Content tagged with Government
posted in July 2009
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China May Get iPhone This Year
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
Apple may have to drop Wi-Fi from the touch-screen smartphone before it starts selling in China.
Weather Threatens Shuttle Launch (Again)
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
Thunderstorms near Kennedy Space Center could keep Endeavour grounded for third straight day.
NASA Hopes To Launch Shuttle Monday
News  |  7/12/2009  | 
Sunday's weather foils Endeavour liftoff for second straight day.
Peer-to-Patent Program Stops Accepting Applications
News  |  7/10/2009  | 
Under the joint pilot program by the Center for Patent Innovation and the USPTO, patent applicants volunteered their submissions to undergo peer review.
Senate Allocates $3.3 Billion In IT Funds For VA
News  |  7/10/2009  | 
Much of the money would go toward electronic medical records projects at the Veterans Administration.
Texting Trolley Operator Indicted
News  |  7/9/2009  | 
The Boston motorman was sending text messages when his trolley crashed, injuring 49 people and causing $9 million in damage.
Military Grapples With Information Overload
News  |  7/9/2009  | 
Surging surveillance data threatens to overwhelm the military's ability to deal with the information. A report from a defense advisory group is calling for new data analysis technology and for taking a cue from Google.
AT&T Defends Exclusive Wireless Deals
News  |  7/9/2009  | 
Facing increased government scrutiny, the second-largest wireless carrier and Apple partner says exclusive handset agreements benefit consumers.
Recovery.gov Web Developer Tapped
News  |  7/9/2009  | 
Smartronix has been awarded a $9.5 million contract to redesign the Recovery.gov Web site.
40% Chance For NASA's Saturday Shuttle Launch
News  |  7/9/2009  | 
Precipitation could scrub NASA's scheduled liftoff of shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station.
Image Gallery: NASA's Launch Abort System
News  |  7/9/2009  | 
The space agency is testing the Max Launch Abort System (MLAS) to enable astronauts to escape in an emergency on the next-generation Orion spacecraft.
Government Accountability Office Joins Social Media Revolution
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
The federal agency is using Twitter and YouTube to inform the public about its reports and mission.
Nokia Siemens Gets FTC OK For Nortel Deal
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
The firm moved a step closer to acquiring Nortel's CDMA and LTE assets as the Federal Trade Commission approved the deal.
NASA Funding Air Turbulence Prediction System
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
In wake of Air France crash, weather scientists are applying artificial intelligence to satellite data and computer-generated weather models.
Broadband To Reach 640 Million Households By 2013
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
While the Asia-Pacific region will account for nearly half the global broadband market share, the U.S. will also see a boost from the Obama Administration's stimulus package.
Music Filesharing Mom Seeks New Trial
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
A federal jury ruled last month that Jammie Thomas-Rasset had illegally downloaded 24 songs. She was fined $1.92 million.
Congress Urges Defense IT Acquistion Overhaul
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Report recommends better planning for upgrades, early prototyping and deployment, and "modular open system" approaches to software and system development.
Senator Urges DOJ, FCC To Probe Wireless Deals
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee seeks opportunities for smaller carriers and software firms to compete in the wireless market.
Ad Industry Sets Seven Privacy Protection Principles
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
Internet marketers have agreed on a set of seven principles for online ads to foster consumer trust and forestall government regulation.
Down To Business: Should The Government Protect Innovation?
Commentary  |  7/2/2009  | 
Should ''innovation'' get the regulatory protection of product safety or the environment? It’s time for a debate on what we believe about innovation.
California, Hawaii Governors Veto Online Sales Tax
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
Online retailers, led by Amazon and Overstock, are resisting state legislators' efforts to raise revenue with online sales taxes.
Government As Early Adopter
Features  |  7/2/2009  | 
Emerging tech that's being put to real-world tests.
Tech Innovation USA: From Resilient Networks To Self-Scheduling Devices
Features  |  7/2/2009  | 
U.S. agencies are driving government IT initiatives that could soon make their way to businesses.
Q&A: Obama's Health IT Czar On Strategy, Incentives
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
Dr. David Blumenthal explains how work is progressing on a stimulus program that would give doctors and hospitals incentives to use "qualified" electronic health systems.
Usenet Loses RIAA Copyright Infringement Suit
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
The music industry group is shifting away from targeting individuals and toward going after companies that make copyright violations possible.
How Government's Driving Cloud Computing Ahead
Features  |  7/1/2009  | 
Federal agencies are testing use cases as well as pushing standards and definitions that could help the business world.
Federal CIO Launches IT Spending Site Built For Sharing
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
To promote greater government transparency and public access to information, US CIO Vivek Kundra has launched a new Web site for tracking spending on government IT projects.
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