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posted in February 2011
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VA To Migrate Email To The Cloud
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
The agency is seeking a contractor to move 600,000 employees to a hosted system through a project it's calling the "Big 4."
China Blocks LinkedIn
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
The business social media site is the latest to be barred by the government, although partial access seems to have been restored.
Feds Pick San Francisco CIO To Push Innovation
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
Chris Vein is now deputy U.S. CTO for Innovation, reporting to U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
21,000 Healthcare Providers Registered For EHR Incentives
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
More than $20 million has already been disbursed in the Medicaid electronic health record incentive program in its first two months, as the parallel Medicare program prepares for its May launch.
Facebook Tells FTC To Balance Privacy, Innovation
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
In commenting on the Federal Trade Commission's plan to protect online privacy, the social media site cautions the agency not to do anything that will hinder business development.
Local Governments Embrace The Cloud Faster Than Feds
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
State and local governments are moving more quickly than their federal counterparts to adopt Web-based services, according to a Microsoft executive.
Microsoft Unveils Public Sector Cloud Deals
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Business Productivity Online Suite and Windows Azure are among the hosted services that will be delivered to regional and local government customers.
Meaningful Use Big Business For Healthcare Consulting Firms
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
IT consulting firms are helping healthcare providers assess health IT systems for potential HIPAA violations and achieve the fine points of meaningful use compliance.
FBI Redesigns 'Most Wanted' Site
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
The agency has enhanced its search and other tools to improve the way people can help it locate fugitives and missing persons.
NASA Renews SAIC Service Contract For $62 Million
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
The firm will continue to support NASA's Information Technology Service Network for at least the next 8 months.
Health IT Execs To Boost Spending In 2011
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
Qualifying for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive funds is driving most hospital CIOs to increase their budgets and staff, found HIMSS survey.
VA, DoD To Finalize Joint EHR Standard
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
Agreement on a common electronic health record should be in place within the next two months, the Veterans Affairs CIO told a Congressional committee.
Obama Tours Intel Hillsboro Plant
News  |  2/18/2011  | 
During the President's visit, CEO Paul Otellini announced that Intel plans to build a $5 billion facility in Arizona to manufacture 14-nanometer processors.
Telework Tops 5% Among Federal Employees
News  |  2/18/2011  | 
Nearly 14,000 government workers are now teleworking, a trend that should be bolstered by the recent signing of the Telework Enhancement Act, reports an OMB study.
HP Wins $281 Million Oklahoma Health IT Contract
News  |  2/18/2011  | 
The seven-year agreement will provide systems support, applications development, and business process outsourcing services for the state's Medicaid agency.
Commerce Dept. Unveils National Broadband Map
News  |  2/17/2011  | 
The map shows the availability of high-speed Internet access services nationwide and lets people search for providers in their region.
CIA CIO To Head IT For Intelligence Community
News  |  2/17/2011  | 
Career agent Al Tarasiuk is now CIO for 17 U.S. agencies responsible for intelligence operations.
HHS Awards $241 Million For HIE IT Innovation
News  |  2/17/2011  | 
Seven states will receive funding to design, implement, and model the infrastructure to operate health insurance exchanges.
Report Blames Northrop Grumman For Virginia Outages
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
A review of the week-long statewide network outage said it was caused by a combination of human error, faulty hardware, and a failure to follow best practices.
Federal IT Budget Reflects Strategic Cuts, Innovation Investment
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says government will slash IT budgets where projects aren't working, while spending more on innovation.
Open Government May Do More Harm Than Good
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
A Congressional Research Service report suggests that the expense, information security risks, and workflow disruption may not make the Obama administration's transparency directive worthwhile.
Government Technologist: The $1 Trillion Question
Commentary  |  2/16/2011  | 
Six powerful CEOs have a big idea for improving government efficiency--but could it possibly work?
FDA Seeks To Speed Innovative Medical Device Reviews
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
The proposed Innovation Pathway would fast-track premarket evaluations for breakthrough healthcare technologies.
Unisys Intros Cloud Based App Modernization
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Service-oriented architecture approach aims to reduce cost, complexity of updating legacy federal software.
Google Public Data Explorer Admits Public
News  |  2/15/2011  | 
The visualization tool can now be used to create graphs and charts from personally provided data sets.
Obama Increases Budget For NIST's Tech Efforts
News  |  2/15/2011  | 
"It's a historic investment in IT-related technologies," said National Institute of Standards and Technology director Patrick Gallagher.
The $1 Trillion Federal IT Challenge
Commentary  |  2/15/2011  | 
The CEOs of IBM, Dell, and other tech companies say the U.S. government can reap huge savings from IT-driven initiatives, but their ambitious plan has virtually no chance of success.
U.S. Launches Federal R&D Dashboard
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
The beta site allows people to see investments made by the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation over the last 10 years and the results of those efforts.
10 Steps To Open Government
Features  |  2/14/2011  | 
The feds have accomplished a lot with the year-old Open Government Directive, but they must get going this year on these 10 critical action items.
Obama's Budget Boosts IT Spending 1.3%
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
The President's 2012 budget includes $79.5 billion in federal IT spending, including a significant amount of new spending on cybersecurity.
Social Security Seeks Online Engagement
Features  |  2/14/2011  | 
Personalized services and increased efficiency are goals, but legacy software stands in the way.
White House Donates File Management Code To Drupal
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
The Obama administration has made its second donation to the open source content management system that powers WhiteHouse.gov.
White House Issues Federal Cloud Strategy
News  |  2/11/2011  | 
The Federal Cloud Computing Strategy seeks to accelerate federal cloud adoption by detailing benefits, outlining a deployment framework, and describing agencies' roles and responsibilities.
10 Steps To Open Government
Features  |  2/11/2011  | 
The feds have accomplished a lot with the year-old Open Government Directive, but they must get going this year on these 10 critical action items.
Social Security Seeks Online Engagement
Features  |  2/11/2011  | 
Personalized services and increased efficiency are goals, but legacy software stands in the way.
HHS Invests $270 Million In Public Health IT
News  |  2/11/2011  | 
The funds supporting infrastructure, research, and tracking are part of $750 million allocated for states' disease prevention efforts announced by the Department of Health and Human Services.
National Weather Service Buying New Forecasting Supercomputers
News  |  2/10/2011  | 
The Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System, which could cost up to $502 million over 10 years, should help improve forecasts and climate modeling.
Guerra On Healthcare: ONC Needs A Healthcare CIO
News  |  2/10/2011  | 
David Blumenthal's resignation from the Office of the National Coordinator opens an opportunity to hire someone with real health IT experience and salvage an out-of-control system.
FEMA Loses Lessons Learned Data
News  |  2/9/2011  | 
Inspector general finds a poor archiving plan has left the Federal Emergency Management Agency unable to access historical data since May 2010
HHS Awards Another $12 Million For EHR Support
News  |  2/9/2011  | 
Critical access and rural hospitals in 41 states will get additional technical assistance with implementing electronic health records.
CIA Revamps Web Site With Social Media
News  |  2/8/2011  | 
YouTube, Flicker, and interactive features figure prominently in the intelligence agency’s effort to better engage the public.
General Dynamics, McKesson Partner On Defense Department EHR
News  |  2/8/2011  | 
The companies will help DoD transition from legacy systems to comprehensive, real-time electronic health records for service members.
Global CIO: FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Scam Is Dead On Arrival
Commentary  |  2/7/2011  | 
The FCC's brazen power grab aimed at jamming bureaucracy down businesses's throats will be stifled by the new pro-growth Congress.
National Digital Archive Soaring Over Budget
News  |  2/7/2011  | 
The Electronic Records Archive project will cost 21% to 41% more than anticipated due to the lead agency's ineffective use of project management.
White House Pushes IT Project Reviews Government-Wide
News  |  2/7/2011  | 
The Office of Management and Budget has released a toolkit to help federal agencies meet a mandate to increase use of TechStat performance review sessions.
U.S. Develops Web Censorship Buster
News  |  2/7/2011  | 
The Feed Over Email system, which has been tested in China, delivers banned content through email.
Blumenthal Slams EHR Critics
News  |  2/7/2011  | 
The national coordinator for health IT said a recent study that showed little clinical benefits from electronic health records is flawed.
Facebook Faces Congressional Privacy Interrogation
News  |  2/4/2011  | 
The co-chairmen of the House Privacy Caucus want Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to explain his company's plans for enabling the sharing of user phone numbers and addresses.
Health IT's Future Without David Blumenthal
News  |  2/4/2011  | 
The outgoing national coordinator for Health IT charted a course for meaningful use of EHRs, accelerated health IT adoption, and spurred cooperation among healthcare stakeholders.
NIST Issues Cloud Security Guidelines
News  |  2/4/2011  | 
The government standards body has launched a wiki to get feedback on its draft policies for securely deploying cloud computing.
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