Content tagged with Government
posted in January 2010
Google Docs, Sites Dropping IE 6 Support
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Old browsers are being put out to pasture so new Web technologies can run free.
Apple iPad Arrives Amid Controversy
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Skeptics dismiss the iPad as underwhelming and limiting while developers see dollar signs.
CIO Profiles: Jeffrey Sorenson, Lieutenant General And CIO, United States Army
Features  |  1/28/2010  | 
In the works: New data centers and beefed-up collaboration.
Apple iPad Promises Media Revolution
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The early speculation is that the tablet brings publishers hopes of new revenue for digital content while ushering in a shift in how users interact with the Web.
Martian Winter Threatens NASA Rover
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
NASA's six-wheeled robot needs to reposition its solar panels in order to stay alive.
Most Hospitals Increasing IT Spending
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
Government regulatory issues and financial incentives were named as the top drivers in a survey of hospital IT executives.
Mars Rover Not Dead, Just Stunned
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The robot is wedged in the Martian sand, but NASA insists it will continue to function if it can survive the oncoming winter.
'High Value' Government Data Made Public
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
The newly published data sets are the first concrete deliverables of the Obama administration's directive toward broader open government strategies.
Department Of Energy CIO Retiring
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
After four decades of government service, capped by a revitalization of the DoE's cybersecurity protection plans, Tom Pyke is retiring.
Astronaut Tweets Breakfast Order
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
NASA's T.J. Creamer, who became the first person to post an update to Twitter from space, is providing new updates about his mission.
First Tweet From Space: 'Hello Twitterverse!'
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Astronaut aboard ISS is first to post an extraterrestrial message directly to the micro-blogging service.
FCC Launches Consumer Task Force
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
This week the Federal Communications Commission also said it will work to tighten restrictions on "robocalls" by telemarketers.
China Defends Great Firewall
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
People's Republic says its policies regarding Web censorship and privacy are its own business, tells Clinton to butt out.
Oracle-Sun Deal Observers Mull MySQL Fate
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The impact on MySQL and Java are the subject of industry chatter as Oracle's acquistion of Sun Microsystems lurches towards the finish line.
Census Mulls Counting On The Cloud
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
As it prepares for the 2010 enumeration, the U.S. Census Bureau is tapping the cloud for software-as-a-service and Web hosting.
Comply (And/Or) Die: Conforming With Multiple Regulations
Features  |  1/21/2010  | 
HIPAA, PCI, SOX, GLBA, FISMA ... the acronyms alone inspire fear and loathing. Yet compliance with one--or increasingly, several--state or federal regs is a fact of life for most companies. In this report, we discuss how to work smarter, not harder, with a focus on delivering solid bang for the corporate buck.
Comply (And/Or) Die: Conforming With Multiple Regulations
Features  |  1/21/2010  | 
HIPAA, PCI, SOX, GLBA, FISMA ... the acronyms alone inspire fear and loathing. Yet compliance with one--or increasingly, several--state or federal regs is a fact of life for most companies. In this report, we discuss how to work smarter, not harder, with a focus on delivering solid bang for the corporate buck.
Cellular South Quits CTIA
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The carrier left the wireless industry trade group to protest the dominance of major wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon.
IBM Acquires 'Eyes Only' Specialist
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
Big Blue's buyout of NISC deepens its presence in sensitive areas like homeland security, defense, and intelligence.
Clinton Calls On Businesses To Support Internet Freedom
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
In a policy speech, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlines five 'Internet freedoms,' and calls on tech vendors and other businesses to play a role in promoting Internet access and fighting censorship.
Oracle Sun Merger Wins EU Approval
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
Larry Ellison's company says it now expects to close the deal shortly on heels of nod from the Continent's competition watchdogs.
White House Details E-Mail Archiving Effort
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The Obama Administration has been using EMC's EmailXtender e-mail management software since the President's first day in office.
Q&A: Health IT Czar Rethinks National Data Exchange
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
David Blumenthal talks about making national network accessible to small healthcare providers and also shares thoughts on the Massachusetts election, e-medical records use, and the health IT workforce.
Microsoft Seeks New Legal Framework For Cloud
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The company wants to see laws that strengthen privacy and security and encourage more consistent international data policies.
Google Android Phone Launches Delayed In China
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
By confronting Chinese authorities on search censorship, Google may be endangering other parts of its business.
Microsoft Boosts Bing Search Privacy
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The company will reduce the amount of time it keeps search query data.
Government Finds U.S. Slipping In Tech Dominance
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The U.S. lead in science, engineering, and technology is slipping as Asia's capabilities rise, report says.
France, Germany Say Stop Using Internet Explorer 6
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
IT security organizations for both countries on Friday cited the attacks against Google and 33 other organizations as the reason.
Government IT Scrambles To Help Haiti
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
The military and other branches of the U.S. federal government are rolling out new and old technologies to bolster the Haiti earthquake relief effort.
Net Neutrality Debate Sparks Public Comments
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
Remarks posted to the FCC's Web site range from trade associations criticizing proposed the rules to public interest groups supporting the rules to protect Net Neutrality.
Virginia Tech Chief Faces Outsourcing Woes
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
Virginia's incoming secretary of technology faces a major challenge in a sputtering outsourcing deal with Northrop Grumman.
Obama Urges Government IT Reform
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
The President is pushing federal agencies to implement an IT management plan based on ideas suggested by private sector tech leaders.
Army iPhone App Among Most Popular News Apps
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
The U.S. Army and NASA are at the vanguard of federal government entities offering iPhone applications.
Open Source Clouds On The Rise
Features  |  1/14/2010  | 
The U.S. government is an early adopter of cloud computing and a proponent of open source, two trends that are about to intersect.
Haiti Quake Website Buckles
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
Portal meant to disseminate information about conditions and collect donations goes offline.
Ballmer Expected At White House Tech Forum
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and executives from Facebook, Sprint, Adobe and other tech firms are scheduled to meet with government officials to discuss innovation and leadership.
Defense Department Taps New Cloud Service
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
The Army and Navy are using a new fee-based service from the Defense Information System Agency that gives DOD programmers increased control over software projects.
IBM Strikes Major Cloud Deal With Panasonic
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
Electronics giant will port more than 300,000 employees, partners, and suppliers to LotusLive online collaboration system.
Ex-Qwest CEO Won't Get New Trial
News  |  1/13/2010  | 
Joe Nacchio's six-year sentence for illegal insider stock trading may be reduced, however, if a resentencing review is decided in his favor.
E-Health Record Loans Help Smaller Practices
News  |  1/13/2010  | 
UnitedHealth Group will provide doctors who implement its SaaS-based Ingenix CareTracker system with interest-free loans and a meaningful use guarantee.
Many Doctors Already Using E-Medical Records
News  |  1/12/2010  | 
While 40% of doctors had electronic medical record systems in their offices in 2008 and 2009, fewer than 7% of systems are fully functional.
Caritas Offers Docs Athenahealth EMR Option
News  |  1/6/2010  | 
Caritas Christi Health Care will offer electronic medical record software from Athenahealth to its 1,700 doctors in New England.
FTC Examining Cloud Computing
News  |  1/5/2010  | 
The agency wants its findings to be considered as the FCC formulates a National Broadband Plan.
Healthcare IT Mergers, Acquistions Heating Up
News  |  1/5/2010  | 
Health IT vendors are jockeying for stimulus funds and making deals to optimize their positions in the growing market for electronic medical records.
DOJ: More Broadband Spectrum Needed
News  |  1/5/2010  | 
The Department of Justice notes that the average monthly minutes of wireless use increased eight-fold in a span of 10 years.
TV Everywhere Challenged By Consumer Groups
News  |  1/4/2010  | 
Public interest groups claim that the broadband TV service violates antitrust laws by leaving out online video providers like Hulu.
NASA Discovers Five New Planets
News  |  1/4/2010  | 
Kepler space telescope gets closer look at new celestial bodies.
New York City Names A New CIO
News  |  1/4/2010  | 
As commissioner of the Department of IT and Telecommunications, Carole Wallace Post plans to consolidate infrastructure, provide more city services online, and offer enterprise solutions to common functions.

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