Content tagged with Government
posted in December 2012
NASA Details 2013 Plans
News  |  12/28/2012  | 
NASA plans continued exploration of Mars and the night sky, continued missions to the International Space Station, and numerous satellite and spacecraft missions.
Feds Issue First Cloud Services Security Authorization
News  |  12/28/2012  | 
FedRAMP, which aims to make it easier and more cost-effective for government agencies to adopt cloud services, is now officially open for business with the authorization of Autonomic Resources ARC-P service.
Healthcare Execs Worry About Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  12/27/2012  | 
KPMG survey suggests training and change management are bigger barriers than technology implementation in achieving federal health IT standards.
DARPA 'Pack Mule' Robot Takes Load Off Soldiers
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Latest Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency robot, capable of carrying 400 pounds, travels through wooded area with Marine unit and responds to verbal commands in first trial.
IBM Gets $4.5 Million Tax Break On Analytics Center
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Columbus grants Big Blue incentive package as IBM pledges to create hundreds of new jobs in big data analytics.
London Firefighters Pursue Twitter Monitoring
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
London Fire Brigade moves to allow people to summon rescuers via Twitter, parallels "text to 911" efforts in the United States.
Blue Jeans Offers Free Videoconferences For Military Families
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Home for the Holidays allows up to 25 military members and their families to connect from PCs, mobile devices or videoconference rooms during the Christmas season.
Europe Weighs New Data Breach Rules For Critical Companies
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Mobile networks, banks, energy companies and other critical infrastructure providers could be required to report all breaches to EU authorities.
Google Escapes Antitrust Shackles
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
FTC's antitrust case against Google appears to be winding down without Google being slapped with any penalties or restrictions. Be glad.
Optimization Is Key To Federal Data Center Overhaul
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Government agencies must raise server utilization and efficiency as they squeeze more computer processing into less physical space.
NYC Taxi-Hailing App Pilot Gets Green Light
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Customers will be able to hail NYC yellow cabs with smartphones via a trial program beginning in February.
Oracle Acquires DataRaker For Utility Analytics
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Big data deal gives Oracle a cloud-based platform for analyzing vast datasets generated by electric, gas and water utilities.
Health IT Bubble Is No Bubble At All
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Unlike the disappointing tech startups of the late 1990s, healthcare IT will continue to grow because it addresses problems the medical industry has yet to solve.
Tech And The City: New York's Future
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
U.S. cities stand to benefit in important ways from well-planned technology implementations, according to our survey. The possibilities include better quality of life for city residents.
Google Maps Adds NASA Nighttime Satellite Imagery
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
Google, NASA and the NOAA have released high resolution nighttime satellite images that illuminate everything from cities to ships at sea.
White House's Newest Social Tool: Pinterest
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Pinners can get invited to holiday party at the White House.
DOE, National Labs Reveal Sweeping Cloud Strategy
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Strategy outlines dozens of innovative initiatives underway or planned at the Department of Energy and the 22 national laboratories.
Meaningful Use Doesn't Drive Doctors' EHR Selection
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
While 72% of office-based doctors now use electronic health records systems, many say their systems won't qualify for federal incentive payments.
$45 Million Open Government Challenge Stresses Mobile Tech
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
Public-private partnership looks to develop Web and mobile technologies for better governance in Africa and Asia.
FCC Asks FAA To Relax Gadget Restrictions
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
FCC chairman asks aviation regulators to give airline passengers greater freedom to use electronic devices during flights.
Apple Mac To Be Made In USA
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Apple shareholders may not be thrilled, but Apple's decision to make some Mac computers in the U.S. will bring more jobs, training to domestic workers.
Boston Taps SAP To Measure City Services
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
SAP performance scorecards help Beantown track initiatives, meet goals and fix potholes faster.
Google, Mozilla Warn Of Threats To Internet Freedom
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
The International Telecommunications Union's effort to update a telecom treaty could hinder Internet freedom, the two companies claim.


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