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.

Latest Posts

Minnesota Gets First CIO

Minnesota has its first CIO, Gopal Khanna, a former CIO and CFO for the US Peace Corps, Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced recently.

July 28, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Secret network for homeland security info exchange

As a stopgap measure before the Department of Homeland Security's secret-level backbone - the Homeland Security Data Network - is ready in 2007, DHS is rolling out a temporary secret network called Homeland Security Information Network-Secret, a DHS official told Congress in July.

July 27, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Rural cities roll out muni WiFi

A study conducted by muniwireless.com in March 2005 found that 29  American cities have citywide public access and another 13 have hotzones within the city limits.

July 27, 2005 by Richard Koman

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A weak case for Internet reorg

Blogger John Carroll says that a report released by the Working Group on Internet Governance draws several unwarranted conclusions: The United States has screwed up the Internet; government comes first; and, all governments shall have equal weight in Internet governance. "The WGIG's goal," writes Carroll, "is to put the United Nations in the Internet's driver's seat.

July 25, 2005 by

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Putting a cap on the WiMAX hype

In his latest commentary, fellow ZDNet blogger George Ou takes WiMAX by the horns and shakes out several misunderstandings of what the anticipated wireless technology means to Wi-Fi, showing how it shares a common denominator with Wi-Fi bigger than most think.  The key differentiator is not range, speed, or security, points out Ou, but rather the ability for WiMAX to operate in both the licensed radio band and unlicensed radio band (Wi-Fi is designed for only unlicensed use).

July 20, 2005 by ZDNet

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