Content tagged with Government
posted in May 2009
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Google Executive To Become Federal Deputy CTO
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Andrew McLaughlin will find that he isn't the only ex-Google employee serving the Obama administration.
ISS Expedition 20 Crew Complete After Arrival Of Soyuz
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
For the first time, all five international partner agencies are represented in orbit, NASA said.
Global CIO: Sam Palmisano's Grand Strategy For IBM Revealed In $5B Global Financing Plan
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
The company is offering billions to help customers "mind the gap" until so-called stimulus money begins to flow around the globe. And it expects much of that funding will be used to purchase its very own products and services.
Scientists Celebrate Completion Of World's Largest Laser
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
The National Ignition Facility is capable of creating conditions similar to those that exist only in the cores of stars and inside nuclear weapons.
Obama Announces White House Cybersecurity Position
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Names that have been bandied about include acting White House cybersecurity chief Melissa Hathaway and Microsoft VP Scott Charney.
FCC To Examine Rural Broadband Needs
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
A new report indicates that there will be a multiplicity of solutions ranging from cable and DSL to satellite and broadband over power lines.
Government Wrestles With Social Media Records Retention Policies
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The National Archives is trying to navigate complex regulations that require capturing and storing all sorts of content in the age of social media, cloud computing, and seemingly endless storage.
Ease The Pain Of E-Discovery
Features  |  5/28/2009  | 
Here's how three companies have pulled together IT, legal, and other stakeholders to reduce the complexity and cost of finding information when the lawyers come calling.
White House Launching Transparency Blog
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
In a nod to openness and citizen participation in government, the Obama administration also will open White House blogs to public comments.
Obama Should Scrap Cybersecurity Czar, Analyst Says
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Gartner expert says president's plan to protect nation's computing infrastructure won't work.
Computer Group Objects To EC Browser Regulations
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
CompTIA says Europe's sanctions against Microsoft could damage the whole industry.
Anti-U.S. Hackers Infiltrate Army Servers
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Exclusive: Defense Department investigators subpoena records from Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo in connection with ongoing probe.
Information Silos Stand In The Way Of Interoperability
Features  |  5/28/2009  | 
Government IT pros are pursuing a more open public enterprise, but system interoperability remains a formidable challenge.
Federal Agency Seeks $6.6 Billion In Outsourcing Deals
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Defense Intelligence Agency seeks IT services including CRM, cybersecurity, data center administration, disaster recovery, and software development.
Government Panel Calls For Privacy Policy Overhaul
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Report to OMB outlines the creation of a chief privacy officer role and chief privacy officers at every federal agency that already has a CFO.
Soyuz Astronauts Heading Toward Space Station
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The entire Expedition 20 crew represents five agencies -- the first time a space station crew has represented all five international space agency partners at once.
DTV Transition Test Inundates FCC With Calls
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The FCC's soft test of the digital television conversion was a wake-up call for consumers who aren't prepared for the June 12 transition.
Apple Awaits Tax Break In Plans For $1 Billion Data Center
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The company is eyeing North Carolina for an East Coast data center to serve its growing Internet operations.
Mars Rover Is Christened 'Curiosity'
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
A 12-year-old student wins a contest to name NASA's Red Planet exploration vehicle.
Obama, White House To Oversee Cybersecurity Leadership
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The national security staff will include new positions for addressing cybersecurity, information sharing on terrorism, border security, and preparedness and response.
Department Of The Interior Can't Locate Many PCs
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The federal agency can't locate 20% of its computers and, because it has no encryption requirements, the missing PCs could be vulnerable to data theft or loss.
Obama Taps Bolden To Lead NASA
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Gen. Charles Bolden served for more than 34 years in the Marine Corps before becoming senior VP at TechTrans International through 2005.
U.S. Stimulus A 'Potential Goldmine' For Wireless Telecoms
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
A mix of Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices, sensors, and communications systems will link health networks, while in education, providers will promote a brace of opportunities, a new report says.
NASA Launches 'Nebula' Compute Cloud
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The space agency's open source cloud project could be used in support of space missions and a more open Web strategy.
Air Force Sees Little Risk Of Losing GPS Accuracy
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The issue arose earlier this month when the GAO, which is Congress' oversight operation, examined the GPS system.
Google Sued By Inventor of Vibrating Toilet Seat
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
Johnny I. Henry says he was humiliated that Google and AOL returned search results that refer to him with a hateful term.
Army Deploying Vista On Hundreds Of Thousands Of Computers
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The migration is driven by the better security offered in Windows Vista and Office 2007.
President Clinton Data On Hard Drive Lost By National Archives
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
The drive contains snapshots of the hard drives of departing administration officials, information that had been stored on 113 4-mm tape cartridges.
Google Gives Ground On Book Scan Agreement
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
The company is trying to appease critics with provisions to strengthen library-preservation efforts and improve public access to books.
Federal Government Launches Data.Gov
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
The site, managed by CIO Vivek Kundra, is intended to let businesses, organizations, and consumers access large sets of government data.
YouTube Launches U.S. Government Portal
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
The channel aggregates videos from the White House, CDC, NASA, and other federal agencies using a player that complies with government privacy regulations.
How Cloud Computing Jump-Started A State Agency
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
A new CIO, a shrinking budget, and a commitment to serving mobile employees pointed to the solution: cloud apps and a cluster of virtualized x86 servers.
Solving U.S. H-1B Reform Top For Indian IT Group
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
Nasscom president Som Mittal hopes open discussions will prevent abuse and fraud in the programs predominately used to bring foreign IT workers into the U.S.
GPS Could Fail Next Year, Warns GAO
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
The U.S. Air Force may not be able to acquire new satellites in time to prevent disruption in GPS service for military and civilian users.
U.S. Defense Dept. Information Systems CIO Opens Up On Shared IT
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
DISA CIO John Garing reveals much about how his team coordinates procurement, collaboration, and cloud computing within the often competing military branches.
Google, Utilities Bringing Energy Usage Data To Consumers
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
The PowerMeter software displays data provided by the new generation of network-ready smart power meters that are being installed by various utilities.
NASA: Atlantis Preps For Trip Home
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
The shuttle crew completes all of the mission's objectives, adding new instruments, making repairs, and replacing battery modules and a fine guidance sensor on the Hubble Space Telescope.
California Agency Embraces Mobility, Cloud Computing
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
The state's Public Utilities Commission is using the Open Campus application to give employees wireless access as well as virtual desktops and diskless laptops to ensure data security.
IP Enforcement Bill Draws Praise From U.S. Businesses
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Legislation would give the State Department additional resources and training for intellectual property enforcement efforts in foreign countries.
Craigslist CEO Demands Apology From S.C. Attorney General
News  |  5/18/2009  | 
The reaction comes after criticism of the online classified ad site, including accusations that the site has engaged in criminal acts.
Atlantis Astronauts Completing Hubble Repairs
News  |  5/18/2009  | 
The crew planned to install one of the panels Sunday, but they were unable to complete the task in time.
Atlantis Crew Enjoying Views, Tweets On Hubble Mission
News  |  5/15/2009  | 
NASA astronaut Mike Massimino's first "tweet" from orbit read, "Launch was awesome!"
MBTA Drivers Cell Phone Use Ban Protested By Union
News  |  5/15/2009  | 
The action follows a driver's admission that he was texting when the trolley he was driving went through a red light and crashed into another trolley, injuring 50.
Four In 10 Interop Attendees Increasing IT Spending
News  |  5/14/2009  | 
Target investment areas include virtualization, cloud computing, IT energy conservation, mobility and wireless, and network infrastructure and data center upgrades.
Government-Regulated Power Efficiency Sought For Consumer Electronics
News  |  5/14/2009  | 
The amount of power consumed worldwide by mobile phones, TVs, and PCs could jeopardize efforts to reduce emissions linked to global warming, says an advisory group.
Federal Government Considering Cloud Computing
News  |  5/14/2009  | 
The GSA's request about "infrastructure as a service" includes 45 questions that may already eliminate some vendors.
U.S. Government Spending $147.6 Billion For R&D Next Year
News  |  5/14/2009  | 
Included in that funding would be support for first responder technology and an increase of $6.6 million for cybersecurity research.
FCC Outlines Help Plan As DTV Switch Deadline Nears
News  |  5/14/2009  | 
Plan calls for dispatch of 180 FCC employees and thousands of volunteers to help consumers make the DTV transition June 12.
FCC Tightens Consumer Protections For Number Portability, VoIP
News  |  5/13/2009  | 
Currently carriers have four business days to transfer consumers' existing phone numbers to new providers.
NASA: Kepler Scans Skies For Stars, Earth-Like Planets
News  |  5/13/2009  | 
The spacecraft will spend more than three years with its sights on more than 100,000 stars as it seeks planets that orbit sun-like stars in regions where conditions could support life.
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