Content tagged with Government
posted in May 2010
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Gov 2.0: GSA Crowdsources Procurement With Wiki
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
The GSA BetterBuy pilot site wiki represents a culture change for government procurement, but shows promise for streamlining the process said assistant commissioner Mary Davie.
Supercomputer Builds 3D Model Of Gulf Oil Spill
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
Simulations run at the University of Texas are helping researchers adapt the Advanced Circulation Model to map a trajectory of the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Gov 2.0: NASA, Microsoft Ready Mars 3D Views
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
Users of Microsoft's virtual WorldWide Telescope will soon be able to zoom in on the surface of the red planet and take tours of areas of interest.
Yahoo, Facebook Join Google Against Viacom
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
In a court brief filed Wednesday, eBay, IAC, Facebook and Yahoo urged a New York federal court to dismiss Viacom's copyright infringement suit against Google-owned YouTube.
Senators Propose Mandatory IDs For Prepaid Cell Phones
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Citing the Times Square bombing suspect, who used a prepaid cell phone, two Senators have proposed legislation that would end anonymous use of prepaid mobile phone service.
Google Completes AdMob Acquisition
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The $750 million deal will lead to better mobile ads and more free mobile content, Google says.
FAA Awards $4.4 Billion For Air Traffic System
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Boeing, General Dynamics, and ITT received Federal Aviation Administration contracts for the NextGen overhaul of air traffic control in the U.S.
Gov 2.0: Washington D.C. To Launch Private Cloud
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The city known as a government tech innovator is also launching a startup incubator and pushing community involvement in app development.
Firefox Home Headed To iPhone
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Mozilla may not be able to get Firefox approved for the iPhone but perhaps it will be able to win acceptance for its personalization and synchronization technology.
EMC Settles Federal Kickback Suit For $87.5 Million
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The U.S. government had charged EMC with misrepresenting prices and illegally paying consultants to recommend its products.
Gov 2.0: NASA Readies Mission-Oriented Cloud Computing
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The space agency's Nebula cloud computing environment will be used to provide on-demand computing and storage to NASA scientists and engineers.
HIT Standards Committee Struggles With Additional Demands
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
As a result of the recently passed healthcare reform legislation, additional tasks, including enrollment transaction specifications, are falling to the committee.
FCC Says 30 Million Report Wireless 'Bill Shock'
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
The findings of a survey released by the FCC indicate that 30 million Americans have experienced the shock of unexpected increases in their monthly mobile phone bill.
Image Gallery: African Hospital Digitizes Medical Records
Slideshows  |  5/26/2010  | 
A digitized and networked hospital in Botswana, Africa provides care based on U.S. best practices for electronic medical records and clinical systems.
Gov 2.0: Cloud Success Hinges On Collaboration
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Microsoft says the private and public sectors must work closely together for government to realize the promises of cloud computing.
Mathias On Mobility: Paving The Real Information Superhighway
Commentary  |  5/26/2010  | 
The FCC's mobile-broadband auction process is little more than the path to yet more hidden taxation.
Gov 2.0: Government Design Winners Announced
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
The Sunlight Foundation's "Design for America" awards honored IRS.gov, the U.S. passport form, and other projects that successfully merged creative design and government data.
Gov 2.0: Google Readies Government Cloud
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Google has already been approved as a FedRAMP launch vendor, and now has submitted its final materials to certify its government-specific cloud.
Gov 2.0: Secrets To Social Media Success
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Social media tactics to humanize government officials and call citizens to take action will foster more engagement with the public according a social media expert.
Colorado's Big Brother E-Commerce Law
Commentary  |  5/25/2010  | 
Forcing online retailers to reveal their customers and their customers' purchases will be challenged as unconstitutional.
Congress Considering Rewrite Of Telecom Law
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
House and Senate leaders are looking to take up the contentious issue of whether to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service, subjecting it to more regulation.
Gov 2.0: Army Competition Spurs App Development
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The Apps for Army application development challenge has sparked development of 53 applications in only 75 days, more than half of them for mobile operating systems.
GSA Sharpens Focus On Tech Innovation
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The General Services Administration's addition of an innovative technologies office is part of the agency's transparency initiative.
Climate Agency Awards $350 Million For Supercomputers
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will pay CSC and Cray to plan, build, and operate high-performance computers for climate prediction research.
Google Sued For Vacuuming WiFi Data
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Having admitted it 'screwed up,' Google may have to pay up.
FCC Clears Verizon, Frontier Landline Deal
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Frontier Communications has agreed to pay $8.6 billion to acquire nearly 5 million Verizon telephone lines in 14 states.
Parents Want Online Communication With Pediatricians
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
While patients are pushing their doctors to use more e-mail and Web communications, the doctors are concerned about liability and reimbursement issues.
USASpending.gov Refresh Uses Open Source, Cloud
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Updated site allows more in-depth analysis of where and how the federal government is spending money.
End Is Near For Shuttle Atlantis
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Shuttle crew to inspect heat shield, pack up spacesuits to close out orbiter's last mission.
Google AdMob Deal Gets Green Light
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
The Federal Trade Commission has decided to not to fight Google's purchase of AdMob because of Apple.
Feds Advance Cloud Adoption Plans
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
In the past two weeks alone, the government has introduced a new cloud RFQ, expanded its cloud app store, and launched a clouds standards effort.
FCC Releases Mobile Market Analysis
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
The report suggests that the wireless market is more concentrated and less competitive than in recent years.
Dell Profits Up 52% On Strong Business Sales
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
The computer maker reported a 38% rise in revenue from servers, storage, and services sold to businesses and increased sales across all its customer segments.
Europe Sets Broadband Strategy
News  |  5/20/2010  | 
The European Commission says moving to a single broadband market would overcome a host of challenges and improve its citizens' access to high-speed Internet.
Army Expands Microsoft R&D Partnership
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
The year-old partnership has already led to promising developments using Microsoft Surface multi-touch computers and will now expand to use Microsoft's Project Natal controller-free system designed for Xbox 360.
Data.gov To Relaunch Friday
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
The federal government's online data repository is getting a redesign that will add Microsoft's Bing search, feature links to data sets and applications, and focus on usability.
Department Of Commerce Names CIO
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
Simon Szykman comes from NIST to replace Suzanne Hilding and manage Commerce's $2.6 billion annual IT budget.
Google Wave Open To All
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
After a year in invitation-only testing, Google is making Wave available to anyone who wants to try it.
State Health Data Exchanges Face Common Challenges
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
While all states have their own health information exchange efforts underway, many face the same hurdles.
CMS Awards $107 Million In Health IT Contracts
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
Northrop Grumann and CGI Federal will improve the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' e-medical record system and beneficiary Web sites.
Google Partners With VMware
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
The two companies are joining forces to fight cloud lock-in as Google rolls out App Engine for Business.
Verizon Forgives $18,000 Cell Phone Bill
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
The Federal Communications Commission is examining ways consumers and wireless providers can avoid cell phone "bill shock" problems.
DIA Awards $6.6 Billlion IT Contract
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
The Defense Intelligence Agency contract covers the gamut of intelligence-related IT from unclassified to top secret and from the U.S. to Afghanistan.
White House Reprimands Deputy CTO
News  |  5/17/2010  | 
Counter to policy, former Google exec Andrew McLaughlin used Gmail to send work-related e-mail.
FBI CIO Unveils Next-Gen IT Strategy
News  |  5/17/2010  | 
Despite a setback to its Sentinel case-management system, the agency is deploying a high-speed network, new Office-based PCs, and other infrastructure improvements.
Google Grabbed WiFi Data By Mistake
News  |  5/14/2010  | 
The company's Street View cars turn out to have been gathering more than pictures.
Image Gallery: IT Hall Of Shame
Slideshows  |  5/14/2010  | 
Look back at ten of the most infamous and notorious tech industry frauds, flops, and foibles from individuals to products, ideas to entire companies.
Shuttle Atlantis Set For Final Mission
News  |  5/14/2010  | 
Twenty-five year old vehicle readied for one more liftoff before shuttle program is officially mothballed by NASA.
Mozilla Proposes Search-Based Extension Distribution
News  |  5/13/2010  | 
With new HTML tags for browser extensions, Mozilla believes Web site owners can promote wider use of add-on software.
Recovery.gov Moved To Amazon Cloud
News  |  5/13/2010  | 
The federal government hopes moving the stimulus-tracking Web site to Amazon EC2 will allow the recovery board to save money and refocus on its core mission.
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