Content tagged with Government
posted in March 2010
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Senators Object To Meaningful Use Rules For E-Health Records
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Strict requirements for EHR use could kill funding incentives for doctors, hospitals, senators say.
Feds Developing Cloud Security Program
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Proposed FedRAMP effort would make it easier for federal agencies to overcome compliance hurdles and participate in the Obama administration's drive toward the cloud.
White House Revising Outsourcing Policies
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
The policy changes requires agencies to keep "inherently governmental" jobs on the federal payroll.
NASA iPhone App Adds Facebook Link
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
New version of the application also connects to Twitter and NASA's massive image archive.
Obama Nominates Defense IT Chief
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Teri Takai has been CIO of Michigan and California, winning numerous plaudits along the way.
SRA Lands $500 Million USDA Contract
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has engaged SRA International to implement an SAP-based system to streamline its business processes.
NHIN Direct Focus Is Health Data Exchange Specs
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Direct aims to develop interoperability specs, but not to replace statewide and regional health information exchanges.
NASA Archiving Social Networking Activity
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
The U.S. space agency has teamed with The Internet Archive to archive its image, video, and audio collections in a single, searchable resource.
Google Mobile Service Trouble In China
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Google's mainland China service dashboard shows mobile service problems.
Fed IT Urged To Emulate Private Sector
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Government IT pros should follow the lead of private industry to improve project management, customer service, and accountability, report says.
GSA Pilots Procurement Wiki
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
The General Services Administration's BetterBuy project allows vendors to provide online feedback on the RFP process.
Google Broadband Plan Stirs Hunger For Speed
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
The company's experimental fiber network plan has elicited almost 200,000 invitations from speed-starved Internet users.
Transparency Caucus Supports Open Government
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
The bi-partisan caucus, formed in the House, will promote Americans' access to government information.
Qwest Seeks $350 Million For Rural Broadband
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
The telecom firm wants federal government funding to help finance broadband facilities in underserved rural communities.
NASA Makes Mars Rover Smarter
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
AEGIS software autonomously analyzes images taken by the exploratory vehicle's wide-angle camera, speeding data collection.
GSA Chief Seeks Change, IT Innovation
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
The government's main internal supplier is poised for growth, says the General Services Administration's new head, Martha Johnson.
Census Web Site Tracks Participation
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
Taking into consideration privacy and security concerns, the bureau is not collecting 2010 census information online.
Kundra Outlines Open Government Progress
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The federal CIO said the government is already seeing performance improvements from the Obama administration's transparency plan.
Google Suggests Ways Around China Apps Roadblocks
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The search engine giant is warning users of its services in China that disruptions to Google Apps are possible.
Feds Try Mobile Video, 3G Tethering
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The ATF is testing video surveillance on Windows Mobile devices, while the IRS is looking to replace its 25,000 3G cards by tethering smartphones to laptops.
Gmail Gets Intruder Alarm
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
Watching for suspicious account activity is now easier for Gmail users.
Dell Unveils Medical Archiving Storage Products
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
Dell Medical Archiving Solution aims to help healthcare providers manage exploding data storage requirements.
GSA To Update Cloud Computing Web Site
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
Apps.gov will get a user interface and content redesign as well as a revamped request for quotations interface and social media hosting capability.
China Calls Google's Actions 'Wrong'
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Chinese authorities have warned Google not to politicize commerce.
Federal CIOs Seek Direction On Open Government
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Agency officials say they are taking steps to make government more transparent, but worry that their efforts lack structure and could come at a price for security.
FCC Mulls Spectrum For Medical Gear
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
The designation of low-frequency wireless spectrum for Medical Body Area Networks, or MBAN, could drive adoption of low-cost telehealth applications for home use.
White House Overhauling Financial Systems Policy
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Current financial systems take too long to deploy, cost too much, and don't give federal agencies the right data, OMB official says.
Google Ends Censorship In China
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
The world now waits for the reaction of the Chinese government.
Chinese Netizens Seek Clarity From Google
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Internet users in China want Google and the Chinese government to communicate in a more open manner about the company's future plans.
FCC Tests Spectrum Dashboard
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
Currently in beta, the tool enables users to search the entire 225 MHz to 3.7 GHz mobile wireless spectrum range.
White House Shutters Financial Systems Standards Effort
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
The closure of the Financial Systems Integration Office leaves unanswered questions for the future of inter-agency efforts on financial systems standards and compliance.
Viacom Secretly Uploaded Videos, YouTube Claims
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Employees of Viacom allegedly went to Kinko's to upload copyrighted clips to YouTube surreptitiously.
CIO Profiles: David Wennergren, Deputy CIO Of The Department Of Defense
Features  |  3/18/2010  | 
The next big thing for the DOD? Leveraging Web 2.0 and cloud computing to delivery new capabilities quickly.
Cybersecurity Bill Trims President's Power
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Current version of Senate legislation eliminates provision that permitted the president to shut down the Internet in the event of a major cyber attack.
Verizon Files Patent Suit Over Cablevision Boxes
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The International Trade Commission complaint says Cablevision's set-top boxes infringe five Verizon patents pertaining to video downloading and social networking features.
10 Steps To Ace A FISMA Audit
Features  |  3/18/2010  | 
Anyone working with a federal agency will face one of these sooner or later. The best way to sail through is to know what auditors are looking for.
10 Steps To Ace A FISMA Audit
Features  |  3/18/2010  | 
Anyone working with a federal agency will face one of these sooner or later. The best way to sail through is to know what auditors are looking for.
Cloud Connect: NIST Prepares 'Use Case' Site
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The National Institute of Standards and Technology will build a "use case" repository that may eventually give shape to cloud computing specifications.
Google Calendar Now Finds Best Meeting Time
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
Scheduling becomes easier when treated as a search problem.
Google Nexus One Coming To Sprint
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
The mobile carrier says that it will disclose pricing and availability soon.
FCC Broadband Plan Faces Challenges
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
The National Broadband Plan has met with widespread support, but also many disagreements on how to achieve the goal of bringing high-speed connections to all Americans.
Virginia Shakes Up IT Leadership Structure
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
A new law gives the state's CIO and secretary of technologies new powers and junks a bureaucratic oversight board.
Google Builds Microsoft Exchange Escape Route
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
Would-be Google Apps converts now have an simple way to liberate their data from Microsoft's popular e-mail server.
Cloud Connect: U.S. IT In Forefront
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
The Cloud Connect conference opens with a warning on how the rest of the world views the U.S.-driven cloud computing phenomenon.
Google Brings Nexus One To AT&T, Rogers Wireless
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
The search company says that it's pleased with sales of the device, even as critics declare the Nexus One a failure.
Open Government Public Deadline Nears
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
A broad brainstorming initiative, in which the public is invited to submit ideas to the federal government, nears its end.
FBI Goes Undercover On Social Networks
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
Investigators may be using fake identities to track criminals online, if a confidential FBI presentation is any indication.
OpenGov Tracker Logging Thousands Of Ideas
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
People have only two more days to submit and vote for ideas about ways government agencies can work better for them and for the country as a whole.
Microsoft Previews Internet Explorer 9
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
Unveiled at the MIX10 conference in Las Vegas, an early version of IE9 Web browser draws praise from Mozilla.
DHS May Be Wasting Data Center Spending
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
Inspector general says the Department of Homeland Security's facilities agreement with the Navy is poorly written, lacks oversight.
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