Federal agencies release healthcare IT framework

Will your healthcare IT application be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration? A report just released as part of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) brought together the FDA, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to propose a strategy [...]

DARPA Grand Challenge targets automated cyber security

A view of some of the sensing hardware on an autonomously piloted vehicle in the DARPA Grand Challenge. DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) announced the next focus area in their series of Grand Challenges that have included autonomously driven vehicles, humanoid robotics and now automated network defenses. The Cyber Grand Challenge seeks to [...]

Gartner on the rise of the machines

"Come with me if you want to live" -not quite that dramatic. Maybe more"Work with me if you want to be in IT." This year's Gartner Symposium and ITXpo featured strong messages around the importance of the so-called digital workforce. Defined broadly as smart machines that take over tasks and work handled by humans, analysts [...]