Content tagged with Government
posted in February 2013
Predictive Analytics Improve Miami City Services
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Miami-Dade County is partnering with IBM to improve city policing, transportation and parks through predictive analytics.
U.K. Pushes Govt. IT To Use SMB Suppliers
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Coalition government aims to save money and spread its wealth by awarding 25% of its contract funds to small and midsize businesses by 2015.
SpaceX Resupply Rocket Aims For Space Station
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Friday's mission represents next step in NASA strategy to develop commercial crew and space transportation capabilities.
Federal IT Reform: Are More Laws Needed?
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Efforts by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., could lead to significant reform of federal IT management and acquisition.
E-Commerce Pioneer Martha Lane Fox Becomes Baroness
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
British e-commerce innovator and 'digital champion' Martha Lane Fox has been given a place in the U.K's House of Lords.
Immigration Reform: Find The Middle Ground
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
A 'virtual march' on Washington aims to bring more highly skilled technical workers into the U.S. It's time for a constructive debate rather than more vitriol.
Code.org Urges Students To Embrace Programming
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
After tech industry hiring practices left students reluctant to go into software engineering, the industry wants to make up.
New York State Plans Expansion Of STEM Schools
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
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.
Pentagon Unveils Secure Mobile Device Plan
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Military releases a new plan to accelerate the adoption of mobile devices and apps for both classified and unclassified use.
Britain Might Get Cheaper High-Speed Data Connections
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Telecommunications regulator Ofcom wants dominant provider BT to lower its prices over next three years to increase market competition and create more interest in Ethernet services.
White House Points Sensors, Drones To Gauge Arctic Change
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
White House outlines five-year plan to measure ice melt and study the impact of environmental change on the local population.
Federal CIO Q&A: Security, Sequestration And More
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Biggest challenge in realizing agile, efficient government IT continues to be the required cultural change, says Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel.
How Sequestration Could Hit NASA Projects
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Across-the-board budget cuts due to hit March 1, if Congress doesn't make a budget deal, could quickly impact NASA's technology work.
VA Contract Could Spur RTLS Tech Adoption
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
HP, Intelligent Insites, WaveMark among vendors contracted to implement electronic tracking solutions throughout VA system.
SEC Makes Big Data Push To Analyze Markets
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Securities and Exchange Commission's new Midas system collects information on all trades in an effort to better understand how the markets work.
Government IT Pros See Savings, Challenges In Big Data
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Big data may cut budgets, fight crime, cure diseases and personalize services, say federal and state IT officials in TechAmerica/SAP survey.
Federal CIO Outlines Next Steps
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
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
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
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
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
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.
U.K. Government Cloud Ambitions Bigger Than Achievements, Critics Say
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
A year after it launched an easy to use, SMB-vendor friendly buying site, critics question what they see as very patchy U.K. government CloudStore success.
U.K. 4G Auction Nets Underwhelming £2.34 Billion Sale Price
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Sale is a third less than cash-strapped government expected, but increase in 4G services will help build a base for future digital industries, say pleased business groups.
Readmissions Don't Measure Quality, Harvard Doctor Says
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Noted health policy researcher Ashish Jha says new Medicare penalties on 30-day hospital readmissions promote accountability, but may not improve patient outcomes.
NASA Reports Space Station Communications Outage Fixed
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Communications are back up between NASA and the International Space Station after a brief glitch happened shortly after a software upgrade.
Texas Lassos Office 365
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
State reaches agreement to adopt Microsoft's cloud-based applications after forcing additional security and privacy steps.
DOD's New Medal Recognizes Cyberwarfare Achievements
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Distinguished Warfare Medal will be given to drone operators, cyberdefense pros and others for extraordinary, off-battlefield achievements.
NASA Rover Spinoff Roams Hospitals Delivering Meals, Laundry
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Hospital robot is one of dozens of NASA spinoff innovations designed to make life better here on earth.
CRM Lands In Jail: Meet Illinois Offender-360
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Illinois Department of Corrections moves criminal records from aging mainframe environment to Microsoft Dynamics CRM cloud-based system.
CISPA Cybersecurity Bill, Reborn: 6 Key Facts
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
House revives controversial cybersecurity information-sharing bill, but can CISPA 2.0 address lingering privacy concerns?
Does Health IT Safety Need New Regulatory Body?
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Recent Department of Health and Human Services proposal says no; new think tank report agrees with HHS stance.
IBM-Backed High School Gets Obama Plaudits
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
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.
NASA Outlines Space Tech Investment Plan
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
Strategic Space Technology Investment Plan details NASA's development priorities for the next four years.
Federal CIO Details Concerns On Looming Budget Cuts
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
With huge automatic budget cuts looking increasingly likely, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel and other officials are discussing the effects of sequestration on government IT plans.
Social Tools Meet Obama's State Of Union Address
News  |  2/11/2013  | 
White House unveils a host of social media initiatives to engage citizens in the State of the Union speech.
Feds Want Single Mobile Management Platform
News  |  2/11/2013  | 
To help accelerate federal adoption of smartphones, General Services Administration plans to offer a government-wide mobile management tools platform.
Google, Amazon May Face New Hurdle In U.K.
News  |  2/11/2013  | 
Will Google, Amazon and other U.S. IT companies be shut out of U.K. government contracts after bragging about tax avoidance?
Hospitals, CIOs Laud Health IT Safety Plan
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
HHS's "light regulatory approach" to a national patient safety plan draws qualified praise from industry trade groups.
Government Braces For Big Data
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Terabytes are growing into petabytes. Your action plan must include new skills, tools and cross-agency collaboration.
Yahoo Revives Ad Partnership With Google
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Five years after a failed attempt, Yahoo and Google try once more to set up an ad partnership.
NIST Targets Energy Apps With Green Button Tools
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
SDK user guide aims to help utilities build new consumer apps to monitor electric use.
Virtual Desktops Could Cut U.K. Government Costs
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Britain's central government could strip operating cost by better use of hot-desking, Citrix argues.
DARPA Funds Python Big Data Effort
News  |  2/6/2013  | 
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.
CDW Joins Chromebook Crusade
News  |  2/6/2013  | 
Google's Chromebooks get another vote of confidence with a new channel partner.
White House Seeks Tech Innovation Fellows
News  |  2/5/2013  | 
Program recruits innovators and entrepreneurs to work on "high impact" federal IT projects during six- to 12-month tours of duty.
Feds Update Flu Apps
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
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?
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
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
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Google tries to escape burdensome regulatory sanctions and taxes with a proposal to resolve antitrust concerns and a payment to benefit French publishers.
CEOs Voice Support For Cyber Legislation, With Caveats
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Senate report indicates many Fortune 500 CEOs support comprehensive cybersecurity legislation that increases information sharing, but only if sharing is voluntary.
NASA Satellite Boosts Space Network
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Next-generation spacecraft's electronics and solar panel bring much-needed capabilities to the network that links Earth-orbiting missions to ground terminals.


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