Content tagged with Government
posted in November 2010
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National Archives Wants Sole Source HP Contract
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
The agency says its e-mail system is tanking and it must purchase parts directly from Hewlett-Packard because the competitive bidding process has failed.
Feds Seek Education Transformation Through Technology
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
National Education Technology Plan outlines five goals by 2015, including broadband connectivity for all students.
NASA Finds Space Telescope Plagued By Astronomical Costs
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Space agency makes personnel changes to get the Hubble successor back on track.
Federal Plans To 'Cut' Spending Don't Amount To Much
Commentary  |  11/11/2010  | 
When it comes to government outlays on IT or anything else, a dollar saved is rarely ever a dollar removed from a budget and returned to a taxpayer.
Accenture Named A Prime CDC Contractor
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
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.
NASA Finds Cracks On Discovery's Fuel Tank
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Holes in foam insulation are the latest setback to aging orbiter's final mission.
Enterprise 2.0: The Social Needs Of Smaller Businesses
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
A panel discussion led by InformationWeek.com editor-in-chief Alex Wolfe finds differences in the way SMBs should approach social collaboration tools.
HP To Pay $16M To Settle E-Rate Charges
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
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.
White House Interactive Tour Goes Online
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
Web app gives users a glimpse of everything from the Residence State Floor to the West Wing, East Wing and South Lawn.
Enterprise 2.0: Rethinking Customer Relationship Management
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
Author and consultant Paul Greenberg urges companies to find ways to engage with their customers.
NIST Updates Software Testing Tool
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
Bug-detecting Advanced Combinatorial Testing System gets an improved user interface and methods to eliminate unnecessary tests, says National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Minnesota Launching e-Ordering System For Imaging Tests
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The non-profit Institute of Clinical Systems Improvement's year-long pilot of e-ordering and clinical decision support tools saved $28 million in high-tech diagnostic imaging tests.
Enterprise 2.0: Novell Launches Vibe Platform
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The collaboration software formerly known as Novell Pulse and Novell Teaming is now available under a new name as open beta software.
Portland SAP Project Plagued By Delays, Cost Overruns
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The city's planned financial and HR system has cost $47.4 million so far, instead of the planned $14.2 million, and still lacks promised functionality, auditors say.
IBM Earmarks $50 Million For 'Smarter Cities'
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
Grants will go to 100 cities worldwide that leverage technology to improve citizen engagement, services and efficiency.
Digital Divide Persists Despite Broadband Expansion
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
Commerce Department study expected to influence debate around the National Broadband Plan, which aims to increase high-speed wireless for rural, minority, and low-income Americans.
Global CIO: 'Net Neutrality' A Ballot Bomb: Supporters Shellacked At Polls
Commentary  |  11/9/2010  | 
In last week's elections, all 95 Congressional candidates who had promised to support 'net neutrality' initiatives were defeated. Are we getting the picture here?
Judge Allows Federal Fraud Suit Against Oracle
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The software firm tried to convince the court that the government didn't have a legitimate claim that it bilked taxpayers out of millions of dollars.
Enterprise 2.0: Socialtext Targets Information Barriers
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
The company's latest software revision, 4.5, tries to make business information more accessible.
VA To Purchase 600,000 PCs
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
Citing an increase in health clinics, Veterans Affairs could spend $815 million in doubling its previous PC order.
Shuttle Discovery Grounded For Safety Reasons
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
NASA wants more time to inspect a hydrogen leak and foam cracks on the spacecraft's external fuel tank.
Queen Elizabeth Joins Facebook
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
The British monarch's page offers details on the royal family and its schedule, but doesn't allow people to "friend" or "poke" her.
IBM Targets Healthcare With Government Cloud
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
Medicare and other agencies will gain improve claims processing and analytics management with access to scalable, secure, certified data centers, says IBM.
U.S., India Partner On Open Government
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
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
Commentary  |  11/5/2010  | 
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.
NASA Spacecraft Photographs Hartley 2 Comet
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
Two imaging instruments on the Deep Impact spacecraft took some of the most detailed photos ever of a comet.
NIST To Develop Cloud Roadmap
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
The federal government's Strategic Cloud Computing initiative seeks to remove barriers to cloud adoption in security, interoperability, portability and reliability.
FTC Names Felten Chief Technologist
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
Princeton computer science and public affairs professor Edward Felten is expected to focus on security and privacy.
Shuttle Discovery Suffers Hydrogen Leak
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
NASA's next attempt to launch spacecraft on its final mission will come no earlier than Monday.
Apple Discontinues Xserve
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
The company's rack-mountable server will be available only through January 31, 2011.
Minnesota To Consolidate Data Centers
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
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.
India To Obama: Outsourcing Is A Win-Win
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
Concerned about rising U.S. protectionism, government officials on the subcontinent are hoping to sell the president on the benefits of increased trade.
Health IT Group Tackles Data Exchange
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Federal policy committee examines different scenarios for sharing patient information across hospitals, clinics, insurers, and states.
HHS Injects Funds For Health IT Infrastructure
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Federal guidance announced to help states establish consumers' eligibility for insurance through health information exchanges.
Discovery Grounded By Weather Woes
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Final flight on hold as rain and storms track across Florida's Spacecoast.
Healthcare Reform Uncertainty Could Chill Tech Innovation
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
Threats to repeal legislation could freeze IT initiatives related to key provisions.
Intel Atom Processor Excluded From FTC Antitrust Settlement
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
PCI Express Bus requirement relaxed for tablet-bound Atom, code-named Oak Trail and scheduled to ship next year.
NASA, Microsoft Offer Visual Tour Of Mars
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter collected thousands of images that can be viewed online through Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope.
NASA Leverages Amazon Cloud For Mars Rover
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
The agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is using virtual computing environment to run custom software to plan the vehicle's daily activities.
Feds Roll Out Cloud Security Guidelines
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
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.
Discovery's Final Flight Delayed
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
Electrical problem put the last voyage of NASA's oldest orbiter on hold.
Army Awards ManTech $68 Million Afghan Cellular Contract
News  |  11/2/2010  | 
Permanent and mobile cell towers will be built on U.S. military bases in Afghanistan.
Google-Branded Chrome Notebook May Launch In November
News  |  11/2/2010  | 
Other hardware makers will unveil their Chrome notebooks in December, a report claims.
Google's Privacy Practices Clouded By Lawsuit
Commentary  |  11/2/2010  | 
Microsoft gains an unfair edge over Gmail under current government email requirements, according to a federal suit filed by Google.
White House Solicits Public Opinion On Nanotechnology Plan
News  |  11/2/2010  | 
The National Nanotechnology Initiative has posted a draft of its strategic plan for comment on its website.
Shuttle Discovery Is 'Go' For Final Launch
News  |  11/2/2010  | 
Preparations underway as NASA's oldest orbiter set to take to the skies one last time.
NASA, Microsoft Reveal Mars In Pictures
Slideshows  |  11/1/2010  | 
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
HHS Offers Grants For Health IT Infrastructure
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
Early Innovators competition will reward states for innovative and cost effective proposals to help consumers and SMBs compare and sign up for health insurance plans.
IBM Jumps Into Government Cloud Computing
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
Big Blue is launching infrastructure-as-a-service targeted at federal agencies and piloting a community cloud effort for local governments.
Shuttle Discovery Prepped For Final Flight
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
NASA orbiter embarks Wednesday on its last mission to International Space Station.
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