U.S. Pushes For EMR Standards
The proposal for widespread adoption of Electronic Medical Records standards could accelerate the disbursement of $19 billion in federal stimulus funds.
Google AdMob Buy Opposed
Consumer groups said the acquisition would diminish competition in mobile advertising and raise privacy concerns.
Q & A: Army CIO Advances Consolidation Effort
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.
Verizon Defends Cancellation Fees
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
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.
FCC Preparing Broadband Plan
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.
MySQL Campaign Heats Up
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
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.
NASA Launches Portable Cloud Effort
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
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
Nine months into the job, Vivek Kundra discusses IT initiatives, the path ahead, and challenges in driving the Obama Administration's 'open government' agenda.
Congress Goes Wireless
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
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.
Oracle Mobilizing MySQL Users
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
As of Monday, city employees will be able to start using Google Apps for daily computing tasks.
Data.gov Heads For Overhaul
The government is looking to make significant improvements to its open data repository, adding features for developers and consumers and prodding agencies to participate.
Demand For Health IT Talent Rising
Robert Half Technology and Manpower among staffing firms reporting that projected demand by clients for health IT skills will rise early next year.
MIT Team Wins DARPA Network Challenge
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.
VA Eyes Sweeping Tech Initiative
Veterans Affairs is seeking input on a proposed IT contract that would cover the "entire spectrum" of systems and applications.