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posted in October 2010
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Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Collaboration's Next 'Wave'
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
At Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara, November 8-11, Calif., organizations offering insight into their social collaboration initiatives include Citibank, Wells Fargo, and the U.S. Department of State.
Signs Point To Amazon Data Center Expansion
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
The e-retailer and cloud services vendor has reportedly purchased 10 acres in eastern Oregon to be used for an expanding data center footprint along the Columbia River.
NASA, DARPA Plan '100-Year Starship'
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
With space shuttle program winding down, agencies envision long-distance manned space flight to Mars and beyond … 100 years from now.
NASA Delays Discovery Launch To Fix Fuel Leaks
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Space shuttle mission to the International Space Station pushed back one day, to Tuesday.
Pentagon's New CIO Faces A Tough Test
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
The Department of Defense's incoming IT leadership team, led by Teri Takai, will be greeted by organizational upheaval, cost cutting, and pressure from Congress.
Verizon Maps Out 4G LTE In West Virginia
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Sen. Rockefeller hails Verizon decision to deploy in West Virginia, where Charleston leads rollout schedule.
San Francisco Mayor Proposes Data Transparency Law
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Gavin Newsom's DataSF.org online repository has spurred developers to build more than 50 new applications providing online services for city residents.
Global CIO: President Obama's Dangerous Campaign Against Outsourcing
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
For every U.S. job outsourcing displaces, it creates two new ones—so why is the White House so intent on demonizing outsourcing?
Lockheed Announces Turnkey Private Cloud For Public Agencies
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Starfire Mission Ready Cloud features self-service provisioning, automated security and built-in governance capabilities.
NASA Launches Social Media Campaign
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Tweets from Space Shuttle Discovery and a tweetup to celebrate the launch are planned, along with Foursquare mobile app that will let astronauts "check in" from space.
Federal Government Launching Telepresence Centers
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
The virtual meeting centers will be available to agencies on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Apple, Unisys Ally To Pursue Business, Government Customers
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
iPhone, iPad and other Apple products will be integrated into Unisys IT systems.
Google Going Local With Place Search
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
In recognition of the growing importance of local information, Google is offering search results organized around specific places.
Feds To Access Email From Cloud
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
GSA to issue an RFQ for SaaS email services so that federal agencies eventually can leverage cloud computing.
Microsoft's Ray Ozzie Imagines Post-PC World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
In a valedictory memo, Microsoft's departing chief software architect highlights his company's successes and its challenges as cloud services become more important.
Humanoid Robot Joining International Space Station
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
Robonaut 2, developed by NASA and General Motors, will help astronauts with tasks on the Space Shuttle Discovery's final mission.
New York As IT Center Of The World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Big Apple's new licensing agreement with Microsoft is just one part of an ambitious IT strategy that includes data center consolidation and central management of policies and services.
Takai Named CIO Of Defense Department
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Only weeks after having the DOD nomination withdrawn, Takai resigns from her position as the state of California's top IT executive to go to the Pentagon.
Apple Planning Office Complex With Data Center
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
The build site is located just across the street from Apple's new data center.
SSA To Release Data Sets In Transparency Push
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Social Security Administration will post more than 30 sets on Data.gov to support Open Government Directive.
Army Consolidates Email Under DISA Cloud
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
One enterprise system hosted by Defense Information Systems Agency is expected to save $100 million annually.
Federal Information Technology Reform Urged
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Agile development, risk management and collaboration with industry are among the areas targeted by TechAmerica study.
Global CIO: Oracle And Cisco Join Forces On $1-Trillion Idea
Commentary  |  10/24/2010  | 
Their new plan could create 2 million private-sector American jobs, add $50 billion to the federal treasury, and trigger new investment in the U.S.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Social Tools Tackle Business Problems
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
The early phase of getting started on collaborative platforms has given way, says Enterprise 2.0 conference general manager Steve Wylie, to "specific, focused efforts on solving business problems and creating opportunities."
Google TV Blocked From Network Web Content
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
The major TV networks are hiding their Internet content from Google TV viewers to win concessions from Google.
Amid Contract Scandal, A Shakeup And Lingering Questions
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
A suspension on systems integrator GTSI is lifted following an agreement to be monitored independently and the resignation of two top company executives.
FCC Values Additional Wireless Spectrum At $120 Billion
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Chairman Julius Genachowski says 300 additional megahertz of spectrum is needed by 2014 to keep pace with mobile usage.
IRS System Upgrade Shows Progress
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
The multi-billion dollar, 15-year effort is finally delivering improved services to taxpayers, the IRS' inspector general says, but security concerns loom large.
HP Introduces Slate 500 Tablet
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Apple's iPad is less expensive than the $799 Windows 7 tablet with an 8.9-inch display, 2 cameras and Intel Atom processor.
Consolidation, Virtualization Top State Government CIO Priorities
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Strategies for cost savings and efficiency and the technologies to enable them will be key factors in 2011, according to a NASCIO survey.
Farmville Crops Up For iPad
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Popular Facebook game comes to Apple's tablet with app modified to leverage the hardware's interface and larger screen.
NASA's James Webb Telescope Awaits Key Instrument Test
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Mid-InfraRed Instrument must show the right stuff in a space-simulated environment before it flies aboard the Hubble successor.
Army Revamps Smartphone Program
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Security, fragility, and power concerns are being considered in the next phase of the program, which aims to arm soldiers with mobile technology.
FBI Disputes Audit On Troubled Sentinel Project
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
The Federal Bureau of Investigation slams an inspector general's report on its long-delayed and over-budget case management system overhaul as inaccurate and based on outdated information.
Health IT Czar Pushes EHR For Minority Communities
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Warning against a "new digital divide," Health and Human Services officials have urged healthcare IT vendors to adopt electronic health records in underserved areas.
Feds Add Infrastructure Services To Cloud Storefront
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Using Apps.gov, agencies soon will be able to buy infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, such as storage and virtual machine services, as well as cloud-based web hosting.
Google Engineer Creates Facebook Block For Chrome
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Facebook Disconnect is a Chrome Extension that blocks Facebook Connect functionality on third-party Web sites.
Microsoft Signs NYC To Cloud Computing Deal
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
New York mayor Bloomberg said the partnership will streamline the city's IT operations and save $50 million in five years.
CACI Awarded $1 Billion CDC Health IT Contract
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Ten-year deal will provide infrastructure enhancements to advance Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientific research and public health protection.
NASA Readies Nebula Cloud Computing Platform For Release
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service, offered through NASA Cloud Services, should be available for agency-wide production within weeks, according to the space agency.
Mozilla Proposes Open Web App System
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
With the release of technical documentation, Mozilla wants to promote the development of infrastructure for Web app distribution.
Federal Employees: Underworked Or Underappreciated?
Commentary  |  10/19/2010  | 
One new survey portrays the federal workforce as being overpaid and less qualified than private sector employees, while a second survey finds that government workers waste hours looking for files in internal databases.
Federal IT Spending To Grow Modestly
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
A 2.8 percent increase is expected by fiscal 2016, with cybersecurity and citizen-engagement leading the way, industry group TechAmerica says.
Google Dominates iPhone Search
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
Data shows that Google handles almost all iPhone search traffic.
Adobe Introduces Acrobat X Software
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Adobe's document and publishing technologies are turning into tools for collaboration and work-flow management.
White House Unveils STEM Campaign
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
DARPA programs in manufacturing outreach and protein-folding to drive science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
HP Wins $26 Million Medicare Contract
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Under the task order, Hewlett-Packard will provide data maintenance and integrity services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services electronic health record incentive programs.
DHS Lags On Data Center Consolidation
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Poor management is hindering the plan to narrow computing resources down to two Homeland Security data centers by 2014.
FDA Writes Prescription For IT Innovation
News  |  10/17/2010  | 
Food and Drug Administration releases public health plan to prioritize new tools to enhance laboratory analysis in the field.
NASA To Crowdsource Software Development
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
The agency has created an online lab that allows developers to compete to create solutions for problems submitted by NASA researchers.
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