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DOD Sees Budget Challenge To Data Center Consolidation
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
The military says it's on track with its data center consolidation plans, but budget uncertainty might make it hard to maintain the pace.
How Defense IT Will Cope With Billions In Cuts
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
The Pentagon is betting that spending on technology can save money and help it meet huge cuts in the defense budget that have been ordered and additional cuts that may be on the way.
9 Factors For A Successful Government IT Rollout
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
GAO outlines strategies that produce cost-effective and well-implemented federal IT investments.
NASA's Next Mission: Deep Space
Slideshows  |  11/22/2011  | 
NASA's Mars Science Lab and Curiosity rover are the next steps in a long-term plan to travel farther and faster into space. Check out this visual tour of the future spacecrafts and tools that will get them there.
Is ICD-10 More Important Than Meaningful Use?
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Advisory Board health IT boss Dave Garets tells CIOs to make ICD-10 compliance their top priority because more money is at stake.
llinois Schools Develop Future Health IT Stars
Commentary  |  11/21/2011  | 
High school students take online classes and gain experience with a variety of tech tools to prepare for a career in a booming sector.
Army CIO Seeks $1.5B In IT Efficiencies
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
How will Lt. General Susan Lawrence do it? Data center consolidation, enterprise email, and server virtualization are part of the plan.
NASA: Commercial Space Flight Faces Delay
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Administrator Charles Bolden testifies that lack of funding could push program back two years to 2017.
AMA Wants To Put Brakes On ICD-10 Implementation
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
American Medical Association cited concerns about transition to the new set of medical billing codes while staying up to date with a host of regulatory and technology changes.
Microsoft Cloud Exec Is New Washington State CIO
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Windows Azure vet Bharat Shiyam steps into the middle of a major state agency consolidation and a massive data center build as Washington's new state CIO.
Hardware Glitch Knocks DISA Website Offline
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
The agency's public website and some internal applications have been unavailable since Saturday, when a SAN disk pool failed.
CHIME Debuts Health Information Exchange Guide
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) collaborated with the eHealth Initiative (eHI) on online guidebook for health CIOs building HIEs.
Medicare Unveils $1 Billion Healthcare Innovation Challenge
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Federal grant program seeks rapidly deployable, sustainable plans to improve care and lower costs.
Medicare Needs To Elevate IT Approach, Says NRC
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
New challenges, from health insurance exchanges to shared savings programs, demand that the agency integrate IT into all of its systems and strategies, says National Research Council.
Fed Agency Telecommuting Policies: Too Many Unfinished
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
A new survey shows that while federal agency managers and staff support telecommuting, a lack of agency policies is slowing actual progress.
Under Pressure, Pentagon Adopts New IT Strategy
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
The CIO of the Department of Defense has devised an ambitious IT plan that aims to help the military branches cope with billions of dollars in budget cuts.
USAJobs Site Glitches Point To Longtime IT Woes
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Fed jobs website outages stem from longstanding Office of Personnel Management problems with IT development and oversight, auditor tells Congress.
Don't Regulate EHRs Like Cars
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
In the interest of patient safety, the Institute of Medicine recommends that health IT be more tightly regulated, much like the auto industry. But are the two industries comparable?
Health IT Job Seekers Say Hiring Managers Miss Boat
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Job seekers say while many health IT positions are opening, it's too hard to get in the door for an interview if you lack clinical background or specific software skills.
Taking Pain Out Of ANSI 5010 Conversion
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
Cloud-based offerings like new ADP Advanced MD can ease healthcare providers transitioning to new electronic data format standard for claims transactions.
Top 10 Supercomputers: U.S. Still Dominates
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
NASA and Energy Dept. supercomputers nabbed five of the top 10 spots in a bi-annual list of the world's most powerful computers.
80% Of Hospitals Favor Health Information Exchanges
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
Meaningful Use incentives is main reason for hospitals to join HIEs, reports a Capsite poll, but critics say the data looks fuzzy.
DARPA Seeks Better Satellite Launch System
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
Defense research agency wants a cheaper, faster, and more reliable way to launch smaller satellites.
Medical Experts Pitch Controversial Health IT Safety Plan
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
Stakeholders debate Institute of Medicine proposal for federal oversight of IT-associated patient deaths and injuries.
NASA's Newest Mars Rover Prepares For Close-Up
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
Curiosity, scheduled to land on the Red Planet in August, will try to determine if conditions were ever favorable to support microbial life.
Government Agencies Go Google+
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
Since Google released Google+ Pages for businesses and organizations earlier this week, government agencies have been rapidly creating Google+ accounts.
Dell Donates Cloud Power For Pediatric Cancer Research
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
Kids with rare, deadly neuroblastoma cancer could be first to benefit from new clinical trial focused on finding more effective, personalized treatments.
Obama Orders More Technology Cuts
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
White House aims to limit mobile devices and move information online to eliminate wasteful spending.
NASA Names Cornell Professor To CTO Position
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
Mason Peck will bring expertise in spacecraft design and robotics to the space agency's technology directorate.
Progress On Health Data Exchange Specs
News  |  11/8/2011  | 
Seven states, eight e-health records vendors, and three health information exchange providers agree to support interoperability standards that also could make health data exchange easier nationally.
White House, Google Develop Job Search Tool For Vets
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
Google worked with Veterans Administration to develop the search tool, a widget that aggregates listings from, Facebook, and similar outlets.
Trinity Health Cuts Mortality Rate With New App Platform
Commentary  |  11/7/2011  | 
Genesis integrates 28 applications to save lives of 2,600 patients annually.
50,000 Health IT Jobs: HIMSS, HR Gurus Want You
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
Healthcare sees need for 50,000 more IT workers to support implementation of electronic health records and health information exchange. HIMSS and ASHHRA partner to get the word out.
Mobile Medical Apps: More Education Needed
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society tells FDA that many hospitals, health systems, and app developers have no experience working with agency on regulatory issues. Problems Continue For Week 3
News  |  11/3/2011  | 
As federal jobs site problems persist, Sen. John Kerry suggests U.S. CIO VanRoekel should scrap the in-house service, return it to an outsourcer.
NASA Enterprise 2.0 Expert: Graceful Failures OK
News  |  11/3/2011  | 
Kevin Jones is a consultant to NASA, famed for its "failure is not an option" approach to mission control. But he argues that social business teaches us to learn from our failures.
Feds Aim To Speed Cloud Adoption With New Roadmap
News  |  11/2/2011  | 
Interagency collaboration produces strategy that outlines requirements and standards. Will it make it easier for agencies to buy into cloud?
Pentagon CIO's Tech Revamp: 4 Priorities
Commentary  |  11/2/2011  | 
With a new enterprise IT plan in hand, Teri Takai outlines what's next as the Department of Defense looks to introduce new technologies while strengthening its cyber defenses.
Nursing CIOs Play Greater Role
News  |  11/2/2011  | 
Executive search firm sees burgeoning demand for well-educated chief nursing information officers.
U.S. Military Robot Tests Chemical Warfare Gear
News  |  11/1/2011  | 
Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin (PETMAN), developed by Boston Dynamics, is soldier-size and moves with similar agility to humans.
Hospital CIOs Turn To Social Media
News  |  11/1/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn integration is key to industry group CHIME's efforts to promote expertise and advance health information exchange development.

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