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Minnesota launches landmark Microsoft cloud collaboration

Minnesota's Office of Enterprise Technology and Microsoft have formed a partnership to deliver faster and cheaper technology services through cloud computing, Government Technology reports.

Tags: Must Reads , Government Technology , Minnesota , Microsoft , Cloud computing , Technology

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 02:58pm EDT

DOE IG questions renewables office's hiring, contracting

The Department of Energy's inspector general said DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy may have improperly hired a senior contract official and allowed officials to influence hiring by contractors, The New York Time reports.

Tags: Must Reads , contracting , DoE , stimulus funds , Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 02:53pm EDT

Zeal for dream drove scientist in secrets case

Is P. Leonardo Mascheroni a technology zealot set on reakuzubg his dream to achieve nuclear fushion -- or, as federal prosecutors claim, a traitor who tried to sell nuclear secrets to Venezuela? The New York Times reports on the charges again Macheroni.

Tags: Must Reads , P. Leonardo Mascheroni , nuclear fusion , nuclear secrets , New York Times

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 03:05pm EDT

Lakewood-based agency hopes to close book on lurid MMS flap

The scandal-plagued Lakewood, Col., office of the former Minerals Management Service is closing Friday and will become the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, The Denver Post reports.

Tags: MMS , Lakewood , Colorado , BP Oil Spill , Denver Post , Must Reads ,

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 02:56pm EDT

Albuquerque site lets residents track tax dollars

Do you know how your local taxes are being spent? In Albuquerque, New Mexico, residents can track their tax dollars with a click of a mouse, part of an open government initiative called ABQ View. Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry talks about the importance of transparency on all levels of government.

Tags: Richard Berry , Albuquerque , New Mexico , transparency , Open government , ABQ View , Technology

Monday - 09/27/2010, 05:28pm EDT

WSJ names 2010 Technology Innovation Award winners

The Wall Street Journal's independent panel of judges gave awards to 49 entries this year.

Tags: Must Reads , Wall Street Journal , Technology Innovation Awards , innovation

Monday - 09/27/2010, 03:28pm EDT

How rules demean public workers

Stephen Goldmith, the deputy mayor of New York City, writes in Governing Magazine that the "cocoon of rules" designed to protect workers also kills worker initiative to find creative ways to increase productivity.

Tags: Must Reads , Stephen Goldsmith , , innovation

Monday - 09/27/2010, 02:52pm EDT

Who can shut down the Internet?

In the case of a cybersecurity attack, who --if anybody -- should have the power to shut down the Internet. DorobekINSIDER talks with David Silverberg, editor of Homeland Security Today, about who should have the keys to the Internet.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Internet , Cybersecurity , David Silverberg , Homeland Security Today

Monday - 09/27/2010, 04:21pm EDT

Pentagon reaches out to Chinese military

The Pentagon is opening talks with China to restart stalled military relations, Wall Street Journal reports.

Tags: DoD Report , DoD , China , Taiwan , military , Wall Street Journal , Robert Gates

Monday - 09/27/2010, 04:10pm EDT

Congress to grill DoD on spending proposals

Congress is getting ready to sink its teeth into the massive shifts in defense spending proposed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Tags: DoD Report , Robert Gates , DoD , defense spending , Congress

Monday - 09/27/2010, 03:59pm EDT
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