News & Commentary
Content tagged with Open Government posted in May 2011
DHS To Gain Autonomy Under Obama Cybersecurity Plan
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
The agency will be tasked with protecting federal civilian networks in the same way the DOD protects military and other critical U.S. infrastructure.
Michigan Experiences Two IT Outages
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
About 25,000 state employees were unable to access the state's IT network for several hours one day and problems during a disaster recovery test prevented thousands from completing motor vehicle transactions in state branch offices for nearly two days.
Northrop Grumman To Pay $4.7 Million For Virginia Outage
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
Contractor will pay for improvements and compensate for agency losses following an IT failure that shuttered government systems last summer.
California Proposes Smart Grid Data Privacy Standards
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
Energy providers and their business partners would be required to follow fair information practices for customer data.
NYC Digital Government Plan Embraces Social Networking
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Tumblr are partnering with the city to help it use social media to enhance public engagement, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Philadelphia To Roll Out EHR From eClinicalWorks
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
The e-health records system will be used to help provide care at eight outpatient clinics run by the city's department of public health and several correctional facilities.
Feds Seek $2.5 Billion In Cloud Services
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
The General Services Administration is asking vendors to bid to supply cloud email, cloud office automation services, and cloud-based records management services.
Feds Draw Lessons From Private Sector IT
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said the government must innovate by borrowing best practices from the private sector during a panel discussion at the InformationWeek Government IT Leadership Forum.

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