U.S.: NSA Dragnet Debacle: What It Means to IT
informationweek.com: June 7, 2013 - Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed Thursday that the U.S. government has been secretly collecting information since 2007, exploiting backdoor access to the systems and data of major Internet and tech companies in search of national security threats. More >
Canada: Should Canadians Worry About Data Snooping?
cbc.ca: June 10, 2013 - The disclosure that the U.S government secretly collects data from telephone and internet services has raised concerns by some privacy advocates over Canada's own surveillance techniques and what kind of information Ottawa is mining from Canadians. More >
U.S. Commerce Seeks Unified Customer Management System
nextgov.com: June 10, 2013 - The Commerce Department is considering purchasing a single, cloud-based customer relations management system that it can use across its 12 agencies, solicitation documents show. More >
Presidential Innovation Fellows Get Private and Public Sectors to Collaborate
govtech.com: June 10, 2013 - When the Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program launched last summer, it elicited a great deal of interest from both the public and private sectors. The unique initiative represents the first time the federal government has asked for help from the private sector in such a specific way and provided a vehicle to accomplish it. More >