Content tagged with Government
posted in May 2012
Smartphone App Slices Big Data For Political Campaigns
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Campaign Manager Dashboard app for iPhone and Android puts data on 100 million voters and powerful analytics in campaign workers' hands.
State Health Insurance Exchanges Choke On Health IT
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Politico: Politics aside, IT could be biggest barrier to 2014 readiness.
HHS Launches $150,000 Ocular Imaging Software Challenge
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Contest challenges developers to come up with software that integrates eye exam data and images with electronic health records systems.
Microsoft Office 365 For Government Faces Google Apps
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Cloud app rivals fight for government customers; Microsoft launches with note that government customer data will be segregated from other customers' data.
TSA Buys Into iPhones, iPads
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Transportation Security Administration budgets $3 million for iPhones, iPads, and other Apple gear for IT security testing, mobile app development, and other uses.
Google Apps Clears Key Security Hurdle
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Google Apps for Business wins ISO 27001 certification, potentially opening the door to wider adoption in government and regulated industries.
Mass. Safety Net Hospitals Land $628M For Transformation
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Health IT infrastructure improvements will be part of healthcare delivery changes supported by federal and state funding.
Angry Birds Malware Sparks $78,000 Fine
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
British regulators crack down on Latvian company behind the RuFraud malware scheme that placed 27 fake versions of Android apps, including Angry Birds Space, on Google Play.
Feds Face 'Big Data' Storage Challenge
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Federal data centers are filling up with data as terabytes accumulate into petabytes. Agencies must adapt their storage architectures and policies to optimize it all.
North Carolina Fights Medicaid Fraud With Analytics
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
In two years, IBM data mining software has identified $191 million in potentially false Medicaid claims.
3 Goals Of White House 'Digital Government' Plan
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Federal agencies required to make services available to mobile users within 12 months and to release more government data through Web APIs.
Facebook's Tech-Snarled IPO: What We Know
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Four lawsuits have arisen following Facebook's troubled initial public offering. NASDAQ's trading systems are not the first to suffer IPO day technical woes.
With SpaceX In Flight, What's Next For NASA
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
The Dragon spacecraft faces a series of tricky tests and maneuvers as it heads to the International Space Station.
Emerging Wireless Medical Technology Gets FCC Blessing
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
FCC proposes increased spectrum capacity for Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) devices, paving the way for doctors to use patient-worn devices to monitor vital signs.
Tesla's Electric Sedan Hits The Road In June
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Model S luxury sedan boasts the longest range of any all-electric car.
London Police Test Smartphone Data Dump Kits
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
British police train their own forensic specialists to test suspects' mobile devices in the station, saving the time and expense of using specialized forensics labs.
Google Must Make 4 Antitrust Fixes
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
European Commission demands proposals to address its anti-trust concerns, which include results placement and copying content from other search engines without permission.
CIA's View Of Mobile, Internet Use: By The Numbers
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Here's what the CIA sees as the use of mobile phones completely outpaces use of the Internet.
Senator Wants 55,000 Green Cards For Tech Grads
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
Sen. John Cornyn proposes replacing visa lottery with program that allocates more permanent resident visas to foreign STEM students at U.S. universities.
HTC Smartphone Blockade Racks Up Victims
Commentary  |  5/16/2012  | 
Certain HTC smartphones have been blocked at U.S. Customs, putting the hurt on AT&T and Sprint. Does Apple care that its patent war is damaging its own customers?
Microsoft Trumps Google In L.A. Cloud Deal
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
250,000 students and faculty at Los Angeles community colleges will move to Microsoft Live@edu online communication and collaboration services after school system rejects Google Apps.
DOD, VA Agree On Joint EHR Architecture
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
Approach outlined in Congressional report prioritizes acquisition of commercial software, including open-source applications.
Private Health Information Exchanges Take Over
News  |  5/14/2012  | 
Enterprise exchanges owned by healthcare organizations account for most of the 40% annual growth in the market.
10 Ways To Stifle Tech Competition
Commentary  |  5/11/2012  | 
Competition happens, unless you can avoid it. From Microsoft Windows RT to Google Chrome, here's how today's giants safeguard their turf.
Ban On USAID Outsourcing Programs Makes Bipartisan Sense
Commentary  |  5/11/2012  | 
U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop wants to bar the development agency from using public funds to help train offshore workers. Here's why lawmakers from both sides of the aisle should support the initiative.
Lawmaker Seeks Ban On USAID-Backed Outsourcing
News  |  5/11/2012  | 
Proposal by U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop would bar agency from funding programs that train overseas students in the Philippines and other countries to work for outsourcing companies offshore.
Compromise On Health Data Access May Be Ugly
Commentary  |  5/10/2012  | 
Some hospitals and doctors oppose giving patients electronic data as quickly as required by proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations. Consumer groups want more speed--and the compromise likely won't please either side.
Consumer Groups Seek Tougher Meaningful Use Requirements
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
Consumer Partnership for eHealth calls for quicker data transfer to patients, higher threshold for exchange of clinical summaries.
Patient Advocates Urge Fast Access To Hospital Data
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
American Hospital Association's call for 30-day waiting period to access electronic records would harm patients, according to Society for Participatory Medicine.
DOD Certifies 6 BlackBerry Devices For Military Networks
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
BlackBerry remains the platform of choice for government agencies, even as Research In Motion's market share slips with businesses and consumers.
Pentagon CIO Talks Security, Mobility, Shared Services
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
Budget cuts and cybersecurity demands have led the Department of Defense to push increasing resources into a long-term strategy to create shared IT infrastructure across the military, CIO Teri Takai says.
DOE Hybrid Cloud May Be Model For Future
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration develop secure cloud that will be available to other departments and potentially other federal agencies.
Google Gets License For Driverless Car
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
Google's autonomous cars can now lawfully be tested on Nevada roadways, using the first such license issued in the U.S.
DOD Mobile App Eases Transition To Civilian Life
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
Department of Defense expands menu of apps that aim to help military personnel deal with social situations and health issues.
NASA Blue Marble Project: Visual Data Lessons
Commentary  |  5/8/2012  | 
What can IT leaders learn from the visualization techniques NASA used to create the Blue Marble earth images? Check out our video interview with one of the project's key developers.
EHR Vendors Ask For Meaningful Use Reporting Changes
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
EHR software vendors say doctors and hospitals need more time to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2 and ask the feds to tweak their reporting requirements.
Google Faces Antitrust Inquiry In India
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
Regulators in Europe, the U.S., and now India circle Google; number of formal complaints still to be determined.
Federal CIO Touts Shared Services Model
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
White House's cut-and-invest strategy aims to redirect billions of dollars in IT funding toward shared technology platforms and services.
10 Lessons From Leading Government CIOs
Commentary  |  5/7/2012  | 
Under extreme budget pressure, federal IT leaders adopt shared services and build mobile app stores as they shift dollars where most needed.
AHA Fights Meaningful Use Stage 2 Timing, Scope
News  |  5/4/2012  | 
American Hospital Association asks the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to soften requirements, push back start date, and change timeframe for penalties.
CRM Platform Can Churn Out Customized Health Apps
Commentary  |  5/3/2012  | 
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health uses Microsoft's customer relationship management platform to rapidly develop niche health-related apps when off-the-shelf doesn't fit.
Oracle Makes Case For Exalytics, Data Discovery
Commentary  |  5/3/2012  | 
Oracle demonstrates how it optimizes queries, searches mixed data types, and "engineers" hardware to run its high-demand software.
EU Court Says Computer Functions Not Copyrightable
News  |  5/2/2012  | 
Ruling reaffirms the right to reverse engineer software and could enhance a Google appeal if Oracle prevails in its Java copyright claim.
Interior Department Chooses Gmail Over Microsoft Cloud
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
Two-year battle comes to an end with a $34.9 million contract to bring Gmail to the Department of the Interior's 90,000 email users.
GSA Creates Social Media Registry For Federal Agencies
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
As government accounts proliferate on Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites, the feds establish a registry to help the public know which ones are authentic.


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