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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.