Tsunami, Earthquake Data Added To Data.gov
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.
FCCI Contractor Warns Of Cloud Pitfalls
Procurement and implementation, not the technology, will complicate government cloud deployment according to a Federal Cloud Computing Initiative contractor.
Oregon Launches Open Data Web Site
The data.Oregon.gov site contains financial information about state expenditures, salaries, new businesses, and people in Oregon prisons.
DHS Introduces E-Verify Self Check
People can now check their own employment eligibility status with the Dept. of Homeland Security database online and correct any inaccuracies.
Bill Would Add Mental Health To EHR Incentives
Licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and behavioral health facilities would have access to federal electronic health record stimulus funding under the proposed Senate legislation.
NASA CTO Resigns To Launch Startup
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.
NASA To Host Open Source Summit
The agency plans to bring experts together March 29-30 to discuss open source policy and how NASA can better support the community.
Army Appoints CIO
Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, a 30-plus year veteran, takes over the post Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson vacated in November.
Federal IT Budget Cuts Will Hit HUD Hardest
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.
EMR Market Pegged At $15.7 Billion In 2010
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.
GAO: Redundant Federal IT Systems Waste Money
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
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.