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posted in February 2012
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What CIA Wants In Next-Gen HD Video
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
In-Q-Tel, the CIA's investment arm, has partnered with Mersive to bring high-definition video to a new level.
Harris Scraps Secure Public Cloud Service
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Large government contractor shutters cloud computing service and $200 million data center, less than a year after opening.
Homeland Security Tackles Agile Development
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
DHS plans a big push toward more agile development, where software is developed over a series of one- or two-week sprints.
5 Keys To U.S. National Mobility Strategy
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
Security, device support, and applications development are tough issues that agency CIOs must address as they hurry to put smartphones and tablets into more employees' hands.
DARPA, MIT Research A Self-Healing Cloud
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Researchers aim to develop a cloud computing environment that could immediately recognize and fend off a cyber attack, much like the human body fights a virus.
Feds Offer Agencies Guidance On Cloud Implementation
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
As agencies adopt cloud services, a new report helps set some guidelines around SLAs, security, and privacy.
NASA Gives Ozone Layer A Checkup
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
New instrument aboard Suomi Earth-observation satellite will monitor the ozone layer's recovery during the coming decades.
HHS Proposes More Security On Healthcare Mobile Devices
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Encryption would have stopped many of the patient data breaches caused by lost smartphones, laptops, and tablets, said Stage 2 Meaningful Use proposal.
GAO: First Responders Broadband Network Lacks Crucial Features
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
GAO report says network, which just got $7 billion in funding, lacks many key voice capabilities, forcing use of current system for another 10 years.
U.S. Army Plots Bring Your Own Device Strategy
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Army's aggressive mobile device plans include a BYOD policy, new authentication tools, and mobile virtualization technology.
Commerce Dept. Offers $10,000 For Entrepreneur Apps
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Prize money will go to developers of Web, PC, or mobile apps to support the BusinessUSA initiative promoting business growth.
Veterans Affairs May Dump Microsoft Office
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Department will consider Web-based suites as it looks to replace current hodgepodge of Microsoft Office versions.
Air Force Unit Cancels iPad Procurement
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Special Operations Command had planned to acquire nearly 3,000 iPads to transfer paper-based flight information and technical manuals to an electronic format.
Is Cloud Computing A Global Market Yet? Nyet
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Brazil, China, and some European countries have erected barriers to free flow of data, due to fears of U.S. domination of cloud market, says BSA.
Defense Dept. IT Reform Moves Forward
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
After announcing impending reforms in 2010, the military is beginning to shake up how it manages IT.
ICD-10 Delay Worries Health IT Leaders
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
The train's already left the station for organizations that have been prepping for an October 2013 ICD-10 deadline, say health IT organizations and CIOs.
Changes Planned For Meaningful Use Rules
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
HIMSS12 attendees were disappointed when details of Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules weren't revealed on Tuesday, and they were surprised to hear that changes will be made to Stage 1 rules.
Fed CIOs Try To End Duplicate IT Investments
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
DoD, DHS, and DoE have instituted new internal reviews and practices to help consolidate and modernize IT infrastructure, software, and other systems.
HIMSS Chief Predicts Dialed-Down Health IT Requirements
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Government's Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements may get less stringent, based on lower than expected Stage 1 adoption, forecasts health IT group's CEO.
Veterans Affairs CIO Eyes Budget Increase
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
While spending for most federal IT groups will be flat in 2013, Department of Veterans Affairs seeks budget boost to improve access to electronic health records, telehealth, and mobile devices.
Federal App Store Reaches 100 Titles
News  |  2/17/2012  | 
QuitSTART, an application to help people stop smoking, joins apps from the IRS, NASA, U.S. Post Office, and numerous other agencies at app portal.
DOD Targets Enhanced Long-Range 3-D Imaging Technology
News  |  2/17/2012  | 
DARPA will use computational imaging, digital holography, and other methods to better track and identify targets.
State, Local Governments Face Cloud Imperative
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
TechAmerica report pushes state and local governments to quickly embrace the cloud to cut costs and improve services.
HHS Delays ICD-10 Deadline
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responds to increasing pressure from AMA and others to reduce regulatory 'burden' from the new medical billing coding system.
GSA Prepares For Federal Mobile Push
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
General Services Administration simplifies federal procurement of wireless equipment and services, expands its smartphone use to iPhones and Android-based devices.
Apple CEO: 'We Care About Every Worker'
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Tim Cook reiterates Apple's commitment to fair labor practices and highlights his company's focus on cloud services.
What To See At HIMSS12
Commentary  |  2/15/2012  | 
Among the hundreds of health IT presentations, demos, and vendor offerings at HIMSS12 next week, don't miss these highlights.
DARPA Plans Fast Wireless Links For Remote Soldiers
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Agency will spend $11.8 million in first phase of new Mobile Hotspots program, which aims to develop a 4G mobile backhaul network for remote fighters.
Obama Would Cut Military IT Budget
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
The White House budget proposal for fiscal 2013 would cut the Department of Defense's IT budget by 3.6%. But cybersecurity gets an increase.
NASA Seeks More Money For Space Technology
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Space agency's proposed $17.7 billion budget for 2013 includes $699 million for space technology, an increase of 18%.
Healthcare Reform Is Here, Like It Or Not
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
Participation in new accountable care organizations isn't for the faint of heart. But healthcare providers that have their IT acts together have a good head start.
Feds May Delay ICD-10 Deadline
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reexamining timeline for conversion to ICD-10 medical codes.
Indiana Gov. Won't Testify In IBM Case
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
State Supreme Court rejects Big Blue's claim that Mitch Daniels' testimony is essential because he was personally involved in failed outsourcing deal.
Google Motorola Deal Approved
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
U.S. and EU regulators find no reason to block Google's bid to acquire Motorola Mobility.
Obama's Budget Cuts Federal IT Spending
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
President's fiscal 2013 budget proposal reduces federal IT spending by 1.2%, all of it attributable to cuts in military IT.
Agile Government: Elusive, But Not Impossible (Really)
Commentary  |  2/13/2012  | 
A coming together of technologies and IT management philosophies at the federal level---including agile development and shared services--is cause for guarded optimism.
Federal Agencies Prepare For National Mobility Strategy
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
A national mobility strategy will attempt to replace ad hoc policies with a coordinated, cost-saving plan.
Obama Boosts Federal R&D By $2 Billion
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
Department of Homeland Security, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Department of Energy are among the agencies that will likely see budget boosts in fiscal 2013.
New Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Promises Agile IT
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
While other federal agencies struggle with outdated legacy systems, the new Consumer Finance Protection Bureau aims to keep lean with agile processes, cloud computing, and open source.
NASA Shuts Down Its Last Mainframe
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
Space agency shuts down last IBM Z9 computer at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
NOAA Dumps BlackBerrys For iPhones
News  |  2/10/2012  | 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants to cut costs by switching to Apple iPhones and getting rid of its RIM smartphones in June.
IRS Adds YouTube, News Feeds To Mobile App
News  |  2/10/2012  | 
Users can use the app to watch IRS videos and check their tax return status on iPhones and Android devices.
The Public Sector CRM Opportunity
Commentary  |  2/9/2012  | 
Disconnected governments and disempowered citizens are why we need a full-blown, nationwide public sector CRM program.
NASA Receives New Atmospheric Data From Suomi Satellite
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Advanced instrument on polar-orbiting satellite is helping scientists better forecast weather and study the climate.
Steve Jobs: The FBI File
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Jobs had Department of Defense Top Secret clearance, though it's not clear why.
DARPA Tackles Poor Cell Signals In War Zones
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Through new Fixed Wireless at a Distance program, military hopes to make connections over both commercial and traditional military mobile devices more reliable.
Advanced Persistent Threats Get More Respect
Commentary  |  2/9/2012  | 
When it comes to combating APTs, the odds are against your organization's security team, say security experts such as Bruce Schneier. This type of risk deserves special scrutiny.
Want IT Flexibility? Demand Jailbreaking Be Legal
Commentary  |  2/9/2012  | 
Why should CIOs care about the DMCA's jailbreaking rules? Despite Pollyanna assurances that locking down a box will make everybody more secure, that's just not true--and it decreases choice.
Interior Department Tries Again With Cloud Email
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
After a failed attempt to award Microsoft the contract to move to hosted email and collaboration services, the department is shopping for a new provider.
GSA Details Federal Cloud Security Program
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
The General Services Administration on Tuesday released extensive new details on FedRAMP, a program the Obama administration hopes will accelerate the adoption of cloud computing and cut security costs.
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