Content tagged with Government
posted in March 2009
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Global CIO: The $200-Million-A-Day Man: Our New Federal CIO
Commentary  |  3/9/2009  | 
With his staggering federal IT budget, Vivek Kundra needs to address these six crucial questions.
Kepler Orbits Sun, Begins Search For Earth-Like Planets
News  |  3/9/2009  | 
NASA scientists said the Kepler solar-powered craft could take three years to make a discovery.
Congressman Moves To Lift Ban On Online Gambling
News  |  3/8/2009  | 
Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, is determined to repeal a controversial three-year ban on online gambling.
Craigslist Sued For Promoting Prostitution
News  |  3/6/2009  | 
An Illinois sheriff says the classified ads Web site should stop allowing erotic services ads and reimburse law enforcement agencies for the costs of policing prostitution-related crime.
Windows 7 Will Have IE 8 On-Off Switch
News  |  3/6/2009  | 
Microsoft's bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows has been the target of antitrust charges by the European Commission.
Clearwire Chooses Cities For Mobile WiMax In 2009
News  |  3/6/2009  | 
Atlanta, Chicago, and Las Vegas are among eight cities slated to get the 4G broadband service this year.
NASA's Kepler Mission Set To Search For Earth-Like Planets
News  |  3/6/2009  | 
Friday night's scheduled launch will send NASA's Kepler craft in search of Earth-size planets that orbit stars and are partly covered with water, a vital ingredient for life.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra Outlines Priorities
News  |  3/5/2009  | 
Fresh from his appointment by President Obama, Kundra stressed the need to lower costs and increase accountability as he wrestles to streamline the $71-billion in annual federal IT spending.
Pirate Bay Awaiting Court Verdict In Copyright Case
News  |  3/4/2009  | 
Lawyers for the BitTorrent site argued in a Swedish court that the business is legitimate.
Court Asked To Disallow Warrantless GPS Tracking
News  |  3/4/2009  | 
The filing argues that GPS devices are growing more powerful.
Asteroid Hurtles Past Earth At Safe Distance
News  |  3/4/2009  | 
Space rock sped past Earth this week at a distance of 49,000 miles -- twice as far as most telecommunications satellites.
Broadcasters Sue FCC Over White Spaces
News  |  3/4/2009  | 
Two broadcast associations say the FCC's decision to allow unlicensed use of television spectrum for Internet access is illegal.
Obama Officially Picks Genachowski To Chair FCC
News  |  3/3/2009  | 
Julius Genachowski has held key posts in government and business, and he's known President Obama since their college days.
Who Got H-1B Visa Petitions Approved In 2008? Look At The List
News  |  3/3/2009  | 
There's been a shift in the top 10 companies that submitted applications last year as companies scramble to fill the U.S. government's 85,000 randomly selected petitions.
YouTube Denies Being 'Ditched' By White House
News  |  3/3/2009  | 
The Obama administration's Web site came under fire from privacy advocates as soon as it launched for using YouTube videos.
Stimulus Plan To Drive $5.7 Billion In State, Local IT Spending
News  |  3/3/2009  | 
Broadband, health care, education, and transportation are among the biggest recipients.
Government Keeping Its .Gov Domain Names Secret
News  |  3/2/2009  | 
Despite a presidential promise of openness in government, GSA officials decline to release the full list for fear of cyberattack.
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