Content tagged with Government
posted in December 2010
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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.
Rise Of Mobile Superworker Predicted
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
GigaOm Net:Work Conference: Enterprises that cater to the needs of mobile workers can expect greater productivity.
Federal CIO Kundra Reveals IT Reform Plan
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
A project-management best-practices portal and a technology fellows exchange program with the private sector are included in the 25-point implementation plan.
HHS Announces Grants For Innovative Health Information Exchanges
News  |  12/8/2010  | 
Department of Health and Human Services commits $16 million for states that will use HIEs to improve patient outcomes, boost consumer knowledge, and accelerate public health efforts.
USDA Taps Microsoft Cloud For 120,000 Workers
News  |  12/8/2010  | 
As part of its IT modernization strategy, the federal agency has turned to Microsoft and Dell to provide e-mail and other online applications across its operations.
Practical Analysis: A New 'ERA' Of Telework
News  |  12/7/2010  | 
Departments can use federal agency’s remote-access portal to get teleworkers up and running for a fraction of what it would cost to provide them with new gear.
Rearview Cameras May Be Required On All Vehicles
News  |  12/7/2010  | 
Department of Transportation proposal intended to reduce fatalities and injuries caused by backing-up cars.
Securities Agency Retracts Data Center RFP
News  |  12/7/2010  | 
The Securities and Exchange Commission still needs a new home for one of its two data centers by March, when its lease runs out.
Legislation Would Mandate WiFi In Federal Buildings
News  |  12/6/2010  | 
Wi-Net Act, proposed in the Senate, would free up cellular networks by installing wireless base stations in all public government facilities.
Guerra On Healthcare: Frustration With Meaningful Use Widespread
Commentary  |  12/6/2010  | 
Healthcare IT executives would be wise to keep key players in the loop about industry-wide roadblocks to achieving Meaningful Use.
Amazon Says Wikileaks Plug Pulled Over SLA Violation
Commentary  |  12/3/2010  | 
Amazon says it halted operations of WikiLeaks servers in its EC2 cloud data center due to Wikileaks' breach of its service level agreement, including violations of the provision that it hold all rights to posted content.
DISA To Link Supercomputers
News  |  12/3/2010  | 
Six DoD supercomputing centers across the United States will be connected to researchers by the network planned by the Defense Information Systems Agency.
HHS Challenges Developers To Create Healthcare Apps
News  |  12/3/2010  | 
The myHealthyPeople competition will award prizes for software that supports the Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy People 2020 goals.
Apple Faces Age Discrimination Lawsuit
News  |  12/3/2010  | 
A former Mac Specialist at an Apple retail store claims that he was not promoted because he was too old.
Xbox Mod Suit Dropped By Federal Prosecutors
News  |  12/3/2010  | 
Matthew Crippen had been accused of hacking Microsoft consoles to play pirated games.
Air Force's Secret Space Plane Lands In California
News  |  12/3/2010  | 
The X-37B touched down at Vandenberg AFB amid speculation about the military's true intentions for the unmanned orbiter.
FAA NextGen Air Traffic Control Costs Could Quadruple
News  |  12/3/2010  | 
A Federal Aviation Administration report warns that the upgraded system's budget could balloon from $40 billion to $160 billion.
Why Did Amazon Web Services Shut Down WikiLeaks?
Commentary  |  12/2/2010  | 
If the real reason is the impact denial of service attacks had on other customers' EC2 service, what does that mean for less controversial cloud users hit by hackers?
Google Plans Stronger Copyright Protections
News  |  12/2/2010  | 
Rightsholders can expect Google to be more responsive to their concerns in the months ahead.
NASA Discovers Arsenic-Fed Life Form
News  |  12/2/2010  | 
Researchers grew a microbe using arsenic instead of phosphorus, redefining the agency's search for other types of life in the universe.
Apple Patents Glasses-Free 3D Projection
News  |  12/2/2010  | 
System would let multiple people view 3D content simultaneously even as they move around a room.
FCC Focuses On Waxman 'Net Neutrality' Framework
News  |  12/2/2010  | 
The agency's proposal will be based on Congressman Henry Waxman's "strong and balanced framework" for regulating broadband, said FCC chairman Genachowski.
Air Force Upgrading To Windows 7
News  |  12/2/2010  | 
A base will migrate from Microsoft Vista due to concerns about security, complaints from users.
Amazon Ousts WikiLeaks
News  |  12/1/2010  | 
A day after the website condemned by the U.S. for releasing classified government documents moved from it Swedish service provider to escape a cyberattack, Amazon.com has stopped hosting the site.
General Services Administration Picks Google For Email
News  |  12/1/2010  | 
The first major federal agency to move its email to the cloud agency-wide offers the latest evidence of the emerging cloud email market.
FCC Net Neutrality Vote Set For Dec. 21
News  |  12/1/2010  | 
Battle lines are drawn as Republicans react to FCC chairman Genachowski's proposal for regulating broadband Internet providers, but stops short of reclassifying broadband as a telecom service.
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