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posted in June 2010
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FCC Names New CTO
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Former division chief Douglas Sicker will lead the agency's technology efforts starting next month, replacing Jon Peha, who is leaving for OSTP.
Sony Recalls Half Million Vaio Laptops
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
At least 30 laptops have been reported to overheat causing casings and keyboards to warp and reaching temperatures hot enough to burn users.
DARPA Plots Supercomputing Future
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
The Omnipresent High Performance Computing program is seeking proposals to dramatically advance the performance and capabilities of future computing systems and enable ExtremeScale computing.
Army Using Telemedicine For Healthcare Delivery
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Wounded soldiers, pregnant women, and diabetes patients are receiving medical and appointment reminders to support their rehabilitation and treatment.
DISA Readies $5 Billion RFP Bundle
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
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
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
Cisco Crafts Android-Based Enterprise Tablet
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The mobile collaboration tool is targeted at businesses, so it's not seen as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad.
Healthcare CIOs Worried About Achieving Meaningful Use
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Reporting requirements and uncertainty around the meaningful use criteria raise concerns with 80% of healthcare CIOs according to survey findings.
Space Policy To Boost Tech Investment
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Obama administration wants the U.S. to lead the world in space science and technology, while urging international, public-private cooperation.
Connecticut Launches Emergency Alert System
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The first statewide comprehensive system of its kind in the U.S. allows residents to with emergency officials via a variety of electronic devices.
Former Qwest CEO Nacchio's Prison Sentence Reduced
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
With estimates of defense costs topping $70 million, Nacchio's attorneys indicated appeals will continue despite a reduction in fines and prison time.
OMB Ends Cookie Ban
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
An updated privacy policy for federal websites allows limited use of cookies, but limits tracking on non-government sites.
Siemens Taps Glaser To Lead Global Healthcare IT
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
A former advisor to health IT czar Blumenthal and longtime Partners Healthcare CIO John Glaser will be CEO of Siemens Health Services Business Unit.
White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
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.
Resistance To EHRs May Widen Healthcare Disparities
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Small medical practices serving Medicaid patients have been reluctant to adopt electronic health records because they're already overwhelmed with providing medical services.
ICANN Approves Chinese Domain Names
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Domain names written entirely in Chinese script are expected to make sites more accessible to Chinese language users.
ICANN Approves Top Level Adult Domain
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
After years of rejecting applications to establish .XXX, ICAAN's board has voted to move forward with the adult entertainment industry domain.
Software Engineers Doubt Competence Of Managers
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Programmers don't much care for suits or incompetence, a study finds.
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
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.
OMB Launches Payment-Accountability Site
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Move supports the Obama administration's goal to stop improper payments made by federal agencies.
Mobility To Lead Health IT Innovation
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Government stimulus funds will help, but not quickly cure, the lag in health IT adoption caused by years of failure to invest in new technology.
Public Skeptical Of Government Transparency Plans
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The federal agency commitment to implementing the Open Government Directive is questioned by a majority of Americans according to survey results.
Microsoft IE9 Platform Preview 3 Screams
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The latest preview of Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser surpasses Chrome and Firefox in some demos, thanks to hardware acceleration.
NASA Pinpoints Quake Induced Changes To Earth
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Radar images show that an April earthquake near the Mexico-California border caused the Earth's surface to move 31 inches downward and to the south.
Image Gallery: 2010 Global CIOs
Slideshows  |  6/23/2010  | 
See how 10 world IT leaders are driving change and growth.
Developers Bet On Apple Now, Google Later
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Apple's devices may present the greatest promise for developers today, but app makers see Google's Android platform becoming more significant in the future.
Health IT Boot Camp To Accelerate Professional Certification
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The five-day crash course in health IT and e-medical records can lead to professional certification for IT pros and clinicians.
Wolfe's Den: Top 5 Enterprise 2.0 Roadblocks
Commentary  |  6/23/2010  | 
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.
Proposals Sought For Intelligence Gathering Technologies
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Research group plans to award several contracts for innovations that can revolutionize how intelligence is collected.
White House Battles Trademark, Copyright Infringement
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Obama administration aims to stop intellectual property violators with a multi-agency, international initiative.
Federal IT Spending To Reach $112 Billion
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
More than five percent growth is predicted for Federal IT spending spurred by the Obama's administration cost-saving and transparency goals.
Q&A: Dr. Steven Waldren On What's At Risk With E-Health Records
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
It's time for doctors to move on EHRs or get left behind, says head of American Academy of Family Physicians health information group.
Gov IT Execs Skeptical Of Data Center Consolidation
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Three-quarters say agencies won't meet the plan's objectives on schedule, and some doubt if the targeted consolidation will even happen.
Guerra On Healthcare: Father's Day Lessons On CPOE
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Understand physicians and you understand the abysmal computerized physician order entry adoption rates.
FCC Meets With Broadband Providers Over Regulation
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Public interest groups object to being excluded from talks about giving government authority over high-speed Internet lines.
FAA Not Ready For Air Traffic Upgrade
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
An inspector general says that the Federal Aviation Administration needs to do more planning before jumping in on its major NextGen upgrade.
HHS Establishes EHR Certification Program
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
The temporary certification will let healthcare organizations qualify their electronic health record systems and receive incentive payments through the Department of Health and Human Services.
California IT Security Chief Resigns
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
Mark Weatherford, the second top manager in California's IT department to depart in the last two months, is leaving for an electric power industry group.
Gov Forum: Back-Office Upgrades Key To Intel Sharing
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
Despite public focus on collaboration and culture, intelligence IT execs highlight data center consolidation, identity, and access management efforts.
Newt Gingrich Endorses EMRs
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
However, despite years of hype around electronic medical records, a poll indicates that actual adoption rate and patient enthusiasm remain low.
Global CIO: Cisco's Chambers Calls Out Obama's Job-Killing Protectionism
Commentary  |  6/17/2010  | 
CEO Chambers is telling all who will listen that high U.S. corporate tax rates are forcing businesses to do most of their investing and hiring elsewhere.
Qualcomm Faces EU Antitrust Probe Again
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
Icera, a UK-based semiconductor startup, has charged Qualcomm of anticompetitive behavior in a complaint filed with the European Commission.
Suit Alleges Oracle Bilked Feds Out Of Millions
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
A whistleblower filed the original suit which claims Oracle's sales practices led to tens of millions of dollars of overcharges.
White House Seeks Input On IT, Science
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
Obama advisers want ideas on how the U.S. can best use the "golden triangle" of IT, nanotechnology, and biotechnology to bring economic benefit to society.
FCC Opens Inquiry On Broadband Regulation
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
A flood of comments is expected on the question of how and whether high-speed Internet should be regulated by the Federal Communications Commission.
Gov Forum: NASA Seeks To Optimize IT Innovation
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
The space agency's newly appointed CTO for IT outlines a plan to make technology innovation more widely available to NASA engineers and scientists.
NASA Tests GPS Tsunami Prediction System
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
Researchers used data from a GPS network to successfully predict the size of the tsunami that followed February's 8.8 earthquake in Chile.
Balancing PHI Message Transaction Requirements
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
The privacy and security tiger team of the HIT Policy committee must balance a host of issues in determining the requirements for personal health information transactions.
San Francisco Approves Cell Phone Radiation Disclosure Law
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
Retailers will be required to post the amount of radiation emitted by a cell phone or face fines under regulation given preliminary approval by the City Board of Supervisors.
Health Information Exchange Enhances Decision Making
News  |  6/16/2010  | 
The Wisconsin Health Information Exchange gives emergency room doctors access to patient data faster, helping improve clinical decisions and identify waste, drug abuse, and misuse of ER services.
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