IT

An FBI raid on the federal CIO's former offices may be the least of his problems. As fed CIO, operating under the White House Office of Management and Budget, Kundra will focus on how government agencies buy, use, manage, and coordinate information technology. That's a...

To demonstrate the threats from botnets, the BBC purchased a network of 22,000 infected computers, used it to spam its own e-mail accounts and for a denial-of-service test, and then left messages on the hijacked computers that they were infected. The BBC's Click technology program said...

SAN FRANCISCO--Google plans to unveil a service called Google Voice on Thursday that indicates Google wants to do with your telephone communications what companies such as Yahoo have done with e-mail. Google Voice, the new version of the GrandCentral technology Google acquired in July 2007, has...

While on a R&R trip I had the opportunity to attend Saturday's third round of CA Championship and watch as Tiger Woods played an awesome round after falling behind after a less usual Wood's performance in rounds one and two. Woods has just resumed golfing...

President Obama's stimulus package addresses very diverse segments of the economy, including health care, education, research, and infrastructure. However, all of these components have one thing in common: the reliance on information technology as the engine powering these stimulus initiatives. A key initiative in the stimulus...

As economic forecasts predict an ever-lengthening recession, CIOs will continue to be called upon to trim costs and create better operational efficiencies. We spoke with Frank Casale, CEO and chairman of the Outsourcing Institute, and Allen Weinberg, principal and North American leader of McKinsey & Company’s...

Reports: former boss Vivek Kundra to take leave from new job as federal CIO until more details are known about FBI investigation WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement officials filed bribery charges today against the District of Columbia's acting chief security officer, along with a one-time D.C....

With tightening budgets, new IT projects are liable to face resistance in the C-suite and the boardroom. Each new initiative not only incurs cost, but also adds complexity to the IT environment and increases risk. Management must be central to the planning of any IT...

How can companies be free of security vulnerabilities? They could ferret out all the flaws in their computer products and patch them. They could prevent flaws from being exploited by shutting down systems. Of course, neither is good for business or the budget. That's the view...