Content tagged with Government
posted in November 2012
Feds Pull Plug On 'One Stop' Cloud Portal
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
The General Services Administration plans to decommission Uncle Sam's Apps.gov site, which was supposed to make it easy for agencies to acquire software as a service.
National Archives Picks Google Apps For Government
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
$7.2 million contract awarded to Unisys.
NASA Mars Mission: No Little Green Men -- Yet
Slideshows  |  11/30/2012  | 
NASA debunks rumors of new evidence of life on Mars, but its Curiosity rover continues to make many smaller discoveries. Some of NASA's latest images raise interesting questions.
Gaza Ceasefire Doesn't Hold Online: New Anonymous Hack
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
War of words and hacked websites continues, even as the Palestinian territories receive upgraded state status from the United Nations.
Inspector General Slams Medicare Oversight Of EHR Program
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Office of Inspection General asserts that lack of prepayment audits of Meaningful Use leaves the Medicare program vulnerable to abuse.
Workday Posts Strong Start As Public Firm
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Workday post-IPO financial results exceed expectations and it sets lofty goals for market share gains against Oracle and SAP.
Feds Fall Short On IT Project Management
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Government agencies, including Health and Human Services, do a poor job of following federal IT investment guidelines, reports Government Accountability Office.
Future Cities: IT Priorities For Urban Transformation
Commentary  |  11/28/2012  | 
City planners and their IT teams are setting big goals -- and facing big challenges -- in the development of tech-enabled "Future Cities," our survey results show.
10 Cities Raise Tech IQs In IBM Challenge
Slideshows  |  11/26/2012  | 
IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge helps 100 cities around the globe improve education, infrastructure, public safety and economic development. Look how 10 winning cities are tackling tough problems.
Google Encourages Action Against UN Internet Proposals
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Google fears that upcoming conference could give governments too much control over Internet governance, launches an online campaign to keep everyone in the loop.
Mars Mystery: Here's What We Know
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
NASA says its Curiosity rover has made a discovery on Mars, but isn't saying more. Clues offer some educated guesses about what NASA's found.
Modria's Fairness Engine: Justice On Demand
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
Dispute resolution technology could replace courtroom clashes, at least when the stakes are low.
Federal IT Dashboard: Agencies Overstating Progress?
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
New GAO report concludes that some agencies use the transparency tool to paint a rosier picture of IT projects than reality warrants.
6 Ways Amazon Cloud Helped Obama Win
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services played a starring role in President Obama's quest for a second term.
NASA's IT Future: Robot Telework, 3-D Printing
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's philosophy -- prototype new tech based on what non-IT workers envision -- could pay off in robot telework, spacecraft created by 3-D printers and more.
Fastest Supercomputer List Topped By Titan
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
U.S. national labs operate five of the top 20 supercomputers, according to the Energy Department.
Could Private IT Best Practices Save Feds $220 Billion?
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
Wiser use of technology can save the government money, cut healthcare costs and improve services, according to an American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council report.
Vets. Dept. Signs $36 Million HP-Microsoft Cloud Deal
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs will move 600,000 users to Microsoft's cloud email and collaboration services in one of the biggest cloud computing deals to date.
Google Says Government Surveillance Growing
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Demands for Google user data and content takedowns are on the rise, some of which are not legitimate.
Election 2012 Polling Lesson: Internet In, Telephone Out?
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Online polling is ready for prime time but Internet voting isn't, says Survey Monkey's chief methodologist.
Time To Deliver On Federal IT Reform
Commentary  |  11/13/2012  | 
First four years of the Obama Administration were marked by the beginnings of significant changes in federal IT. Execution will be the name of the game during the next four.
Medicare Electronic Submissions System Makes Slow Start
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
Only 5.5% of the records requested by Medicare auditors went through the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation system as claims attachments during the first program year.
Astronaut Drives Lego Robot Via 'Interplanetary Internet'
News  |  11/9/2012  | 
Astronaut aboard the International Space Station used a new NASA-developed deep space networking technology to drive a small robot in Germany.
Meaningful Use Deferrals May Hurt Healthcare Providers
News  |  11/9/2012  | 
Health information exchange was the most common Meaningful Use criteria doctors deferred in stage 1, but it's required in stage 2. Will they be ready to comply?
Apple, Foxconn Labor Promises Questioned
News  |  11/8/2012  | 
Report on Foxconn working conditions at Apple facilities is criticized for being overly rosy.
RIM BlackBerry 10 Gets Government Security Clearance
News  |  11/8/2012  | 
You won't be able to buy any BlackBerry 10 smartphones from RIM until March 2013, but when you do, they'll be certified for government work.
Small Data Beat Big Data In Election 2012
Commentary  |  11/7/2012  | 
The Obama re-election machine was really about small data--and enterprises can learn from that.
5 Items Should Top Obama's Technology Agenda
Commentary  |  11/7/2012  | 
From infrastructure to tech education, here's what I want to see on the to-do list for the next four years.
Election 2012: New Voting Tech Caused Some Headaches
News  |  11/7/2012  | 
President Obama was re-elected on Tuesday, but not without glitches and malfunctions reported by users of digital voting technologies.
Google Catches Break In Apple Case, Still Faces FTC
News  |  11/6/2012  | 
Judge cans Apple's patent-related complaint, but Google's far from out of the woods. It will next face the U.S. government on the same issue.
Apple Vs. Motorola Suit Tossed By Judge
News  |  11/6/2012  | 
Motorola and Apple sued each other in Florida, Illinois and Wisconsin; Judge Crabb dismisses Wisconsin case. Next up, Washington State.
Curiosity Rover Maps More Of Mars
News  |  11/5/2012  | 
Curiosity's rover can cover a larger area over a longer period of time than previous Mars rovers.
Qualcomm Preps 4G Public Safety Network Radios
News  |  11/5/2012  | 
U.S. project aims to develop 4G LTE walkie-talkie radios that can communicate even if the network goes down.
EPA Chooses Cloud For Email
News  |  11/1/2012  | 
Environmental Protection Agency moves to Microsoft 365, adds to stream of government agencies choosing cloud-based email and collaboration services.


The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest September 23, 2014
Intrigued by the concept of a converged infrastructure but worry you lack the expertise to DIY? Dell, HP, IBM, VMware, and other vendors want to help.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.