Content tagged with Government
posted in November 2010
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Google Earth 6 Debuts
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The latest update of Google's geo-software includes better Street View integration and 3D trees.
FCC To Free TV Spectrum For Mobile Broadband
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
To avert a "spectrum crisis," the federal agency has proposed incentive auctions to reallocate valuable airwave space from TV broadcast to mobile broadband use.
China Cracks Down On Software Piracy
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Inspectors will sweep local and central government computers to combat rampant illegal copying of software and other goods, including DVDs, CDs and apparel.
Google Buying Groupon, Report Claims
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
By acquiring Groupon, Google would strengthen its local commerce capabilities.
'Hacktivist' Claims Credit for WikiLeaks Attack
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Perpetrator says DDOS strike was in retaliation for site's disclosure of sensitive U.S. government documents to media outlets.
Google Faces EU Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Investigators will be looking into claims that Google's business practices stifle competition.
Level 3 Charges Comcast Fees Threaten Open Internet
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Dustup over Netflix transmission charges emerges as the FCC prepares to rule on net neutrality.
VA Pilots Digital Medical Record Retrieval
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
A contractor will collect, scan, and transmit private healthcare records with the goal of speeding Veterans Affairs' claims decisions.
White House Aligns Data Center Consolidation, Sustainability
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality will link infrastructure and carbon footprint reduction goals.
NASA Rated Tops In Social Media Savvy
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The space agency earned a "genius" rating from L2 for effectively using Tweetup, Foursquare, Gowalla, Flickr, and its own website.
Apple's 'Kinected' Kitchen
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
A series of patent and patent application assignments reveal Apple's interest in appliance control systems that combine touch screens and Kinect-style object sensing.
Apple, Google, Microsoft Chided For 'Sneaky' Installations
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Mozilla's Asa Dotzler urges the three companies to 'stop being evil.'
Government Seizes 82 Sites In Piracy Sweep
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Joint effort between the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice shuts down peer-to-peer networks and sites allegedly selling counterfeit goods.
Federal Pay Freeze Could Complicate IT Recruitment Efforts
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Top cybersecurity and IT acquisition pros may be reluctant to take government jobs, knowing they won't be eligible for a raise for at least a year.
GAO Criticizes HUD IT Modernization Efforts
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has not yet met requirements to justify appropriated funds, nor demonstrated management capabilities to complete eight in-progress projects.
Astronauts Return From International Space Station
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
NASA continues to press forward on its much delayed final Discovery launch to the ISS.
FCC Postpones Net Neutrality Vote
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
The delay of the early-December meeting sparks speculation the agency is mobilizing for a vote on the controversial issue of overseeing Internet access.
Navy Names Terry Halvorsen CIO
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Replacement for Rob Carey is a cyber expert who spent nearly a year as deputy commander for the Navy Cyber Forces.
White House Names Top Mobile Apps
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Services for learning about NASA missions, finding government jobs, or the nearest U.S. embassy are among the administration's top picks.
NASA Awards $6 Million To Develop 'Green' Aircraft
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman get funding to build plans for cleaner, quieter, and more fuel-efficient airliners.
Health Execs Laud EHRs For Boosting Care
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Government Accountability Office report finds that e-health records support disease management by improving data sharing and communication.
TSA Screening Protests Take To Social Media
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Air travelers turning to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to try to change the Transportation Security Administration's new hand-search and enhanced body scanner policies.
ManTech To Buy Federal IT Contractor for $75 Million
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Acquisition of privately held MTCSC will bolster ManTech's cybersecurity, network engineering, and systems integration practices.
MilTube Lets Army Troops Share Videos
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
The site is part of a suite of Web 2.0 services for military personnel to share media and take part in social networking behind the DOD firewall.
HHS Awards $8 Million For Community Health Centers
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Government funding through the Affordable Care Act will support IT implementation and training at local medical clinics.
Advisers Balk At National Health Information Network Proposal
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Government's health IT policy committee sent the recommended NHIN governance framework back to subcommittee to iron out thorny details.
Google Signs Data Handling Agreement
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
An agreement with UK data authorities brings with it the assurance that the WiFi data Google collected in the UK will be deleted.
FCC Taps Terremark Enterprise Cloud
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
The federal agency will redesign its website and add processing, storage and networking services by leveraging the company's platform.
Congress Passes Federal Telework Bill
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
President Obama is expected to sign the legislation, which requires agencies to establish policies for employees to work remotely.
VA, Indian Health Services Push IT Interoperability
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Agencies will share resources to boost care for American Indian and Alaska Native veterans.
Managing Export-Controlled Data In The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | 
As IT pros evaluate cloud computing services, they must be aware of federal regulations that restrict where certain data gets stored, or potentially face serious penalties.
'Call Of Duty' Topples 5-Day Sales Record
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Activision's blockbuster video game grossed more than $650 million worldwide, beating old record by $100 million.
Google Apps Gains Access To Consumer Apps
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Businesses using Google Apps can now manage how employees use consumer-oriented Google services.
Air Force Warns Against Location Based Sites
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Military says careless use could disclose service members' position to enemy, compromising safety and operations.
White House Unwraps Open Data Community
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Data.gov forums invite people to share ideas and best practices about making government data more accessible.
Web 2.0 Summit: FCC Chairman Sees Past Hindering Broadband Future
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski said the facts don't support the charge that the FCC has done nothing in the past two years.
Web 2.0: Facebook CEO Says E-mail Is Too Complicated
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
"Almost every major product vertical is going to be rethought to be social," said Mark Zuckerberg. "Get on the bus."
Government Launches Site To Reduce Payment Fraud, Errors
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
In announcing VerifyPayment,gov, the Office of Management and Budget reported it recovered about $687 million in improper disbursements last year.
Verizon, Comcast Slam FCC On Net Neutrality
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
The Internet providers said the Federal Communications Commission should drop its campaign to regulate wireless data traffic and allow providers to police themselves.
Innovation Mandate: The Case For Less Regulation
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
One think tank fellow thinks the key to spurring innovation and creating jobs is to put a moratorium on regs in a handful of industries, but only temporarily. His proposal doesn't go far enough.
Tech Teams Vie For Federal Cloud Business
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
GSA has approved 20 companies, ranging from IT industry leaders to lesser-known specialists, to provide infrastructure as a service through its cloud computing portal
White House Embraces Twitter
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Obama administration sponsors eight feeds, in addition to the president's own, for connecting with the public.
Auditor Faults DHS Intelligence Data Sharing
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Limitations in the Department of Homeland Security's IT systems are causing long delays in sharing counter-terrorism information with regional personnel, finds inspector general.
Shuttle Discovery In Repair Shop
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Crews are fixing a hydrogen leak and cracks that posed significant safety risks.
Top 20 Government Cloud Service Providers
Slideshows  |  11/15/2010  | 
Nearly a dozen teams of technology vendors have been approved to provide IT infrastructure as a service to government agencies through Apps.gov, the General Services Administration's cloud computing portal. The new blanket service agreement makes it possible for federal, state and local government agencies to order on-demand virtual servers, cloud storage and web hosting as needed from GSA-approved service providers. Cloud vendors must satisfy FISMA's "moderate impact" data security level to par
Guerra On Healthcare: Don't Underestimate CPOE Challenge
Commentary  |  11/15/2010  | 
Government program rushes implementation and may compromise patient safety, but are CIOs empowered to buck the system?
Data Consolidation Could Save Feds $14.6 Billion
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
But MeriTalk survey also shows that only 33 percent of IT managers believe that the OMB's goal for cutting the number of federal data centers is achievable.
U.S. Plans To Overtake China's Supercomputer Top Spot
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
The government is building or funding at least three supercomputers faster than China's Tianhe-1A, and has plans for more.
White House Pushes Geospatial Collaboration
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Obama administration wants agencies to adopt standard management practices and to invest more efficiently, while GSA looks to cloud for a new platform.
Government IT Spending Poised For Growth
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Recent increase in information technology expenditures portends an uptick, led by local governments, reports CDW IT Monitor.
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