Electronic Health RecordsFEDERAL & STATE GOVERNMENT IT

THIRD PARTY TRACKING: HealthCare.gov Makes Privacy Fixes. After heavy criticism from privacy watchdogs, the Department of Health and Human Services has made a number of fixes to the HealthCare.gov website for Obamacare to scale back the release of consumer data to third-party commercial sites. Read more [GOVINFOSECURITY.COM]

BPA NEWS: GSA Developing Contract for Agile Delivery Services. GSA’s 18F Digital Services team has announced it is partnering with the Office of Integrated Technology Services to establish a government-wide blanket purchase agreement with vendors that specialize in agile delivery services. Read more

CIVIC DATA: The Rise of the Data Scientists. As the volume, velocity, and variety of data that organizations have access to continues to increase, so too does the need for workers who are fluent in analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing this data. Cue the rise of data scientists and the growth in programs to train them. Read more

SECURITY: Coast Guard Set to Release Cyber Strategy. The Coast Guard will release a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, in about a month, that will go beyond how the branch protects its information and how it can help protect the maritime critical infrastructure from cyberattacks, according to Coast Guard Deputy CIO Thomas Michelli. Read more


CONFERENCES: Gartner Announces Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2015. Gartner BI & Analytics Summit 2015 gives you the vital information to remaster your skills and deliver the analytics advantage your organization needs in the digital age in order to succeed. This summit will provide insight around new and emerging technologies to be able to find the BI and analytics solutions in order to cross the analytical divide. Read more

COLLABORATION: SAP Asks Microsoft, Apple to Share Hacker-Fighting Intelligence. The biggest maker of business applications has contacted companies including Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. about sharing information on analyses of the weaknesses in open-source code, which is generally free to run and available for the user community to improve, according to Gordon Muehl, chief technology officer for security at Walldorf, Germany-based SAP. Read more


TODAY’S WORKFORCE: New Consortium To Focus On Technical Careers For Students. An education partnership has been launched to help high school students in West Fargo, Fargo and Northern Cass school districts prepare for college and 21st century technical careers. Read more

EMPLOYMENT: These Are The Top 10 In-Demand Jobs Of 2015. The healthcare and technology industries tied for the most openings. And as the economy recovers and with U.S. employment at a nearly six-year high, the report paints a clear picture of what industries need workers most. Read more

EQUALITY: Time For IT Jobs To Be Set Aside For Women. ith women accounting for only a fraction of people studying computer science, there have been calls for gender-related quotas for IT roles. With new figures showing little change in the number of women studying computer science, one industry expert is saying it’s time for radical new measures to address the problem. Read more


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FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – March 3, 2015

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