Content tagged with Government
posted in January 2013
EHR Accuracy Remains Problem, CHIME Says
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives warn technology and workflow burdens make EHR reporting nearly impossible.
China's GitHub Censorship Dilemma
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
Censorship becomes more difficult when communication gets combined with code.
Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
White House plan will work only if the IT systems and databases used for background checks and gun tracing get the improvements needed to support stepped-up oversight.
Judge Won't Triple $1.05B Verdict Against Samsung
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
In patent battle, Apple had sought "willful infringement" decision in motion following August jury trial; more wrangling ahead.
U.K. Government CIOs Unhappy With ERP
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
More than 60% IT decision makers in British local government feel their electronic resource planning (ERP) investments haven't delivered, says poll.
Healthcare Experts Confront EHR-Related Medical Errors
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
AMIA task force calls on vendors, clinicians, academics and policy-makers to rethink poorly designed health IT systems.
Google Maps North Korea With Help From Users
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Individuals around the world are contributing geo-information about secretive North Korea.
New Supercomputer To Target Climate Research
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Department of Energy spending $17 million on a new supercomputer for climate and biological research.
Immigration Reform Package Includes Tech Workers
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Separate bill would significantly increase the number of H-1B visas issued by the United States.
IT Cost Control Measures Pay Off For U.K.
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Ambitious plans to reform government technology purchasing are making a positive impact, netting $496 million in savings last year, says government audit.
Startup Culture And Innovation, Defended
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
Pointing to startup failures is a lame excuse for clinging to the status quo and mediocrity in an IT organization.
Facebook Blocks Vine, Wonder Apps
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
If you take our data, you must let your users share on Facebook, say Facebook's new rules.
Glasgow: U.K.'s First 'Smart City'
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Scrappy Scottish city will be paid to help develop smart technology solutions to urban problems.
White House Plans National Hacking Day
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Feds invite technology-oriented citizens to use IT to improve their communities.
U.K. Government's $1.6 Billion Oracle Deal Spurs Outrage
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Reformers slam huge ERP deal between U.K. FCO and Oracle that is meant to reduce operating costs.
Google Silent About Wireless Experiment
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
Google has applied to the FCC for permission to test an experimental wireless system. Is Google about to offer mobile broadband?
Federal CIO Outlines Second-Term IT Priorities
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
Amid continued cost cutting, the White House will seek to drive innovation, ROI and cybersecurity.
Telehealth To Grow Six-Fold By 2017
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Remote patient monitoring will ramp up worldwide, largely driven by U.S hospitals working to reduce readmissions and avoid Medicare penalties, says InMedica study.
Google Sees Growing Government Demand For User Data
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
More than two-thirds of demands for Google user data in the U.S. are made without a judge-approved warrant.
Why Build A New U.K. Railway? Better Broadband!
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Derision greets claim that a divisive national transport infrastructure project will bring better access to high-speed Internet and "faster water."
DARPA Takes Aim At Space Junk
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Defense research agency seeks partners to help it repair and reuse retired satellites.
Mozilla Reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Developers invited to hacking events later this month to encourage app creation for open source mobile OS.
We Must Run Government IT Like A Startup
Commentary  |  1/18/2013  | 
Government 2.0 is about more than social media. It requires throwing out outdated processes and adopting new models of success.
Offensive Cybersecurity: Theory And Reality
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Can you -- and should you -- strike back at attackers? It's a complex question with ethical, legal, technical and practical considerations.
Mars Curiosity Faces 'Most Challenging' Step
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
Rover prepares to drill into rock for first time in search for clues about mineral and chemical makeup and evidence of organic material.
Intel CTO: Smart Sensors, Wearable Tech Coming Soon
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
Touchscreen Ultrabooks might be cutting edge today, but Intel CTO Justin Rattner says it's nothing compared to the next generation of smart sensors and wearable technology just around the corner.
DARPA Considers Deploying Technology On Ocean Floor
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
New research program aims to develop deep sea containers for 'just-in-time' requirements.
U.K. Tech Chiefs Demand Revolution In IT Education
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
British CIOs say schoolchildren need to learn programming as early as possible to get the U.K. back in the tech game.
Twitter U.K. Faces Fines Over TweetDeck Accounting
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
Twitter misses U.K. government financial filing deadlines for TweetDeck subsidiary.
Swartz Suicide Puts JSTOR Academic Database In Spotlight
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
Death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz renews debate over online content and copyright.
A Digital Public Library Without Paper Books
News  |  1/14/2013  | 
San Antonio public officials explore creating smaller public libraries that offer patrons only e-readers and digital materials.
Obama's Developer Brain Trust: Inside The Big Battle
News  |  1/14/2013  | 
Tech leaders for the Obama for America team discuss their re-election project -- and a business-like culture clash between free-wheeling nerds and their goal-oriented bosses.
The Life Monochrome: The U.K.'s Digital Laggards
News  |  1/14/2013  | 
Government plans to save money -- and generate revenue -- by shifting citizen services online may be derailed by people with no interest in smartphones, computers or even color TV.
NASA To Use Drone For Climate Research
News  |  1/11/2013  | 
Unmanned aerial vehicle will gather data on how changes in the troposphere affect climate.
U.K. Immigration System Blasted For Data Errors
News  |  1/11/2013  | 
Private company hired to clean up U.K.'s immigration control system has mishandled cases and sent deportation notices in error via text messages, lawyers say.
Feds Face Challenges In Mobility Mandate
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
As agencies develop apps that extend government data to on-the-go citizens and employees, many issues have cropped up.
Online Education Policy Draws Fire In California
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
Higher education representatives and online education providers tussle over the impact of online, computer-mediated instruction on college students, faculty and budgets.
Google Brings Free Wi-Fi To New York
News  |  1/8/2013  | 
Residents of Manhattan's Chelsea area now have free Wi-Fi Internet access, at least outdoors.
Feds Delay Electronic Transaction Operating Rules Enforcement
News  |  1/7/2013  | 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gives the healthcare industry three additional months to implement the HIPAA 5010 transaction set.
FDA Hops On Big Data Bandwagon
News  |  1/4/2013  | 
Dynamics Research Corp wins five-year, $50 million federal contract to help bolster food and drug safety, scientific collaboration.
Microsoft Slams 'Weak' Google FTC Settlement
News  |  1/4/2013  | 
Google's lack of contrition rankles Microsoft.
Chicago Picks Microsoft Cloud For Email
News  |  1/4/2013  | 
CIO Brett Goldstein says Chicago's 30,000 civil servants will migrate from their current email and desktop applications to Microsoft 365.
Google Settles FTC Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  1/3/2013  | 
Deal prevents Google from using standard patents against competitors, but brings only minor changes to the company's search business.
Why You'll Need A Big Data Ethics Expert
Commentary  |  1/3/2013  | 
The looming issue in big data isn't technology but the privacy and ethics decisions associated with how, when and if results should be provided.
Military Signs Most Comprehensive Microsoft Contract Yet
News  |  1/3/2013  | 
Three-year, $617 million deal gives Department of Defense its lowest prices ever on software and services.
CTIA To Merge U.S. Trade Shows In 2014
News  |  1/2/2013  | 
U.S. mobile and wireless industry's main lobbying group will combine its two yearly shows into one larger event in a bid to remain relevant.


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