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White House Aligns Data Center Consolidation, Sustainability
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality will link infrastructure and carbon footprint reduction goals.
NASA Rated Tops In Social Media Savvy
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The space agency earned a "genius" rating from L2 for effectively using Tweetup, Foursquare, Gowalla, Flickr, and its own website.
Guerra On Healthcare: Fixing Difficult Vendor Relationships
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
Collaboration, communication, and clarity are key to getting companies and sales reps to meet your hospital's IT needs.
Federal Pay Freeze Could Complicate IT Recruitment Efforts
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Top cybersecurity and IT acquisition pros may be reluctant to take government jobs, knowing they won't be eligible for a raise for at least a year.
GAO Criticizes HUD IT Modernization Efforts
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has not yet met requirements to justify appropriated funds, nor demonstrated management capabilities to complete eight in-progress projects.
Astronauts Return From International Space Station
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
NASA continues to press forward on its much delayed final Discovery launch to the ISS.
Navy Names Terry Halvorsen CIO
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Replacement for Rob Carey is a cyber expert who spent nearly a year as deputy commander for the Navy Cyber Forces.
NASA Awards $6 Million To Develop 'Green' Aircraft
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman get funding to build plans for cleaner, quieter, and more fuel-efficient airliners.
Advisers Balk At National Health Information Network Proposal
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Government's health IT policy committee sent the recommended NHIN governance framework back to subcommittee to iron out thorny details.
Feds Announce IT Management Overhaul
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
White House plans to cut federal data centers by 40%, increase CIOs' authority to promote agility, and improve program management.
Congress Passes Federal Telework Bill
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
President Obama is expected to sign the legislation, which requires agencies to establish policies for employees to work remotely.
VA, Indian Health Services Push IT Interoperability
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Agencies will share resources to boost care for American Indian and Alaska Native veterans.
Gowalla Brings Geolocation To Disney
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Partnership will allow you to "check in" to theme parks using a smartphone, take guided tours, and collect virtual stamps and pins.
White House Unwraps Open Data Community
News  |  11/18/2010  | forums invite people to share ideas and best practices about making government data more accessible.
IT Speeds Bone Marrow Transplants To Save Lives
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
Business process management and analytics tools are expected to double number of transplants and halve wait time.
Government Launches Site To Reduce Payment Fraud, Errors
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
In announcing VerifyPayment,gov, the Office of Management and Budget reported it recovered about $687 million in improper disbursements last year.
Auditor Faults DHS Intelligence Data Sharing
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Limitations in the Department of Homeland Security's IT systems are causing long delays in sharing counter-terrorism information with regional personnel, finds inspector general.
Shuttle Discovery In Repair Shop
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Crews are fixing a hydrogen leak and cracks that posed significant safety risks.
Feds Seek Education Transformation Through Technology
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
National Education Technology Plan outlines five goals by 2015, including broadband connectivity for all students.
NASA Finds Space Telescope Plagued By Astronomical Costs
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Space agency makes personnel changes to get the Hubble successor back on track.
Federal Plans To 'Cut' Spending Don't Amount To Much
Commentary  |  11/11/2010  | 
When it comes to government outlays on IT or anything else, a dollar saved is rarely ever a dollar removed from a budget and returned to a taxpayer.
NASA Finds Cracks On Discovery's Fuel Tank
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Holes in foam insulation are the latest setback to aging orbiter's final mission.
Technology To Promote A Healthier Workforce
Commentary  |  11/10/2010  | 
Virgin HealthMiles' web-based health incentive platform is helping some employers get workers moving.
Minnesota Launching e-Ordering System For Imaging Tests
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The non-profit Institute of Clinical Systems Improvement's year-long pilot of e-ordering and clinical decision support tools saved $28 million in high-tech diagnostic imaging tests.
Shuttle Discovery Grounded For Safety Reasons
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
NASA wants more time to inspect a hydrogen leak and foam cracks on the spacecraft's external fuel tank.
Queen Elizabeth Joins Facebook
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
The British monarch's page offers details on the royal family and its schedule, but doesn't allow people to "friend" or "poke" her.
U.S., India Partner On Open Government
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
On his trip to Mumbai, President Obama points to similarities in the open government goals of the U.S. and India, and pledges $1 million in support of public efforts to share best practices.
Guerra On Healthcare: Best Of Breed Vs. Enterprise Health IT
Commentary  |  11/8/2010  | 
For healthcare CIOs, combining a vision for IT with action is as crucial as choosing between single enterprise solutions and standards-based plug-and-play applications.
Air Force CIO Priorities: Networking At Mach 6
Commentary  |  11/5/2010  | 
Lt. Gen. William Lord outlines an ambitious plan to bolster the Air Force's cybersecurity posture, drive IT efficiencies, deploy new tech tools, and establish aerial networks at supersonic speeds.
NASA Spacecraft Photographs Hartley 2 Comet
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
Two imaging instruments on the Deep Impact spacecraft took some of the most detailed photos ever of a comet.
Shuttle Discovery Suffers Hydrogen Leak
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
NASA's next attempt to launch spacecraft on its final mission will come no earlier than Monday.
Health IT Group Tackles Data Exchange
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Federal policy committee examines different scenarios for sharing patient information across hospitals, clinics, insurers, and states.
Discovery Grounded By Weather Woes
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Final flight on hold as rain and storms track across Florida's Spacecoast.
Healthcare Reform Uncertainty Could Chill Tech Innovation
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
Threats to repeal legislation could freeze IT initiatives related to key provisions.
Guerra On Healthcare: Achieving Job Security
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
Health IT is hungry for expert guidance; by sharing your experience you can not only influence the field, but also guarantee you'll be putting food on the table for years to come.
Discovery's Final Flight Delayed
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
Electrical problem put the last voyage of NASA's oldest orbiter on hold.
Shuttle Discovery Is 'Go' For Final Launch
News  |  11/2/2010  | 
Preparations underway as NASA's oldest orbiter set to take to the skies one last time.
Shuttle Discovery Prepped For Final Flight
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
NASA orbiter embarks Wednesday on its last mission to International Space Station.

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