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posted in May 2009
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Atlantis Links With Hubble For Repairs
News  |  5/13/2009  | 
Space shuttle crew begins maintenance operation on giant telescope.
Watchdogs Call For More, But Limited, Cookie Use By Government
News  |  5/13/2009  | 
Late last month, new federal CIO Vivek Kundra told Congress that current cookie restrictions were holding the government back from adopting social media.
Federal Government Wastes $440 Million On Printing Annually
News  |  5/13/2009  | 
A whopping 89% told survey researchers that their agencies don't have formal printing policies to cut back on printing.
GE To Build Advanced Battery Plant In NY State
News  |  5/12/2009  | 
Sodium battery business is expected to bring 350 "green collar," clean technology jobs to upstate New York.
Government IT Spending To Increase 7% Next Year
News  |  5/12/2009  | 
Major government-wide IT initiatives planned include cloud computing, collaboration, and government transparency.
NASA: Atlantis Crew Inspecting Shuttle For Damage
News  |  5/12/2009  | 
Crew members also are checking tools they'll use during the Hubble Space Telescope repair mission, as well as the Extravehicular Mobility Units they'll use during five spacewalks.
Federal Budget Lays Out Government Cloud Computing Plans
News  |  5/12/2009  | 
Despite up-front costs, the White House expects that rolling out government-wide common IT services will pay off in the long run.
Multi-Billion-Dollar EU Fine Possible Against Intel
News  |  5/11/2009  | 
Lawyers say the fine is likely to top the $1.36 billion the EU levied against Microsoft for anti-competitive practices.
AT&T Offering Phones, BlackBerrys On Rural Spectrum
News  |  5/11/2009  | 
The 1.5 million subscribers AT&T will acquire from Verizon Wireless will be switched to AT&T's GSM network within a year of the acquisition's completion.
Shuttle Atlantis Readies For Hubble Mission
News  |  5/11/2009  | 
Seven NASA astronauts are set to begin their two-day journey to the space telescope.
Google's Schmidt: No Plans To Leave Apple Board
News  |  5/8/2009  | 
Android, Google's open source mobile operating system, competes with Apple's iPhone platform.
Obama's Budget Calls For Shifts In IT Spending
News  |  5/8/2009  | 
The Department of Defense would see a number of increases for IT spending, but some tech-heavy programs such as a battlefield network effort are marked for cuts.
Star Trek: The Last Generation?
News  |  5/8/2009  | 
President Obama has ordered a full review of NASA's manned space exploration programs.
States Use BI, Data Warehousing To Recoup Unpaid Taxes
News  |  5/8/2009  | 
Ohio, which already uses Cognos business intelligence tools, will add a Teradata data warehouse and additional data mining tools to its tax collection arsenal.
Microsoft Offers Cloud-Based Public Data Hosting With Azure
News  |  5/7/2009  | 
The Open Government Data Initiative aims to help government agencies host public data on Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform.
Obama Names Science and Technology Director
News  |  5/7/2009  | 
Tara O'Toole has held numerous senior positions related to biosecurity and biodefense.
DoD Awards $37 Million For Video Technology
News  |  5/7/2009  | 
Omnitec Solutions will provide the armed forces with streaming content services.
CSC Lands Army Contracts, Names Federal Liaison
News  |  5/7/2009  | 
The outsourcer will provide tech support and maintenance services for Iraq-bound helicopters.
Barriers Slow Investments In Energy Efficiency
News  |  5/6/2009  | 
Urge to conserve trumped by doubts about prices and regulation, survey shows.
EU Consumer Guide Seeks To Spur, Protect Web Users
News  |  5/5/2009  | 
An Internet consumers' bill of rights for citizens of the EU aims to promote online shopping and address security concerns.
Developer Population Affected By Economy
News  |  5/5/2009  | 
While industrialized economies are seeing slowing growth, the developer population in India and China is still climbing.
eBay Saves Historic Treasures By Selling Fakes
News  |  5/5/2009  | 
An anthropologist says eBay has made it more profitable for tomb raiders to create fake artifacts than to pilfer burial sites or other archeological digs.
Congressman Pushes To Let Americans Gamble Online
News  |  5/5/2009  | 
Barney Frank's bill would overturn prohibition on Internet betting.
Lockheed Martin Vies For Navy's Secure IT Contract
News  |  5/5/2009  | 
The defense contractor teams up with several partners to pursue the fleet's CANES project.
Google, Apple Relationship Reviewed By FTC
News  |  5/5/2009  | 
The agency's interest in the matter is unlikely to amount to much unless it uncovers substantial market impact.
Monitoring Tools Can Boost E-Health Record Systems Performance
News  |  5/5/2009  | 
Federal stimulus money is pushing health care providers to implement e-medical record systems, but keeping the technology performing to doctors' satisfaction is the larger concern.
Obama's Offshore Tax Plan Costly For Tech Industry
News  |  5/4/2009  | 
Vendors with significant overseas operations could be hit with a higher tax bill if deferrals are eliminated.
Microsoft To Answer EU Antitrust Charges In June
News  |  5/4/2009  | 
Software maker needs to demonstrate that Windows-Explorer tie doesn't harm competition.
Eurocrat Wants U.S. Out Of ICANN
News  |  5/4/2009  | 
EU information society commissioner calls for G12-style Internet governance.
Government Seeks IT Help To Track Stimulus Funds
News  |  5/1/2009  | 
Getting IT and Web input from citizens for Recovery.gov is a way to "engage the American people in ingenuity and innovation," says federal CIO Vivek Kundra.
Government Looks To Improve IT Project Management
News  |  5/1/2009  | 
Fed CIO Vivek Kundra pledges better and timelier details on the health of federal IT projects in as close to real time as possible.
NASA Begins Layoffs Tied To Shuttle Fleet Retirement
News  |  5/1/2009  | 
The next-generation Orion shuttle is slated for 2015, leaving a five-year gap in which the United States will not operate its own space shuttles.
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