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posted in March 2011
InformationWeek's Government CIO 50
Features  |  3/31/2011  | 
InformationWeek Government highlights 50 IT leaders that are closing the tech gap.
Montana Reinstates Electronic Health Record Incentives
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
Intense lobbying from the governor and healthcare providers led the state legislature to overturn previous rejections of federal EHR funding.
Google Settles FTC Privacy Suit Over Buzz
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Internet giant agrees to 20 years of third-party audits, as well as implementing programs to protect users' personal data and contacts.
Direct Project Rapidly Advancing Health IT Interoperability
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
More than 60 healthcare and health IT organizations are supporting the federal government's push for authenticated, encrypted health information to be shared with trusted recipients over the Internet.
IBM To Support Australia's National Broadband Plan
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
$205 million deal calls for Big Blue to provide government-backed NBN with key software and consulting services.
Medicare Previews EHR Incentives Attestation System
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Healthcare providers and hospitals are being prepped to apply for Medicare meaningful use funds starting April 18, said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
India's Satyam Hit With Asset Freeze
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Still dealing with fallout from a 2009 fraud scandal, the offshore outsourcer insists it has enough free cash to continue operations.
ONC Solicits Feedback On Health IT Strategic Plan
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Public comments are due April 22 on the plan, which outlines how the federal government will implement health IT initiatives over the next five years.
Tsunami, Earthquake Data Added To Data.gov
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
The federal Web site has added 112 new data sets in the last week, including some on the disaster in Japan, significant earthquakes in the United States, and airborne radiation levels.
Army, Air Force Get 3D Battle Planning Technology
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
DARPA designed the holographic display system to help military leaders plan initiatives in urban areas and other complex terrain.
Budget Ax Threatens Key Federal IT Initiatives
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Taking the Congressional hatchet to funds for cloud computing, data center consolidation, transparency, and IT oversight is risky business, and appropriators should reconsider.
FCCI Contractor Warns Of Cloud Pitfalls
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Procurement and implementation, not the technology, will complicate government cloud deployment according to a Federal Cloud Computing Initiative contractor.
NASA CTO For IT's Departure Highlights Fed's Cloud Challenges
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
Chris Kemp was a force behind the government's Nebula cloud, and it isn't clear how fast the federal cloud computing effort will move forward after his departure.
HP Wins $176 Million Nevada Health IT Contract
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Under the five-year deal, HP will act as the state's fiscal agent, strengthen its Medicaid operations, and help position it for healthcare reform.
Google Books Settlement Rejected
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
The company's plan to resolve copyright claims arising from its book scanning project will need to be revised.
Oregon Launches Open Data Web Site
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
The data.Oregon.gov site contains financial information about state expenditures, salaries, new businesses, and people in Oregon prisons.
IBM Seeks To Depose Indiana Governor
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
Big Blue wants to grill Republican Mitch Daniels over his decision to cancel outsourcing contract.
DHS Introduces E-Verify Self Check
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
People can now check their own employment eligibility status with the Dept. of Homeland Security database online and correct any inaccuracies.
GSA: Cloud Computing Is Safer Than You Think
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
GSA assistant commissioner Mary Davie tries to dispel cloud computing 'myths' and says a phased deployment strategy will raise the chances for successful projects.
Database Tracks State Healthcare Reform Initiatives
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
The National Conference of State Legislatures Web site is cataloging actions and legislation pertaining to the Affordable Care Act, enabling comparison among states.
Microsoft Files Another Android Lawsuit
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec face a Microsoft patent infringement claim over the their use of Android.
Google Says China Is Hindering Gmail
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
The company's decision last year to refuse to censor its search results in China continues to have repercussions.
IBM, C&W Partner On UK Smart Energy Cloud
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
Big Blue and its telecom ally hope to capture part of the British government's $13 billion plan to put smart meters in every home.
Bill Would Add Mental Health To EHR Incentives
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
Licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and behavioral health facilities would have access to federal electronic health record stimulus funding under the proposed Senate legislation.
Defense Secretary Approves IT Spending Cuts
News  |  3/17/2011  | 
The Department of Defense will reduce some IT spending as part of a wide-ranging effort to cut costs, according to a memo from Secretary Robert Gates.
Report Cards Planned For Federal IT Reform Plan
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says the White House will issue twice-yearly assessments of how well the government is implement his ambitious 25-point plan for federal IT reform.
Watchdogs Criticize Federal Data Dashboard Accuracy
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
The GAO and The Sunlight Foundation separately criticized the Federal IT Dashboard and USASpending.gov for faulty information.
NASA CTO Resigns To Launch Startup
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Chris Kemp, the architect behind the agency's Nebula cloud computing platform, cited frustration with budget cuts in announcing his decision to form his own company.
Google Counters Ads For Counterfeit Goods
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
About 50,000 AdWords accounts were closed in the last half of 2010 for advertising fake brand name products.
NASA To Host Open Source Summit
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
The agency plans to bring experts together March 29-30 to discuss open source policy and how NASA can better support the community.
Navy Cautioned To Rethink Next Generation Network
News  |  3/14/2011  | 
The Government Accountability Office has recommended a review of the Navy's planned Next Generation Enterprise Network before further spending on the project.
Guerra On Healthcare: Procrastinators Prosper On Meaningful Use Deadlines
Commentary  |  3/14/2011  | 
Organizations that rush to attest to Stage 1 in 2011 may find themselves in trouble when they find themselves with a shortened timeframe to prepare for Stage 2 criteria.
SSA Gets Kudos For Online Claims Application
News  |  3/11/2011  | 
According to an Inspector General report, 198 of 200 applicants polled said their experience filing retirement benefits on the Web was good or better.
Government Printing Office Overhauls Online Document System
News  |  3/10/2011  | 
The XML-based Federal Digital System replaces the outdated GPO Access for retrieval of official federal government publications.
HHS Finds IT Boosts Quality, Efficiency Of Healthcare
News  |  3/9/2011  | 
Literature review shows 92% of recent studies support the government's push to bring technology into the medical office.
Social Security Confronts IT Obsolescence
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
The agency's overburdened data center and decades-old software need to be replaced, but a replacement facility won't be ready until 2016.
Health IT Stakeholders Find Meaningful Use Goals Aggressive
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
Electronic health record vendors, healthcare providers, and others say Stage Two and Three timelines, targets, and objectives are too demanding, according to a CCHIT survey.
Army Appoints CIO
News  |  3/7/2011  | 
Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, a 30-plus year veteran, takes over the post Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson vacated in November.
DARPA Crowdsources Combat Vehicle Design
News  |  3/7/2011  | 
The defense research agency has opened public voting on its XC2V challenge to design a next-generation combat vehicle.
Justice Department Examining Web Video War
News  |  3/4/2011  | 
Efforts by patent holding organization MPEG-LA to challenge Google's VP8 video technology have drawn the interest of antitrust investigators in Washington.
Federal IT Budget Cuts Will Hit HUD Hardest
News  |  3/3/2011  | 
Some 14 departments and agencies expect cuts in technology spending in fiscal 2012, while 12 expect to increase the amount of money they spend on IT, a preliminary analysis by IDC indicates.
The Government CIO 50: Vision, Influence, And Results
Commentary  |  3/3/2011  | 
The top IT execs in federal, state, and local government are using new technologies and hands-on project management to drive change in the public sector.
Army Prepping Integrated Battlefield Network
News  |  3/3/2011  | 
The military service is conducting tests at two U.S. bases to create a voice, data, and video network for soldiers, command posts, and moving military vehicles.
EMR Market Pegged At $15.7 Billion In 2010
News  |  3/3/2011  | 
The electronic medical record sector grew 13.6%, and will approach 20% over the next two years in advance of meaningful use requirements, found Kalorama Information study.
NASA Seeks High-Bandwidth Deep Space Communications
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
The agency's Space Technology Program issued new solicitations this week that seek a range of innovations, including a system for removing man-made debris in earth's orbit.
GAO: Redundant Federal IT Systems Waste Money
News  |  3/1/2011  | 
The GAO identified four key areas for IT process improvement -- Department of Defense business systems, enterprise architecture, data centers, and e-health records -- and gave recommendations for how the government could eliminate overlap in these efforts.
NYC Opens Consolidated Data Center
News  |  3/1/2011  | 
The $11.7 million, 18,000 square-foot facility will bring 50 data centers from 40 city agencies into one location, saving an estimated $100 million, says New York Mayor Bloomberg.


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