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Content tagged with Open Government posted in July 2009
EDS Wins Tennessee Medicaid Deal
News  |  7/31/2009  | 
HP tech services subsidiary will upgrade state's health information systems.
Inside Terremark's Secure Government Data Center
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
Terremark's new cloud-computing facility for U.S. government customers features concrete walls, bomb-sniffing dogs, motion-sensing videocams, and a promise of 100% service availability.
Washington Commuters Get GPS-Enabled Bus Information
News  |  7/23/2009  | 
Two new applications provide information to smartphone and PC users on the whereabouts of city buses.
Drivers Frown On Texting, Even As Practice Spreads
News  |  7/20/2009  | 
While 86% of study respondents support a ban on texting while driving, the incidence of drivers sending SMS messages increased by 40% in the past year.
DHS To Spend Up To $389 Million On Emergency Communications
News  |  7/16/2009  | 
Under terms of the contract, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics, and others will provide scientific, engineering, and technical support to the National Communications System.
Text Messaging Bans Tough To Enforce
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
California has not ticketed many offenders because it is relatively easy to conceal sending a text message while driving.
IT Job Market Improving, Gradually
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
Long-term IT growth, driven by the Obama administration’s interest in healthcare and cybersecurity, is looking more robust than short-term growth.
Grants System Helps Chicago Control Public Health Spending
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
Key components of the Chicago Dept. of Public Health's new system include CA Clarity, Appian software, and a number of Microsoft products.
Texting Trolley Operator Indicted
News  |  7/9/2009  | 
The Boston motorman was sending text messages when his trolley crashed, injuring 49 people and causing $9 million in damage.
California, Hawaii Governors Veto Online Sales Tax
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
Online retailers, led by Amazon and Overstock, are resisting state legislators' efforts to raise revenue with online sales taxes.

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