Content tagged with Government
posted in November 2009
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Feds Providing $80 Million For Health IT Training
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The government funding helps set up 6-month health IT workforce training programs at community colleges nationwide.
Government CIOs Must Focus On Results, Not Data Centers
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
Data center proliferation entails unacceptable cost and risk, says the former CIO of the U.S. Postal Service. With cloud computing as an option, it's time to pursue a more sustainable strategy.
Apple Seeks Permanent Halt To Psystar Mac Clones
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
The requested injunction would prohibit Psystar from selling Mac knock offs, which a federal court has already ruled violate Apple's copyright.
FCC Chair Wants More Broadband
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
A 10% increase in broadband availability means a 1.2 to 1.5 point increase in GDP, Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski says.
Senators Urge EU To Finish Oracle Sun Probe
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
With Sun jobs at stake, U.S. lawmakers want the European Commission to speed up its antitrust investigation.
Microsoft Lands UK Cloud Deal
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
CSC will support 30,000 U.K. postal service employees using cloud versions of Exchange and SharePoint.
Feds To Sharpen Cybersecurity Job Policies
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
The Office of Personnel Management seeks to develop a framework for the classification, hiring, performance management, and development of federal cybersecurity pros.
Full Nelson: Video: San Francisco Goes Open, Transparent
Commentary  |  11/23/2009  | 
An interview with the city’s mayor and IT principals about DataSF.org and its groundbreaking applications
Feds Launch Health IT Blog
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Health and Human Services' Health IT Buzz blog covers security, regulatory, standards, and other issues.
Physicians Question Health IT Stimulus Requirements
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
A physicians practice industry group expresses concern about electronic health record incentive programs.
Obama Calls For Math, Science Push
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The president kicked off a public-private initiative Monday to promote education in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Web 2.0 Expo: Noveck Cites Open Gov Challenges
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The deputy CTO for open government sees progress, but acknowledges push back and resource constraints on the path to transparency.
Air Force To Expand PlayStation-Based Supercomputer
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The cluster of PlayStation 3 consoles is already being used for research into high-def video processing and systems with brain-like properties.
Obama Team Challenges Web Developers
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Having rebuilt Whitehouse.gov on the open source Drupal platform, President Obama's new media team is calling on the open source community for new ideas and technology.
FCC Speeds Cell Tower Reviews
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
The "shot clock" rule will set a limit on how long local governments can review applications for new cellular towers.
Interop: New York Tests Xbox-Based Alert System
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
State officials eye video game networks as a means to send emergency warnings to younger residents.
Web 2.0 Expo: Startup Aims At Public Policy Crowdsourcing
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Expert Labs, founded by Anil Dash, will use social media tools to bring private sector expertise to the U.S. government's decision-making processes.
Obama Administration Defends Its Data Quality
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Inaccuracies in stimulus-tracking data on Recovery.gov do exist, but overall the transparency effort has been a success, says a special advisor to the President.
Bill Would Ban P2P Use By Federal Employees
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Proposed legislation would prohibit use of P2P software like BitTorrent or Limewire on government computers and set policies for employees and contractors.
Cyber Warfare Warning Sounded
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
In its annual report on cybercrime, McAfee says that the age of cyber warfare has arrived.
CTIA Seeks More Mobile Broadband Spectrum
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
The mobile industry group said spectrum below 3 GHz should be reallocated for mobile data purposes.
Texas' Data Center Consolidation Project Under Scrutiny
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
A commissioned report finds a range of problems with a seven-year, $863 million outsourcing contract with IBM.
Obama, In China, Promotes An Open Internet
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
In a townhall meeting in Shanghai, the President acknowledges the challenges posed by unrestricted Internet access, but says the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.
Programmers Charged In Madoff Scheme
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
Two men were arrested for developing and maintaining computer programs that helped convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff cover up his operation.
Tech Giants Aim To Master Disaster
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo form alliance to develop software solutions for improving emergency response efforts.
Senate Bill Would Help Family Doctors Fund EHRs
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
The bill, introduced by Sen. John Kerry, would make small healthcare practices eligible for federal loans.
Military Readies IT Acquisition Reforms
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
Deputy Defense secretary William Lynn says procurement reforms should be ready by the spring.
Data-Driven Crime Fighting
Features  |  11/12/2009  | 
Law enforcement agencies adopt new tools in an effort to be more proactive in getting resources where they're most needed.
Smart Grid's $8 Billion Down Payment
Features  |  11/12/2009  | 
The federal government is partnering with private industry to modernize the electrical grid.
RFID Makes Slow And Steady Progress
Features  |  11/12/2009  | 
RFID isn't changing the world, but it's being used strategically in government and business to track animals, stock products, and tag documents.
BlackRock Uses Analytics To Unwind Financial Failures
Features  |  11/12/2009  | 
Money manager helps feds value Bear Sterns holdings and more.
Avaya-Nortel Acquisition Gets OK
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
U.S. and Canadian regulatory agencies have signed off on the $900 million acquisition of Nortel's enterprise solutions unit.
Google Search Visualizes Global Data
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
Data made available by the World Bank is now being used to provide visual support for statistical queries.
Lawmaker Eyes Verizon Termination Fees
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation that will stop carriers from raising cancellation fees.
NASA Space Technologies Go Mainstream
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
In its annual report, the space agency identifies 49 technologies that are being repurposed in the private sector, including scheduling software for hospitals and a tuning circuit for 3G networks.
FBI's New Case Management System Delayed
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
Completion of the $451 million Sentinel system, to be used for searching and analyzing criminal and national security data, has been pushed back to September.
Northrop Wins Pair Of Outsourcing Deals
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
Tech services vendor inks agreements with Department of Homeland Security and PSC, LLC.
Information Exchanges Let Doctors Share Patient Data Efficiently
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
Several new networks are being launched across the country, and while they vary in size, scope, and clientele, the goals and challenges are similar.
Mathias On Mobility: Net Neutrality's For Wireless Too
Commentary  |  11/10/2009  | 
Our columnist argues that network neutrality, in the form of requiring open access, must apply to wireless carriers.
IBM Pushes Business Analytics To Feds
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
Big Blue's newest research center focused on tools to improve decision making in D.C.
Justice Dept. Supports Oracle In EU Dispute
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
The U.S. agency's antitrust division said Oracle's purchase of Sun wouldn't harm competition in the database market.
Healthcare IT Career Tips
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
IT pros without clinical experience shouldn't rule out possible transitions into emerging healthcare IT jobs.
Agency For International Development Outsources To CSC
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
CSC will provide a range of IT services to the government agency, including support for its network and voice systems, systems engineering, cybersecurity, and desktops.
Craigslist Founder To Advise Veteran Affairs
News  |  11/6/2009  | 
The Department of Veterans Affairs has invited Craig Newmark to join a panel to review suggestions for fixing its claims processing.
Obama's Open Government Directive Nears Release
News  |  11/5/2009  | 
The directive, which is behind schedule, will require federal agencies to develop and outline specific actions they will take to be more open to the public.
eReferral System Boosts Medical Center Bookings
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
A portal-based referral system from Carefx and a clinical information exchange from GE Healthcare increase appointments and reduce patient no-shows.
Government Technologist: Vivek Kundra's Data Center Problem
Commentary  |  11/4/2009  | 
The number of data centers belonging to the U.S. government has more than doubled in the past 10 years. Can Federal CIO Vivek Kundra put a stop to the trend?
Intel Hit With Antitrust Suit In NY
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
The New York attorney general claims the chipmaker used bribery and coercion to prevent computer makers from using rival products.
Health Care Provider Improves Performance With Metrics
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
Presbyterian Healthcare Services uses Actuate performance management software in pursuit of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.
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