such an workable place that it's time to wipe the slate clean? The National Science Foundation has proposed an initiative called Global Environment for Networking Investigations, or GENI.

August 30, 2005 by ZDNet

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Webinar on document handling

If you're resposible for complying with information management regulations, you may be interested in a "webinar" on the creaton, usage and management of paper and electronic documents.

August 30, 2005 by ZDNet

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DC first responders get smartcards

First responders in DC, Maryland and Virginia will receive smartcards early next year, Federal Computer Week reports. The cards will use public key infrastructure to identity firefighers, police officers and hospital employees.

August 30, 2005 by ZDNet

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Govt. datamining endangering citizen privacy: GAO

Federal agencies are not obeying privacy laws regarding the datamining of personal information - and indeed most agencies do not understand the privacy implications of datamining activities, the General Accounting Office charged.

August 30, 2005 by ZDNet

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The g-man versus the army of zombies

The FBI is no longer two technological steps behind cybercriminals. Agents are infiltrating IRC channels and watching the hackers, as they fight a pernicious foe: hackers who turn users' machines into zombies, shut down web servers and extort thousands of dollars.

August 30, 2005 by ZDNet

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