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posted in December 2010
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White House Reveals Plans For ExpertNet Wiki
News  |  12/30/2010  | 
The online tool will allow U.S. officials and policymakers to solicit input about decisions they're making from experts outside the government and from the general public.
California Agencies Favor Microsoft For Email
News  |  12/30/2010  | 
About two out of three state mailboxes will be migrated to Microsoft-hosted email, rather than a competing state system.
EHR Incentive Programs Ready For Monday Launch
News  |  12/30/2010  | 
Eligible healthcare professionals and hospitals can begin registering to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payment system.
Top 10 Healthcare Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/29/2010  | 
Changes to the healthcare insurance status quo won and lost elections, revised and created business plans, and kept harried CIOs and their overworked staffs up at night. But it also generated opportunities for IT professionals in the healthcare industry to save their organizations time and money, reshape burdensome workflows, and improve patient care. When he was elected, President Barack Obama pledged to change healthcare insurance -- and this year marked months of debate and political hijinks
Medicare Details IT Modernization Plan
News  |  12/29/2010  | 
Agency aims to transform into an information-centric organization to improve its delivery of healthcare services and manage new programs and requirements outlined in federal law.
DARPA Developing Mobile Networks For War Communications
News  |  12/29/2010  | 
Defense Department's MAINGATE will allow forces in Iraq and Afghanistan to share joint military mission information and remotely control surveillance vehicles.
Institute Of Medicine Sets Health IT Vision
News  |  12/29/2010  | 
Report explores opportunities for accelerating digital healthcare infrastructure to improve patient and public health outcomes.
HP Wins $2.5 Billion NASA IT Services Contract
News  |  12/29/2010  | 
The firm beat out incumbent Lockheed Martin for a deal to manage PC hardware, software, mobile services, and infrastructure for the space agency.
Alcatel To Pay $137 Million In Bribery Settlement
News  |  12/28/2010  | 
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission found the telecom made illegal payments to foreign government officials in exchange for favorable business treatment.
Top 10 Government IT Predictions For 2011
News  |  12/28/2010  | 
Federal agencies will deliver on current IT projects, like cloud computing and data center consolidation, while tackling open government, cybersecurity defense, and privacy in the post-WikiLeaks era.
Guerra On Healthcare: Is HITECH Worth It?
Commentary  |  12/27/2010  | 
Before you jump into the Meaningful Use qualification game, remember that it's voluntary and it means you now have a new boss: the federal government.
Onsite Medical Imaging Equipment Concerns Researchers
News  |  12/27/2010  | 
Beginning Jan. 1, doctors must disclose their financial interest when referring Medicare and Medicaid patients for certain advanced imaging services within their practices.
White House Deputy CTO Resigns
News  |  12/23/2010  | 
Andrew McLaughlin will leave his government post, where he worked on Internet policy, to launch two startups.
Voters Used Cell Phones For Election News
News  |  12/23/2010  | 
Younger, more affluent people were more inclined to use wireless devices to share information about November's midterm vote, finds Pew study.
VA Employees Using Unauthorized Cloud Services
News  |  12/23/2010  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs staff have been using Google and Yahoo tools without the agency's knowledge, raising privacy, security concerns.
NATO Taps IBM To Build Private Cloud
News  |  12/22/2010  | 
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will test using the cloud to consolidate and modernize its IT resources.
FCC Net Neutrality Vote Sets Up Legal Challenges
News  |  12/22/2010  | 
The 3-2 Federal Communications Commission decision in support of an open Internet won't be the end of the story, as Congress and the courts will likely be called in to address the matter.
National Archives Accelerates Declassification Project
News  |  12/21/2010  | 
Cross-agency collaboration, public engagement, and improved technology key to processing a backlog of 400 million pages by December 2013.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Forecasts Top Health IT Trends
News  |  12/21/2010  | 
Analyst firm predicts that the industry will undergo an extreme strategy makeover in 2011, due to federal mandates, continuing cost pressures, and consumer demands.
Census Hampered By IT Problems
News  |  12/21/2010  | 
Significant technology issues led to a peak backlog of 12 million forms that were delayed in processing, found the Government Accountability Office.
Eclipse Will Send A Blood Moon Rising
News  |  12/20/2010  | 
Lunar surface will change from gray, to orange, to a deep crimson as Earth passes between the moon and sun in the predawn hours.
Guerra On Healthcare: EHR Certification Boosts Competition
Commentary  |  12/20/2010  | 
Electronic health record vendors are applying for -- and receiving -- a government-backed stamp of approval, expanding options for vendors and buyers.
Defense Department To Update Disaster Aid Site
News  |  12/20/2010  | 
The All Partners Access Network Web site will get improved navigation, registration, and search when it's upgraded on Dec. 30.
White House Launches Foreign Aid Dashboard
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
Like other federal dashboards, the new site provides transparency on how the U.S. government is investing money, this time overseas.
AU Optronics To Build China LCD Panel Plant
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
The Taiwanese company's $3 billion project is viewed as vital to helping the island maintain a competitive tech edge over South Korea.
Medicare Expands Analytic Tools To Fight Fraud
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will use predictive modeling to identify fraudulent billings before they are paid.
Defense Dept Sets Private Sector IT Staff Swap
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
Improving the nation's cybersecurity defense is major goal of the workforce development program.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Requirements Debate Begins
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
How much to increase Meaningful Use thresholds from Stage 1 is among the issues the Health IT Policy Committee will address in reviewing draft recommendations.
Obama Administration Urges Online Privacy Bill Of Rights
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
Businesses support the administration's proposal to give companies the option of following a proposed federal code of conduct for handling personal data gathered on the Web.
White House Urges $1B In Fed IT R&D
News  |  12/16/2010  | 
Spending on health IT, cybersecurity, social computing, and supercomputing is key to future U.S. success says Presidential advisory panel.
Army Expanding Soldier Smartphone Program
News  |  12/16/2010  | 
Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications will begin widely deploying iPhones, iPads, Kindles, and other devices to military personnel early next year.
NASA Spacecraft Nears Edge Of Solar System
News  |  12/15/2010  | 
Voyager 1, launched 33 years ago, has reached the outer edge of the sun's influence and is approaching interstellar space, say scientists.
Air Force Blocks Web Sites With WikiLeaks Content
News  |  12/15/2010  | 
Personnel can't access major media outlets that published the full leaked embassy cables.
Top 10 Microsoft Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/14/2010  | 
Odds are, almost every household in the United States bought or used at least one Microsoft-related product in 2010. From smartphones to game consoles, entertainment software to applications, cloud computing infrastructure to expanded search engine agreements, the developer increased its footprint across earth and cyberspace. This year marked one of new beginnings and some endings for Microsoft, which released its long-awaited Windows Phone 7 operating system, the software giant's answer to Appl
Top 10 Government Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/13/2010  | 
In 2010, the government turned to technology as a way to cut costs and improve efficiencies, an approach that worked in some cases but backfired in others. Like their associates in the public sector, government executives and IT professionals saw some big wins -- and headaches -- over the past 12 months. In some cases, cities or agencies were able to save money and boost productivity by adopting technologies such as cloud computing, by centralizing contracts, and reducing energy consumption thro
Postal Service Names CIO
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
Ellis Burgoyne, who started his USPS career 32 years ago as a letter carrier, was promoted as part of an overhaul of the agency's executive team.
EHR Adoption Crosses 50% Threshold
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
Government survey finds that a slim majority of physicians are now using electronic health records or electronic medical records systems.
Top 10 Google Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/13/2010  | 
Google may be the company of the decade -- the previous one, if not the next one. As such, its actions are closely scrutinized, and its steps and missteps make news. What started as a search engine is now a company that's shaping our technological future, with initiatives in mobile phones, tablet and netbook computing, telephony, and TV. Unburdened by decades of legacy tech and customer expectations, it's proven more nimble at exploiting new niches than its competitors. From successful forays in
Top 10 Google Predictions For 2011
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
In the new year, Google TV will struggle but gain traction while Android thrives and Chrome OS proves surprisingly popular.
White House IT Overhaul Plan Includes Imminent Action
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
Data center, cloud, program management, IT acquisition, and budget moves are coming within the next six months as part of Obama administration's IT overhaul.
Interior Department To Save $500M Consolidating IT
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
Staff reductions, data-center consolidation, and cutting back on office space are aspects of a five-year plan to streamline operations.
Where's Government Data In The Cloud?
Commentary  |  12/10/2010  | 
Amid the Obama administration's 'cloud first' strategy, federal agencies face the prospect of seeing their data go offshore. There's a lesson to be learned from WikiLeaks.
Health CIOs Shrink Meaningful Use Expectations
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
The percentage who expect to qualify for early stimulus funding has dropped by half since August, finds College of Health Information Management Executives survey.
Emergency Departments To Invest 30% More In IT
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
Federal health IT funding will promote growth in the high-acuity information systems market in 2011, reports Millennium Research Group.
Obama Signs Telework Bill Into Law
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
Federal agencies must establish policies and managing officers to enable government employees to work remotely.
Standards And Storage As Steps To Efficiency
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
Local, state, and federal agencies are implementing new technologies and tactics in their pursuit of data center consolidation.
Data Center Consolidation Gets Under Way
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
Federal agencies must eliminate 800 data centers over the next five years. Here’s how they plan to do it.
Standards And Storage As Steps To Efficiency
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
Local, state, and federal agencies are implementing new technologies and tactics in their pursuit of data center consolidation.
FCC's Clyburn Optimistic About Net Neutrality Agreement
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
With crucial Dec. 21 vote fast approaching, Republican and Democratic commissioners are moving toward a consensus, according to commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn.
President's Council Calls For Universal Data Exchange
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
A "universal exchange language" will facilitate the robust, secure electronic exchange of health information across institutions according a report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
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