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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Intel to launch Digital Communities initiative

Intel is leading a new initiative called Digital Communities, designed to promote the use of wireless technology to provide better services to government, business and citizens. In a one-hour teleconference tomorrow, they'll lay out the program and invite mayors from participating cities to talk about the program.

August 17, 2005 by ZDNet


San Francisco shoots for universal wireless service for all residents

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom yesterday announced plans for a Wi-Fi network, called TechConnect, to cover all 49 square miles of the city. The city announced a request for information and comments (PDF) on how to build the network, estimated to cost $10 million to $18 million dollars.

August 17, 2005 by Richard Koman


HHS consolidating, standardizing

The Dept. of Health and Human Services is pushing towards standardization of a number of applications, as well as consolidating operations that have been spread over numerous HHS agencies, CIO Charles Havekost said recently.

August 16, 2005 by ZDNet


Windows viruses keep IT managers busy

The importance of installing Microsoft's security updates in a timely fashion became clear this week with the delivery of the Zotob worm, just four days after Microsoft announced a "critical" security hole on Aug. 9.

August 16, 2005 by Richard Koman


NOAA backs off on info sharing

The National Weather Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, plans to back off of operations that potentially compete with the private sector, Information Week reports. NWS has been offering such technological services as Flash-based weather forecasts to hotel services and downloads to wireless devices.

August 15, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Overcoming the code of silence

In a recent speech, FBI Director Robert Mueller cited a Computer Security Institute/FBI report claiming that only 20 percent of companies hacked report the incidents to law enforcement authorities.  We know that you have practical concerns about reporting breaches of security.

August 15, 2005 by Dan Farber