Google Earth 6 Debuts
The latest update of Google's geo-software includes better Street View integration and 3D trees.
China Cracks Down On Software Piracy
Inspectors will sweep local and central government computers to combat rampant illegal copying of software and other goods, including DVDs, CDs and apparel.
Apple's 'Kinected' Kitchen
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.
GAO Criticizes HUD IT Modernization Efforts
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.
FCC Postpones Net Neutrality Vote
The delay of the early-December meeting sparks speculation the agency is mobilizing for a vote on the controversial issue of overseeing Internet access.
White House Names Top Mobile Apps
Services for learning about NASA missions, finding government jobs, or the nearest U.S. embassy are among the administration's top picks.
Innovation Mandate: The Case For Less Regulation
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
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
Auditor Faults DHS Intelligence Data Sharing
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.
Top 20 Government Cloud Service Providers
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