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Data from big data apps on mobile devices a problem for US government

According to Paul Christman, vice president of Dell Software Public Sector, the challenge on the big data security landscape for the U.S. government is data from big data applications on mobile devices.

Shared services could save government $28 billion, study says

Federal government agencies believe that shared services should be a top priority in 2014, but a minority of those agencies have defined goals or objectives around shared services, a new study finds.

News Scan: Sprint charges too much for spying; Wireless smart pills not hard to swallow; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for March 4, including how Sprint upcharged federal spy agencies, wireless smart pills in the healthcare industry, the way Travelocity is adapting to different platforms, the use of indoor location technology outside of the retail industy and the smartphone kill-swtch bill introduced to Congress.

Government sees cloud investments as key to long-term IT savings

The federal government is expected to invest over $18 billion in cloud computing by 2018, a new research study predicts.

Cover-ups don't help the government's cause in big data collection

It is mind-boggling how many ways government agencies can find to shoot themselves in the foot with the big data gun. They cover-up their activities even when the truth would serve them better. Here's what happened....

Can big data cut the federal deficit?

It may come as good news to both parties then that the federal government can potentially see $500 billion in savings through the use of big data to increase efficiencies, according to a recent MeriTalk report underwritten by EMC Corporation. The report findings are based on the responses to the survey by 150 Federal IT executives.

The IT pendulum swings back toward centralization

You've known this for a long time, and now lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hearing about it: CIOs--in this case, federal CIOs--need more authority to fulfill the expanding demands put on them.

Why cyber insurance isn't booming

Some form of cybersecurity insurance has been around for a long time, and while the risk of cyberattacks has risen steadily, the market to insure against it has lagged. If your organization still favors risk acceptance and mitigation over risk transfer (insurance) when it comes to computer systems, it's in good company.

Government looking to increase agency budgets for big data

"In 10 to 15 years, harnessing big data and turning it into knowledge to make better decisions will transform government and society. Use of big data will become standard practice in government," said IT consultancy group Deltek.

Report: Government Big Data impeded by ownership questions, resources

The federal government is awash in data, but it is having a tough time putting it to its best use.