This is the End: Windows XP

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We knew this day would come – when Windows XP, the twelve-year-old operating system for Windows, stops receiving technical support from Microsoft. While the transition does not mark the death of Windows XP necessarily, as you can still choose to use whatever operating system you want, it does mean that Microsoft will no longer provide […]

Fake Security App Climbs to the Top of Google’s Play Store

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Even security applications are not always secure. In April, an application named “Virus Shield” reached the top of Google Play Store’s paid charts – the app was downloaded more than 10,000 times for $3.99. The application’s description boasts the capability to “improve the speed of your phone with just one click.” The application received a […]

Update from DIA CTO, CIO and Chief Engineer on ICITE and Enterprise Apps

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At this link and embedded below (recorded at the USGIF Geoint Symposium) is a video featuring Gus Taveras, Dan Doney and Matt Carroll on several mechanisms put in place to open up their enterprise to innovations. This builds on many community efforts taking place under the ICITE collection of projects. This video is worth watching for […]

Pew Report: Increasing Technology Use among Seniors

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While younger generations are known to quickly adapt to technological advances, older adults and seniors have traditionally lagged behind – preferring TV to the Internet or landlines to cell phones. But the Pew Research Center published a report on April 3rd finding that seniors (adults aged 65 or older) are increasingly incorporating social networking, cell […]

Google Acquires Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

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Young tech companies certainly do not shy away from innovation or acquisition. Two examples: this year, Facebook acquired virtual reality firm Oculus in an effort to develop new communication lines, and Google purchased DeepMind, pushing into the artificial intelligence sphere.  The money involved wasn’t exactly pocket change; each acquisition cost upwards of hundreds of millions […]

Finding The Elusive Data Scientist In The Federal Space

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Everyone is talking about the data scientist. Harvard Business Review called it the “Sexiest Job of the 21st Century”. Friends from across industry and academia have also been using this term and I have met so many real data scientists that are making big differences for their organizations. Except in the federal space. A near-universal gap […]