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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Congress turns up the pressure on city wireless

The latest attack on municipal broadband networks comes in the form of the Broadband Investment and Community Choice Act, a bill recently introduced in the Senate, which, according to an article on O'Reilly Network, would seriously limit local governments' ability to create and deploy public networks.

August 8, 2005 by ZDNet

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Six major trends for government CIOs to live by

CIO Government outlines six megatrends that are driving government technology and business strategies. It's not that much different from what is driving spending and pilots in the private sector to gain efficiencies and cost savings.

August 8, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Arizona to get cutting-edge telecom

Arizona is leading the way for what government telecom should look like. Over the next years, the state will boast a VoIP-enabled wide are network, centrally managed security, and increased bandwidth.

August 8, 2005 by ZDNet

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A case for government CTOs

A recent report by the NGA (National Governor's Association) Center for Best Practices reiterated the need for Governors to have strong, effective CIOs to manage their IT infrastructure.  You might think this is a foregone conclusion, but some states still wonder, and each new wave of Governors struggles with the right mix anew.

August 7, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Who owns the air?

MassPort, the Massachusetts agency that runs Boston's Logan Airport, is demanding that Continental Airlines shut down its free hotspot. Airport officials say the Wi-Fi radio in Continental's customer lounge poses an "unacceptable potential risk" to police and other security transmissions, according to a News.

August 7, 2005 by

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State CIOs chide DHS for attention to cybersecurity

Thomas Jarrett, CIO of Delaware and president of the National Association of State CIOs, testified to Congress recently that federal homeland security planning woefully ignores the importance of cybersecurity in state and local preparedness.

August 5, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Department of Defense funding decoder rings

Red Herring has a story about the Department of Defense funding three teams to create the mother of all decoders to monitor and recognize data sources of all kinds (text, audio, video) in multiple languages and translate the relevant info (with 95-percent accuracy) into a language the U.S.

August 5, 2005 by Dan Farber

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NASCIO points to successful IT frameworks

Successful IT management at the state level requires the application of robust IT management frameworks, the National Association of State CIOs emphasized in a research brief (PDF) released yesterday. The report pointed to four successful frameworks - one from a state, one from the private sector, and two adapted from the federal government - that state CIOs and IT managers may wish to use for their planning, budgeting and operations management.

August 5, 2005 by Richard Koman

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