Content tagged with Government
posted in July 2010
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FAA NextGen Criticized For Poor Performance Tracking
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
A General Accountability Office report has found the FAA project to overhaul the U.S. air-traffic control system lacks performance metrics and outcome-based goals.
HHS Allocates $51 Million For Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Up to $1 million in grants per state will be available from the Department of Health and Human Services to help establish health insurance exchanges.
Apple Developing Social Fashion Shopping Technology
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Shoppers with iOS devices may soon have access to an Apple Virtual Closet that will facilitate buying, sharing, and washing clothes.
Oracle Sued By Justice Department For Fraud
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
The suit contends Oracle misrepresented its commercial sales practices to give government customers deals inferior to those offered to commercial customers.
YouTube Promises 15 Minutes Of Fame
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
To mark an increase in allowable running time for non-partner videos, YouTube says it will promote a handful of video makers.
Army Plans Private Cloud
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
APC2, the Army Private Cloud, will be a cornerstone of a broader data center consolidation initiative that aims to reduce the number of Army data centers from 200 to less than 20.
GAO Launches Mobile Website
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Responding to the growing trend of accessing content on mobile devices, the Government Accountability Office reports are now accessible to BlackBerry, iPhone, Android and other mobile device users.
NOAA Supercomputer Tapped For Climate Change Research
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the 14-cabinet, 260-teraflop system is the most powerful supercomputer operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
Black Hat: Android, iPhone App Data Risks Overlooked
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
A survey of mobile app security for iPhone and Android reveals that information disclosure isn't always obvious.
Defense Agency Expands Cloud Computing
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Platform-as-a-service, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint may be delivered to military agencies from the Defense Information Systems Agency's private cloud.
Mariposa Botnet Creator Arrested
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Developer of the malware, used to create almost 10,000 unique pieces of malicious software, was busted in Slovenia.
Global CIO: IBM Attacked By EU Anti-Capitalists & IT Washouts
Commentary  |  7/28/2010  | 
Two tiny makers of mainframe knockoffs are joining forces with the always-eager EU to try to browbeat IBM into unearned submission.
Google Pitches Wave For Health Records
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Wave's auditable multi-user collaboration turns out to be well-suited for health records, as long as patients don't mind a bit less privacy.
White House To Review High-Risk IT Projects
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
As part of its effort to improve IT project management across federal agencies, OMB will require that designated projects devise improvement plans and get executive backing.
FCC Launches Consumer Help Center
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Broadband speed tests, help with high cell phone bills, and complaint filing are some of the services offered.
Nvidia Loses Patent Fight With Rambus
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
The International Trade Commission will issue a Limited Exclusion Order against Nvidia barring the company from importing products that infringe on Rambus patents.
State CIOs Eye Consolidation, Outsourcing To Cut Costs
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
A yearly survey of state IT officials found that two-thirds expect their IT budgets to shrink in the next three years.
Gov 2.0 Summit Preview: How Open Government Spurs Innovation
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
On September 7 and 8 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D. C., leaders from government and the private sector will share their experiences working with open data, and brainstorm over what's next.
FCC, FDA Partner To Advance Telehealth
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Healthcare is one of the areas the Federal Communications Commission sees as benefiting from expansion of broadband in the U.S.
San Francisco Cell Phone Law Contested By CTIA
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
The wireless industry group has filed suit to nullify the first in the nation legislation designed to alert consumers to radiation levels of wireless devices.
Federal Register Gets Web 2.0 Makeover
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
The site refresh is part of the Obama administration's Open Government Directive to make federal government information and activities more accessible and transparent.
Exclusive: North Carolina To Privatize IT Operations, Jobs
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
Outsourcing, consolidation eyed as cash-strapped Tar Heel state looks to tech departments for savings, efficiencies.
Wikileaks Posts Thousands Of Afghan War Documents Online
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
White House condemns leak, says publishing of classified material could put American lives at risk.
NASA Evaluates Nebula Cloud Platform
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Data center outsourcing services RFPs totaling $1.5 billion have been placed on hold while the agency assesses the Nebula cloud computing platform for providing compute power to several large-scale applications.
VA To Release $12 Billion In IT Outsourcing
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Part of the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology program, the RFPs include enterprise architecture and planning support, systems and software engineering and enterprise network services.
Web 2.0 Triggers Government Security Challenges
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Record keeping, privacy, and freedom of information are also concerns as agencies adopt new Internet technologies, says federal auditor.
Dell Settles SEC Charges, Pays $100 Million
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
Dell neither admitted nor denied SEC allegations that it used fraudulent accounting to appear to meet Wall Street earnings targets in agreeing to pay $100 million in civil penalties.
Q&A: Dr. David Blumenthal On Getting Doctors On Board With EHRs
Features  |  7/22/2010  | 
Nation's health IT coordinator discusses what's at stake for doctors, the potential for consolidation in healthcare market, and what the government is doing to secure e-health records.
Four Ways To Jump-Start E-Health Record Adoption
Features  |  7/22/2010  | 
It's critical that doctors in small medical practices start using EHRs. Here's what four large healthcare providers are doing to help.
DoD Creates Social Media Hub
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
The central location provides Department of Defense staff with information, links, feeds and guidelines to learn about social media and how the department should be using it.
Violating Web Site Rules Not A Crime
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
But a California district court judge's ruling leaves open the question of whether bypassing IP blocking is a criminal act.
Four Ways To Jump-Start E-Health Record Adoption
Features  |  7/22/2010  | 
It's critical that doctors in small medical practices start using EHRs. Here's what four large healthcare providers are doing to help.
Perfecting The E-Health Record
Commentary  |  7/22/2010  | 
Decision support, event-driven alerts, voice recognition, social networking--the EHR of the future should have it all.
VA Claim Processing Reform May Overwhelm Computer Systems
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
The Claims Processing Improvement Act of 2010 calls for a modification to the current system for rating disabilities that will add greater complexity to computer tracking systems.
Facebook Celebrates 500 Million Users
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
The social network's meteoric rise suggests that the open Internet isn't as appealing as a more controlled environment.
Army Testing Patriot Missile Android App
Commentary  |  7/21/2010  | 
Google's Android mobile operating system is good at lots of things. Who knew that one of them was targeting Patriot missiles at the enemy?
DHS Proceeds With Financial System Overhaul
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Working with OMB as part of a government-wide financial systems review, the Department of Homeland Security plans to move ahead with its $450 million Transformation and Systems Consolidation project.
Memphis Cuts Crime With Predictive Analytics
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Tennessee city attributes 31% drop in crime rate to knowing when and where to put cops on the street.
Google Images Reimagined
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
A revamped image search interface and a new image ad format promise easier image searching and more ad revenue.
Amazon Kindle E-Book Sales Surpass Hardcover Sales
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
Hardcover books continue to sell, but e-book sales are growing at a much faster rate.
Auditor Finds Some Government IT Performance Data Inaccurate
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
Government Accountability Office finds that while the federal IT Dashboard has increased transparency, data quality and data standards still need improvement.
Google Strikes Wind Power Deal
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
Clean, renewable energy will be powering several Google data centers by the end of the month.
Cisco Space Router Passes Satellite Orbit Test
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
Internet Routing in Space technology enabled the use of IP-based communications and services with 99.95 percent availability, according to Cisco.
NASA Finishes Image Map Of Sky
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
The WISE project has completed a six-month survey of the sky, discovering new asteroids and comets with an infrared telescope.
Meaningful Use Core Requirements For Healthcare Providers
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
So what are the more than two-dozen core "meaningful use" requirements that healthcare providers need to meet in order to qualify for financial incentives? Take a look here.
Google Acquires Metaweb
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
With Metaweb's knowledge, Google aims to enhance its ability to understand search queries and deliver definitive answers.
Apple iPad Hits Nine More Countries Friday
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
The iPad continues its march into new markets as competition remains scarce.
Senate Committee Approves NASA Plan
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
The $19 billion bill authorizes private rockets for space travel and shifts focus from space exploration toward using space technology on environmental, geological, climate and other issues.
Gizmodo Search Warrant Withdrawn
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
The investigation into Gizmodo's acquisition and publication of iPhone 4 details in April will continue without editor Jason Chen's computers.
Government Sees Virtualization Benefits
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
A majority of federal, state and local agencies are implementing virtualization and reaping benefits, but the public sector still lags behind the private in adoption according to CDW.
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