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Feds to fund cross-agency privacy research

Privacy research is the next frontier to be tackled by the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program.  NITRD, the IT research and development program that encourages collaboration across federal departments, will formulate a National Privacy Research Strategy says a  notice  from the National Science Foundation.

Digital citizen services should leverage integration, consistency and personalization, says report

"Improving services in government requires better coordination and integration across traditional organizational boundaries," says the Partnership for Public Service. "Citizens interacting with government should not have to understand and navigate a complex hierarchy of departments, agencies and offices to receive benefits or services."

Survey: Majority of government CIOs say they don't have sufficient IT resources

A recent survey found that 62 percent of government chief information officers said they don't have sufficient resources to do their jobs effectively.

Obama names former Google exec Megan Smith as America's top technologist

President Obama Sept. 4 has named former Google executive and Silicon Valley veteran Megan Smith to become the nation's next chief technology officer, replacing Todd Park, who is returning to Silicon Valley to help the administration recruit top tech talent for the government.

DARPA expands research offerings through its public web portal

Started in February, Open Catalog now includes peer-reviewed publications and other material from the agency's Biological Technologies Office and Defense Sciences Office. Overall, the website now offers open source software, peer-reviewed publications and other materials from the majority of programs in DARPA's Information Innovation Office.

Ongoing government project aims to preserve and document endangered languages

Languages are at risk of extinction, and not just because of e-mail, text and Twitter shorthand. In fact, a recent National Science Foundation-supported study found that somewhere in the world a language loses all its remaining speakers every three months.

Learning lessons from Healthcare.gov launch, White House creates tech team to help agencies

The Obama administration has formed a small government team of technology experts that will help federal agencies identify and fix problems similar to what a group did for the troubled Healthcare.gov site last year.

NIST helping cities globally connect to the Internet of Things to solve challenges

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is beginning a new initiative to help cities around the world collaborate on using advanced networked technologies to address challenges like traffic management, improve services or promote economic growth.

Study: Government and businesses not deploying enough email authentication technology

The majority of U.S. businesses and government agencies do not take adequate steps to secure their email and ensure that customers and business partners can tell if emails coming from their domains are genuine or forged, a new report finds.

Robotics and smart software will have a major impact on the workplace, report finds

By 2025, robotics and artificial intelligence will have a profound impact on the workplace, replacing many blue and white collar jobs, a new report finds. But IT industry experts questioned in the...