Feds Seek IT Ideas From Private Sector
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has called a meeting with business CIOs to identify emerging tech trends, with a goal of helping federal agencies begin planning now for what comes next.
SETI Shutters Search For Alien Life
Budget cuts force the Allen Telescope Array, which scans space for extraterrestrial life, into hibernation mode while SETI searches for other funding.
White House Releases Android App
The government's iPhone application also adds a feature that alerts users when President Obama is about to speak and then lets them watch it live on the device.
PTSD iPhone App Launches For Veterans
The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs launch the free PTSD Coach to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder seek immediate help or manage their symptoms.
Federal Biometric ID Cards Get Iris Scan Option
National Institute for Standards and Technology has revised specifications for the proposed federal employee and contractor authentication system, including a new option to fingerprinting.
White Houses Issues Online Trusted Identities Plan
The private sector is expected to take the lead in developing a stronger process for more secure online identities, according to the final version of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.
Feds Scramble To Save Key IT Programs
Budget compromise being voted on Thursday would slash funding for transparency and IT efficiency efforts, but bipartisan group of Senators pushes to keep the IT Dashboard, IT project reviews alive.
ONC Employs Social Media For Input On Strategy
The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan proposed revisions are available for public comment on the Health IT Buzz blog maintained by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Guarded Optimism For Healthcare IT
An informed newcomer looks critically at EHRs, clinical decision support software, and proprietary databases and wonders: is health IT all it's cracked up to be?
Mostashari Named ONC Chief
His experience as ONC deputy national coordinator for programs and policy and in the New York City Department of Health should help Mostashari promote the use of health IT.
CDC Sees EHRs As Public Health 'Game Changer'
Health information exchanges and electronic health records will advance the ability of doctors, hospitals, and federal health officials to identify, monitor, and communicate disease outbreaks, says the agency's IT chief.
NOAA CIO Tackles Big Data
The climate, oceanography and weather agency has untold petabytes of data to manage and volumes are only going to accelerate.