Top 10: What we’re reading this afternoon

We read a lot here at DorobekINSIDER, and we’ve decided to share with you.

Every day, we’ll put together a list of our Top 10 Stories of the Day, just for you:

  1. O’Reilly: Gov 2.0: It’s All About The Platform
    A lot of people equate the term with government use of social media… But as with Web 2.0, the real secret of success in Government 2.0 is thinking about government as a platform. If there’s one thing we learn from the technology industry, it’s that every big winner has been a platform company: someone whose success has enabled others, who’ve built on their work and multiplied its impact. There are signs that government is starting to adopt this kind of platform thinking.
  2. GovExec.com: Feds almost pay a price for porn
    Republican language banning agencies from paying employees caught viewing explicit images on work computers unravels technology bill.
  3. NextGov: Army wants soldiers’ devices to keep going, and going, and going
    Today’s soldiers on special force teams require a lot of electrical power, so much so that they need to tote as much as 40 pounds of batteries onto the battlefield to run an array of gear that includes multiple radios, GPS receivers and laptops. Is there a better way to get juice for the troops?
  4. Defense Systems: Social media is now mission media
    Don’t call it social networking. It’s knowledge management, and it is emerging as an essential mission-enabling tool for the Defense Department
  5. NYT: U.S. Is Still Using Private Spy Ring, Despite Doubts
    Top military officials have continued to rely on a secret network of private spies who have produced hundreds of reports from deep inside Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to American officials and businessmen, despite concerns among some in the military about the legality of the operation.
  6. @ArmyCIOG6: Tomorrow is closing date for A4A – Apps for the Army competition. To date 96 apps for development and 116 participants.
  7. WSJ: Incentives vs. Government Waste
    What if bureaucrats could benefit financially from finding cost savings?
  8. GovExec: The Need for Speed
    As agencies rush to adopt the latest technology tools, they’re leaving the traditional approach to information security behind.
  9. Politico: A lifesaving moment
    U.S. Capitol Police Officer Mike Riley helped his colleague cling onto life.
  10. CNN: Trouble sleeping? Maybe it’s your iPad
    There’s growing concern that the glowing screens of laptops and the iPad may affect sleep if used right before bedtime

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