Content tagged with Government
posted in October 2011
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DOD Approves Dell Android Tablet For Use
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Dell's Streak 5 tablet is being tested for use on defense networks, where the RIM BlackBerry currently prevails.
Push Tech To Private Market Faster, Fed Agencies Told
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
White House orders agencies to transfer technology and funds to the private market more quickly, hoping to fuel a new group of startups.
NASA Launches Advanced Climate Satellite
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
NPP satellite will contribute to 30 existing datasets on the Earth's environment and improve short-term weather forecasting.
EHR Privacy Rule Threatens Research, Federal Advisers Say
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Health IT Policy committee urges HHS to sidestep patient consent rule when electronic health record data is used in quality improvement research.
Smartphone Sensors Pose Security Threat
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Newly discovered vulnerability shows a phone's accelerometer can detect vibrations from key presses on a nearby keyboard.
GAO: Federal IT Spending Reports Not Accurate
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Office of Management and Budget can't accurately track federal IT spending, GAO says, urging OMB to improve its reporting guidance to agencies and departments.
Feds Use Internet To Improve Customer Service
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Agencies disclose plans to use technology to improve services to citizens and an Obama administration executive order.
U.S. CIO VanRoekel Outlines What's Next For Fed Tech
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
In his first public speech since taking his post in August, Obama's CIO said he will build upon his predecessor Vivek Kundra's work to create innovation.
E-Transaction Standards Deadline Worries Grow
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Medical Group Management Association fears that cash flow will stop because many practices aren't ready for new transaction standards.
CIA: Cloud Solving Our Petascale Data Problem
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Central Intelligence Agency CIO Gus Hunt says cloud computing will save money, produce better intelligence gathering and analysis, and even improve information security at the agency.
Q&A: Blumenthal Talks EHRs, Healthcare Reform
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
President Obama's former national coordinator for health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal, shares his thoughts on progress with meaningful use of electronic health records, and what's next for healthcare reform.
Google Apps Selected For Energy Dept. Lab
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Unisys wins multi-million-dollar bid to help the DOE transition 5,000 users to Google's cloud-based email and collaboration tools.
Should Mobile Medical Apps Require FDA Approval?
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
The new FDA guidelines may create headaches for developers, but there is an upside for doctors and patients.
VA Awards $55 Million Contract For Surgical Workflow
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Harris will install GE Centricity system to boost patient throughput for 6,000 surgeons at 130 Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals.
Hospitals Move Slowly On Meaningful Use
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
But growing number of CIOs tell CHIME they are confident their facilities can win federal dollars.
USAJobs.gov Website Problems Continue
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Move to a private government cloud model hasn't gone smoothly for the federal job posting site.
NASA Seeks New Apps With Open Data API
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Space agency releases data in nine categories and hopes developers will generate new and creative visualizations of the information.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 More Doable Than Round One
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
The feds seem to have learned from the problems they created with stage 1 criteria. Now they're doing their due diligence.
Medicare Eases Final Rules For Accountable Care Organizations
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Feds cut measurement requirements in half and encourage, but don't mandate, electronic health records and health information exchanges.
Facebook, Feds Team To Help Job Seekers
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
Social Jobs Partnership aims to connect people with employment resources.
GSA Loses $2.5 Billion Cloud Contract Fight
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
The end result may let the feds require U.S.-only, government-only clouds.
NJ Transit Jumps Onboard Google Wallet
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Contactless pay service lets passengers buy train and bus tickets using smartphones.
Federal IT Budgets Flat Through 2017
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
TechAmerica says civilian and defense agencies will face tough choices in how they spend their IT dollars and need to focus on cost-cutting and efficiency initiatives.
NASA, Japan Enhance Earth Topographic Map
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
New map covers 99% of the planet, includes images collected by a Japanese radiometer onboard the U.S. space agency's Terra satellite.
Federal CIOs Cite Limits To Authority
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
GAO also says federal CIOs leave office too soon to make significant changes in their agencies.
Opposition Grows To Meaningful Use Metadata
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Federal advisers say it's premature to include metadata standards in Meaningful Use Stage 2.
$25 Million Awarded For Behavioral Healthcare IT
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will fund technology to coordinate treatment for people with mental health and substance use disorders.
Are EHR Incentives A Waste Of Money?
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Critics charge that Meaningful Use incentives only reward longtime users of health IT rather than encourage new electronic health record adoption.
Wireless Carriers Promise Alerts Before Big Bills
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
Prices aren't going down, but at least you'll be warned how much expensive data you're using.
SEC Mandates Cyber Incident Reporting
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Securities and Exchange Commission issues its first guidance for how and when companies should report cybersecurity or other incidents that pose a cyber risk.
India Tells U.S.: H-1B Process Too Slow
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Authorities lodge U.S. Trade department complaint, say immigration process for tech workers is overly cumbersome.
Army Readies Mobile App Store
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
DOD unit works with Apple, Google, and others to put better mobile technology into the hands of soldiers.
Meaningful Use Compliance: A Piece Of Cake?
Commentary  |  10/14/2011  | 
The feds have already paid out $653 million in incentives to clinicians who've implemented electronic health records. For some providers, the work wasn't so hard after all.
14 Rural Hospitals Join Nebraska Health Data Exchange
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Nebraska Health Information Initiative adds more than a dozen critical access hospitals while some U.S. health information exchanges struggle.
Dell World: Kundra Shares Federal CIO Lessons
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Dell World attendees get an inside look at the challenges of being a federal CIO--and at the numbers involved.
NASA Game Simulates Space-Mission Communication
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Space agency created NetworKing to let players virtually create communication networks used by astronauts, scientists, and ground control.
NIST Funds Testing Tools For Smart Systems
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
University of Maryland researchers get contract to develop a framework for developing and testing intelligent control systems.
Oak Ridge Labs Builds Fastest Supercomputer
News  |  10/11/2011  | 
'Titan' will be the fastest and most energy efficient computer in the world, according to Oak Ridge National Labs.
Feds Accelerate Data Center Consolidation
News  |  10/11/2011  | 
Government agencies now plan to to close nearly 1,000 data centers and save $630 million through 2015.
Athenahealth CEO Says Meaningful Use Needs Performance Data
News  |  10/10/2011  | 
Physicians should be required to collect and report actual EHR performance data to avoid subjective aspects of Medicare's MU attestation process, says electronic health record vendor CEO.
How To Build A Government Cloud
Commentary  |  10/7/2011  | 
As federal agencies race to meet OMB's 'cloud first' mandate, they must adapt the cloud model to the idiosyncrasies of government.
Homeland Security Plans 12 Cloud Services
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
DHS' aggressive cloud implementation includes new services for collaboration, software development, infrastructure, project management, and business intelligence.
Oracle Pays $199.5 Million To Settle GSA Claims
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
Justice Department wins largest false claims settlement ever from Oracle, which is accused of not giving proper discounts on government technology purchases.
Health IT Group Pushes Tax Incentives For Jobs
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
Hospitals and clinicians need tax credits to hire, train health information systems professionals, American Health Information Management Association tells Congress.
Feds Expand Data Center Consolidation Plans
News  |  10/6/2011  | 
White House says the expanded effort will close more data centers and save taxpayers more money.
IBM Wins $240 Million National Archives Contract
News  |  10/6/2011  | 
Management of the government's Electronics Record Archive, which has been plagued by cost overruns, will be under IBM's wing for the next 10 years.
U.K. E-Health Records Failure Makes U.S. Plan Shine
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
It's too soon to know whether U.S. healthcare providers will jump on the IT bandwagon, but one thing's for certain: the U.K.'s health IT project was too top-heavy.
GPS Mandatory On Mobile Phones By 2018
Commentary  |  10/5/2011  | 
To modernize the 911 system, the FCC has ruled that all wireless carriers must offer GPS; VoIP services also.
New York Seeks To Turn Ideas Into Mobile Apps
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
At Interop, NY CIO Carole Post outlines next steps in the city's open government and IT modernization initiatives, including a mobile apps competition.
Air Quality App Leads EPA Challenge
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
Apps for the Environment rewards innovative ways to use EPA data; voting closes Friday.
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