Content tagged with Government
posted in October 2009
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IBM Targets Smart Cities, Government Services
News  |  10/30/2009  | 
A new government framework is aimed at tax and revenue management, safety, social services, transportation, and urban infrastructures.
Q&A: CIO Ross Philo On 'Post Office' In Your Home
News  |  10/30/2009  | 
In a tough business environment, the U.S. Postal Service is delivering new capabilities for home PCs and smartphones and new services for high-volume mailers, says its top IT executive.
An Android App For The Military
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Raytheon's mobile application for Android-based smartphones employs GPS, camera, and other real-time capabilities for use in the field.
CIO Profiles: Andy Blumenthal, CTO Of The Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms And Explosives
Features  |  10/29/2009  | 
This tech chief wishes he had joined government right out of college.
Practical Analysis: Time To Embrace The Netbook
Commentary  |  10/29/2009  | 
One thing's for certain: The computing device policy you laid down a few years ago won't do anymore.
NASA Test Fires 'Mars Rocket'
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
First trial of Ares I-X goes off without a hitch following series of weather delays.
Google's 'Gov Cloud' Wins $7.2 Million Los Angeles Contract
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
The City of Los Angeles plans to replace its Novell GroupWise e-mail system with Google Apps, partly using anti-trust settlement money paid by Microsoft.
Defense CIO Touts Benefits Of Open Source
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Deputy CIO David Wennergren points to reliability, security, and lower TCO as among the potential benefits of using open source in the U.S. military.
NASA 'Mars Rocket' Launch On Hold
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Ares I-X still on ground Wednesday morning as NASA copes with fickle conditions.
$100 Million Healthcare Cost Database Announced
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Built with settlement money from health insurance companies, it will help drive down medical costs, says New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
MedPlus Tapped For Health Information Exchange
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
New Mexico will work with technology partner MedPlus to build an electronic infrastructure connecting the state's healthcare providers.
NASA Scrubs 'Mars Rocket' Flight
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Ares I-X now set to lift off from Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday.
President Obama Details Smart Grid Funding
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
The government plans to spend $3.4 billion in federal stimulus funds to upgrade the nation's power grid. R&D efforts are already underway at some leading tech vendors.
Amazon Offers MySQL Cloud Service, Cuts Server Fees
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
In a preemptive strike at Microsoft, Amazon Web Services offers a relational database in the cloud, high-memory configurations, and cuts hourly fees for its Windows and Linux servers.
NASA 'Mars Rocket' Set For Test Flight
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Ares I-X will lift off from Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday—weather permitting.
Lockheed Locks Down Federal Health IT Contracts
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Awarded $170 million in contracts, the company will provide services for government health information technology systems.
H1N1 Flu Tracked By E-Prescription Data
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Public health officials in Rhode Island are electronically monitoring possible swine flu outbreaks based on drug data from pharmacies.
White House Uses Open Source To Open Government
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
The Whitehouse.gov site now runs the open source Drupal content management system, which includes social networking tools that can be used for communications and participatory government.
Uncle Sam Mulls The Move To Windows 7
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
Many government agencies participated in the Windows 7 beta program, but the public sector is expected to trail businesses in adopting Microsoft's new operating system.
FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rule Making
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
The move opens up a vehicle for comments, but how and to what degree the Internet should be free or regulated remains to be decided.
Down To Business: Tech Patents Revisited: Alternative Approaches
Commentary  |  10/22/2009  | 
The fact that patent reform has repeatedly died in Congress shows there are no pat answers. But here are a few strong ideas.
Google, Verizon Jointly Back 'Open Internet'
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
The search giant and wireless carrier find rare common ground on a few core net neutrality principles.
CIA Invests In Social Media Monitoring Technology
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
Investment arm In-Q-Tel is funding Visible Technologies, making its online brand analysis capabilities available to U.S. intelligence agencies.
Secret Service To Revamp Ailing IT Systems
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
In an effort to avoid 'mission failure,' the agency plans to deploy new storage systems, virtualize servers, modernize databases, and expand mobile and wireless capabilities.
Government Technologist: Energy's $32 Million Cloud Experiment
Commentary  |  10/21/2009  | 
The Department of Energy has embarked on an ambitious project to see how cloud computing can be used by scientists at its national labs. Is it taking on too much, too soon?
Space Shuttle Successor Ready For Test Flight
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
NASA's Ares I-X rocket is set to lift off next week on first trial run.
Government IT Spending To Slow
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
IT spending by civilian agencies will grow 3.4% annually over the next five years, a significant slowdown compared to the previous five years, according to a new report from TechAmerica.
Facebook, Twitter Join Google In Net Neutrality Battle
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
New rules governing online communication are expected later this week and Internet companies are making sure their concerns are heard.
Indiana Cancels $1.3 Billion IBM Contract
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
The state cut IBM loose, saying the company failed to deliver on a multi-year welfare modernization effort.
NATO Turns To Telepresence For Savings And Security
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
The alliance is using 'life size' video conferencing for communications and collaboration, project management, and emergency situations.
SEC Charges Billionaire, Tech Execs With Insider Trading
News  |  10/16/2009  | 
Executives from IBM, Intel, and McKinsey are among those charged.
Tech Investors, Execs Charged With Insider Trading
News  |  10/16/2009  | 
Prosecutors allege trades were made based on insider information about Akamai Technologies, AMD, Google, IBM, Polycom, and Sun Microsystems.
Lost USB Device Forces Virginia Into Damage Control, Again
News  |  10/15/2009  | 
A flash drive with more than 100,000 personal records has been misplaced by a researcher, while a new report finds widespread problems with the state's IT outsourcing deal.
NASA's Next Mission: The Tweetup
News  |  10/14/2009  | 
The space agency plans to host 100 Twitter users at Kennedy Space Center for next month's launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
AT&T Cleared To Buy Centennial
News  |  10/14/2009  | 
The Justice Department has approved the $944 million deal, which will add about 1.1 million users to AT&T's rolls.
Former U.S. Health Dept. CIO Joins Agilex
News  |  10/14/2009  | 
Melissa Chapman joins Agilex Technologies to help manage the firm's work with the U.S. Health and Human Services Dept.
White House Confronts Barriers To Gov 2.0
News  |  10/14/2009  | 
Regulatory and technical requirements, including accessibility and electronic archiving, present unique challenges to bringing open government to the Web.
Government Technologist: Silicon Valley Goes Opaque
Commentary  |  10/14/2009  | 
TechAmerica's closed-door annual conference around the U.S. government's IT spending plans is out of step with the Obama administration's transparency push.
Bandwidth Boost For Libraries Gaining Support
News  |  10/13/2009  | 
A plan to put fiber optic technology in public libraries may be a candidate for federal stimulus funding.
Defense Department Must Overhaul IT Buying Processes
News  |  10/12/2009  | 
New approaches to include early involvement of technology users, rapid upgrade capabilities, and a modular, open-systems approach.
NASA Moon Bomb Stirs Up Cloud
News  |  10/9/2009  | 
Microsoft and Google will offer looks at LCROSS lunar impact on their Web platforms.
Navy Outlines Cybersecurity, Networking Plans
News  |  10/9/2009  | 
CIO Robert Carey lays out the Navy's IT plans for fiscal 2010, including cybersecurity initiatives, network architecture planning, and increased use of Web 2.0 tools.
Following Review, VA Restarts Some IT Projects
News  |  10/8/2009  | 
CIO Roger Baker credits a new project management accountability system with facilitating decision making at the federal agency.
U.S. Intelligence Pulls Plug On Cross-Agency E-Mail System
News  |  10/8/2009  | 
The uGov system was hailed as a step toward collaboration among intelligence experts, but the system is being phased out amid security concerns.
How To Fix The GIS Data Mess
News  |  10/8/2009  | 
Despite thousands of data sources for geographic information systems, there's no universal standard or widespread, non-proprietary way to federate that data. It doesn't have to be this way.
IBM Mainframes Draw Antitrust Scrutiny
News  |  10/8/2009  | 
Trade group says it's been contacted by investigators seeking information on Big Blue's licensing practices.
Top Federal Contracts To Exceed $180 Billion In 2010
News  |  10/7/2009  | 
A new report estimates that the top 20 federal contracts, many laden with IT purchases, will be worth 50% more than last year's contracts.
FCC Chair Cites 'Spectrum Crisis'
News  |  10/7/2009  | 
Mobile broadband and an 'open Internet' are priorities of the Federal Communications Commission, says chairman Julius Genachowski at CTIA meeting.
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