Federal CIOs Feel Hobbled By Congress

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:30 EDT

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7/1/2014 7:09:12 AM
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I am no IT expet. What I was getting at was, once you turn your computer on, your identity should be completely concealed unless you opt to make yourself visible. Also once on your computer, internal analysis of what you are doing online shoudl then alert you or the authorities that unusual activity has occured. Rather than relying on external companies like paypal. That kind of securtity should be standard, not just if you sign up for paypal or antivirus etc. A basic level of privacy should be built into the software when you buy the device.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
6/29/2014 8:55:26 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Data firewalls
City Solver, On you comment, "we should not need to use passwords to protect our. Identity, our computers should do that for us." Ar you referring to infrastructure as a service or some type of identity management ? If yes, please elaborate.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
6/16/2014 3:33:06 PM
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Re: Congress..?
It is nothing short of shameful, Toby. The worst Congress in decades, if not history. Unbelievable that doing nothing and being obstructionist are considered virtuous or fruitful.

This would be comedic if it weren't so pathetic.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
6/16/2014 3:26:05 PM
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Pity all around
Here's what none of us needs: Another reason to loathe Congress. That being said, as much as I pity these CIOs, I pity more the US veterans reliant on the VA healthcare system who aren't getting the care, attention and service they deserve due to a variety of shortcomings and idiot overseers.

6/13/2014 3:25:49 PM
User Rank Blogger
Data firewalls
I think with the ubiquity of cloud users and public data channels what may be easier is if new devices have their own codes that protect the owners from data stealing. Why is it still acceptable for personal data to be accessible when we use public WiFi. Its absurd. We need greater protection from ground up, rather than faffing about with Anti virus software and passwords. We should not need to use passwords to protect our identity, our computers should do that for us once we are logged in to our device I feel. 

6/11/2014 5:14:31 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Frankly I have never see the US Government so badly hobbled by it's very own processes and institutions. The long impact of current hostilities and immobility will be felt for a long time.

6/10/2014 7:22:26 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Congress, so what's new?
The CIOs of course aren't the only ones feeled hobbled by Congress. I think most of American can feel the pain too. If only our Senators and Reprsentatives could work well together and then maybe some sense and logic might prevail in funding.

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