Content tagged with Government
posted in December 2011
NASA Spacecraft Set To Orbit Moon
News  |  12/29/2011  | 
The two spacecraft in the GRAIL mission aim to create a new gravity map of the moon. They will go into orbit one after the other on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Fed Health IT Spending: $6.5 Billion By 2016
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
Government must upgrade systems that support clinical and business operations to drive efficiencies and curb the cost of healthcare.
VA Plans Cloud Telephony Pilot
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs solicits information to transform its telephone infrastructure to a voice-as-a-service platform.
Will The FAA Relax Electronic Device Restrictions?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
Longstanding rules that require you to turn off your iPads and Kindles during airplane takeoff and landing may have no basis in science.
Meet NASA's Smartphone-Driven Robots
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Small satellites powered by modified Android-based Samsung Nexus S handsets act as astronaut assistants on the International Space Station.
Congress Funds Exascale Computing
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
The race is on for exascale computing, and Congress sees keeping the U.S. in the hunt as an imperative for long-term American competitiveness.
NASA Sees Drones Flying In U.S. Airspace
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Space agency hires contract to develop communications systems to allow unmanned aerial vehicles to safely fly alongside manned aircraft.
Feds Set Tougher Data Center Consolidation Goals
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Federal agencies are ahead of schedule in their data center consolidation plans, so the White House now plans to close even more data centers.
Feds Tackle Sprawling, Disorganized Government Websites
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Some agencies have more than 100 domains and dozens of Web hosting providers, but administration has ordered agencies to clean up their mess.
5 Lessons From Federal IT Project Reviews
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
TechStat IT oversight program saved more than $900 million, offers insights for IT managers from all sectors.
5 Biggest Mobile Stories Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
From mergers to phones, wireless technologies, and mobile operating systems, 2011 was an explosive one for the mobile industry. Here are the five biggest stories of the year.
IBM Acquires Social Services Software Developer
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Curam Software will bolster IBM's Smarter Cities strategy to help governments use technology to better deliver citizen services.
White House Moves To Future-Proof Government IT
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel's priorities for 2012 include making sure IT investments pay off, shared services, cloud computing, data center consolidation, and cybersecurity.
AT&T Licking Its Wounds Over T-Mobile Collapse
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
AT&T threw in the towel and said it won't fight the U.S. government any more over its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
Patent Office Presents $50,000 Innovation Challenge
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
U.S. Trademark and Patent Office turns to crowdsourcing for an algorithm to speed the patent approval process.
Emdeon Donates EHR Software To Minority Physicians
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Emdeon will help physicians with the cost of digitizing their medical records to boost EHR use in poor communities.
Health Information Exchanges Cross Interoperability Milestone
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Ohio and Mississippi become the first states to complete an interstate transaction using Direct Project standards.
NASA Commercial Flight Program Faces Delays, Funding Woes
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Space agency and its partners move ahead with plans for spacecraft that can transport crew and cargo into space.
State Medicaid Programs Catch Up On Meaningful Use
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Feds say most states have launched incentive programs, but fewer are making payments to providers.
Top 10 Government IT Flops Of 2011
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Alongside success in many areas, government IT deployments suffered security snafus, fraud fiascoes, budget breakdowns, and more over the past year.
Google In 2012: 10 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/16/2011  | 
The year to come will see Google circling its wagons to defend its search business and pressing its advantage through Chrome and Android.
Google Apps Loses L.A. Law Enforcement Deal
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
Security concerns mean Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies won't move to Google's cloud-based e-mail suite.
Pentagon Unveils Enterprise IT Strategy
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Department of Defense looks to save up to $5.2 billion through IT consolidation and enterprise-wide adoption of shared platforms and services.
Congressman Wants More Green Cards For Tech Workers
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Arizona Rep. Tim Griffin cites new study that foreigners with advanced technology degrees create more jobs than they take.
Lightsquared Disrupts Airplane Navigation GPS, Feds Say
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Nationwide 4G service owners fire back against government report that wireless broadband service interferes with systems that alert pilots to approaching terrain.
10 Tips For Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
SOX regulations remain one of security's biggest drivers in public companies. Here are some tips on how to keep your organization in check.
Google Awards $1.5 Million To Code For America
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Startup will use the money to bolster a fellowship program and launch two others to create new Web-based apps for cities.
California Forms Cyber Crime Unit
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
California's eCrime Unit's priorities include identity theft, email scams, and computer equipment theft.
NTSB Cellphone Ban Highlights Mishmash Of State Rules
Commentary  |  12/13/2011  | 
While many states have laws covering driver texting and mobile phone use, it's a patchwork of rules, with different levels of enforcement.
Cellphone Driving Ban: Good Idea?
Commentary  |  12/13/2011  | 
NTSB's controversial vote to ban drivers from using phones for any reason pits convenience against safety. Now it's up to individual states to pass and enforce any legal changes.
Feds Launch Shared Services Initiative
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Federal agencies will each have to create two shared IT services in 2012, in push to accomplish more with less.
NASA Launches Internet Radio Station
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
Space agency's music and news outlet, dubbed Third Rock-America's Space Station, will attempt to attract tech-savvy young adults with indie and alternative rock.
Federal Cloud Strategy: 10 Case Studies
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
The White House has instructed agencies to think 'cloud first' for new IT requirements. Here's how government CIOs are making the transition.
Federal IT Needs A Cost-Savings Dashboard
Commentary  |  12/9/2011  | 
We need better measures of government IT reform's payback, including concrete numbers on savings and returns.
DARPA Wants More From Military Sensor Data
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
Defense research agency funds wants to bridge the language gap between military sensor data and what human analysts can discern.
10 Government IT Predictions For 2012: IDC
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
Mobile will be government IT's top governance issue, and overall government IT spending will hit $82.4 billion, IDC predicts.
Social Network Analytics Saves Lives In Iraq
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
Army intelligence to stop roadside bombs came from an unexpected source: an experimental system that organizes unstructured data on officers' social network.
Federal CIO: Project Oversight Saves $1 Billion
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
Agencies have delivered on 14 of the 25 points in the feds' year-old plan to clean up government IT, reports U.S. CIO.
8 Most Notorious Cybercrime Busts Of 2011
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
Torrent of attacks from groups like Anonymous, LulzSec, Goatse Security, and Antisec has made it a busy year for cybercrime investigators.
IRS Uses Analytics To Help Collect Delinquent Taxes
News  |  12/7/2011  | 
Agency has awarded SAS Institute $6.25 million to use its analytics software in its new Return Review Program.
DARPA Eyes Mobile Apps To Fly Drones
News  |  12/6/2011  | 
The agency seeks smartphone app developers to add advanced capabilities to sensors for military aircraft and vehicles.
NASA: Two Waves Formed Japan's Destructive Tsunami
News  |  12/6/2011  | 
Satellite data, computer models confirmed March's merging tsunami and might help scientists better predict tsunamis' paths.
HHS Grants $220 Million For Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  12/6/2011  | 
Thirteen states get Department of Health and Human Services funds to create online exchanges to help consumers and small businesses buy health insurance.
Software Group Seeks Freedom To Install
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
The Software Freedom Law Group wants the U.S. Copyright Office to ensure that device makers can't limit users' ability to install lawful software on devices.
White House Begins Open Sourcing Data.gov
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
U.S. and Indian governments collaborate on Data.gov-in-a-Box, an open source version of the Obama administration transparency platform.
FBI Plans Biometrics Tech Center
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
The intelligence agency’s Criminal Justice Information Services also has added face and iris scanning, and plans palm scans to improve its crime-fighting and prevention work.
Health Information Exchanges: Patients Must Be Convinced
Commentary  |  12/2/2011  | 
HIEs need more than consistent standards and cooperative healthcare providers. Patients must get on board--and the right kind of PR can win them over.
NASA Reviews 300 Space Innovation Ideas From SMBs
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Space agency looks at proposals ranging from low-cost remote sensing to hardening electronics for deep space as possible investment candidates.


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