Content tagged with Government
posted in June 2012
Wireless Emergency Alert System Goes Live
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
FEMA, National Weather Service team to provide texting service intended to save lives in bad weather.
Drones Fail 'Perch And Stare' Contest
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
DARPA competition to develop unmanned aerial vehicles capable of landing and relaying real-time surveillance video ends without a winner.
Obamacare Victory Spells More Work For Healthcare CIOs
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
CIOs and CMIOs can expect many more sleepless nights now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act.
EPA Aims For 80% Cloud Use By 2015
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Agency awards a three-year contract to CGI Federal for infrastructure-as-a-service as part of a broader strategy to implement an agency-wide hybrid cloud.
Obama's Attack On Outsourcing Rings Hypocritical
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
Campaign jabs at Mitt Romney notwithstanding, the evidence suggests the President wants to use outsourcing to boost ties with India and level the global playing field.
NASA Cranks Up Its Rocket Science
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Commercial space industry tests rockets, books flights, and builds spaceports in anticipation of playing a bigger role in the U.S. space program.
Lawrence Livermore, IBM Team On Big Data
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
New venture, called Deep Computing Solutions, aims to apply supercomputing to complex industrial problems ranging from new aircraft design to agriculture's impact on the environment.
Patent Trolls Decimate Innovation
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Study finds the cost of patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities comes to about a tenth of R&D spending by U.S. businesses.
NASA Satellites Track Tropical Storm Debby
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite serves as a "rain gauge in space"
Mac Users See Pricier Rooms At Orbitz
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Orbitz says Mac users are willing to pay 30% more for hotel rooms than PC users so it is showing them more expensive options.
Feds Begin Work On BYOD Policy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Federal CIO VanRoekel announces an innovation center to help agencies share digital services, as well as a new advisory group working on a bring-your-own-device policy.
10 Developments Show Government Cloud Maturing
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Emerging trends such as FedRAMP, community clouds, and single-source contracts point to the start of phase two for cloud computing in federal government.
NASA Unveils Technology Transfer Portal
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Space agency aims to make it easier for private sector companies to license its technology innovations.
HHS Grants Tap Health IT To Improve Quality
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Feds will spend $895 million on a national innovations program, but expect to get twice as much back through Medicare and Medicaid savings.
EHR Incentive Program Races Past Milestone
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
More than 100,000 providers receive Medicare or Medicaid payments for showing Meaningful Use or adopting EHRs--in less time than expected.
Labor Department Evaluates Cloud Email
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Agency issues an RFI to gauge options for replacing outdated email infrastructure with email as a service.
NASA Upgrades Pleiades Supercomputer
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Supercomputer tackles NASA's most complex challenges, from understanding solar flares to designing new space vehicles.
Federal IT Spending Likely To Decline
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
Deltek forecasts a slight decline in federal IT budgets through 2017, even if Congress prevents threatened 10% across-the-board cuts in 2013.
Energy Department Names New CIO
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
With the prospect of an IT budget cut looming, the agency names an insider to oversee its IT reform efforts.
Google Apps Cuts GSA Energy Costs
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Google argues that cloud computing can help companies and government agencies save energy and money, cites GSA as proof.
IBM's Sequoia Is World's Fastest Supercomputer
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
IBM supercomputers take five of top 10 slots. More than half of world's 500 fastest computers are made by American companies.
NASA, FAA Collaborate On Commercial Space Travel
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Space agency increasingly turns to private sector partners for services, so feds seek to ensure safety and minimize overlapping efforts with a new cross-agency agreement.
Google Sees Surge In Censorship Demands
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Silencing speech isn't just for dictators; democracies are trying it also. U.S. authorities, for example, asked Google to remove information 6,192 times in the second half of 2011.
Government IT Projects Pushed To Use Modular Contracting
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
New Office of Management and Budget guidelines aim to cut costs and improve contractor performance by breaking IT projects into smaller pieces.
Pentagon Outlines Mobile Device Plan
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
The Department of Defense releases a formal strategy that outlines its goals, challenges, and next steps in adopting commercial mobile devices and mobile applications.
Army Plans Overhaul Of Virtual Training Games
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Military looks to add potential for massive multi-player online games, simulations for construction and management, and real-time strategy.
Obama Seeks To Speed Broadband Infrastructure Deployment
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
White House announces federal working group, public-private partnership to boost development and usefulness of high-speed broadband networks.
Obama Beating Romney On Facebook
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
Nearly five times as many people are talking about Obama's Facebook page as Romney's, according to SocialBakers research.
New Domain Names Tempt Amazon, Google, Microsoft
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
ICANN's plan to approve new domain names sought by companies spurs competition for desirable suffixes such as .app and .book.
Fed Workers Cite Barriers To Tech Adoption
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
Federal workers say technology at work isn't keeping up with their personal technology; training and cost are obstacles.
State Department Chooses Amazon Kindle Over iPad, Nook
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
Agency plans to award $16.5 million contract for e-readers and services to distribute content to hundreds of its offices around the world.
FAA Picks Microsoft Office 365 Private Cloud
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
CSC wins $91 million, seven-year deal to move 80,000 Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation employees to Microsoft's cloud productivity suite.
NASA Cancels GEMS, Readies NuSTAR Telescope
News  |  6/8/2012  | 
NASA prepares to launch an X-ray telescope that is designed to be a black hole hunter.
H-1B Visa Supply Nearly Exhausted For 2013
News  |  6/8/2012  | 
Work visas last year did not run out until late November, an indication that tech-industry hiring is picking up.
What's The ROI On Federal IT Spending?
Commentary  |  6/7/2012  | 
Uncle Sam should develop an IT savings dashboard that shows the returns on its multibillion-dollar IT investment.
Data Jam Generates New Ideas For Using Energy Data
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Experts brainstorm ways to use energy data in tools, products, and services.
Federal Agencies Devise Shared Services Plans
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
The Office of Management and Budget is requiring federal agencies to tap into a more efficient IT delivery model.
Agency Plans iPhone, iPad Health Apps
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences issues RFI for iPhone and iPad apps, with an eye toward other mobile platforms.
Health IT Faces Eventful Summer
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Supreme Court's upcoming decision on healthcare reform and feds' Meaningful Use Stage 2 final rules add up to a heated summer for healthcare IT execs.
NASA Starts Software Dev For Deep Space Rocket
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Testbed computers from Boeing signal start of development of flight software for Space Launch System, the NASA rocket that will take humans to Mars.
Flame Hits Windows Update: 7 Key Facts
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Flame's use of spoofed Microsoft security certificates will likely be mimicked by sophisticated malware writers to craft widespread attacks, experts say.
FBI Offers Smartphone-Ready 'Most Wanted' List
News  |  6/4/2012  | 
FBI develops mobile version of for easier viewing of its most popular pages, including the most wanted list, sex offender registry, crime statistics, and background checks.

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