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Content tagged with Leadership posted in October 2010
NASA, DARPA Plan '100-Year Starship'
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
With space shuttle program winding down, agencies envision long-distance manned space flight to Mars and beyond … 100 years from now.
NASA Delays Discovery Launch To Fix Fuel Leaks
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Space shuttle mission to the International Space Station pushed back one day, to Tuesday.
Pentagon's New CIO Faces A Tough Test
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
The Department of Defense's incoming IT leadership team, led by Teri Takai, will be greeted by organizational upheaval, cost cutting, and pressure from Congress.
GE, UPMC Announce Digital Pathology Breakthrough
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Testing of a digital pathology system that could speed up patient diagnoses developed by a GE and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center joint venture, has begun.
New York As IT Center Of The World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Big Apple's new licensing agreement with Microsoft is just one part of an ambitious IT strategy that includes data center consolidation and central management of policies and services.
Guerra On Healthcare: Mentoring Key To IT Continuity
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
CIOs who fail to mentor leave their organizations overly dependent on their presence, leaving IT operations without a succession plan and them unable to step away.
Takai Named CIO Of Defense Department
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Only weeks after having the DOD nomination withdrawn, Takai resigns from her position as the state of California's top IT executive to go to the Pentagon.
Amid Contract Scandal, A Shakeup And Lingering Questions
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
A suspension on systems integrator GTSI is lifted following an agreement to be monitored independently and the resignation of two top company executives.
Consolidation, Virtualization Top State Government CIO Priorities
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Strategies for cost savings and efficiency and the technologies to enable them will be key factors in 2011, according to a NASCIO survey.
Health IT Czar Pushes EHR For Minority Communities
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Warning against a "new digital divide," Health and Human Services officials have urged healthcare IT vendors to adopt electronic health records in underserved areas.
How To Keep Health Data Exchanges Going
Commentary  |  10/19/2010  | 
Financial sustainability has been the hardest nut to crack for many health information exchanges. And even with the feds providing $564 million in stimulus funding for states to build and expand HIEs, the sustainability issue will likely remain one of the toughest challenges.
Federal Employees: Underworked Or Underappreciated?
Commentary  |  10/19/2010  | 
One new survey portrays the federal workforce as being overpaid and less qualified than private sector employees, while a second survey finds that government workers waste hours looking for files in internal databases.
White House Unveils STEM Campaign
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
DARPA programs in manufacturing outreach and protein-folding to drive science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
DHS Lags On Data Center Consolidation
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Poor management is hindering the plan to narrow computing resources down to two Homeland Security data centers by 2014.
KLAS Grades EMR Packages By Specialty
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Ambulatory electronic medical record packages used in the 10 most common specialties were evaluated based on client feedback and 25 performance indicators by the research firm.
Remote Monitoring Boosts Chronic Illness Care
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
TIBCO technology helps Missouri hospital system track patients' medical conditions in real time, in and out of the hospital.
Guerra On Healthcare: Evaluating Industry Health IT Trends
Commentary  |  10/12/2010  | 
When you're planning to spend millions of dollars and several years modernizing your IT infrastructure, you have to balance collective industry knowledge with your organization's needs.
Berkeley Lab Taps Google, Tests Amazon Cloud Services
Commentary  |  10/7/2010  | 
CIO Rosio Alvarez, who's also advising the Department of Energy, is devising a strategic plan to provide high-performance computing to the lab's scientists and researchers.
Obama's Tech Tools
Slideshows  |  10/7/2010  | 
As a candidate, Barack Obama benefited greatly from the power of the Internet, tapping Web tools to reach, motivate, and collect funds from millions of people across the country. As president, Obama has cemented his role as the nation's most connected president to-date, incorporating technology as a cornerstone of key initiatives from healthcare reform to education. Taking a page from corporate America, Obama hired a chief technology officer to oversee the nation's IT direction. And, though he h
Tech CEOs Give White House Budget Advice
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Top officials at major tech companies offered White House economic officials a plan to save the government $1 trillion by 2020, mostly through better use of IT.
First EHR Products Certified For Meaningful Use
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Thirty six electronic health record products are first to be certified as capable of meeting Meaningful Use Stage 1 criteria.
IBM, Dell CEOs Present $1 Trillion IT Savings Plan To Feds
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Sam Palmisano and Michael Dell believe the federal government's tech infrastructure is wasteful and inefficient.
EPA Unleashes Bed Bug Database
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Environmental Protection Agency pesticide listing offers tips on stamping out creepy insect infestations.
HHS Awards $9.9 Million For Cardiovascular Telehealth Study
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Government stimulus funds to support research into the impact of wireless and telephone care management on heart failure patients' health.
Social Security Awards Health IT Contracts
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
Up to $2.8 billion will go to four prime contractors selected to support the agency's efforts to use electronic health records to process disability applications.
HP, Quest Partner On EHR Bundle
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
Care360 electronic health records will be offered with Hewlett-Packard PCs, services, and financing for small and midsize physician offices.
Utah Health Project To Analyze Costs, Quality
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
The All Payers Database project will help the Utah Department of Health analyze healthcare costs across the state using claims data from private insurers and public payers.
Feds Suspend Major IT Contractor From Government Work
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
GTSI participated in a scheme to siphon off government work and dollars, intended for small businesses, according to government allegations against the IT services company.
Guerra On Healthcare: What Gordon Ramsay Can Teach CIOs
Commentary  |  10/4/2010  | 
Wisdom that applies in the restaurant business is also crucial in navigating the road to meaningful use.
White House Pulls Defense Dept. CIO Nomination
News  |  10/1/2010  | 
IT reforms at the Pentagon will delay filling the empty position, but former nominee Teri Takai remains in the running to lead the military's IT ops.


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