Content tagged with Government
posted in December 2009
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U.S. Pushes For EMR Standards
News  |  12/31/2009  | 
The proposal for widespread adoption of Electronic Medical Records standards could accelerate the disbursement of $19 billion in federal stimulus funds.
Google Nexus One Said To Cost $530 Unlocked
News  |  12/30/2009  | 
The HTC handset, expected to be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show next week, may represent a unified platform for the Google Android smartphone.
Google AdMob Buy Opposed
News  |  12/28/2009  | 
Consumer groups said the acquisition would diminish competition in mobile advertising and raise privacy concerns.
Officials Seek Cancer Warnings On Cell Phones
News  |  12/28/2009  | 
Although there's no hard evidence linking mobile phones and cancer, elected officials in California and Maine are pushing for warnings.
Court: Microsoft Must Pay Law Firm $5.6 Million
News  |  12/24/2009  | 
An appeals court orders the software giant to pay a law firm that had opposed it in antitrust litigation.
FTC Asks Google For More Info On AdMob Buy
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
The FTC request means there will be a delay in Google's acquisition of the mobile ad company, Google says.
Soyuz Crew Arrives Safely At Space Station
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Astronauts and cosmonauts embark on construction and scientific research mission.
10 Things That WON'T Happen In 2009 - Were We Right or Wrong?
Features  |  12/22/2009  | 
bMighty bravely goes back to check whether our 2009 "anti-predictions" held true -- or if they actually happened. How well do you think we did?
Q & A: Army CIO Advances Consolidation Effort
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
Cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are part of Jeffrey Sorenson's plan to centralize Army IT and make it more consistent for soldiers deploying from bases to the battlefield.
Gallery: Terremark Readies Secure Cloud Data Center
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
A new data center complex under construction in northern Virginia is protected by armed guards, bomb-sniffing dogs, and blast-proof walls.
Verizon Defends Cancellation Fees
News  |  12/21/2009  | 
The largest U.S. carrier said doubling its early termination fee was necessary to reduce consumers' costs for sophisticated devices like the Storm 2 or Motorola Droid.
5 Predictions For Government IT In 2010
News  |  12/21/2009  | 
Government agencies will continue to struggle with cybersecurity, while making strides in transparency and cloud computing. There will also be new pushes for accountability and IT procurement reform.
Construction Crew Heads To Space Station
News  |  12/21/2009  | 
Astronauts from the Expedition 22 mission will help install one of the ISS's last remaining segments.
Q&A: David Wennergren, DoD Deputy CIO
News  |  12/21/2009  | 
Department of Defense deputy CIO David Wennergren addresses information stovepipes, SOA, procurement, cybersecurity, and cloud computing.
DHS Plots Its Cloud Computing Strategy
News  |  12/18/2009  | 
A Department Of Homeland Security private cloud is expected to serve up SharePoint and enterprise e-mail before the end of fiscal 2010.
Biden Kicks Off Broadband Stimulus
News  |  12/18/2009  | 
Vice President Joseph Biden announced Thursday the first wave of government stimulus spending on broadband networks.
FCC Preparing Broadband Plan
News  |  12/18/2009  | 
A tight supply of broadband spectrum and the use of set-top boxes for Internet connections are just two of the matters the commission is working to address.
Government Technologist: Holding The Fed CIO's Feet To The Fire
Commentary  |  12/17/2009  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra needs to rein in the government's ever-growing IT operations. He could learn a few things about cost management from private sector CIOs.
MySQL Campaign Heats Up
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
The open source database's author urges users to object to deal that would give Oracle ownership of MySQL.
Chief Of The Year: Vivek Kundra
Features  |  12/17/2009  | 
The federal CIO is driving change within the government's lumbering IT operations. A lengthy to-do list will test his ideas and power of persuasion.
CIO Profiles: Mujib U. Lodhi, CIO At DC Water And Sewer Authority
Features  |  12/17/2009  | 
There's a lot you can learn from a hydrant, says Lodhi.
NASA Launches Portable Cloud Effort
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
The space agency's Nebula cloud computing platform is basically data centers housed in shipping containers that can be transported almost anywhere.
BBN Lands $81 Million Army Contract
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
The lab will carry out pure research in networking, and will be responsible for transitioning new technologies to the Department of Defense.
Federal CIO Kundra Talks IT Strategy
Features  |  12/17/2009  | 
Nine months into the job, Vivek Kundra discusses IT initiatives, the path ahead, and challenges in driving the Obama Administration's 'open government' agenda.
FTC Won't Seek Intel Breakup
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
Commission says it will not attempt to force chipmaker to divest business units.
Congress Goes Wireless
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
The House of Representatives is preparing to roll out its wireless network, though the timeline for completion is unclear.
Work Visas Back On Congressional Agenda
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
The Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 would make it easier for foreigners with advanced degrees from U.S. universities to get green cards.
Software Tools Help Manage Clinical Trials
News  |  12/15/2009  | 
Web-based, analytic software tools help pharmaceutical firms keep patient recruitment on track for clinical trials.
SMS Privacy Case Heads To Supreme Court
News  |  12/15/2009  | 
At issue is whether text messages sent on an employee's government-owned device can remain private.
Microsoft Taps Into Open Government Market
News  |  12/15/2009  | 
The software vendor is using Sharepoint, Bing, SQL, Azure, and other tools to seize a chunk of the open government market.
NASA Launches Comet-Hunting Space Camera
News  |  12/14/2009  | 
WISE is designed to capture everything from near-Earth objects to distant black holes.
Oracle Mobilizing MySQL Users
News  |  12/14/2009  | 
The European Commission investigation into Oracle's acquisition of Sun is turning into a political dogfight as MySQL users are writing letters supporting and opposing the deal.
Los Angeles Goes Google
News  |  12/14/2009  | 
As of Monday, city employees will be able to start using Google Apps for daily computing tasks.
Microsoft Offers Climate Change Tools
News  |  12/14/2009  | 
Software maker rolls out interactive services at COP15 conference in Copenhagen.
NASA Comet Hunter Set For Monday Launch
News  |  12/11/2009  | 
Weekend liftoff of WISE space telescope scrubbed due to faulty steering engine.
GAO Pressures FCC To Help Wireless Consumers
News  |  12/11/2009  | 
The Government Accountability Office wants the Federal Communications Commission to enforce consumer protection rules.
Chinese Trade Policy Discriminatory, Groups Claim
News  |  12/10/2009  | 
A new Chinese government procurement policy gives preference to products based on Chinese-owned intellectual property.
LCD Maker Pleads Guilty In Price Fixing Scheme
News  |  12/10/2009  | 
Chi Mei Optoelectronics will pay $220 million in fines for conspiring with other TFT-LCD companies to set prices for the displays.
Chopra, Kundra Urge Efficiency Role For Government IT
News  |  12/10/2009  | 
The Federal CIO and CTO tell Congress that transparency, efficiency efforts are beginning to pay dividends, but federal IT still needs to be more involved in business decisions.
Feds Launch Internet Healthcare Initiatives
News  |  12/9/2009  | 
Department of Health and Human Services programs promote research data sharing, employee collaboration, and flu safety.
AT&T To Curb Smartphone Data Use
News  |  12/9/2009  | 
The company said 3% of its smartphone users are consuming 40% of its data traffic and compromising its networks.
Open Government Directive Tackles Data Quality
News  |  12/9/2009  | 
The Obama administration will require federal agencies to take steps to improve the quality of their financial data.
Data.gov Heads For Overhaul
News  |  12/9/2009  | 
The government is looking to make significant improvements to its open data repository, adding features for developers and consumers and prodding agencies to participate.
White House Issues Open Government Directive
News  |  12/8/2009  | 
The Obama administration outlines steps that federal agencies must take to become more open, participatory, and collaborative, including release of "high value" data.
Demand For Health IT Talent Rising
News  |  12/7/2009  | 
Robert Half Technology and Manpower among staffing firms reporting that projected demand by clients for health IT skills will rise early next year.
FCC Probes Verizon Early Termination Fees
News  |  12/7/2009  | 
The government agency wants to know why Verizon Wireless doubled its cell phone cancellation fees.
MIT Team Wins DARPA Network Challenge
News  |  12/7/2009  | 
In a demonstration of social networking, MIT researchers used an inverse pyramid approach to locate the coordinates for 10 red balloons in less than nine hours.
Bill Targets Mobile Phone Service Providers
News  |  12/4/2009  | 
Legislation introduced by four U.S. senators seeks to limit early termination fees leveled by wireless carriers.
Government Technologist: States As Cloud Service Providers
News  |  12/4/2009  | 
As state CIOs devise cloud computing strategies, they must assess whether their teams can provide services with the same skill and efficiency as commercial providers.
VA Eyes Sweeping Tech Initiative
News  |  12/4/2009  | 
Veterans Affairs is seeking input on a proposed IT contract that would cover the "entire spectrum" of systems and applications.
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