Feds Seek IT Ideas From Private Sector
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has called a meeting with business CIOs to identify emerging tech trends, with a goal of helping federal agencies begin planning now for what comes next.
SETI Shutters Search For Alien Life
Budget cuts force the Allen Telescope Array, which scans space for extraterrestrial life, into hibernation mode while SETI searches for other funding.
Military Deploys Two Smartphone Apps
The Army and DOD are providing mobile device access to information about new munitions and a support network for wounded soldiers, veterans, and their families.
White House Releases Android App
The government's iPhone application also adds a feature that alerts users when President Obama is about to speak and then lets them watch it live on the device.
PTSD iPhone App Launches For Veterans
The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs launch the free PTSD Coach to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder seek immediate help or manage their symptoms.
AT&T Rebuts Attacks By Sprint CEO
Sprint chief Dan Hesse, a foe of AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, said "wireless innovation will be jeopardized" by the deal.
Feds Scramble To Save Key IT Programs
Budget compromise being voted on Thursday would slash funding for transparency and IT efficiency efforts, but bipartisan group of Senators pushes to keep the IT Dashboard, IT project reviews alive.
AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Faces Pushback
Congress should take a long and hard look at AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of rival T-Mobile, the publishers of Consumer Reports urged.
ONC Employs Social Media For Input On Strategy
The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan proposed revisions are available for public comment on the Health IT Buzz blog maintained by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.