Content tagged with Government
posted in April 2013
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California Expands Use Of MOOCs
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
California expands edX "blended" classroom experiment, sees increase in course pass rates.
Google Searches Show Seasons Shape Mental Health
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Research showing an association between seasons and mental health affirms the value of search queries for public health surveillance.
Hospitals Must Address 'Alarm Fatigue,' Joint Commission Says
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Hospitals should develop guidelines for adjusting alarms and improve staff training to prevent harm to patients, says accrediting group.
Security Win Helps U.K. SMB Compete With Microsoft
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Collaboration software maker Kahootz gets U.K. government IL2 clearance, putting it on par with Microsoft Office 365 and other big players for government contract work.
Android's A 'Trojan Horse,' Microsoft-Backed Group Charges
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
FairSearch.org says Google's decision to offer Android at no cost represents predatory pricing.
H-1B Rush Sparks Broader Debate
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services division holds computerized lottery to distribute visas in random fashion. IT talent shortage debate continues.
The Freedom From Information Act
Commentary  |  4/8/2013  | 
The U.S. government needs to takes transparency more seriously.
Military Plans Multi-Exabyte Storage Cloud
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Defense Information Systems Agency will spend $45 million on a private storage cloud for intelligence and surveillance imagery.
Google Seeks Allies Against Patent Trolls
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Along with BlackBerry, EarthLink and Red Hat, Google is urging the Federal Trade Commission to limit "privateering."
Britain's New Tax Reporting System Draws Criticism
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
New tax platform will require British businesses to file employee data in real time; business owners call new system overly burdensome and detrimental to growth.
Smartphone Maps While Driving Banned In California
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Recent court decision in California makes it illegal to check smartphone maps except in cases of hands-free, voice-guided navigation.
British Worry Of Fraud With New Social Security System
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Government group fears that new Universal Credit welfare system will increase fraudulent claims, not reduce them, because of poorly implemented detection technology.
NASA Pauses Mars Missions To Avoid Interference
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
NASA will significantly scale back its Mars missions in April as the Red Planet moves behind the sun as viewed from Earth.
New York Lays Cable With Surgical Precision
News  |  4/3/2013  | 
Narrow "micro" trenches disrupt streets less so it's easier to lay fiber-optic cables for broadband services.
Facebook OK For Company News, SEC Says
News  |  4/3/2013  | 
SEC's blessing is a big -- if belated -- admission that social networks have become an important part of doing business.
Truth About City Clouds
News  |  4/3/2013  | 
City IT is moving cloudward but it's not fairytale perfect. Migrations are happening in stages, amid many questions and usually with input from several partner providers.
Obama Brain Mapping Project Tests Big Data Limits
News  |  4/2/2013  | 
President Obama's just announced Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project might require handling yottabytes of data.
Army Falls Short In Mobile Security, Says DOD
News  |  4/2/2013  | 
Lack of comprehensive mobile security policy and thousands of unauthorized devices are among the security shortcomings of the Army's mobile efforts.
State Department Offers Foreign Service Job App
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
iPhone, Android app DOSCareers targets potential Foreign Service candidates across the U.S.
DHS CIO Richard Spires Takes Voluntary Leave
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
High-profile head of the Department of Homeland Security's IT has been on leave since March 15, but the exact reason for his departure remains unclear.
Robotics Competition: Tomorrow's Tech Talent Has Game
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
At the FIRST Robotics Competition, teens learn about technology trade-offs, strategy and teamwork. NASA and major tech firms say the contest shapes tomorrow's tech leaders.
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