Content tagged with Government
posted in June 2011
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Post-Amazon California: 2 Ways SMBs Can Adapt
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Amazon.com is dropping its affiliate program in California, stripping some smaller businesses of a significant revenue stream. Here's two ways online retailers can keep the registers ringing.
Feds Can't Track Value Of Data Center Consolidation
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Facing a mandate to consolidate data centers, many government IT staffs don't even have standard metrics to prove efficiency, survey says.
Government CIO: Three States Name Top Tech Execs
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
California, Hawaii, and Vermont all have new faces at the top of their IT departments, the first ever for Hawaii as part of an effort to modernize its aging computer systems.
Cloud Computing: Faster Acquisition Key To Recognizing Value
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Alongside other, similar efforts, a new federal working group is aiming to streamline IT acquisition cycles to facilitate the government's move to the cloud.
Congress Enters Web Videoconferencing Age
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
House of Representatives members now can use Web-based Skype and ooVoo services to conduct official business over the House Wi-Fi network.
Air Force To Launch Tactical Spy Satellite
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
The ORS-1 satellite is the first in a new program aimed at getting reconnaissance images and data to warfighters from space more quickly.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's MDM Experience
Features  |  6/29/2011  | 
CIO Jerry Johnson shares master data management pros, cons, and lessons learned.
Social Security Administration Shakes Up CIO Office
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Commissioner reorganizes IT staff and spreads authority between several offices, counter to White House encouragement to centralize IT leadership.
Federal Cloud Services Near Launch, At Last
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Government agencies should be able to get virtual computers, cloud storage, and Web hosting from authorized service providers next month, according to the GSA.
4 Reasons Google Apps Beats Office 365
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Google makes its case for Google Apps as Microsoft Office 365 arrives.
Court Kills California Violent Video Game Law
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
California's attempt to restrict sales of violent video games to children violates free speech rights, the court says.
Google Confirms FTC Antitrust Investigation
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
The next move will be lots of subpoenas for documents, experts say. Google says the focus of the FTC investigation remains a bit cloudy.
4G Wireless Bill Asks Carriers To Prove Speed
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Vendors throw around the term 4G around in the same way that some snack companies abused "low fat." One lawmaker wants the carriers to clearly spell out what 4G means.
Mobile Government: Feds Seek Improved Strategy, Coordination
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Making Mobile Gov, a GSA initiative, aims to foster collaboration and innovation in the ways the federal government employs mobile technology.
FTC Silent On Google Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Google's dominance of Internet search advertising is expected to be challenged by U.S. antitrust enforcers.
Cloud Trust Improves Among Government IT Pros
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Four times more government agencies are considering the cloud this year as compared to 2010, according to a new survey. Security tops their worry list.
14 Cool Mobile Apps From Uncle Sam
Slideshows  |  6/22/2011  | 
From a NASA app that keeps you up to date on space news to a Smithsonian app that shows what you'd look like as a caveman, federal agencies have cooked up innovative mobile apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry users. Here are 14 of the most popular.
Air Force Brass Get Secure Smartphones
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
General Dynamics will provide 300 new devices to leaders of the military service branch, part of a broader move across the Department of Defense to make classified data more portable.
Wyoming Completes Google Apps Migration
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Days prior to Microsoft's Office 365 launch, the first state government to drop its in-house software in favor of Google's cloud-computing offering announced that all 10,000 employees have made the move.
EHRs Get Help Meeting 'Meaningful Use'
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
The National Institutes of Health has launched MedlinePlus Connect, enabling electronic health records to link patients directly to up-to-date medical information.
NYC Tech Project Riddled With Fraud, Indictments Issued
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
The CityTime payroll project was meant to cost $63 million, but has soared to $600 million. Top officials of TechnoDyne, the principal subcontractor, were charged with fraud and have fled to India.
Feds Run 5 Of Top 10 Supercomputers Worldwide
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Japan's K Computer and China's Tianhe-1A took the top two spots, but four Department of Energy systems and one run by NASA made the top 10 of a biannual ranking of the top 500 high-performance-computing systems.
CMS To Battle Claims Fraud With Analytics
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor on a project to use predictive modeling to weed out fake Medicare claims before they're paid.
Congress Mulls How iPads, XML Can Cut Costs
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Experts suggest ways Congress can use smartphones and other technologies to cut down on paper and boost collaboration.
How Information Builders Battles BI Goliaths
Commentary  |  6/20/2011  | 
A hybrid mobile app, data-visualization upgrades, and unsung add ons bolster the vendor's business intelligence suite.
Electronic Medical Records Now In All Military Hospitals
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
The EMR system installed by CliniComp in all 59 U.S. military hospitals worldwide is not yet connected to the military clinical information system.
Making Star Trek Reality: NASA Wants Ideas
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Defense Department and the space agency want sci-fi fans, scientists, and space junkies of all types to help brainstorm ways to to fly humans to the outer reaches of the solar system by 2111.
As Fed CIO Kundra Departs, Will Progress Stall?
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
An analysis of Kundra's tenure earns him good grades for transformation--but his peers have split feelings on whether progress lies ahead, or a lack of leadership continuity will mean a stall.
Federal CIO Kundra Resigns For Harvard Job
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
Vivek Kundra will leave the White House for the Ivy League after two years of pushing aggressively for federal IT reform on consolidation, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.
LulzSec Claims Credit For CIA Site Takedown
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
The hacking group said it rendered the CIA's public website inaccessible and launched phone DDoS attacks on FBI's Detroit office and other groups suggested by followers.
Obama Sets Clock for Agencies: Boost Service
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
Federal agencies are on a 180-day timeline to create tech-heavy plans to overhaul customer service and comply with a White House executive order.
EHR Donation To Help Bridge Digital Divide
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Quest, and its IT subsidiary MedPlus, are the first vendors to officially participate in a HHS effort to support e-health record adoption rates among healthcare providers in underserved, minority communities.
Following Uncle Sam Into The Cloud
Features  |  6/15/2011  | 
Chris Poelker says enterprises should watch the feds' Cloud2 play.
Obama: Health Tech, Broadband Key To Rural Development
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Administration's new council focuses on technology to spur economic growth for the 16% of Americans who live in rural areas.
Feds To Develop Mobile Apps Amid Website Freeze
News  |  6/14/2011  | 
The White House plan to trim the estimated 2,000 government websites is aligned with another to increase the number of Internet and mobile application-based customer self-service options.
DISA Considering Central Management Of 1M Mobile Devices
News  |  6/14/2011  | 
The IT services arm of the DOD wants to set itself up as a mobile virtual network operator to securely manage and push data out to potentially 1 million department smartphones and other devices.
White House Unveils National Smart Grid Strategy Framework
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
The Obama Administration has revealed four key pillars for enabling a next-generation power grid, including consumer empowerment and guarding cyber threats.
Obama To Close 50% Of Federal Websites
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Say goodbye to the website of Fiddlin' Forresters, an old-time string band made up of U.S. Forest Service employees. It's on a hit list as the White House targets wasteful spending.
GSA Again Seeks Advice On Buying Technology
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
The BetterBuy wiki comes back to life to garner feedback on the acquisition process before the federal government moves to actually buy tech products and services.
Feds Offer Prizes For Health IT Innovations
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
Initiative breaks new ground as it encourages private sector to innovate around key challenges in health IT, using contests and rewards as incentive.
Make EHRs More Like Cars, Healthcare CIOs Say
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
For user-friendliness, electronic health records need standardizing of certain features, much like braking systems in cars, health IT leaders tell feds.
Progress And Pain With Federal Plan
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
Seven months into the plan to reform federal IT management, seven major agency CIOs gave updates on CIO.gov recently on their progress around key initiatives.
Everybody Wants An App Store
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
A number of trends are driving the emergence of federal application stores.
FBI Recasts Sentinel As Model Of Agility
Features  |  6/9/2011  | 
The agency's CIO and CTO share the methodology they're using to hasten completion of its overdue case management system, so that other agencies can learn from their approach.
From Ocean to Cloud: NOAA Goes Google Apps
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
The climate and weather agency joins a growing list of its federal government peers moving to cloud-based email and collaboration.
Government Technologist: Give Federal CIOs The Authority They Need
Commentary  |  6/9/2011  | 
It's not clear if agency CIOs have the clout and support they need to accomplish all the tasks they've been given.
What Government IT Can Learn From The Private Sector
Features  |  6/9/2011  | 
Uncle Sam is turning to business for help closing the tech gap, improving customer service, and planning for what's next.
What Government IT Can Learn From The Private Sector
Features  |  6/9/2011  | 
Uncle Sam is getting advice from business to help close the tech gap, improve customer service, and plan for what's next.
U.S. Marines Say Yes Sir to Tablets
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
The military branch intends to buy more than 400,000 PCs and 15,000 tablet devices during the next five years.
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