Author: WTN News

House leaders on Friday called for an "immediate and comprehensive assessment" of congressional cybersecurity policies, a day after an embarrassing data breach that led to the disclosure of details of confidential ethics investigations. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said...

Regulation 2.0 will be shaped as a direct response to the shortcomings of existing regulatory regimes, the potential of emerging technologies and the desire to incorporate state and non-state actors into regulatory regimes. Regulation 1.0 is based on prohibitions defining the wrong things in society...

On the subject of tech and education, academics and executives are worried about many divides. There’s the growing divide between kids who have access to technology and those who don’t; kids who participate in creating content with technology at home and school, and those who can’t;...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued an interim final rule to strengthen enforcement and increase penalties for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was...

Regardless of your political philosophy, the role of government in today’s economy is a reality in most if not all countries. The challenge for elected and government officials, in my opinion, is not the need for regulatory change, but how will they use technology...

The former information technology manager for the Janesville School District is wanted on suspicion of buying $215,000 worth of computer software from companies he or his friend owned. Brandon M. Keirns, 31, Milwaukee, is accused of transferring money the school district paid the companies into his...

An increasing number of traditional software and hardware companies are accepting the idea that software as a service (SaaS) is here to stay for some time. In September, Oracle announced that it was significantly increasing its on-line, subscription-based software tools available for middle market...

The apparent turn in the U.S. economy may have put the brakes on the IT job loss freefall, according to some new data. Since last November, IT employment has declined by nearly 250,000 jobs, or 6 percent, after peaking that month at 4.058 million jobs. However,...