Content tagged with Government
posted in May 2013
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IBM Appoints First Federal Chief Innovation Officer
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Dr. Jane Snowdon hails from IBM Research, where she led global outlook for the company's 12 labs.
Demand For IT Apprenticeships Outpaces Opportunities In U.K.
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With 17 applicants for every available IT apprenticeship position in the U.K., government leaders encourage employers to add more opportunities.
Big Data Drives 'National Day Of Civic Hacking'
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Nationwide hackathon this weekend encourages coders to use publicly available data to tackle problems ranging from poverty to poultry handling.
Government IT Can't Pass The Buck On Open Data
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Improving the way government shares data will make it more efficient -- if IT commits to getting that work done.
NASA Launches Second Robot Challenge
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Contestants to demonstrate robots that can collect geologic samples in bid for $1.5 prize money.
British Government IT Projects Running Late
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Several IT- heavy government projects are either way behind schedule or need TLC to succeed, says government watchdog group Major Project Authority.
25 Most Influential Government CIOs
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
On InformationWeek's Government CIO 25, we profile the top public sector tech executives who are driving big changes in government IT.
Parliament Slams U.K. Government Spin Doctors
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Government press releases cite statistics selectively, undermining public trust and good policymaking, say members of Parliament.
FDA Warns Mobile Health Apps Makers
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency says some apps may be regulated as medical devices, but expert predicts final FDA guidance won't resolve critical issues.
Microsoft, Adobe Top U.K. Software Piracy List
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Windows, Office, and Photoshop are most commonly pirated apps, according to new study.
Florida's Texting-While-Driving Ban Has No Teeth
Commentary  |  5/28/2013  | 
New law, intended to reduce distracted driving, doesn't go nearly far enough.
Contender For U.K. Smart Meter Rollout: Game On
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SmartReach, a joint venture comprised of several tech and communications companies, has developed communications technology for the U.K's planned smart energy meter project.
White House Announces Mobile Security Guidelines
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
U.S. CIO VanRoekel says future for government is one where mobile is the default computing platform; highlights accomplishments of Digital Government Strategy.
NASA Crowns Space Apps Challenge Winners
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Interplanetary weather app that integrates weather data from Mars and Earth is among the winners of the competition.
British Tax Authority Criticized On Data Handling
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Weakness in the data handling capacity of the U.K.'s equivalent to the IRS is leading to billions being lost to error or deception it can't afford, say MPs.
IBM Makes Case For 'Fast Government'
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
New report says federal agencies can improve performance by implementing gaming, mobile and other technologies that speed up operations.
'Third-Wave' Tech Tools Reshape Agencies: Kundra
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Cloud, social and mobile technologies are poised to help governments deliver new levels of customer service to citizens, says former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
CloudCheckr Monitors Amazon GovCloud
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Amazon cloud performance monitoring system goes a step further than competitors with specialized version that complies with federal security regulations.
Salesforce Debuts Mobile Tools For Government
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Four cloud-based products connect federal, state and local governments with citizens.
Medicare Proffers $1 Billion For Healthcare Innovation Projects
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Federal health agency offers funding for new models of nonhospital care that cut federal health expenditures, improve health of specific patient populations.
Public Transit Users Demand Digital Services
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Public transportation providers would be smart to heed riders' expectations for smartphone-based e-tickets and social media communications, finds Accenture study.
Debate Grows Over Big Tech Taxes
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Lawmakers are increasingly targeting the tax practices of big companies like Apple and Google. But should the focus be on the rules of international business?
Anonymous Threatens Gitmo, U.S. Locks Down Wi-Fi
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Guantanamo Bay Naval Base authorities turn off Wi-Fi and social media after Anonymous threatened to shut them down.
Amazon Cloud Gets Federal Stamp Of Approval
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
FedRAMP compliance means federal agencies can now access Amazon Web Services almost immediately, without spending months on their own cloud-security assessments.
Apple iOS 6 Wins DOD Approval
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Apple devices running iOS 6 join BlackBerrys and Samsung Galaxy devices as approved by DOD for use by military and government workers.
British Cloud Firm Wins Background Check Security Contract
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Skyscape Cloud Services will partner with Indian consulting group Tata to provide security for U.K.'s new online criminal background check system.
Dublin Points Big Data Tech At Traffic Jams
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Ireland's capital teams up with IBM to use real-time data to streamline bus traffic.
What's Next In Video Surveillance
Commentary  |  5/17/2013  | 
Driven by the consumer market, video surveillance is the next big data challenge.
Google Glass Alarms Lawmakers
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Members of Congress want answers about the device and its privacy implications.
Google, NASA Team On Quantum Computing
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
NASA, Google and university researchers get access to new quantum computer, as NASA tackles complex problems ranging from air traffic to robotics.
British MPs Attack Google On Taxes
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
British politicians criticize Google and Amazon for failing to pay enough taxes in a country where they are reaping great rewards.
U.S. CIO VanRoekel: Drive Down Operating Costs
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
On one-year anniversary of Digital Government Strategy initiative, federal CIO asks IT execs to find new ways to cut operating costs to support new IT investments.
Ed Tech, Privatization And Plunder
Commentary  |  5/16/2013  | 
All the reasons to be suspicious of the political-industrial conspiracy against public education and public universities.
The Government CIO 25
Features  |  5/16/2013  | 
The most influential and accomplished public sector IT leaders find ways to innovate while being cost efficient.
Federal Data Center Consolidation Found Lacking
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
GAO recommends stepped up oversight and an extended deadline to meet OMB's objectives.
U.K. Has $10 Billion Of Public Data, Study Concludes
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
U.K. needs to plow the valuable public-sector data it collects back into better services and drive economic growth, says study commissioned by the British government.
Data Management Key To Federal Open Data Policy
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
White House order means agencies will need to give more attention to data lifecycle management.
H-1B At Center Of Immigration Reform Debate
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
H-1B is just one of the hot-button issues in the immigration reform act now being debated by the Senate Judiciary Committee. But it is the one that matters most to IT.
NASCIO Creates Catalog For State Government Apps
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Federal government's mobile gallery on USA.gov served as inspiration for the state-only collection of more than 160 apps.
U.K. Appoints Builder Of Rural Mobile Booster Network
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Government's plan to boost cell and mobile broadband coverage in "not spots" finally in motion after two-year delay.
Britain's 'Smart Meter' Project Delayed
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Utilities and firms looking to build new smart communications networks say they need at least another year to prepare.
NASA Curiosity Rover Back To Work
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
After a four-week break, the Mars rover gears up for a second rock drilling.
FCC To Boost Wi-Fi On Planes
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
The FCC wants faster Internet service available to airline passengers traveling at 30,000 feet. But this plan will take a while.
Amazon Expands Private Cloud-Like Options
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services offers more customers Direct Connect private-line access to AWS data centers. Move shows how public clouds can become direct extensions of enterprise data centers.
White House Releases Open Data Policy
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
In an important move toward an open government, President Obama orders agencies to make their data available to the public in open, machine-readable formats.
Ireland Names First National CIO
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Former British government IT and EMC U.K. executive Bill McCluggage will lead national IT strategy for Ireland.
Kids' Gaming Adds Up For U.K. Parents
News  |  5/8/2013  | 
Survey shows many British households face unexpectedly high bills from children's unauthorized gaming purchases.
Data Centers May Benefit As U.K. Invests In Green
News  |  5/8/2013  | 
Government's £21 million low-carbon energy innovation fund could produce power saving technologies for the data center.
U.S. Homeland Security CIO Resigns
News  |  5/8/2013  | 
Richard Spires, head of the Department of Homeland Security's IT operations, stepped down from his position on May 7.
U.K. Government Mandates Cloud First IT Procurement
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Cabinet Office issues directive to government workers: Prioritize cloud-based IT solutions whenever possible.
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