Accenture Named A Prime CDC Contractor
Under the 10-year, $4 billion capped deal, the IT firm will provide information management and infrastructure services to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
HP To Pay $16M To Settle E-Rate Charges
A federal fraud investigation found that HP contractors had lavished gifts on Dallas and Houston school officials in order to win contracts funded by the government's E-Rate program.
NIST Updates Software Testing Tool
Bug-detecting Advanced Combinatorial Testing System gets an improved user interface and methods to eliminate unnecessary tests, says National Institute of Standards and Technology.
VA To Purchase 600,000 PCs
Citing an increase in health clinics, Veterans Affairs could spend $815 million in doubling its previous PC order.
Queen Elizabeth Joins Facebook
The British monarch's page offers details on the royal family and its schedule, but doesn't allow people to "friend" or "poke" her.
U.S., India Partner On Open Government
On his trip to Mumbai, President Obama points to similarities in the open government goals of the U.S. and India, and pledges $1 million in support of public efforts to share best practices.
Air Force CIO Priorities: Networking At Mach 6
Lt. Gen. William Lord outlines an ambitious plan to bolster the Air Force's cybersecurity posture, drive IT efficiencies, deploy new tech tools, and establish aerial networks at supersonic speeds.
NIST To Develop Cloud Roadmap
The federal government's Strategic Cloud Computing initiative seeks to remove barriers to cloud adoption in security, interoperability, portability and reliability.
Minnesota To Consolidate Data Centers
The state's plan to reduce the number from 36 to between two and four follows deal that will shift 35,000 employees to Microsoft Business Productivity Online.
Feds Roll Out Cloud Security Guidelines
The voluntary FedRAMP program for private and public cloud services, expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011, would standardize security accreditation and certification.
NASA, Microsoft Reveal Mars In Pictures
As Earth's closest neighbor and with an atmosphere more similar to Earth's than any other planet in the solar system, Mars has long been a subject of great interest to astronomers and the public. NASA began exploring Mars with unmanned spacecraft in the 1970s, and the space agency hopes to eventually send a human to the Red Planet. In March 2009, NASA and Microsoft partnered under a Space Act Agreement to make images of Mars and other planets available through Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope, an