News & Commentary
Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in November 2010
FCC To Free TV Spectrum For Mobile Broadband
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
To avert a "spectrum crisis," the federal agency has proposed incentive auctions to reallocate valuable airwave space from TV broadcast to mobile broadband use.
China Cracks Down On Software Piracy
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Inspectors will sweep local and central government computers to combat rampant illegal copying of software and other goods, including DVDs, CDs and apparel.
Level 3 Charges Comcast Fees Threaten Open Internet
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Dustup over Netflix transmission charges emerges as the FCC prepares to rule on net neutrality.
Government Seizes 82 Sites In Piracy Sweep
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Joint effort between the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice shuts down peer-to-peer networks and sites allegedly selling counterfeit goods.
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.
FCC Postpones Net Neutrality Vote
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
The delay of the early-December meeting sparks speculation the agency is mobilizing for a vote on the controversial issue of overseeing Internet access.
TSA Screening Protests Take To Social Media
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Air travelers turning to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to try to change the Transportation Security Administration's new hand-search and enhanced body scanner policies.
HHS Awards $8 Million For Community Health Centers
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Government funding through the Affordable Care Act will support IT implementation and training at local medical clinics.
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.
Managing Export-Controlled Data In The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | 
As IT pros evaluate cloud computing services, they must be aware of federal regulations that restrict where certain data gets stored, or potentially face serious penalties.
Air Force Warns Against Location Based Sites
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Military says careless use could disclose service members' position to enemy, compromising safety and operations.
Kayak Software Files For IPO
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Online travel site hopes to raise $50 million to prepare for competition with Google in the market.
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.
Web 2.0 Summit: FCC Chairman Sees Past Hindering Broadband Future
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski said the facts don't support the charge that the FCC has done nothing in the past two years.
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.
Verizon, Comcast Slam FCC On Net Neutrality
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
The Internet providers said the Federal Communications Commission should drop its campaign to regulate wireless data traffic and allow providers to police themselves.
Innovation Mandate: The Case For Less Regulation
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
One think tank fellow thinks the key to spurring innovation and creating jobs is to put a moratorium on regs in a handful of industries, but only temporarily. His proposal doesn't go far enough.
Tech Teams Vie For Federal Cloud Business
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
GSA has approved 20 companies, ranging from IT industry leaders to lesser-known specialists, to provide infrastructure as a service through its cloud computing portal
Top 20 Government Cloud Service Providers
Slideshows  |  11/15/2010  | 
Nearly a dozen teams of technology vendors have been approved to provide IT infrastructure as a service to government agencies through, the General Services Administration's cloud computing portal. The new blanket service agreement makes it possible for federal, state and local government agencies to order on-demand virtual servers, cloud storage and web hosting as needed from GSA-approved service providers. Cloud vendors must satisfy FISMA's "moderate impact" data security level to par
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.
Judge Allows Federal Fraud Suit Against Oracle
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The software firm tried to convince the court that the government didn't have a legitimate claim that it bilked taxpayers out of millions of dollars.
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.
FTC Names Felten Chief Technologist
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
Princeton computer science and public affairs professor Edward Felten is expected to focus on security and privacy.
India To Obama: Outsourcing Is A Win-Win
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
Concerned about rising U.S. protectionism, government officials on the subcontinent are hoping to sell the president on the benefits of increased trade.
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.
HHS Injects Funds For Health IT Infrastructure
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Federal guidance announced to help states establish consumers' eligibility for insurance through health information exchanges.
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.

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