Content tagged with Government - posted in November 2008 - InformationWeek
Content tagged with Government
posted in November 2008
History Reloaded: Changing The Past To Suit The Present
News  |  11/26/2008  | 
The authors of a new report argue that revisions to the White House Web site reflect a willingness by the Bush administration to whitewash history.
Bell Canada's Takeover Deal In Danger Of Failing
News  |  11/26/2008  | 
An audit by KPMG revealed that it does not believe BCE "would meet the solvency tests" stipulated in the deal.
Fewer Than Half Of Available PCs Reused
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
Transportation costs, import tariffs, and environmental legislation are among the hindrances cited by refurbished PC exporters.
Apple Sued Over iPhone's Browser
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
The latest iPhone lawsuit claims Apple is infringing on a patent for how the handset navigates the Web.
IBM To Link Acquired Telelogic Tools To Rational
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
Telelogic has played a large role in embedded software for the automotive, aerospace, defense, and telecommunications markets.
Electronic Nose Will Sniff Out Chemicals On Space Station
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
The ENose can detect particle quantities as small as 10,000 parts per million.
Minnesota Hand Counts Rejected Ballots
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
State officials are reviewing votes discarded by optical scanning devices.
GM's Worldbook Project Aims To Save Troubled Automaker
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
GM's Worldbook project standardizes data on engineering specs worldwide, to help GM build cars more quickly and at lower costs.
NASA Tests Deep Space Internet
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
The interplanetary system was used to deliver images to earth.
Camera With 1.4 Billion Pixels Defends Earth From Asteroids
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
The Pan-STARRS cameras each have 1.4 billion pixels on an area approximately 40 centimeters square.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt Calls For Innovation Bailout
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
As an adviser to President-elect Barack Obama, Schmidt tells U.S. companies to apply the technological principles that created the Internet economy to the nation's energy infrastructure.
Symantec CEO John Thompson To Retire
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
Symantec COO Enrique Salem has been tapped to take over as president and CEO.
American Airlines Debuts Mobile Boarding Pass
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
Passengers in select cities will be able to speed through the terminals by having their boarding passes sent to their cell phones or PDAs.
CTIA Drops Open Requirement Lawsuits
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
The wireless industry group had been suing to see if the FCC had the authority to require open access on the C block 700-MHz spectrum.
Hubble Snaps First Photo Of Planet Circling A Star
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
Astronomers believe Fomalhaut b could have Saturn-like rings.
MPC/Gateway Suspended From Georgia Contracts
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
State officials are worried about the finances of the company, which filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month.
Online Gambling Ban Approved
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
The law, scheduled to take effect in December 2009, prohibits payments made through credit cards, electronic funds transfers, and checks related to online wagers.
ICANN Shutting Down EstDomains Nov. 24
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
Widely regarded as a haven for spammers and cybercriminals, EstDomains must now designate a recipient for the 281,000 domain registrations it manages.
IT Job Market Proving To Be Resilient -- So Far
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
In these troubled economic times, IT employment is holding up well and continues to outperform the general employment market.
IT Vendors Work With Military To Modernize Iraqi Manufacturer
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
CDW and Autodesk will help bring operations up to date at the company.
Texting While Driving Fatality Ends In Jail Term
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
A Massachusetts driver charged with killing a man while texting on his cell phone has been sentenced to 2-1/2 years in jail in a precedent-setting case.
Bush Urged To Lift Ban On Online Gambling
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
Despite NFL lobbying, Congressman Barney Frank argues the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act will burden the financial services industry.
IBM CEO Touts Smart Systems, Efficient Infrastructure
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
Supply chain inefficiencies cost the consumer products and retail industries an estimated $40 billion annually, or 3.5% of sales, IBM's Sam Palmisano pointed out.
Phoenix Mars Lander Shuts Down
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
NASA's visitor to the Red Planet is unlikely to phone home again.
Feds Sued Over $900 Million Nuke Support Contract
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
Software Engineering Services wants a court to overturn the StratCom award.
Cray XT Jaguar Supercomputer Surpasses IBM Roadrunner
News  |  11/10/2008  | 
The official list of the world's 500 fastest computers, compiled by university and government scientists twice a year, is scheduled to be released next week.
High Tech Execs Have President-Elect Obama's Ear
News  |  11/10/2008  | 
Members of Obama's Transition Economic Advisory Board include the leaders of Xerox, Time Warner, and Google.
Web 2.0 Summit: President Elect Obama Typifies World 2.0
News  |  11/7/2008  | 
The Internet-empowered fund-raising and social networking of Sen. Obama's campaign may have helped advance the evolution of Web 2.0 as a concept, panelists suggest.
Ex-Intel Engineer Accused Of Stealing $1 Billion In Trade Secrets
News  |  11/7/2008  | 
Biswamohan Pani was indicted Wednesday for allegedly downloading more than a dozen confidential Intel documents after he had been hired by AMD.
Google To Host Financial Services Summit Nov. 19
News  |  11/7/2008  | 
U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, is slated to deliver the keynote speech.
Google Co-Founder Larry Page Giddy For White Spaces
News  |  11/6/2008  | 
The technical executive of the search engine said utilizing white spaces is good for the country, and it could increase the company's revenue by as much as 30%.
Obama Picks Tech Guru Genachowski For Transition Team
News  |  11/6/2008  | 
Recruitment of the attorney-technocrat is consistent with Obama's stated goal of having technology play a key role in his administration.
Obama Election Ushering In First Internet Presidency
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
Pioneering use of Web 2.0 and social networking technologies by the president-elect's campaign has seemingly transformed politics, and could influence government as well.
Obama Tech Policy Plans Eyed By Computer Industry
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
Sun, CompTIA, and other IT leaders weigh in on the president-elect's technology agenda, which includes support for network neutrality and plans to promulgate community broadband.
FCC Approves Sprint-Clearwire Merger, Nationwide WiMax Coming
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
Conditions include commitments by Sprint Nextel to phase out its federal high-cost universal service support and improve emergency 911 calls.
FCC OKs White Spaces, Spells Out Safeguards
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
While the move was promoted by Google, Microsoft, and Motorola and hailed by consumer groups, opponents warn that problems still lurk with the technology.
FCC Approves $28.1 Billion Verizon-Alltel Merger
News  |  11/4/2008  | 
Both firms share the same CDMA infrastructure and are committed to move to Long-Term Evolution in future years.
Web 2.0 Summit Looks Beyond The Web
News  |  11/4/2008  | 
Anticipating a future U.S. energy policy more focused on alternatives to oil, the Web 2.0 Summit also will feature discussions with green tech leaders, among others.
Electronic Voting Machines Tested By Record Turnout
News  |  11/4/2008  | 
Many precincts relied on new, or relatively new electronic voting machines to handle the influx and tally the results.
Google Instructs AdSense Publishers How To Block Its Ads
News  |  11/4/2008  | 
The spike in AdSense publishers asking about ad blocking is the result of the expensive, divisive battle over California's Proposition 8.
How To Follow The Presidential Election On The Web
News  |  11/3/2008  | 
For the first time ever, The Associated Press, which reaches 61 million unique visitors through 2,100 affiliate sites, will stream continuous live election video online.
FCC Delays Tuesday Vote, Prepares For 'White Spaces' Ballot
News  |  11/3/2008  | 
The planned Election Day vote on the universal service fund and major revisions to intercarrier compensation was postponed at the behest of Congress members and telecom execs.

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