FCC Names New CTO
Former division chief Douglas Sicker will lead the agency's technology efforts starting next month, replacing Jon Peha, who is leaving for OSTP.
DARPA Plots Supercomputing Future
The Omnipresent High Performance Computing program is seeking proposals to dramatically advance the performance and capabilities of future computing systems and enable ExtremeScale computing.
DISA Readies $5 Billion RFP Bundle
A raft of request for proposals will address Defense Information Systems Agency projects in provisioning, net operations, net assurance, and network maintenance.
DoD Updates Open Government Plan
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
Google China Redirection To End
Chinese authorities don't appreciate Google's practice of sending searchers in China to its uncensored Hong Kong search site.
OMB Ends Cookie Ban
White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending
The Office of Management and Budget is conducting a detailed review of high-risk IT projects and placing a temporary pause on billions allocated annually to financial systems.
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
Wolfe's Den: Top 5 Enterprise 2.0 Roadblocks
Our columnist identifies the challenges which could derail social enterprise tools, as Cisco and IBM battle to turn businesses into Facebook-like collaboration environments. With counterpoint from JP Rangaswami, Murali Sitaram, and Ted Schadler.
FBI Finds Suspects In Half Of Leak Cases
Despite its fairly successful record of identifying suspected intelligence leakers, the FBI suggests that public prosecution isn't always the best way to handle the situation.
Senators To Combine Cybersecurity Bills
Reforming the Federal Information Security Management Act and defining the role of the White House and other agencies are common themes in the multiple cybersecurity bills now circulating.