Content tagged with Government
posted in July 2009
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Shuttle Glides To Safe Landing
News  |  7/31/2009  | 
Endeavour completes 16-day mission with spot on touchdown.
EDS Wins Tennessee Medicaid Deal
News  |  7/31/2009  | 
HP tech services subsidiary will upgrade state's health information systems.
Pirate Bay Tossed Out Of Netherlands
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
The organizers of the Pirate Bay have 10 days to block traffic to and from the Netherlands, or face stiff fines.
Carriers Respond To Bans On Texting While Driving
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
The four major wireless operators agree that the practice is dangerous, but not all believe national legislation is the best way to solve the problem.
Shuttle Reentry Thruster Fails
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
A propulsion jet that guides Endeavour during descent to Earth has malfunctioned.
Senate To Review Microsoft, Yahoo Deal
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
Subcommittee on antitrust will closely examine search alliance, chairman vows.
Covisint Signs Cloud Deal With Texas Doctors Group
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
Cloud-based platform will allow physicians to access clinical and administrative tools and exchange patient data via a secure portal.
Lawmakers Aim At Texting While Driving
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
The proposed legislation would reduce federal highway funding for states that don't ban texting or sending e-mails while driving.
Homeland Security Names A New CIO
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
The agency's new IT leader, Richard Spires, has private sector experience and previously led systems modernization efforts at the IRS.
Q&A: Veterans Affairs CIO Explains IT Overhaul
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
The recently appointed Chief Information Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs discusses why 45 IT projects were put on hold and his plan for avoiding the mistakes of the past.
Shuttle Crew Eyes Heat Shield Health
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
Endeavour astronauts are checking protective tiling to ensure it's ready for the voyage home.
Shuttle Endeavour Departs Space Station
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
NASA craft undocks as crewmembers say farewell to ISS's resident astronauts.
Inside Terremark's Secure Government Data Center
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
Terremark's new cloud-computing facility for U.S. government customers features concrete walls, bomb-sniffing dogs, motion-sensing videocams, and a promise of 100% service availability.
GM Prepares For New CIO
News  |  7/27/2009  | 
Ralph Szygenda's incoming successor, Terry Kline, will have to prove he's a tough negotiator with IT providers, at a time when the troubled automaker is at its most vulnerable.
Cash For Clunkers Info Available Online
News  |  7/27/2009  | offers a number of tools to help consumers get up to $4,500 in auto rebates.
Astronauts Complete Five Hour Spacewalk
News  |  7/27/2009  | 
Shuttle crewmembers perform a range of housekeeping duties outside the International Space Station.
Microsoft Offers Browser Choice
News  |  7/27/2009  | 
The software maker proposes letting buyers in Europe select Web browser from a "ballot screen."
Feds Seek Input On Web Site Cookie Policy
News  |  7/24/2009  | 
The government wants to use cookies to offer more personalized Web sites to citizens, better analytics to Webmasters.
Google Increases Federal Lobbying Efforts
News  |  7/24/2009  | 
The company spent almost $1 million in the second quarter to influence the government on advertising, intellectual property, and other issues.
Verizon Proposes Roaming Rule Change
News  |  7/23/2009  | 
The wireless carrier said it would support a law requiring it to provide competitors with roaming agreements under certain circumstances.
Homeland Security Gets Web 2.0 Overhaul
News  |  7/23/2009  | 
The agency's redesigned Web site features a new YouTube channel and links to Twitter and other media, in a push towards greater transparency.
Washington Commuters Get GPS-Enabled Bus Information
News  |  7/23/2009  | 
Two new applications provide information to smartphone and PC users on the whereabouts of city buses.
Federal CIO Wants Unfiltered Data On IT Projects
News  |  7/22/2009  | 
Vivek Kundra is looking to increase the amount of unfiltered data available on federal IT projects and greater visibility into positive outcomes.
Department Of Defense Pushes Ahead With E-Health System
News  |  7/21/2009  | 
The forthcoming MiCare system will let military personnel, their families, and veterans access personal health records on Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault.
Federal CTO Says U.S. Lagging In Innovation
News  |  7/21/2009  | 
Aneesh Chopra said the United States can regain its lead by capitalizing on opportunities in healthcare IT and the smart grid.
Poker Players Seek Online Gambling Reform
News  |  7/21/2009  | 
A gambling trade group is pushing Congress to once again legalize online poker.
Apollo 11: The Last Generation?
News  |  7/21/2009  | 
Budget cuts and changing priorities mean that the first manned moon shot may also have been one of the last.
Google Apps Contract In LA Hits Security Headwind
News  |  7/20/2009  | 
The City of Los Angeles faces worries about privacy and security as it considers moving to Google Apps.
NSA Using Cloud Model For Intelligence Sharing
News  |  7/20/2009  | 
New system will run the Hadoop file system on commodity servers and include search, discovery, and analysis tools.
Shuttle Crew Marks Apollo 11 With Spacewalk
News  |  7/20/2009  | 
A pair of Endeavour astronauts will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing with a 6.5 hour space jaunt.
Mark Cuban Insider Trading Lawsuit Dismissed
News  |  7/17/2009  | 
The judge said the SEC failed to prove deception, and therefore fraud. The SEC can appeal or file an amended lawsuit.
Veterans Affairs Places 45 IT Projects Under Review
News  |  7/17/2009  | 
The VA made use of the federal government's new IT Dashboard, which is aimed at providing increased visibility into government IT spending.
FCC Puts Focus On Wireless Broadband
News  |  7/17/2009  | 
Objective is to expand access to more Americans and aid in job creation by promoting wireless and broadband technologies.
GAO: Federal Grants Web Site Shows 'Weaknesses'
News  |  7/17/2009  | 
Poor usability and mismanagement plague, which gives access to $500 billion in annual grants, Government Accountability Office survey finds.
Shuttle Plans Space Station Flyby
News  |  7/17/2009  | 
ISS crew will photograph Endeavour as part of heat shield inspection.
Senate Seeks FCC Approval To Jam Prison Cell Phones
News  |  7/16/2009  | 
Legislation aims to stop organized-crime members from using smuggled cell phones to conduct criminal activities from prison.
Shuttle Astronauts Inspect Heat Shield
News  |  7/16/2009  | 
Endeavour's exterior may have taken damage from debris during Wednesday's liftoff.
InformationWeek Analytics: Government IT Priorities
Features  |  7/15/2009  | 
When money is tight and goals are in flux, process makes all the difference.
SpaceX Hits Commercial Space Travel Milestone
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
The company successfully parked a satellite into orbit Tuesday, advancing its aim of building a business carrying payloads into space.
Groups Seek Cloud Computing Standards
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
A number of bodies jointly seek standardization in areas including security, management frameworks, data exchange formats, and cloud taxonomies and reference models.
Senate Mulls Jamming Cell Phone Signals In Prisons
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
Proposed legislation seeks to halt the use of illegal cell phones in prisons but is countered by public interest agency officials.
From Earth To The Moon: Apollo 11 Turns 40
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
NASA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon.
GSA Inches Closer To Cloud Computing 'Storefront'
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
Using the GSA Storefront, federal agencies would choose infrastructure, Web applications, or other IT services to begin a streamlined procurement process.
Text Messaging Bans Tough To Enforce
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
California has not ticketed many offenders because it is relatively easy to conceal sending a text message while driving.
Thousands Of H-1B Visas Still Up For Grabs
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
The demand for highly educated H-1B visa workers, however, is strong. The cap for foreign workers with advanced degrees was reached in April.
Ex-Microsoft Exec Named FCC Managing Director
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
Julius Genachowski also appointed Austin Schlick to his former position as general counsel of the FCC. Development Contract Details Coming
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
Contractor Smartronix will be responsible for Web develpment, storage, security, disaster recovery, hosting, maintenance, and operation of the Web site.
IT Job Market Improving, Gradually
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
Long-term IT growth, driven by the Obama administration’s interest in healthcare and cybersecurity, is looking more robust than short-term growth.
NASA Hopes For Wednesday Shuttle Launch
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
Endeavour hopes to get off the ground after three consecutive scrubs due to weather.
Grants System Helps Chicago Control Public Health Spending
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
Key components of the Chicago Dept. of Public Health's new system include CA Clarity, Appian software, and a number of Microsoft products.
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