Content tagged with Government
posted in February 2009
Obama Plans To Retire Space Shuttle
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
NASA budget increase does not include continued funding for the vehicle.
NASA Succeeds With Social Networking
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The space agency is mulling widespread adoption of Web 2.0 tools.
Intel Joins Dell In Challenging Netbook Trademark
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Psion Teklogix has held the trademark for the term "netbook" since 2000, but PC makers say the word is now generic.
Microsoft Files Suit Against TomTom's Implementation Of Linux
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The suit claims infringement of eight Microsoft patents related to car navigation systems and file management.
Time To Get Serious About HIPAA
Features  |  2/26/2009  | 
If your company qualifies as a covered entity under HIPAA, now is a good time to review your compliance efforts and fill in any gaps -- before the feds come calling.
FBI Raids Offices Of NASA Contractors
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
An affidavit suggests the contractors stole federal tax dollars through fraudulent contracts and laundered the money.
Obama Urged To Go Open Source
News  |  2/25/2009  | 
NASA Investigating Satellite Failure
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
Had the launch been successful, it would have sent one of Orbital Sciences' LEOStar-2 spacecraft about 400 miles above Earth to measure carbon dioxide levels.
Laser Printer Emissions Study Leaves Health Questions Hanging
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
Researchers say they found hexane, toluene, ethylbenzene, styrene, pentadecane, and other chemicals in ultrafine particles emitted from laser printers.
Music, TV Industries Call For Stronger Intellectual Property Protections
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
A trade group found that Russia, China, and other countries aren't adequately protecting copyrights in the global digital distribution of music and video.
Russia May See Turbulence In Telecom Market
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
The Russian government may make business more difficult for foreign firms with ownership in the country's telecom companies, according to a Pyramid Research report.
Down To Business: What Obama's CTO Should (And Shouldn't) Focus On
Commentary  |  2/17/2009  | 
Though CIOs and CTOs abound across governmental agencies, President Obama's pick will be able to drive transformational change.
White House Solicits Public Comment On Economic Stimulus Plan
News  |  2/13/2009  | 
Less than four weeks after Inauguration Day, the White House appears to be making good on promises to post bills for public review and comment.
FCC Halts Some DTV Switching
News  |  2/13/2009  | 
Some 368 stations still plan to convert to an all-digital broadcast Tuesday.
When Robots Attack: A Look At 21st Century Warriors
News  |  2/13/2009  | 
P.W. Singer, author of the new book Wired For War, is concerned about how battlefield robots are changing IT perspectives.
Stimulus Package Could Make E-Medical Records A Reality
News  |  2/13/2009  | 
As much as $21 billion in the Senate version of the bill would go to health care IT.
Updike's Passing Recalls Brush With Murdered Computer Designer
News  |  2/13/2009  | 
The murder of Ben Gurley, a computer pioneer at MIT, inspired late writer John Updike to pen one of his most popular stories.
Down To Business: New Federal CTO Must Focus On Substance
Commentary  |  2/12/2009  | 
The Obama administration must sort the populist and special-interest tech issues from those most critical to the country's future.
Federal CTO Agenda: The Industry's Advice To Obama
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
Think big and transformational, advise two dozen industry leaders, from CEOs to CIOs. And get going now.
How Federal IT Leadership Evolved Under Bush
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
From an e-government czar and CTO to an architect and administrator.
Stimulus Deal A Bonanza For Tech Industry
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
The plan allocates billions of dollars for spending on IT and IT-related projects.
Obama Signs DTV Delay, But Switch Is On
News  |  2/11/2009  | 
As many as 40% of U.S. broadcast TV stations are ignoring the reprieve and are ready to cut off analog broadcasts on Feb. 17.
Stimulus Bill Will Stimulate Health IT Adoption, Jobs
News  |  2/11/2009  | 
The $21 billion for health IT programs in the U.S. economic stimulus bill will create career opportunities and fuel educational programs for professionals to acquire a mix of technology and clinical expertise.
BlackBerry Maker Acquires Certicom For $106 Million
News  |  2/11/2009  | 
Certicom's cryptography software has been adopted by the U.S. National Security Agency for government communications.
Disaster Recovery: Can California CIO Defy Odds And Fix State's IT Mess?
Commentary  |  2/11/2009  | 
Global CIO takes a look at the heavy lifting that faces California CIO Teri Takai and team as they modernize the state's IT infrastructure.
Senate Passes Tech-Heavy Stimulus Bill
News  |  2/10/2009  | 
The $838 billion plan must be reconciled with a House version before it can receive Obama's stamp.
Google PowerMeter: For A Planet In Peril
News  |  2/10/2009  | 
The prototype software will will allow users to receive real-time home energy usage data from compatible "smart meters" and use that information to optimize their energy use.
Obama's Plans For Cybersecurity Draw Praise
News  |  2/10/2009  | 
Tech industry leaders say the administration "gets it" when it comes to protecting nation's computing infrastructure.
SEC To Electronically Monitor Hedge Funds
News  |  2/10/2009  | 
The agency turns to IT to keep closer tabs on the scandal-scarred alternative investment industry.
Group Urges Obama To Consider Open Source
News  |  2/9/2009  | 
In a letter to President Obama, open source leaders ask him to make mandatory during the government's technology acquisition process a consideration of whether an application's source is open or closed.
Former EBay Chief Whitman Eyes California Statehouse
News  |  2/9/2009  | 
Tech mogul has formed exploratory committee for possible gubernatorial run.
Verizon Wireless-Alltel Market Shoppers Lining Up
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
The estimated 2.1 million wireless subscribers in the 100 markets could represent values of as much as $3 billion.
Obama Site Aims To Raise Stimulus Support
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
President creates Web 2.0 tools to spread message and gain backing for economic plan.
RIM CEOs Reach Settlement With Regulators
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
Canadian regulators were seeking to fine the co-CEOs about $80 million for their roles in a backdating scandal that stretched back more than 10 years.
DTV Transition Delayed Till June
News  |  2/4/2009  | 
Congress approves shifting the analog cutoff date from its original Feb. 17 deadline to give customers some wiggle room.
GM Looks To S.F., D.C. In Driving Electric Vehicles
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
The upcoming Volt hybrid sedan is GM's attempt to work with local governments to build public charging stations and offer price incentives.
NASA, Kurzweil Open Singularity University
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
The space agency is hosting a nine-week graduate studies program and three-day programs for CEOs and managers.
GE Greens Data Center, Pushes Its Technology
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
By upgrading its data center with its own equipment, General Electric is reducing its need for energy, water, and chemicals and creating a demonstration project for potential customers.
IBM Tapped For 20-Petaflop Government Supercomputer
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
IBM also will build a 500-teraflop computer called Dawn, which will provide the application foundation for computing on Sequoia.
India Unveils $20 Laptop
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
Makers of the Sakshat laptop aim to make it commercially available in six months -- and promise to drop the price to $10.
States Want More Say In Broadband Stimulus
News  |  2/2/2009  | 
The Obama administration has listed stepped-up deployment of broadband as an important part of its plan to help the economy.
San Francisco Commuters Getting Wi-Fi On BART
News  |  2/2/2009  | 
The agreement will establish high-speed mobile access throughout 104 miles of track and 43 train stations by the end of 2011.


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