Content tagged with Government
posted in February 2010
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Guerra On Healthcare: Meaningful Use Proposal Has Some Seeing Red
Commentary  |  2/28/2010  | 
The more health IT pros look at draft rules, the less they like them.
RSA: Microsoft Tries To Turn Shady Internet Trustworthy
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The company is releasing software to improve the process of online identification and authentication.
DoD Loosens Social Media Restrictions
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
Soldiers and other Department of Defense employees may now access and use sites such as Facebook and Flickr via unclassified Defense networks.
Feds Plot Data Center Consolidation
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
A survey will analyze the government's 1,100-plus data centers, counting racks, servers, routers, and switches.
Twitter Phishing Attack Hooks UK Cabinet Minister
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The company is warning people not to surrender personal details to fake Twitter login pages.
Apple iPhone Users Buy More Apps
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Users of competing mobile devices appear to be less keen to open their wallets.
Shuttle Discovery Preps For Mission
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Flight to the space station is one of just four remaining launches in NASA's shuttle program.
Microsoft Decapitates Waledac Botnet
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
A major source of spam and malware has been cut off from its controllers.
FCC Wants Broadband Public Safety Network
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
As part of the National Broadband Plan, the FCC wants to make a portion of the 700-mhz spectrum available for a nationwide wireless public safety network.
Senate Considers P2P Security Bill
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Legislation would require software developers to tell users when files are being shared via peer-to-peer networks.
FCC Chief Proposes Mobile Spectrum Auction
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski sees broadcast television spectrum as a major part of the agency's strategic planning as it works to accommodate a surge in mobile data traffic.
Google Faces European Antitrust Scrutiny
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The European Commission says it is looking into three separate complaints about Google.
Google Execs Convicted In Italy
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The ruling in a YouTube privacy case, if not overturned on appeal, could put an end to online user-generated content in parts of the world.
Microsoft Announces Government Cloud
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The Business Productivity Online Suite Federal is hosted on a government-dedicated infrastructure in secured facilities within Microsoft's own data centers.
VA Extends IT Accountability Program
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The Veterans Administration saved $54 million in fiscal 2010 by reforming its IT project management efforts.
Web Dashboards: A Window Into Government Performance
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
Federal, state, and local agencies are building Web portals to make data available to the public, but there are still issues over what data to release, how much, and how to ensure its quality.
Intel Reveals It's Been Hacked
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company's annual report says that some of the attacks have been successful.
Mobile Broadband Making Inroads
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
An FCC survey shows that 15% of Americans are now using mobile wireless broadband on laptops, a percentage that will likely increase as more robust 4G networks are deployed.
Xerox Files Patent Suit Against Google, Yahoo
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company claims that its automatic query and information integration patents are being violated.
White House Calls For Healthcare IT Task Force
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The Office of Management and Budget is calling for a coordinated effort to implement goals of the HITECH Act across various government agencies.
Guerra On Healthcare: No Mercy on Meaningful Use
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
Is the Workgroup on Meaningful Use aiming at flexibility, or just piling on additional requirements?
Developing Nations Risk E-Waste Crisis
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
As consumption of computers, cell phones, and TVs escalates across the globe, countries need to establish proper recycling programs to deal with all the electronic waste, says the U.N.
NARA Addresses Cloud Record Keeping
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
The National Archive and Records Administration advises federal agencies on the challenges of data retention and records transfer in cloud computing.
Nokia, Apple Dispute Leads To Another Investigation
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
The U.S. International Trade Commission, already investigating Apple, will now examine claims that Nokia infringes on Apple's technology patents.
Google Gets OK To Buy Cheap Energy
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
The company has been approved by federal regulators to operate a market-based rate authority to purchase energy at low rates.
Shuttle Glides To Safe Landing
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Endeavour lands successfully to conclude 14-day mission to International Space Station.
Mozilla Posts Firefox Fixes But Possible Bug Remains
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
A security researcher claims to have released exploit code that affects Firefox 3.6.
GSA Begins Overhaul Of Acquisition Systems
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
A multi-year contract awarded to IBM and others will consolidate and upgrade the General Services Administration's acquisition systems.
Apollo 11 Moon Rock Returns To Space
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
Shuttle crew places sample from 1969 mission aboard the International Space Station.
Google Cyberattack Linked To Two Chinese Schools
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
One of the schools has ties to the Chinese military and to a network company with ties to Google's rival Baidu.
DARPA Seeks Help With Translation System
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency project aims to create a system that can pick out keywords and identify voices within noisy or degraded speech signals.
FCC Previews National Broadband Plan
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
Broadband is seen as a tool that could be used to advance a series of 'national purposes' such as public safety, healthcare, and education.
NGA Awards $1 Billion In IT Contracts
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
Accenture, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Raytheon are among the firms selected to provide engineering services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Obama Ponders Manned Mars Missions
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
The President wonders what it would take to put humans on the red planet in live Q&A with shuttle crew.
School Allegedly Spied On Kids In Their Homes
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Web cams in laptops provided a school district with compromising photos of minors in their homes, a lawsuit claims.
Trade Commission Investigates Apple, RIM
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Eastman Kodak says digital cameras in the iPhone and BlackBerry infringe on its patents and the smartphones shouldn't be imported into the U.S.
Global Botnet Attack Hits Enterprise, Government PCs
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Operating undetected for about a year, the criminals behind the cyberattack had control of more than 74,000 computers.
NASA Releases First Images From WISE Satellite
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
The infrared satellite will scan the entire sky searching out previously unseen comets, asteroids, stars and galaxies.
HHS To Manage Stimulus Spending From The Cloud
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
Acumen Solutions will build a app for the Department of Health and Human Services to manage health IT relationships and projects.
FCC Chairman Sharpens Broadband Focus
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski hailed Google's plans to create an experimental 1Gbit-per-second broadband initiative.
Astronauts Open Windows On The World
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
Endeavour crew takes the wraps off new space station module that offers panoramic views of the Earth and other celestial bodies.
Feds Award Virginia $24M For Health IT
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
The funding will help the state coordinate health IT initiatives and assist physicians in setting up electronic health records.
Q&A: GSA's CIO Coleman Talks IT Modernization
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
The CIO of the U.S. General Services Administration discusses cloud computing, plans for funding innovation with a flat IT budget, and the potential for equipping federal employees with new consumer technologies.
Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors Revealed
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
Cross-Site Scripting tops the list, which is designed to help businesses build security into the software procurement process.
Washington D.C. Launches Performance Dashboard
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
New Gov 2.0 Web site lets users view budget and spending data and other key performance indicators on more than 50 agencies.
Justice Department Launches IP Task Force
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
The initiative is expected to increase the department's focus on the international aspect of intellectual property law enforcement.
Government Plans Mobile Apps Store
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra outlines plans to offer mobile applications from an iPhone-like 'store' that will give the public access to new capabilities developed by both the government and third-party developers.
Health IT Gets $1 Billion In Federal Funding
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
The money will go toward health information exchanges, training, and support for health IT deployment.
California Seeks Input On IT Strategy
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
The state's CTO has created a crowd-sourcing site and invited the public to weigh in on how it can improve in areas ranging from online services to legacy systems.
Silicon Valley Innovation Stalled
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
A loss of venture capital funding for technology companies and a dwindling stream of foreign talent threatens the region's economic recovery.
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