New York State Plans Expansion Of STEM Schools
Gov. Cuomo's budget proposal includes $4 million to establish 10 new Early College High School programs, similar to the IBM-backed P-TECH in New York City, aimed at preparation for high-tech jobs.
Federal CIO Outlines Next Steps
With Obama's first term in the rearview mirror, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is looking for ways to continue to improve federal IT even in the face of looming budget cuts.
Feds Roll Out Social Media Metrics, API
New metrics will help agencies assess their social media
performance, while API will let news organizations pull real-time data from FEMA and other agencies.
FAA Drone Plan Hits Turbulence
Technology and policy issues emerge as the FAA devises a five-year road map to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with commercial flights in U.S. airspace.
Texas Lassos Office 365
State reaches agreement to adopt Microsoft's cloud-based applications after forcing additional security and privacy steps.
IBM-Backed High School Gets Obama Plaudits
P-TECH, a partnership among New York Public Schools, IBM and the City University of New York wins praise for boosting technical education with combined high school and associate's degree.
DARPA Funds Python Big Data Effort
Department of Defense has dished out $3 million for Python big data analytics libraries from a $100 million fund for big data research and development.
Feds Update Flu Apps
Centers for Disease Control have updated their two flu apps -- FluView and CDC Influenza -- for the busy flu season.
Could X-rays Be New Route To U.K. EHRs?
As British health leaders face demands for greater use of IT to improve patient care, vendor-neutral archive (VNA) technology shows promise in providing the groundwork for a national EHR.
Google Pays For Peace In Europe
Google tries to escape burdensome regulatory sanctions and taxes with a proposal to resolve antitrust concerns and a payment to benefit French publishers.
NASA Satellite Boosts Space Network
Next-generation spacecraft's electronics and solar panel bring much-needed capabilities to the network that links Earth-orbiting missions to ground terminals.