Content tagged with Government
posted in May 2010
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FDA Input On Medical E-Marketing Sought
News  |  5/13/2010  | 
An advocacy group wants digital marketers of medical products to comply with Food and Drug Administration rules on healthcare advertising.
Measuring The Value And Success Of SaaS
Features  |  5/13/2010  | 
We look at real-world strategies to measure SaaS payback.
Verizon Sets Sights On Rural LTE
News  |  5/13/2010  | 
FCC leaders praised Verizon's goal of bringing its Long-Term Evolution broadband into underserved areas.
Net Neutrality Debate Intensifies
News  |  5/13/2010  | 
Republican lawmakers say FCC chair Genachowski is pushing a government takeover of broadband.
Global CIO: Indiana To IBM: Drop Dead
Commentary  |  5/12/2010  | 
IBM says Indiana owes it $125M from a huge deal canceled before completion. But Indiana says IBM's not getting another dime.
SAP Buys Sybase For $5.8 Billion
News  |  5/12/2010  | 
The deal establishes a new focus for the company and demonstrates the growing importance of mobile technology.
Is Caspio The "Microsoft Access" Of The Cloud?
Commentary  |  5/12/2010  | 
While it may look and feel like Microsoft Access, Caspio.com is most definitely not Microsoft Access. But it does many of the things that Microsoft Access promises to do for its users, only from the cloud. While at the Cloud Connect conference, TechWeb.com Editor-in-Chief David Berlind captured a demo of Caspio on video from the company's CEO Frank Zamani.
Government Outlines Data Center Consolidation Goals
News  |  5/12/2010  | 
Four-fold increases in server virtualization and significant boosts in efficiency and server utilization are aims of the federal data center consolidation effort.
Google Pitches Docs As Office Upgrade
News  |  5/12/2010  | 
Why bother with an expensive, laborious Office upgrade when you could just add Docs, Google says.
Bills Propose Online Earmark Database
News  |  5/12/2010  | 
House and Senate bills would require a searchable Web site detailing all Congressional earmark requests, by legislator.
HHS Establishes Disability Research Center
News  |  5/11/2010  | 
A $6 million award from the Department of Health and Human Services will analyze research data and discern best practices for serving people with disabilities.
Concentra Adds EMRs For Worksite Clinics
News  |  5/11/2010  | 
The WebChart suite of enterprise e-medical record software will be implemented at Concentra's 250-plus jobsite healthcare facilities.
Guerra On Healthcare: Health IT Safety Needs Serious Attention
Commentary  |  5/11/2010  | 
Growing questions about risks can't be brushed aside.
Guerra On Healthcare: Electronic Medication Administration Records Work
Commentary  |  5/11/2010  | 
Policy makers should push eMARs while letting computerized physician order entry systems mature.
Defense Information Systems Agency Makes Leadership Changes
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
DISA, the military's IT and networking branch, gets a new CIO, head of strategy, and top networking official.
Shuttle Mission Is 'Go For Launch'
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
Atlantis is set for one more liftoff before the program is officially mothballed by NASA.
Twitter Bug Fix Drops Followers To Zero
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
The micro-blogging service plans to restore follower lists to a time before the bug was being exploited.
GSA Moves Toward Cloud E-Mail
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
The General Services Administration joins other agencies in pegging e-mail as an early opportunity to take advantage of cloud computing.
CGI To Acquire Stanley In $1 Billion Deal
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
The Montreal-based information technology services firm has been seeking to increase its market share in the $80 billion market for U.S. government-sector IT.
Joint Chiefs To Increase Social Media Use
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff details a four-tiered strategy to increase the number of people he can reach via Facebook, Twitter, and other sites.
iPhone Apps Plagued By Copycats
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and success is the surest bait for imitators.
FairWarning Foils EMR Privacy Breaches
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
Data definition guides help hospitals and healthcare offices detect, notify, and prevent privacy violations in electronic medical records.
NASA Tests Astronaut Escape System
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
Space agency searches for ways to prevent repeat of the Challenger disaster.
Google Goggles Translates Text In Images
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
The Android-based image recognition software can now read text in five languages and offer a translation in many more.
Facebook Faces FTC Complaint
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Privacy groups tell the Federal Trade Commission and Congress that the social network is violating consumer protection laws.
FCC Chair Pitches Restraint In Net Neutrality
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski's "Third Way" aims for moderate regulation of broadband to protect consumers while encouraging investment and innovation by Internet providers.
NASA, DHS Assist Oil Spill Cleanup
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Infrared-imaging technology from the space agency and geospatial software from the Department of Homeland Security are helping respond to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Web 2.0: Scribd Drops Flash For HTML5
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
The document sharing start-up is betting its business and betting against Flash.
Obama Tech Adviser To Field Public Questions
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Office of Science and Technology Policy director John Holdren will blog the answers to questions submitted by e-mail or Twitter.
Google, SBA Reach Out to Small Businesses
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Online videos produced by Google for the U.S. Small Business Administration feature small business owners learning to use AdWords, AdSense, and other Google services.
Biden: Health IT Savings Will Be Bigger Than Projected
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
Vice President says e-health records will save more money than Congressional Budget Office has projected.
Web 2.0: Internet Explorer 6 Deathwatch
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
Before the future Web can thrive, Internet Explorer 6 must pass away.
EMRs Top Priority For 58% Of Hospital CIOs
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
CIOs rank electronic medical records projects higher than IT managers and directors, who are focused on PC refreshes.
SAS Intros Government Fraud Detection Software
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
The SAS Fraud Framework identifies links between participants of government programs and suspicious behavior.
NASA Unwraps Open Government Plan
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
Awards, social networking, and collaboration are key to making the space agency's activities more transparent.
Web 2.0: Adobe CTO Slams Apple's Walled Garden
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
Kevin Lynch defends cross-platform development and says Adobe doesn't judge content.
Image Gallery: Who's Who In U.S. Intelligence
Slideshows  |  5/4/2010  | 
The U.S. Intelligence Community comprises 17 federal agencies and departments that gather, analyze, and share information for national security and defense, foreign relations, law enforcement, and other purposes.
Web 2.0: Have iPad, Will Travel
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
Traveling with an iPad rather than a laptop has its challenges, but it can be done without giving up too much.
Coalition Urges Delay On Meaningful Use Rules
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
A letter sent by 53 medical associations tells U.S. government that its proposed e-health regulations ask healthcare providers for 'too much, too soon.'
Flaws Found In Coast Guard IT System
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
IT configuration and security errors weakened the Department of Homeland Security financial system.
OMB Gets Low Marks On Transparency
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
The Office of Management and Budget is in charge of the Open Government Directive, but a watchdog group found its plan among the government's worst.
HHS Awards $220 Million For Health IT
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
The Beacon Communities, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, aim to showcase how health IT can improve the care of patients nationwide.
ACS Wins $1.6 Billion Medicaid Deal
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
Xerox outsourcing unit to manage California's healthcare IT systems under ten-year agreement.
BP Asks DoD For Help With Oil Spill
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
Sub-sea imaging technology has been requested from the Department of Defense to help oil spill containment efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.
White House Offers $1 Million Innovation Prize
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
The Department of Commerce's i6 Challenge will award cash to entrepreneurs who find innovative ways to commercialize new technology.
Amazon Fighting State Tax Collectors
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
A lawsuit is challenging North Carolina's efforts to get its citizens' Amazon shopping records for tax collection purposes.
FCC Chair Holds Swing Vote On Net Neutrality
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski will make public this month his decision whether or not to favor broadband as a common carrier service.
Apple Facing Possible Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
Disallowing Flash and other development tools for making iPhone apps may get Apple in trouble.
Air Force Readies $800 Million Outsourcing Deal
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
The seven-year deal will include support for everything from the Air Force's Web portal to logistics applications.
Global CIO: IBM Took 'Goldmine Of Taxpayer Money,' Claims Bureaucrat
Commentary  |  5/2/2010  | 
Indiana cancels a $1.34B outsourcing deal with IBM and the always-ugly "disengagement" process has begun.
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