Content tagged with Government
posted in April 2010
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Avatar Director Helps NASA With Mars Cameras
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
James Cameron is working with the space agency to outfit the next-generation rover, Curiosity, with 3D cameras.
NASA Space Telescope Achieves Milestone
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
The Webb deep space telescope has gained manufacturing approval, putting it a step closer toward its mission to study the Big Bang's origins.
Image Gallery: Government's 10 Most Powerful Supercomputers
Slideshows  |  4/29/2010  | 
The United States government owns many of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, including six of the top ten. These supercomputers are being used for everything from climate modeling to building spaceships to basic science research.
Federal Health Architecture Director Steps Down
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
Vish Sankaran used his post to urge federal agencies to collaborate with one another and to adopt interoperable health IT.
Army Pushes IT In Modernization Plan
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
The service is counting on IT networks, mobile radios, cloud computing, and helmet-mounted displays to gain advantage in battle.
Tech Experts Sought For STEM Events
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
The White House and The National Science Foundation are urging technologists to participate in events to raise student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
NIST: Federal R&D Boosts Industry
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
In an annual report, The National Institute of Standards and Technology details innovations developed collaboratively by federal labs and organizations outside of government.
Mozilla Tests Mobile Firefox For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The developers working on Mozilla's Fennec are seeking feedback from Android users.
6 In 10 Americans Use Government Web Sites
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The popularity of accessing government information online supports the mission of the Open Government Directive, research shows.
Computerized Medication Order Errors Studied
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Researchers want to learn the cause of mistakes related to computerized physician order entry systems so they can help software makers prevent them.
Microsoft Gets Paid For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
By striking a patent licensing deal with HTC, Microsoft is raising the cost of using Google's free Android operating system.
Oregon Public Schools Go Google
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
By moving to Google's cloud infrastructure, Oregon expects to save $1.5 million annually for e-mail alone.
IT Group Urges Government To Bolster Industry
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
TechAmerica says the federal government needs to update policy, extend tax credits, and invest in cybersecurity to pull the technology industry out of the recession.
Open Government Plans Need Improvement
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Only three federal agencies received excellent marks on compliance with White House open government requirements.
Google Buys Labpixies
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
In acquiring the widget maker, Google is deepening its commitment to social software.
FEMA Blasted For IT Systems Overhaul Waste
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Inspector General report finds delays, lack of oversight by IT leadership, and questionable ethical behavior at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Gizmodo Editor's Computers Seized By Police
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The investigation into possible wrongdoing by Gizmodo may itself have violated the law.
Google Ends Search Fees For Ad Partners
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
A revamped advertising partner program promises to make life easier for ad agencies.
Federal CIOs Urge Changes To Entice IT Workers
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The government faces big challenges in hiring and retaining young IT pros to meet staffing and evolving technology goals.
Federal Agencies To Share Incentive Ideas
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
A White House-sponsored event is aimed at showing federal officials how to use awards to inspire technology innovations.
Top Secret U.S. Space Plane Launched
News  |  4/23/2010  | 
The Air Force will say only that the shuttle-style X-37B is "a flexible space test platform."
CenturyTel To Buy Qwest For $10.6 Billion
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
Qwest, which has suffered from insider trading and accounting scandals, laid off some workers in its fiber optic unit this week, ahead of the stock transaction.
FAA Air Traffic Control Plan At Risk
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
Poor leadership and funding make it unlikely modernization of the air traffic control system will meet its 2025 deadline, officials told Congress.
White House Donates Drupal Code
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
Technology used for the Drupal-based WhiteHouse.gov site is now part of the open source project.
Government Technologist: Can Cloud Computing Save San Jose?
Commentary  |  4/22/2010  | 
The city runs seven-year-old software on aging PCs, and its CIO says the setup feels too risky. He's evaluating cloud services as a better, but not necessarily cheaper, alternative.
First HD Images Of The Sun Captured
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
A NASA space-borne observatory is giving researchers new insights into solar events that impact life on Earth.
Adobe Burns Bridge With Apple, Embraces Google
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
There will be no more investment in development tools to bring Flash content to the iPhone.
Bill Extends HITECH To Mental Health
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Eligibility for $20 billion in incentives would be expanded to include mental healthcare professionals and facilities, a group left out of original ARRA provisions.
World Bank Posts 2000 Data Sets Online
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Information on global health, business, finance, and other topics are now accessible to the public in an effort to make the institution's data more widely available.
NASA Explores Semantic Search
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Technology from Google and Smartlogic allows semantic searches on 50 years of data on the agency's space-flight program.
Energy Department Testing Cloud E-Mail
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
The agency is looking for guidance to its Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, which is already moving its entire e-mail environment to Gmail.
Mathias On Mobility: Why Did Israel Ban The iPad?
Commentary  |  4/20/2010  | 
There's more than meets the eye here, even though frequency allocations and parameters such as transmit power are in fact a matter of national sovereignty.
VA Offers Lessons For Health IT Adoption
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The private healthcare sector can benefit from the VA's successful, decades-long use of health IT, says a senior Veterans Affairs official.
Google Local Business Center Gets Makeover
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
With a new name and new services, Google Places will send a photographer out to take pictures of merchants' stores.
NASA CIO Conducts A Web Experiment
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
In a blog post, the space agency's top IT executive shares her eye-opening experience in using the Web to engage with the public in one-on-one discussion.
NASA Cloud Guru Named CTO For IT
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The brains behind the Nebula cloud computing effort moves to NASA HQ to drive IT innovation for the space agency.
White House Calls For CEO Advisory Board
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The Office Of Management And Budget will oversee the private-sector board, which will give guidance on technology, productivity, and customer service.
Shuttle Returns Safely To Earth
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
Discovery touches down at Kennedy Space Center after 15 days in space.
Microsoft Unveils Crowdsourcing For Politicians
News  |  4/19/2010  | 
The TownHall platform aims to help public officials and candidates better engage with the public.
IRS E-File Rejecting Tax Returns
News  |  4/19/2010  | 
Business rules used by the Internal Revenue Service to evaluate tax returns are refusing valid individual filings.
Weather Thwarts Shuttle Landing
News  |  4/19/2010  | 
NASA will undertake a second attempt to bring Discovery home to Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday.
GSA Issues Tech Innovation Awards
News  |  4/16/2010  | 
Government agency solutions that improve how citizens interact with the Federal government receive the General Services Administration's top honors.
FBI Director Reports On Delayed Sentinel System
News  |  4/16/2010  | 
Robert Mueller tells Congress he'll do whatever's needed to ensure the case management system overhaul gets back on track.
FDA Performance Tracking System Goes Live
News  |  4/16/2010  | 
The Food and Drug Administration has launched a public system for tracking the activities of 100 agency offices against key performance metrics.
Broadband Plan Author To Leave FCC
News  |  4/16/2010  | 
Veteran government technology advisor and leader Blair Levin has been an advocate for spreading Internet usage among technologically underserved Americans.
Obama Mars Plan Too Far Out?
News  |  4/16/2010  | 
Republicans say the President's vision for NASA means the end of U.S. space leadership, and even some Democrats are questioning the plan.
Microsoft Investigates Report Of Abused Workers
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
Long hours, low wages, and poor working conditions have been documented at factory in China.
NASA Launching Supercomputing Application
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
Even computer-unsavvy scientists will be able to use NASA Earth Exchange to collaborate on modeling and analysis of large data sets.
Practical Analysis: What Cloud Computing Really Means
Commentary  |  4/15/2010  | 
If cloud adherents are using the technology as a means to drive the hard work of process reengineering, then bravo. But I don't give them so much credit.
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