Todd R. Weiss

Articles by Todd R. Weiss

Interview with Aviel Rubin, e-voting activist and professor of computer science

Johns Hopkins University professor of computer science Aviel "Avi" Rubin talks with Computerworld about the recent U.S. presidential primary election cycle and his thoughts on e-voting going into the November elections.

Sensor technology could make highway bridges safer

Even as investigators continue to work to recover victims and pinpoint the cause of Wednesday's catastrophic collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, one topic getting more attention immediately is the availability of systems that can help highway officials better judge the health of the nation's bridges.

What government users need to know about email

Whether it's government officials or company employees, e-mail users who send messages outside their official government or corporate networks could be putting their organizations at risk for legal action, regulatory compliance problems, intellectual property thefts and more.

Ethics board to review Philadelphia CIOs departure

Days after Philadelphia's CIO announced plans to resign her post to take a job with a company that has done business with the city, Mayor John Street asked the board of ethics to determine whether the move violates city statutes.

Missing laptop with personal data on 540,000 found

A laptop containing personal information on more than half a million New York state workers has been found after it disappeared from the offices of a third-party data management company.

New FBI management system is big bucks

A new case management system being implemented by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to help fight terrorism could cost as much as US$500 million.

Q and A with Harris Miller

Harris Miller served as president of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) trade group for more than a decade until announcing last week that he had stepped down to seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Virginia. As head of the IT trade group, Miller, 54, was the public face of the ITAA, which represents about 250 member companies. A native of New Kensington, Pa., Miller has been active in Democratic politics for years and ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1984. He talked Thursday with Computerworld

US government Web site closed to fix security flaw

A Web site used by vendors to register and bid on government contracts through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) was shut down Wednesday for repairs after one user reported security problems that allowed him to view and potentially change bids by other vendors.

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