News Feature | September 18, 2013

Government IT News For VARs — September 18, 2013

Bernadette Wilson

By Bernadette Wilson


Business Solutions searched recent headlines for news of interest to VARs serving government organizations.

Cloud To Play Bigger Role As Government Spending Tightens

A recent article from the ECT News Network explains that cloud and cybersecurity technologies will have an easier time winning government budget in the next couple years due to budget pressures.

NIST Looks At Stability Of Iris Scans For Identification

A National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report gives findings of a study about the stability of the iris as a person ages, as it relates to the accuracy of scanning for identification. 

Army To Upgrade EMR System

The U.S. Army is preparing to upgrade its EMR system. An article in The Gateway states Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4), the current Army EMR system, will use a new iteration of the MC4 software suite, known as EMR, that includes an upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 and enhancements for medical logistics.

Academia Offers Resources for Government IT

Fed Tech lists seven academic resources for government technology leaders, and how their research and insight are of value. The resources listed are: The Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany; Pepperdine University School of Public Policy; the Governance Lab @ NYU; Government 2.0; Stanford Social Innovation Review; Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Award Given For Best County Website

Want to see what the best county government website in the country looks like? Click here to browse Alameda County’s site that won Government Technology Magazine’s Center for Digital Government’s award.

Government IT Talking Points

A Governing article, says CIOs need cooperation with leaders and managers to address their top three priorities: cyber security, workforce transformation, and shared systems.