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posted in April 2009
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Bill Would Shift Government Cybersecurity Requirements
News  |  4/30/2009  | 
The U.S. Information and Communications Enhancement Act of 2009 would require more continuous monitoring of systems and effectiveness of agencies' cybersecurity measures.
IT Helps Seal Our Borders
News  |  4/29/2009  | 
The economic stimulus package includes about $980 million aimed at beefing up surveillance of our borders. Much of that fuels a huge bet that technology projects can help secure them.
Eucalyptus Open Source Private Cloud Project Goes Commercial
News  |  4/29/2009  | 
With a $5.5 million investment from Benchmark Capital, Eucalyptus is preparing to sell deployment, consulting, and maintenance services for its open source software.
IBM Helps Arkansas With Real-Time Monitoring Of Stimulus Funds
News  |  4/29/2009  | 
The state's Department of Education is on track to receive nearly $570 million in stimulus funds over the next six months.
More Companies Requiring IT Security Certification
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
The study reflects responses from more than 1,000 IT employees.
Swine Flu Prompts Calls For More Telecommuting
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
Currently, 60% of federal agencies include telework in plans for continuity of operations, but just more than 7% of federal employees telework regularly.
Suit Accuses Apple Of Stifling BluWiki.com
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
The Web site is fighting Apple's contention that just talking about making the iPhone and iPod work on software other than iTunes is a copyright violation.
U.K. Imposes Deadline To Fix Sick E-Health Program
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
The CIO of Britain's Department of Health says outsourcers working on the long-delayed project have seven months to get it right -- or they may have to get out.
Boston Seeks Lead In Mobile Innovation, Startups
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
State funding and MIT connections fueled more than $500 million in investments in Boston-area mobile and wireless startups last year.
Q & A: Gen. Colin Powell On Leadership In Times Of Change
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks with InformationWeek about "commander's risk," cybersecurity, H1-B visas, Facebook, and his most immediate concerns for the United States.
Obama Promises Massive Commitment To Scientific Research
News  |  4/27/2009  | 
Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Microsoft strategy officer Craig Mundie among those named to help the administration shape its science policy.
Foreign IT Pros Working In U.S. Earning More Than Americans
News  |  4/27/2009  | 
Researchers analyzed skills and pay data on more than 50,000 IT professionals who participated in InformationWeek salary surveys from 2000 to 2005.
Swine Flu Cases Rise To 40 In U.S., But Google Sees No Spike
News  |  4/27/2009  | 
Google is augmenting its Flu Trends Web site with user-generated maps of the swine flu outbreak and links to a variety of health resources.
Apple Corrects Shareholder Vote To Grant Voice On Pay
News  |  4/27/2009  | 
The company says it expects to see regulations requiring some form of shareholder input on compensation at public companies in the near future.
How Retailer Steve & Barry's Failure Rippled Through IT Careers
Features  |  4/23/2009  | 
From its New York CIO to its help desk in India, 130 IT pros hit the pavement this year.
Universities Get $5 Million To Tap IBM-Google Cloud
News  |  4/23/2009  | 
National Science Foundation grant recipients will explore image processing, large-scale data analysis, improving the Internet, human genome sequencing, and other areas.
IT Pros Get Meager Raises As Median Pay Hits $80,000, Our Survey Finds
Features  |  4/23/2009  | 
Our annual salary survey finds big differences based on regions, industries, and skills. Median manager pay reaches $105,000.
Department Of Defense Pursues Private Cloud
News  |  4/23/2009  | 
The agency is launching development and testing tools that should make it easier for military developers to test and deploy software themselves without the red tape.
Planetary System Discovered That Could Support Life
News  |  4/22/2009  | 
Planet Gliese 581 "e" orbits its host star in just over three days and is nearly 21 light-years away from the constellation Libra, researchers said.
E-Prescription Adoption Picking Up
News  |  4/22/2009  | 
Over the past two years, tens of thousands of U.S. clinicians have traded in their paper prescription pads for electronic prescribing software.
Pentagon Creating Cyber Warfare Command
News  |  4/22/2009  | 
The Defense Department will unify information security for all the military branches under a command focused on waging cyberwarfare.
Northrop Grumman To Compete For $50 Billion In Federal IT Work
News  |  4/22/2009  | 
Outsourcer will bid for jobs funded by the GSA's Alliant program.
World Digital Library Puts Scholarly Treasures Online
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
Free, unrestricted public access to digitized manuscripts, maps, books, films, recordings, and prints is available in seven languages.
Homeland Security Saving $47 Million With Volume Software Licensing
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
The agency is also busy getting rid of as many printed reports as possible in favor of sending them out electronically or posting them online.
Federal CTO Chopra Completes Obama's Tech Triad
News  |  4/20/2009  | 
Three of the nation's tech leaders must work together to implement change and overcome hurdles.
Pirate Bay Defendant Disappointed With Google
News  |  4/17/2009  | 
Peter Sunde said his conviction leaves all the major Internet companies, such as Google, Yahoo, and others, more susceptible to lawsuits under Swedish law.
Pirate Bay Verdict: Founders Sentenced To Jail, Fined
News  |  4/17/2009  | 
The verdict in the file-sharing site's copyright infringement trial brings a one-year jail sentence, but a message on the peer-to-peer site vows "the losing party will appeal."
Computer Expertise Cited As Probable Cause For Equipment Seizure
News  |  4/15/2009  | 
The Electronic Frontier Foundation says student Riccardo Calixte's Fourth Amendment rights were threatened by the university police, who seized his cell phone, iPod, and computer.
NASA Treadmill Named For Stephen Colbert
News  |  4/15/2009  | 
Comedian and talk show host gets a consolation prize for his effort to have an International Space Station node named after him.
NYC May Block Cabbies' Cell Phones
News  |  4/14/2009  | 
Taxi and Limousine Commission eyes technology that would silence chatty drivers.
U.S. Military Using Business Intelligence To Track Wounded Soldiers
News  |  4/14/2009  | 
WebFocus BI tools help the military improve medical care for sick and injured personnel while in transit to medical facilities and once they arrive.
NIST Creates YouTube Channel
News  |  4/14/2009  | 
Standards body's site has drawn 4,000 views to date.
NIST Issues Guidelines For E-Voting Machines
News  |  4/13/2009  | 
Standards body plans to take public comments on the draft until July 1.
NASA To Name Space Station Node On Colbert Report
News  |  4/13/2009  | 
An astronaut from the agency will break the news on Comedy Central.
Broadband Players Vie For Stimulus Funds
News  |  4/10/2009  | 
With more than $7 billion up for grabs, there's no shortage of parties looking to cash in.
SAIC To Help Hawaii Use Less Energy
News  |  4/9/2009  | 
Outsourcer will work with authorities to reduce power consumption in the Aloha State.
Mobile Can-Spam Act Sought In Senate
News  |  4/8/2009  | 
A recently introduced bill would expand the law to include SMS messages, but it's unclear if it could really reduce mobile spam.
Scareware Surging, Microsoft Report Finds
News  |  4/8/2009  | 
Two rogue software families were detected on more than 1.5 million computers, making them among the top threats for the second half of 2008.
FCC Launches Effort To Craft National Broadband Plan
News  |  4/8/2009  | 
The commission is looking at ways high-speed Internet can improve the economy and individual lives.
Obama Boosts Tech Spending And Enthusiasm, Report Says
News  |  4/8/2009  | 
Federal stimulus plan puts information technology back in the spotlight.
NIST Awards Smart Grid Contract
News  |  4/8/2009  | 
Standards agency taps EPRI to help develop a smart national energy grid.
UK Taps U.S. Outsourcers For $960 Million National ID Project
News  |  4/8/2009  | 
IBM and CSC will create biometric identification systems under a pair of 10-year deals.
Weak Economy Dampens Demand For H-1B Visas
News  |  4/8/2009  | 
One week into the new H-1B visa season, petitions are still being accepted.
Arctic Ice Coverage Thinning
News  |  4/7/2009  | 
NASA said the dramatic decrease in ice thickness and coverage over the past 30 years is an important indicator of the health of the Arctic.
Google News Isn't Target Of AP Wrath, Google Says
News  |  4/7/2009  | 
A day after The Associated Press lashed out at online news aggregation sites for stealing its content, Google let it be known that it isn't the problem.
Dell, Perot Partner On Health Care IT, Services
News  |  4/6/2009  | 
The combined effort will deliver desktop, storage, and server hardware and medical information systems.
Feds Tap Sun For Healthcare IT Despite Uncertain Future
News  |  4/6/2009  | 
Health and Human Services will use Sun software to help fulfill Obama's e-health promise.
Obama Hails U.S. Stimulus Effort Overseas
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
High-tech interests continue to push for aid back home, with energy, broadband, and IT health care programs expected to benefit.
Unused 700MHz Spectrum Should Go To Public Safety
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg suggests state and local public-safety agencies could work with local network providers to create the robust interoperable system.
CSC Wins $56 Million Homeland Security Contract
News  |  4/2/2009  | 
Outsourcer will support DHS's GETS and WPS emergency communications networks.
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