Content tagged with Government
posted in March 2013
Veterans Affairs BYOD Plans On Hold
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs will delay bring-your-own-device until it solves legal questions involving privacy with personal mobile devices used for work.
National Patient ID System: Debate Stoked
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Hoping to spark a national conversation on information exchange, a prominent health IT advocate has started a petition to have Congress lift ban on HHS national patient identification system.
Federal CIO Announces PortfolioStat 2.0
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
PortfolioStat program outlines best practices for agencies to reduce IT spending.
Office 365 Gets Thumbs Up In Kansas City
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Microsoft is talking up new fans in local government, such as Kansas City, Mo., which expects to save $600,000 annually with Office 365 suite.
Digital Government May Exclude 4 Million U.K. Citizens
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
National Audit Office study finds 17% of citizens don't use the Internet and may be unable to access services under "Digital by Default" plan.
City IT Can Sidestep Colocation Danger
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Colocation services, like cloud services, offer big benefits for cities, as long as performance levels and security are nailed in place.
U.S. Agencies Told To Share Financial Systems
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Obama administration hopes to save money and development time by pushing agencies toward shared services for all future financial systems.
HHS Seeds Employee-Driven Pilot Projects
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Department of Health and Human Services staff can get up to $10,000 to implement innovations that will improve agency operations.
Google Objects To 'Ungoogleable'
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Swedish Language Council removes word coined to describe a term that search engines can't find -- "ogooglebar" in Swedish -- after Google complains.
FDA To Track Illicit Product Trade Online
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
FDA will monitor 10,000 sites a year to uncover illegal marketing and selling of FDA-regulated products from drugs to tobacco.
Memphis DPW To Track Worker Locations Better
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
City will equip code enforcement officers, contractors with Samsung tablets running Xora software to keep them safer, more efficient on the job.
British Government's 'Digital By Default' Plans Challenged
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Drive to offer all government services via the Internet sparks Parliamentary fear that millions of non-Internet users will be left behind.
Federal Reserve To Hire Chief Data Officer
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Appointment would make the Fed another in a growing number of governments and government agencies with chief data officers.
Anti-Amazon E-Petition Gains Momentum
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
British grassroots campaign aims to force Amazon to stop "unfair practices" and pay more local tax.
New York's 32-Story Data Fortress: Inside Tour
Slideshows  |  3/22/2013  | 
Sabey's 1-million-square-foot facility in lower Manhattan is billed as the world's tallest and largest high-rise data center.
Amazon-CIA Deal Would Fit Intel Community Strategy
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Reported deal for Amazon to help develop CIA's private cloud infrastructure squares with intelligence community strategy to work with public cloud vendors.
NYC BigApps Developer Contest Allows Government Data Sets
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Developers compete to create mobile apps that solve specific challenges around jobs, health, education and other topics.
Crowdfunding Pulls U.K. Government Projects Off Scrap Heap
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Concerned citizens contribute £1 million to reinstate projects cash-strapped local councils can't afford.
Microsoft Gains Enterprise Clout With ERP, CRM
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
Spotlighting high-profile customers like Revlon and Dell, Microsoft talks up its prowess with ERP consolidation, CRM-integrated marketing.
Congress Weighs Online Privacy Law Update
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
Email access is one issue on the table in Electronic Communications Privacy Act revision. Balancing constitutional guarantees with the needs of law enforcement won't be easy.
Gartner Skeptical On BlackBerry Comeback
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
The Z10 is about to debut in the U.S., but BlackBerry will struggle to reclaim as much as 5% of the smartphone market, analysts say.
DARPA Project Seeks More Reliable Wireless For Troops
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency pursues new protocols that would keep military wireless networks operational even if individual nodes are compromised or misconfigured.
NASA Curiosity Rover Hit By Software Snafu
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Back-to-back computer glitches have put Mars mission's science observations on hold for nearly three weeks.
10 Space Technologies That Help On Earth
Slideshows  |  3/18/2013  | 
NASA nurtured many innovations, from a portable communications system to an ultrasound machine for telemedicine, that have made the leap from space to Earth.
U.K. Government: Who Needs A CIO?
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
British state eliminates chief information officer role; says it's more productive to instill greater digital expertise in individual departments.
Boston, IBM Plot Smarter City
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Public-private partnerships aim to deliver services that cash-strapped cities can't provide on their own. In Boston, pilot projects tackle energy, traffic and more.
DOD Reaches 1 Million Users On Cloud Email
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Military expects another 500,000 users on the Defense Information Systems Agency's DOD Enterprise Email by summer 2013.
ATF's Gun Tracing System Is A Dud
Commentary  |  3/13/2013  | 
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is using 1960s era technology to manage a 21st century problem. When will this get fixed?
NASA Curiosity Rover Finds Life-Enabling Basics On Mars
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Rock testing shows presence of crucial elements that could once have supported life.
White House Supports DOD Spectrum Research
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
White House support for military research into spectrum sharing furthers White House efforts to open spectrum for commercial use.
EBay Launches New Digital Service Efficiency Standard
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
eBay's new dashboard-based DSE standard measures data center efficiency, allows IT managers to achieve cleaner operations.
Cell Phone Spam Doesn't Pay, FTC Says
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
FTC has filed 8 civil lawsuits against cell phone spammers, accusing them of promoting award scams.
NASA Curiosity Mars Rover Survives Tough Week
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Mars rover overcomes computer problems, but solar weather delays mission.
Bill Clinton Stumps For Health IT At HIMSS
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Former president touts IT's potential to empower small players in a massive system, as HIMSS pledges $2.5 million to further Clinton Global Initiative goals.
Hospitals Make Strides To Show Meaningful Use: ONC
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Vast majority have adopted certified electronic health record technology, but most EHR systems are not comprehensive, ONC says.
FCC Chairman Outlines Plans To Free Up Spectrum
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Whether FCC Chairman Genachowski is reappointed or not, he says a multi-fold vision for making better use of wireless spectrum will proceed.
IT Talent Shortage Or Purple Squirrel Hunt?
Commentary  |  3/6/2013  | 
Employers press for H-1B increases, while job hunters say searches seem designed to rule out U.S. workers. Is there really an IT talent shortage??
London Aims To Be World's 'Smartest' City
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
British capital studies more integrated approaches to its systems and more support for tech entrepreneurship.
How Sequestration Impacts Federal IT Spending
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Automatic cuts hit cyber security, IT modernization, communications and many other programs.
What Unlocked Phones Mean For Businesses
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
U.S. lawmakers pledge to change regulations that make it illegal to unlock cell phones. Is there an upside for the enterprise?
H-1B Workers Not Best Or Brightest, Study Says
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Skilled foreign worker programs are causing a U.S. brain drain, an Economic Policy Institute report says.
Feds Pursue Uniform Approach To Device Management
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Government starts process of reviewing mobile device management software on March 8, as agencies that issue smartphones and mobile apps hope for common tools to provision and secure them.
NASA Missions Face Triple Whammy Of Glitches
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Space station resupply mission, the Mars Curiosity rover, and the International Space Station itself all have had problems in the last few weeks.
NASA To Send Cube Satellites Into Space
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Florida high school's nanosatellite project is among 24 that NASA has chosen for its CubeSat Launch Initiative. Softball-size satellites will conduct research in space.

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