Tsunami, Earthquake Data Added To Data.gov
The federal Web site has added 112 new data sets in the last week, including some on the disaster in Japan, significant earthquakes in the United States, and airborne radiation levels.
Oregon Launches Open Data Web Site
The data.Oregon.gov site contains financial information about state expenditures, salaries, new businesses, and people in Oregon prisons.
NASA CTO Resigns To Launch Startup
Chris Kemp, the architect behind the agency's Nebula cloud computing platform, cited frustration with budget cuts in announcing his decision to form his own company.
Army Appoints CIO
Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, a 30-plus year veteran, takes over the post Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson vacated in November.
Federal IT Budget Cuts Will Hit HUD Hardest
Some 14 departments and agencies expect cuts in technology spending in fiscal 2012, while 12 expect to increase the amount of money they spend on IT, a preliminary analysis by IDC indicates.
GAO: Redundant Federal IT Systems Waste Money
The GAO identified four key areas for IT process improvement -- Department of Defense business systems, enterprise architecture, data centers, and e-health records -- and gave recommendations for how the government could eliminate overlap in these efforts.