Tech Experts Sought For STEM Events
The White House and The National Science Foundation are urging technologists to participate in events to raise student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
NIST: Federal R&D Boosts Industry
In an annual report, The National Institute of Standards and Technology details innovations developed collaboratively by federal labs and organizations outside of government.
FAA Air Traffic Control Plan At Risk
Poor leadership and funding make it unlikely modernization of the air traffic control system will meet its 2025 deadline, officials told Congress.
Bill Extends HITECH To Mental Health
Eligibility for $20 billion in incentives would be expanded to include mental healthcare professionals and facilities, a group left out of original ARRA provisions.
NASA CIO Conducts A Web Experiment
In a blog post, the space agency's top IT executive shares her eye-opening experience in using the Web to engage with the public in one-on-one discussion.
Top 10 Meaningful Use Challenges Faced By Docs
Doctors and other eligible healthcare providers, such as dentists and nurse practitioners, who meet the federal government's upcoming meaningful use criteria for health IT could earn up to $44,000 or $63,000 each in incentives depending on the patients (Medicare or Medicaid) they treat. But meeting those criteria won't be easy. A new CSC report lists the top ten challenges healthcare providers face in cashing in on the incentives.
Broadband Plan Author To Leave FCC
Veteran government technology advisor and leader Blair Levin has been an advocate for spreading Internet usage among technologically underserved Americans.
Obama Mars Plan Too Far Out?
Republicans say the President's vision for NASA means the end of U.S. space leadership, and even some Democrats are questioning the plan.
Washington Debates Broadband Plan
Lawmakers and lobbyists are urging the FCC to decide whether broadband should be classified as a telecommunications service or an information service.
NASA, Chrysler Team On R&D
Information about robotics, energy storage, radar, and other technologies will be shared by the organizations.
Obama To Defend NASA Cuts
The President will address the nation Thursday to detail his plans for the space agency in the post-shuttle era.
Telehealth Lets Patients 'See' Specialists Sooner
It a common frustration for patients: During an office visit with your primary care physician, the doc advices you to see a specialist. But then you're forced to wait weeks for the appointment to see the specialist. A new telehealth service available to patients in Hawaii could have patients elsewhere envious.
Healthcare Consultants Get Creative To Survive
Over a year ago, HITECH legislation gave rise to concepts like the "meaningful use" of electronic health records and established Regional Extension Centers to help small healthcare practices in underserved communities select and implement EHR systems. At that time, I found the latter to be an especially painful example of just how destructive government interference in the private sector could be.
GSA Seeks Role As 'Change Agent'
New GSA administrator Martha Johnson looks to transform the federal agency with better use of technology as well as cultural and process improvements.
Agencies Release Open Government Plans
A Freedom of Information Act dashboard, mobile applications on air quality, online scheduling from Social Security, and a community health data initiative are among the initiatives announced.
Does My Doctor Want To Know I Took My Lipitor?
Ask physicians what their main complaint is with their profession, and many will say it's the heavy burden of malpractice insurance. With legions of lawyers whose raison d'etre is to sue doctors, it's no wonder high-risk specialties, such as surgeons and ob-gyns, must spend tens of thousands of dollars a year just in case they wind up in the crosshairs.