Content tagged with Government
posted in March 2009
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H-1B Visa Applications Expected To Slow
News  |  3/31/2009  | 
Experts believe the weak economy will lead fewer companies to apply for H-1B visas this year, but that the 85,000 visa cap eventually will be filled.
Video Game Play Improves Eyesight
News  |  3/30/2009  | 
A research study showed that playing first-person shooters like Unreal Tournament 2004 and Call of Duty 2 improves vision.
Discovery Crew Returns Home From ISS
News  |  3/30/2009  | 
Astronauts land in Florida after finishing up 12-day mission aboard the International Space Station.
FCC Seeks Help In Avoiding DTV Switch Disruption
News  |  3/27/2009  | 
AmeriCorps members and even firefighters are being asked to help with the June migration from analog to digital television.
China Set To Become Top Automaker
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
While global auto manufacturing is expected to rebound in 2010, China is expected to hold on to the top spot at least through 2013, iSuppli said.
Next Stop For Tech Entrepreneurs: Space Travel
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
Microsoft software pioneer Charles Simonyi's second flight to the International Space Station is the latest trend for executives with deep pockets.
Apple iPhone Sued Over Multiple Patents
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
The company faces multiple lawsuits regarding the iPhone's camera, the manner by which it accesses iTunes, and its e-book capabilities.
CIO Profiles: Ed Trainor, CIO Of Amtrak
Features  |  3/26/2009  | 
Next big thing for Amtrak? Its CIO foresees high-speed rail passenger corridors as a key component of a national transportation policy.
New York Library Looks To BI Software For Help
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
The massive library system, facing a $23 million budget cut, hopes business intelligence software will help it make the right decisions about staffing and hours.
CEOs Back Patent Reform Proposals
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
Chief executives want to see action as soon as possible.
NIST Gets Funding Increase
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
Obama gives national standards body an 8% increase in operating cash.
Global CIO: The Ugly And Dangerous Prejudice Against Outsourcing
Commentary  |  3/25/2009  | 
If American businesses yield to the anti-outsourcing caterwaulers, then don't be surprised to see them go after other equally legitimate business tools next.
Few Companies Preparing For Looming Carbon Restrictions
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Only about 18% of U.S. companies with between 1,000 and 10,000 employees expect to implement carbon management tools during the next 18 months, a new report shows.
Gov't Tech Pros Fear Cuts Under Obama
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
A recent survey shows that some federal IT workers are worried that the White House may slash internal technology spending.
Tech Pros Show Flickers Of Optimism
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Of those software developers surveyed, 62% think the U.S. government's economic stimulus programs will have a positive impact.
YouTube Blocked In China, Again
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Last year, during the March riots in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, China blocked access to YouTube.
Government Action On Cloud Computing Urged
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
A new Google-supported report only paints with a broad brush what should and shouldn't be done, but delves deeper into the possibilities.
Apple Brings Back 17-Inch iMac
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
The smaller iMac will be sold only to schools, which are being squeezed by state budget cuts caused by the economic downturn.
ISS Avoids More Space Junk
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
Shuttle pilot takes evasive action to avoid hurtling debris.
Harvard Professor To Lead Health IT Push
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
David Blumenthal's mission is to lead the transition to an interoperable health IT infrastructure, as outlined in the stimulus package.
Senators Seek Wireless Spectrum Review
News  |  3/20/2009  | 
John Kerry and Olympia Snowe say they want a comprehensive assessment of how best to use the public spectrum.
CIO Profiles: Lynn Willenbring, CIO Of The City Of Minneapolis
Features  |  3/20/2009  | 
Look for more shared services among governmental agencies, she says.
IT Gives Smart Grid Initiatives A Jolt
News  |  3/19/2009  | 
Stimulus bill will provide around $11 billion for utilities to shift energy supply networks to digital technology, increasing efficiency and cutting costs.
Acer Gaming PCs Overheat, Recall Issued
News  |  3/19/2009  | 
The problem stems from insulation on the computers' internal wiring, which can become bent and stripped, safety officials said.
Down To Business: Health Care IT Gets Dragged Into The 21st Century
Commentary  |  3/19/2009  | 
Do I like that the government is creating yet another program to teach an industry how to behave? No. But given the lack of a dominant health care industry player to dictate supply chain standards, it needs to get involved.
Charles Simonyi Prepares For Second Trip To Space
News  |  3/19/2009  | 
Former Microsoft programmer is scheduled to return to the International Space Station as a civilian; will conduct scientific and medical experiments.
Shuttle Delivers Solar Arrays To Space Station
News  |  3/18/2009  | 
After a delay, Discovery lifts off on a mission to deliver power source to the space station.
Satellite, Digital X-Rays Used To Fight Malaria
News  |  3/18/2009  | 
The next phase of recent vaccination trials in remote "malaria belt" African countries is using cutting-edge networking and monitoring technology.
Cybersquatting Hits All-Time Record
News  |  3/17/2009  | 
Concerns have even slowed a plan that ICANN announced last year to introduce new top-level domains.
Kaiser Permanente Outsources, Cuts 860 IT Jobs
News  |  3/17/2009  | 
IBM will manage the health care network's data centers under seven-year deal.
FCC Rules Aim To Preserve Public Safety In Final DTV Switch
News  |  3/16/2009  | 
TV stations will have to implement additional educational services to help viewers understand what they need to do to maintain TV reception after June 12.
NASA To Host Collaborative Research Center
News  |  3/16/2009  | 
Space agency's partnership with colleges calls for 75-acre research and development park.
NASA Space Junk Audio Tapes Released
News  |  3/13/2009  | 
Mission control tells the space station astronauts tell they would have had only 10 minutes of reserves left if the debris had hit the station.
Obama's CIO Takes Leave Amid FBI Probe
News  |  3/13/2009  | 
Federal authorities are investigating alleged bribery ring at Vivek Kundra's former D.C. office.
Federal CIO Scrutinizes Spending And Eyes Cloud Computing
News  |  3/13/2009  | 
Vivek Kundra is coming to grips with the government's $71 billion in IT spending and setting priorities.
Two Charged With Bribery After FBI Raids D.C. CTO Office
News  |  3/12/2009  | 
The two men previously worked under current federal CIO Vivek Kundra, who has not been named or charged in the investigation.
Down To Business: Mr. Kundra, Welcome To The Fishbowl
Commentary  |  3/12/2009  | 
An FBI raid on the federal CIO's former offices may be the least of his problems.
Stimulus Package Aims To Spur Adoption Of E-Health Records
News  |  3/12/2009  | 
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act makes $2 billion available immediately to help health care providers implement e-health records and to fund research into the use of health systems.
Microsoft Security Strategist Named Cybersecurity Leader
News  |  3/12/2009  | 
Phil Reitinger will join the Department of Homeland Security to protect the federal government's computer systems from cyberattacks.
FBI Investigates Former Office Of Obama's Pick For CIO
News  |  3/12/2009  | 
Vivek Kundra is not a target of the investigation and has not been named in the probe.
NASA Delays Shuttle Launch To Check Leak
News  |  3/12/2009  | 
The shuttle was scheduled to deliver a fourth and final set of solar arrays to the International Space Station.
Feds Add Servers To Handle Stimulus Funds
News  |  3/12/2009  | 
Government leaders predict a 60% increase in grant applications between April and August.
CIO Profiles: Marty Colburn, Executive VP And CTO At The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Features  |  3/12/2009  | 
Offshore outsourcing makes sense if the right work and skill sets are supported, he says.
Fed CIO Kundra Aims To Rationalize Budgets
News  |  3/12/2009  | 
In an interview, Vivek Kundra talks about cloud computing, an approach he will likely use to reduce costs and simplify government IT infrastructure.
Cell-Only Households Growing At The Expense Of Landlines
News  |  3/11/2009  | 
The CDC study says the exclusion of wireless-only households can skew the results of health surveys, political polls, and other phone-based research.
Shuttle To Deliver Crucial Parts (And Toy Duck) To Space Station
News  |  3/11/2009  | 
Discovery is poised to bring final backbone piece and solar wings, along with a plush souvenir.
Marines Eye $75 Million 'Web 2.0 In A Box'
News  |  3/11/2009  | 
James Bond-style briefcase would allow troops to collaborate with commanders from hostile locations.
CIA, NSA Adopting Web 2.0 Strategies
News  |  3/10/2009  | 
In addition to Intellipedia, social and Web-inspired software is becoming the next great tool for the intelligence community.
Dell Bumps Toughness Of Rugged Laptop
News  |  3/10/2009  | 
The Latitude E6400 XFR, made from materials used in military equipment, can withstand water sprayed from a fire hose and a 4-foot drop while powered down.
Critics Slam Pay-Per-View Research Bill
News  |  3/9/2009  | 
Proposed law would reverse NIH rule requiring free, online availability of taxpayer-funded science.
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