Content tagged with Government - posted in November 2011 - InformationWeek
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Latest Tablet Fans: U.S. Census Bureau
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Next census not until 2020, but bureau already working on field data collection via tablet apps.
DOD Sees Budget Challenge To Data Center Consolidation
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
The military says it's on track with its data center consolidation plans, but budget uncertainty might make it hard to maintain the pace.
DOD Aims To Improve Info Sharing
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Defense Department plans to use semantic Web principles to improve how data is shared, analyzed, and reported across myriad systems.
Obama Orders Agencies To Move Records To Cloud
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
White House tells federal agencies to improve records management by considering new electronic alternatives.
NASA Launches Mobile Apps Store
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Agency employees and contractors can download apps for smartphones to access internal information, although choices are thin to start.
How Defense IT Will Cope With Billions In Cuts
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
The Pentagon is betting that spending on technology can save money and help it meet huge cuts in the defense budget that have been ordered and additional cuts that may be on the way.
Feds Turn To Video Games To Solve Problems
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
From NASA to National Park Service, agencies research how they can work together to create games to meet social, health, economic, and other challenges.
AT&T Desperate To Save T-Mobile Bid
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
AT&T appears to be willing to do anything to salvage its plan to acquire T-Mobile USA, despite the roadblocks being thrown in its way by the government.
9 Factors For A Successful Government IT Rollout
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
GAO outlines strategies that produce cost-effective and well-implemented federal IT investments.
Google Donates Chromebooks To Wounded Warriors
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Tech giant gives notebook computers to military hospitals to help vets connect with families and loved ones while healing.
NASA's Next Mission: Deep Space
Slideshows  |  11/22/2011  | 
NASA's Mars Science Lab and Curiosity rover are the next steps in a long-term plan to travel farther and faster into space. Check out this visual tour of the future spacecrafts and tools that will get them there.
DOD Looks To Make A Game Of Software Testing
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
DARPA will use crowdsourcing to help verify that weapons software will work as intended.
Anonymous Leaks Law Enforcement Forensic Secrets
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Hacktivist group claims release of 38,000 emails related to the Feds' cybercrime investigations, in retaliation for stiff sentences for Anonymous members.
Treasury Dept. Gives FOIA A Technology Makeover
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Department deploys cloud-based tools to manage and fulfill freedom of information requests.
Software Makers Shun SOPA Bill
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
In a reversal, Business Software Alliance now says the proposed anti-piracy law overreaches.
Medicare Delays HIPAA 5010 Enforcement
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Doctor offices and hospitals will now have until the end of March to get up to speed with new electronic transaction set for processing insurance claims.
Should Postal Service Offer Email, Online Storage?
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
USPS Inspector General urges development of digital services so postal service can take advantage of Internet economy and ease some of its financial woes.
Army CIO Seeks $1.5B In IT Efficiencies
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
How will Lt. General Susan Lawrence do it? Data center consolidation, enterprise email, and server virtualization are part of the plan.
NASA: Commercial Space Flight Faces Delay
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Administrator Charles Bolden testifies that lack of funding could push program back two years to 2017.
AMA Wants To Put Brakes On ICD-10 Implementation
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
American Medical Association cited concerns about transition to the new set of medical billing codes while staying up to date with a host of regulatory and technology changes.
Microsoft Cloud Exec Is New Washington State CIO
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Windows Azure vet Bharat Shiyam steps into the middle of a major state agency consolidation and a massive data center build as Washington's new state CIO.
Hardware Glitch Knocks DISA Website Offline
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
The agency's public website and some internal applications have been unavailable since Saturday, when a SAN disk pool failed.
SOPA: 5 Key Provisions Of Anti-Piracy Bill
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Controversial legislation aims to help U.S. authorities clamp down on rogue websites, but critics say it amounts to Internet censorship.
Medicare Unveils $1 Billion Healthcare Innovation Challenge
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Federal grant program seeks rapidly deployable, sustainable plans to improve care and lower costs.
Medicare Needs To Elevate IT Approach, Says NRC
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
New challenges, from health insurance exchanges to shared savings programs, demand that the agency integrate IT into all of its systems and strategies, says National Research Council.
Fed Agency Telecommuting Policies: Too Many Unfinished
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
A new survey shows that while federal agency managers and staff support telecommuting, a lack of agency policies is slowing actual progress.
Under Pressure, Pentagon Adopts New IT Strategy
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
The CIO of the Department of Defense has devised an ambitious IT plan that aims to help the military branches cope with billions of dollars in budget cuts.
DARPA Wants Wireless Network For Satellite Clusters
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Chip and electronics manufacturers urged to develop a networking device to connect satellites in Darpa's System F6 program.
Federal Data Center Consolidation: By The Numbers
Slideshows  |  11/16/2011  | 
Go inside the federal government's data center consolidation initiative, which aims to save $5 billion. See who's closing the most data centers, where, and how else the picture is changing.
USAJobs Site Glitches Point To Longtime IT Woes
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Fed jobs website outages stem from longstanding Office of Personnel Management problems with IT development and oversight, auditor tells Congress.
Taking Pain Out Of ANSI 5010 Conversion
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
Cloud-based offerings like new ADP Advanced MD can ease healthcare providers transitioning to new electronic data format standard for claims transactions.
Top 10 Supercomputers: U.S. Still Dominates
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
NASA and Energy Dept. supercomputers nabbed five of the top 10 spots in a bi-annual list of the world's most powerful computers.
DHS Taps Raytheon To Modernize Case-Management System
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
Raytheon will build a new case-management system for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that makes it easier to share info and lets agents receive notifications via mobile devices.
Feds Detail Supercomputing's Future
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
Federal agencies are working on everything from supercomputing in the cloud to software optimizations for fusion research, and will be discussing their research at this week's annual SC11 conference.
Cray Replaces IBM On Blue Waters Supercomputer Project
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
Computer company signs $188 million contract to develop 1-petaflop supercomputer for NSF-funded project at the University of Illinois.
Feds Offer Data For Do-It-Yourself Maps
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
Geospatial Platform website makes available data, services, and applications so people can build their own maps.
Army Advances Smartphone Strategy
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
Defense Department looks to procure smartphones, tablets, and personal Wi-Fi hotspots for soldiers.
DARPA Seeks Better Satellite Launch System
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
Defense research agency wants a cheaper, faster, and more reliable way to launch smaller satellites.
Cloud Security: Better Than We Think?
Commentary  |  11/11/2011  | 
Conventional wisdom says that cloud computing is inherently less secure. But many government experts are focused on cloud computing's security strengths.
Medical Experts Pitch Controversial Health IT Safety Plan
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
Stakeholders debate Institute of Medicine proposal for federal oversight of IT-associated patient deaths and injuries.
NASA's Newest Mars Rover Prepares For Close-Up
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
Curiosity, scheduled to land on the Red Planet in August, will try to determine if conditions were ever favorable to support microbial life.
Government Agencies Go Google+
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
Since Google released Google+ Pages for businesses and organizations earlier this week, government agencies have been rapidly creating Google+ accounts.
Foreigners Don't Take IT Jobs, They Create Them
Commentary  |  11/9/2011  | 
Research shows that immigrant-founded companies generate billions in revenue and employ hundreds of thousands of Americans, so why do so many people want to seal our borders?
Obama Orders More Technology Cuts
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
White House aims to limit mobile devices and move information online to eliminate wasteful spending.
NASA Names Cornell Professor To CTO Position
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
Mason Peck will bring expertise in spacecraft design and robotics to the space agency's technology directorate.
IBM Yellowstone Supercomputer To Study Climate Change
News  |  11/8/2011  | 
National Center for Atmospheric Research will use 1.6-petaflop supercomputer to launch new facility devoted to climate research.
Progress On Health Data Exchange Specs
News  |  11/8/2011  | 
Seven states, eight e-health records vendors, and three health information exchange providers agree to support interoperability standards that also could make health data exchange easier nationally.
White House, Google Develop Job Search Tool For Vets
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
Google worked with Veterans Administration to develop the search tool, a widget that aggregates listings from, Facebook, and similar outlets.
DOD Seeks Rugged Routers, Better Networks
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
Military plans new vehicle routers and networking capabilities to help soldiers communicate more securely and effectively in combat situations.
NASA Aims To Build Tractor Beam
News  |  11/4/2011  | 
Towing spaceships isn't in the immediate plans, but the agency hopes $100,000 investment in moving objects with lasers will pay off in the laboratory.
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