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United States’ new e-government unit 18F runs on lean startup principles

The United States General Services Administration has set up a unit - 18F - to house the government’s new digital delivery team. It will be responsible for the US digital government programme to drive efficiency, transparency and savings through innovation across the federal government.

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Canada Shared Services upgrades government data centre security

Shared Services Canada, the Canadian Government’s centralised IT service ...

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US Nuclear Regulator builds private cloud

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is building a ...

21 February 2014 | News

U.S. University improves security with access control solution

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco USA, with over 18,000 students, has implemented a new scaleable access control platform to increase campus safety and security, reduce theft, and improve campus experience.

19 February 2014 | Research

Post event report: FutureGov Summit 2013

A post event report spotlighting on key insights from the region’s top public sector technology leaders at the 10th annual FutureGov Summit 2013.

12 February 2014 | News

New Zealand tightens data protection policy

New Zealand government establishes high-profile data protection body, advising key Ministers and policy heads about the collection, sharing, and use of personal data by business and government.

3 February 2014 | News

Australian Government CIO resigns

Glenn Archer, the Australian GCIO, resigns role, confirming 3rd February as his last day at the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).

30 January 2014 | News

Western Australia launches shark tracking web portal

Western Australian government modernises web portal, offering up-to-the-minute access to shark tracking data, and satellite mapping technology. The SmartShark initiative supports the state’s public safety programme.

29 January 2014 | News

US Energy Dept staff to move to cloud-based email

The US Department of Energy is transitioning additional 6000 members of staff to a cloud-based email and collaboration solution.

27 January 2014 | News

US unveils online maps of natural hazards

The Department of Interior recently unveiled a new website called IGEMS (Interior Geospatial Emergency Management System) which offers citizens as well as federal, state and local emergency management communities online maps containing the latest available information on natural hazards.

24 January 2014 | News

US Education dept promotes innovation to improve college access

The U.S. Department of Education announced a series of steps to open up more resources following last year’s Datapalooza, which showcased apps, tools and services developed for students to understand college costs and information.

21 January 2014 | Interview

Telehealth to relieve healthcare pressures worldwide

Ageing population and the rise of chronic diseases are two of the biggest pressures facing healthcare administrators today. Polycom’s Global Director for Healthcare Ron Emerson speaks to FutureGov about how telehealth can help.

20 January 2014 | News

US State unifies email & collaboration systems in cloud

The Government of the State of Maryland, the most populous state in US with 5.9 million residents, has consolidated disparate email and collaborative systems into the cloud, said Gregory Urban, Deputy CIO and CTO.

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