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posted in June 2013
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NASA's Next 5 Missions, Explored
Slideshows  |  6/28/2013  | 
From a spacecraft that captures asteroids to a telescope that reveals details of the universe, NASA's upcoming missions will break ground in space science and technology.
Wi-Fi That Sees Through Walls
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
MIT researchers have found a way to track motion, even through walls, using Wi-Fi signals.
Google Unveils Plans For London HQ
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Plans for the facility, located adjacent to King's Cross railway station, include a roof garden and space for an interior campus.
Britain Wants Courts Digitized By 2016
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Government commits £160 million to replacing paperwork bottlenecks in British courtrooms with Wi-Fi, screens and video.
HP To Build Navy's $3.45 Billion Next Gen Network
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
HP wins long-awaited deal to replace Navy Marine Corps Intranet.
DARPA Challenge: Build Virtual Robots
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Seven teams advance in robotics challenge, helping DARPA explore how virtual robots could improve disaster response.
Defense Dept. Seeks $450 Million Cloud Builder
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
$450 million in business up for grabs as DISA seeks provider for DOD cloud plans.
NASA's IRIS Mission Delayed
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Power outage at Vandenberg Air Force Base prevented the 400-pound observatory from lifting off on Wednesday; plan is to launch Thursday.
HP Wins $67 Million Spain Government Cloud Contract
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
HP will migrate Catalonia's compute infrastructure and applications into an HP Enterprise Cloud facility.
Tech Companies Embrace Marriage Equality
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
For Google, Apple, Microsoft and a growing number of companies, supporting social issues like gay marriage strengthens employee relations, recruiting and overall business success.
U.S. Supercomputer To Model Renewable Energy Impact
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
New supercomputing facility will focus on how to integrate renewable energy sources into nation's energy grid.
Software AG Takes Messaging To Industrial Internet Scale
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Terracotta Universal Messaging addresses real-time, big data movement in e-commerce, retail point-of-sale, oil and gas, and financial services applications.
HHS Launches Health Insurance Exchange Campaign
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Revamped website, call center and other educational efforts aim to help enroll 7 million people in state HIEs within six months.
NASA Names New CIO
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Larry Sweet led IT programs for NASA's Johnson Space Center, where he served as CIO since 2007.
Amazon Wins Best Cloud In CIA Bake-Off
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Despite a higher bid, Amazon gets CIA contract over IBM due to its deeper experience as a cloud services provider, says Amazon CTO Werner Vogel.
EU Helps People With Disabilities Find Assistive Technology
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
ATIS4all portal compiles information about technology that helps people with disabilities and the elderly participate more fully in life.
Feds Target Patent Trolls, Product Counterfeiters
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
FTC unveils updated strategic plan to pursue patent chasers.
White House Eyes Spectrum Sharing With Private Sector
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Federal agencies may have to share wireless spectrum with private sector once standards are set.
FAA Reconsiders Gadget Rules On Airplanes
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
FAA prepares to relax the rules about electronic device use on planes. But don't expect to be able to make phone calls.
VA Gets New Support To Tackle Paperless Claims
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Agency gets Senate approval for more funds to reduce huge claims backlog, launches Web app so veterans can file online.
Who Will Blink First On Government ICD-10 Deadline?
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Physician groups are far behind the curve and hospitals aren't doing much better, but the feds insist they won't delay the deadline again.
British ISPs Join Battle Against Child Porn
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Tech companies pledge 1 million pounds, sign zero-tolerance pledge and promise to help fight child abuse.
IT Can't Fix Complex Healthcare Problems
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
It took the U.S. healthcare system decades to dig the hole it's in. We'll need more than technological innovations to dig out.
BT CEO Poached For Parliament Role
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Ian Livingston will join the House of Lords and help grow the country's international investment and trade.
Big Data Reboots Real-Time Analysis
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Why did Software AG buy Apama and Tibco buy StreamBase? Perhaps the Internet of Things is giving complex event processing a second chance.
NASA Wants You To Stop Asteroids
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
NASA asks public, other agencies to suggest technologies that could help protect earth from and study asteroids.
Microsoft Dynamics Apps Hit Azure Cloud
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Microsoft makes good on promised cloud hosting of Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV ERP apps. Dynamics AX will be the real, multi-tenant test.
Network Rail Wins IT Project Award
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Corporate IT Forum singles out members' best tech projects in annual "Real Tech" awards ceremony. Other winning projects: London's subway Wi-Fi and a plumber's app.
In-Q-Tel Bets On 3 Hot Technologies
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Intelligence community's investment arm taps artificial intelligence company to turn data into narratives, also invests in flash storage and solar energy products.
Google Defends Efforts Against Rogue Pharmacies
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Under fire from law enforcement officials, Google insists it has been making progress in its effort to deny advertising to rogue pharmacies.
Britain: The New 'Silicon Island'?
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
The U.K.'s recently launched Information Economy Strategy could take off, but it will require a skilled workforce and a strong infrastructure.
Google Balloon Project: Crazy Like a Loon
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Google's latest experiment, Project Loon, uses high-altitude balloons to bring Internet access to undeveloped areas.
China Boasts World's Fastest Supercomputer
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
While it doesn't hold the No. 1 spot, the U.S. still dominates the latest Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.
Britain Launches National 'Information Economy' Strategy
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
Working with industry and academia, the plan sets out objectives designed to nurture small enterprises and prepare students for IT careers.
Should All High School Students Learn Programming?
Commentary  |  6/14/2013  | 
Google, Microsoft, Oracle and other tech giants propose that computer science become a required proficiency in Massachusetts public schools to help address the technology labor shortage. Critics call this a kludgy solution.
DARPA Develops Tiny Helpers To Spot Bioterror Attacks
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
New class of powerful, small vacuum pumps could be used in national security applications for electronics and sensors that require a vacuum.
Smartphone Makers Asked To Fight 'Apple-Picking'
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Mobile device theft is being called an epidemic. Apple tweaks iOS 7; device makers and law enforcement also team on anti-theft technology.
Scotland Maps Rural Farms With Open Source, Cloud
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Scotland turned to small businesses and new technologies to improve access to data about its crofts -- the country's extensive network of tiny agricultural holdings.
Dell Latitude Tablets Go On DEA Stakeouts
News  |  6/12/2013  | 
Drug Enforcement Agency testing tablets in its crime-fighting work.
Teachers Get Digital Hotline To Police
News  |  6/12/2013  | 
CopSync911 app lets teachers and other workers bypass dispatchers and access first responders more quickly in emergency situations.
State CIOs Make Progress On Health IT
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
Health information exchanges, Medicaid and insurance marketplaces are some of the issues facing IT chiefs in state government.
Defending NSA Prism's Big Data Tools
Commentary  |  6/11/2013  | 
The more you know about NSA's Accumulo system and graph analysis, the less likely you are to suspect Prism is a privacy-invading fishing expedition.
U.K. Auditors Slam BT Rural Broadband Project
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
BT is taking advantage of taxpayers, charging a high premium for the £530 million project to bring high-speed networks to rural areas, claims leaked government report.
U.K. Ministry Of Justice Postpones Major IT Contract
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Whitehall unexpectedly puts £300m IT contract covering extensive user network on hold. Some speculators say it's because too few SMBs were in the running.
Why Innovation Fails: The Past Vs. Future Problem
Commentary  |  6/10/2013  | 
Sustainable innovation efforts call for integrating two competing ways of thinking about a business.
Data Centers Don't Need To Be Regulated Utilities
Commentary  |  6/7/2013  | 
The New York Times misses the big picture with its take on data centers as "wildcat" utilities that need government oversight. There is no data center monopoly in northern N.J.
Obama Touts Broadband Initiative For Schools
News  |  6/7/2013  | 
ConnectED aims to bring high-speed Internet and devices to schools and libraries across the U.S.
NSA Dragnet Debacle: What It Means To IT
Commentary  |  6/7/2013  | 
PRISM shows companies can't assume their data is safe in the hands of commercial providers.
G-Cloud's Challenge: Few Understand It
News  |  6/6/2013  | 
U.K. plan to encourage public sector to purchase cheaper IT via the cloud won't work unless government explains it better, says new research.
From Mars To Big Data
News  |  6/6/2013  | 
MIT scientists apply methodologies from Mars mission designs to help marketers manage big data streams.
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