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The Trump Administration’s IT Challenge: Do More with Less

September 6, 2017 IT workers feared President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget request would arrive with deep cuts, and many were relieved when the White House proposed a 1.7 percent increase in IT spending. Still, the plan is not without its pain points. Remove the boosts for defense spending and cybersecurity, and most agencies...

IT Modernization Under Trump: Clear Goals, but Funding Worries Linger

June 12, 2017 Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series examining how the federal IT landscape will evolve during the Trump administration. Federal IT leaders face an uncertain mandate under President Donald Trump: They know the administration’s modernization priorities, but not how much money they’ll get from Congress or if...

A Chatbot Is Here to Help

March 1, 2017 Citizens who crave a cigarette or are struggling to kick a nicotine habit could find an unexpected ally on their phones: Facebook. The National Cancer Institute is finalizing a Facebook chatbot that visitors can go to for help quitting smoking. By simply messaging a few phrases, the user could receive...

Road Testing the Newest Wave in Taxi Hailing Apps

April 23, 2013 Internet-linked phones have been changing the way we travel through big cities for some time now. Mobile sites and apps combined with GPS allow us to see real-time arrival estimates for trains and buses. If your city has bike-share, you can even use your phone to find out just how...