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posted in February 2010
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Space Station Gets A Room With a View
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
ISS crew installs new Tranquility module, which was delivered Thursday by space shuttle Endeavour.
Federal CIO Launches 'TechStat'
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Vivek Kundra aims to identify federal IT projects that are over budget, behind schedule, or underperforming.
White House's Sci-Tech Office Gets Web Update
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
The Office of Science and Technology Policy's Web site has been revamped, and it's now integrated with the WhiteHouse.gov site.
CIO Profiles: Teri Takai, CIO For The State Of California
Features  |  2/11/2010  | 
IT effectiveness means providing value to the state's residents and businesses, she says.
NASA Looks Into The Eyes Of The Sun
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Space agency launches orbiting observatory that will capture IMAX-quality images of Earth's star.
Snowed In, Feds Phone, Tweet, And Shovel
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Federal agencies in Washington, D.C., are closed for the fourth consecutive day, forcing many government officials and staff to turn to the Web and other tools to communicate.
Doctors Use Of EHRs Growing
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The government's healthcare IT stimulus package seems to be having a positive impact on electronic health record adoption.
California Plans Major Data Center Consolidation
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
Executive order calls for 30% reduction in energy usage by 2012 as part of a broad data-center consolidation plan and push for increased transparency and improved governance.
Google Plans Ultrafast Internet Broadband
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The search giant say it'll build experimental 1-gigabit-per-second broadband networks in a small number of test locations.
Shuttle Safely Docks With Space Station
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
NASA's Endeavour crew now ready to deliver key components to the ISS and perform spacewalks.
VA Launches IT Dashboard
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The Department of Veterans Affairs' dashboard extends the metrics available on the White House IT Dashboard.
Commerce Department Proposes One-Stop Climate Service
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's new service would be dependent on data-modeling technology that analyzes climate information, drawing on the national climatic, oceanographic, and geophysical data centers.
Congress: Federal CTO Role Ill-Defined
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
The informal description of the Federal chief technology officer's position may jeopardize the role's existence, report warns.
Shuttle Crew Inspects Heat Shields
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
Astronauts aboard NASA's Endeavour perform critical safety checks as they embark on 13-day mission to the space station.
Open Government Dashboard, Agency Sites Launched
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
While most federal agencies are meeting Open Government Directive milestones, the information on the sites diverges widely, and the public isn't participating much just yet.
White House Names Open Government Leadership
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
A new Open Government Working Group and 'senior accountable officials' will help drive the Obama administration's push for government transparency.
Space Shuttle Lights Up Night Sky
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
Endeavour embarks on a 13-day mission, one of the last for NASA's orbiter, to deliver key parts to the ISS.
Astronauts Enter The Twitterverse
News  |  2/5/2010  | 
The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour will use the micro-blogging service to answer the public's questions about space travel.
Utilities To Bolster Smart Grid Cybersecurity
News  |  2/5/2010  | 
Annual spending on cybersecurity by electric utilities will triple by 2015, driven by investment in equipment protection and configuration management, report says.
GSA Chief Takes Office, Faces Challenges
News  |  2/5/2010  | 
The new General Services Administration head, Martha Johnson, must tackle a number of IT acquisition and worforce issues.
Mobile Health Text Messaging Service Begins
News  |  2/5/2010  | 
The free service, supported by major wireless carriers, sends medical information via SMS messages to subscribers, says federal CTO Aneesh Chopra.
Q&A: David Wennergren, DoD Deputy CIO
Features  |  2/4/2010  | 
Department of Defense deputy CIO David Wennergren addresses information stovepipes, SOA, procurement, cybersecurity, and cloud computing.
Q&A: CIO Ross Philo On 'Post Office' In Your Home
Features  |  2/4/2010  | 
In a tough business environment, the U.S. Postal Service is delivering new capabilities for home PCs and smartphones and new services for high-volume mailers, says its top IT executive.
Microsoft, NSF Offer Scientists Azure Access
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
The National Science Foundation will award some government-funded scientists free access to Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform.
Government IT Leadership Redefined
Features  |  2/4/2010  | 
Cross-agency collaboration, hiring and retaining top talent, and automating process are some of the biggest challenges, according to our survey.
Government Technologist: What's the ROI Of Open Government?
Commentary  |  2/4/2010  | 
Let's stop dancing around open government and evaluate it based on its hard returns.
Government IT Leadership Redefined
Features  |  2/4/2010  | 
Cross-agency collaboration, hiring and retaining top talent, and automating process are some of the biggest challenges, according to our survey.
Meritalk Releases Cloud Savings Calculator
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
Government agencies may use the calculator to assess how much they might save by moving to a cloud computing model.
A Federal Mandate To Open Up
Features  |  2/4/2010  | 
Agencies must increase transparency and engage the public in new ways. Here's how they're doing it.
A Federal Mandate To Open Up
Features  |  2/4/2010  | 
Agencies must increase transparency and engage the public in new ways. Here's how they're doing it.
White House Seeks Public Input On Innovation Goals
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
The Obama Administration is turning to crowdsourcing to identify "grand challenges" to support as national technology innovation goals.
Air Force Seeks Secure Cloud Computing
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
In a 10-month project, the Air Force has contracted IBM to design a cloud computing environment that can recognize security threats and adapt on the fly.
Cybersecurity Bill Calls For Research, Task Force
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
HR 4061 would provide up to $396 million in research grants over the next four years to develop best practices and standards to protect computer networks.
Apple iPad Sparks Interest In Enterprise Apps
News  |  2/3/2010  | 
But work remains before large companies can embrace the iPad and iPhone without worry.
NASA Plans Manned Missions To Mars
News  |  2/3/2010  | 
Obama's proposed cancellation of Constellation moon program means more money for research into deep space travel, NASA chief says.
VA Freezes IT Budget For 2011
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
The Department of Veterans Affairs will focus on delivering IT projects on time, on budget, says an official.
Obama Budget Boosts Science, Innovation
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
Federal funding of K-12 science, technology, engineering and math education would see an almost 40% increase over 2010 funding.
NASA Streams Video From Space Station
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
A live video feed of astronauts inside two of the International Space Station's modules is available online during crew work hours.
Obama Budgets $78 Million For Health IT
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
The president wants to increase funding for the national health IT czar to get doctors and hospitals using e-heath records meaningfully.
Senators Vow To Save Moon Shots
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
Key lawmakers say the President's intention to kill new NASA lunar missions and outsource space flights jeopardizes progress and safety.
Federal IT Budget Grows To $79.4 Billion
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
Tech spending in the U.S. government's just-released fiscal 2011 budget will go toward open government, cloud computing, cybersecurity, procurement, and performance management.
Obama Budget Kills Moon Missions
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
The President's $3.8 trillion budget request does not include funds for the Ares and Orion space vehicles.
Another IT Manager To Leave DoE
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
The imminent departures of the Department of Energy's CIO and deputy CIO, and the transfer of the associate CIO leave the agency with some holes to fill.
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