Content tagged with Government
posted in March 2010
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Google's Tim Bray Hates Apple's iPhone
News  |  3/15/2010  | 
The newly hired Android developer advocate rails against Apple's constraints on iPhone apps.
FCC Broadband Plan Ready For Congress
News  |  3/15/2010  | 
A preview of the National Broadband Plan reveals sweeping proposals that would create jobs, improve public safety responses, and create new spectrum.
Congress Targeting Defense IT Acquisition Reform
News  |  3/15/2010  | 
A House report recommends changes to military IT procurement policies ahead of possible broader reform legislation.
Google China Shutdown Almost Certain
News  |  3/15/2010  | 
Reports indicate that Google.cn could go dark in a matter of weeks, news that has brightened the financial prospects of Google's rivals in China.
GAO Faults Federal Spending Site
News  |  3/15/2010  | 
The Government Accountability Office finds data quality on USASpending.gov lacking, and urges the White House to add subcontractor data to the site.
FCC Site Measures Broadband Speeds
News  |  3/15/2010  | 
The Federal Communications Commission also announced its first mobile app available via Apple's iPhone and Google Android smartphones.
Data, Analysis Drive Maryland Government
News  |  3/12/2010  | 
Without a central ERP system or sophisticated BI tools, Maryland officials have nevertheless seen positive changes as a result of the StateStat program.
China Warns Google To Obey Law
News  |  3/12/2010  | 
Promising consequences if Google flouts China's censorship laws, Chinese authorities also chide the U.S. for its human rights record.
Apple iPad Available For Pre-Order
News  |  3/12/2010  | 
The company is promising to deliver its "magical" device in early April.
Google Debuts Product Inventory Search, Apps Macros
News  |  3/11/2010  | 
Finding nearby things to buy and automating actions in Google Apps just got easier.
SAIC Lands $625 Million Navy Contract
News  |  3/11/2010  | 
The deal calls for Science Applications International Corp. to develop new software and modify existing Navy command and control systems.
U.S. Email Firm Sues Swiss Postal Service
News  |  3/11/2010  | 
E-mail verification company RPost has brought a federal suit charging the Swiss agency of patent and trademark infringement.
Healthcare IT Workgroup Tackles Privacy
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
Group seeks to balance privacy concerns with a healthcare system that facilitates and enhances care.
GDC: iPhone Developers Face Hidden Risks
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
Most iPhone developers don't fully understand the regulatory compliance challenges that accompany app distribution.
FCC Plan May Seek Free Broadband
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
Given that Congress shot down an earlier proposal for free spectrum, what will it do with a new proposal?
Kaiser Permanente Finishes EMR Rollout
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
The health insurer will continue to tweak its electronic medical records system to comply with the federal government's upcoming meaningful use criteria.
Army Plans Massive E-mail Consolidation
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
The multi-year, $243 million project is part of a larger IT transformation effort, and could spark military-wide e-mail consolidation.
Feds Ease Software Export Restrictions
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
U.S. developers authorized to offer Internet communication apps to Iran, Sudan, and Cuba.
Google Launches Store For Web Apps
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
The Google Apps Marketplace will let third-party developers sell their Web apps to Google Apps customers.
White House Plans Innovation Prize Platform
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
The government plans to release a Web-based platform for federal agencies to use prizes and challenges to crowdsource innovative approaches to government problems.
VA Halts Access To EHR System
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
The administration is addressing a bug that caused its VistAWeb e-health records system to return incomplete data.
Air Force Taking Bids For Network Services
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
Vendors can submit proposals for up to $460 million in awards from the $24 billion follow-up to the Air Force's Network Centric Solutions procurement program.
NASA Shifts Data Center Strategy
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
New guidance on cloud computing, energy efficiency, and data center consolidation puts the space agency's $1.5 billion data center plans on hold for now.
Google Debuts Public Data Explorer
News  |  3/8/2010  | 
The company's latest visualization experiment lets users create their own charts and graphs using public data.
Navy Awards $1.75 Billion IT Contracts
News  |  3/8/2010  | 
Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman will build a shipboard and onshore IP network to replace legacy and outdated software and hardware.
Energizer Removes Infected Battery Monitoring Software
News  |  3/8/2010  | 
The company says that it is working with U.S.-CERT to determine how the software on its servers became infected.
Space Shuttle Debate Goes Ballistic
News  |  3/8/2010  | 
Obama to defend plan to kill the shuttle as GOP Senator introduces bill that would save the program.
Google Buys Maker Of Microsoft Office Plugin
News  |  3/5/2010  | 
By acquiring DocVerse, Google is paving the road to cloud computing.
Software Patching Too Much Trouble For Most
News  |  3/5/2010  | 
Automated software patching, common among enterprises, is making its way onto consumer PCs.
GSA Preps $35 Billion Networking Contract
News  |  3/5/2010  | 
The General Services Administration's contract vehicle will be awarded for government agencies' telecom needs.
White House Backs Open311
News  |  3/4/2010  | 
The Open311 standard allows developers to link cities' online information and other services together and make them accessible to residents via Twitter, and Facebook.
Google's Got Your Backup
News  |  3/4/2010  | 
Among other reasons to consider Google Apps: automatic backups for disaster recovery.
Feds Set To Start Implementing Health IT Policies
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
The National Coordinator for Health IT is ready to launch several new programs to get healthcare providers using technology.
RSA: Google, PayPal, Equifax, Others Form Open Identity Exchange
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
The companies have created a non-profit to manage the process of certifying identity providers.
California Outlines Teleworker Policy
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
State government agencies must support telecommuters with standard and secure IT infrastructure.
Q&A: Homeland Security CIO Outlines Key Challenges
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
Eight months into the job, CIO Richard Spires discusses plans for creating a 'center of excellence' for program management, department-wide services, and other steps.
E-Medical Records: 10 Steps To Take Now
News  |  3/2/2010  | 
Don't wait for the government to finalize meaningful use requirements. Here's how to jump-start your health IT efforts.
Quest Offers EHR Modules To Small Practices
News  |  3/2/2010  | 
MedPlus' Care360 software-as-a-service modules let doctors phase in electronic health records.
NYC Orders Data Center Consolidation
News  |  3/2/2010  | 
New York City IT chief Carole Post will oversee the consolidation of 50 data centers into one shared system, a move aimed at saving $100 million over five years.
E-Health Record Certification Program Adds Specialties
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
Certification Commission for Health IT now tests and certifies oncology and women's health EHR products.
Meaningful Use Programs Spiking HIT Spending
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
About three-quarters of health IT executives plan to boost IT spending over the next two years, report shows.
GSA Shifts Cloud Computing Strategy
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
The General Services Administration is responding to the rapid changes in cloud computing by writing new procurement documents, adding security requirements, and changing Apps.gov.
Apple Finds Child Labor Violations At Suppliers
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
The company says that it has taken steps to address violations of its Supplier Code of Conduct.
Army Launches App Development Contest
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
Categories include mobile, warfighting, and data-driven apps. Developers may work in the military's private cloud computing platform.
Baidu Lands $50 Million From U.S. Investors
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
The deal will help China's largest search engine launch an online video business.
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