Pentagon's New CIO Faces A Tough Test
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.
11 Epic Technology Disasters
Nature and politics kill far more people than technological accidents but failures of machines still take a toll on both a personal and social level. Separating machine failures and negligent maintenance from unforeseeable circumstances isn't easy and no doubt there are some accidents worthy of mention that we've missed. In any event, these are the eleven worst tech-related disasters where mechanical or engineering failure played a significant role. And by "worst," we're considering death toll b
NASA Launches Social Media Campaign
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.
New York As IT Center Of The World
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
Only weeks after having the DOD nomination withdrawn, Takai resigns from her position as the state of California's top IT executive to go to the Pentagon.
IRS System Upgrade Shows Progress
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
Apple's iPad is less expensive than the $799 Windows 7 tablet with an 8.9-inch display, 2 cameras and Intel Atom processor.
Farmville Crops Up For iPad
Popular Facebook game comes to Apple's tablet with app modified to leverage the hardware's interface and larger screen.
Army Revamps Smartphone Program
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
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general's report on its long-delayed and over-budget case management system overhaul as inaccurate and based on outdated information.