Content tagged with Government
posted in July 2010
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SAS Buys Intelligence Analytics Provider
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
The acquisition signals SAS' intent to pursue opportunities in the federal intelligence community.
Google Fixes Google News Redesign
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
Inundated with complaints from unhappy users, Google has restored a two-column viewing option.
FCC Champions Broadband For Rural Healthcare
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
Vote to expand telecom services at rural hospitals and clinics aims to improve access to diagnostic tools that larger medical centers typically have.
FCC Seeks To Provide More Spectrum
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
90 megahertz of prime spectrum may be available in the 2 GHz band, Big LEO band, and L-band of the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS).
Fix iPhone 'Death Grip' For Free, Urges Senator
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
Apple is expected to address iPhone 4 reception issues at a news conference on Friday.
Federal IT Dashboard Goes Mobile
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
White House CIO Vivek Kundra credited the government transparency site for getting wayward IT projects back on track.
Louisiana Gets Its Own Google Earth
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
Residents of Louisiana now have access to a customized version of Google Earth designed to help them cope with emergencies, unless they use Mac OS X or Linux.
Federal Register Gets User-Friendly Updates
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
The government's newspaper of record, long maligned for its poor transition to the web, is getting some well-deserved improvements to make it more useful online.
Tech Industry's Pain Is Federal IT's Gain
Commentary  |  7/15/2010  | 
In his Government Technologist column, John Foley argues in favor of the federal freeze on financial system projects, despite an industry backlash.
Microsoft Townhall Driving Congress Crowdsourcing Site
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
House Republicans are the second users of Microsoft's services-based software aimed at political candidates and government customers.
Homeland Security's Fourth ERP Attempt Foundering
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
The Transformation and Systems Consolidation, intended to create an integrated financial, asset management and acquisition management system, has suffered from incomplete planning, poor oversight, inspector general finds.
CIOs, Others React To Meaningful Use Final Rule
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Most healthcare stakeholders are reacting positively, so far, to the feds' meaningful use final rule, but not everyone is pleased.
Massachusetts Internet Obscenity Law Challenged
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Federal suit charges law aiming to protect minors broadly censors online content.
NASA Announces Space Invention Awards
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Prize winners named for innovations in exercise technology, food storage, and solar-flare prediction that improve astronaut health and performance.
Google Asks FCC To Open Video Device Market
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
In preparation for the launch of Google TV, Google is backing open video device rules.
Intel Reports Best Quarter Ever
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Strong server demand in enterprises and small businesses reflects the growth of the Internet and the build-out of cloud computing capacity.
HHS Embraces Flexibility In Final MU Regs
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
The final Meaningful Use regulations issued today by the Department of Health and Human Services jettison a proposed all-or-nothing program in favor of a more flexible approach.
Google Wins In French Supreme Court
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Courts in Europe and America keep rejecting claims that selling search keywords covered by trademarks represents trademark infringement.
Thousands File BP Damage Claims Online
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Almost 20,000 of the 108,000 claims to receive compensation for damages incurred by the Deepwater Horizon spill were filed online.
Health IT Czar, CMS Official On Meaningful Use
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Coordinator of National Health IT Dr. David Blumenthal and CMS official Tony Trenkle share their views about the HITECH Act's long awaited meaningful use final rule in an interview with InformationWeek.
VA Halts $500 Million Financial System Overhaul
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
The move follows an OMB freeze on contracts for new financial systems and other steps aimed at fixing long-standing problems with IT project management.
NASA To Award $5 Million For Tech Innovation
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Centennial Challenges will fund innovations in low-cost launch technology, energy storage, and robotics.
Microsoft, NASA Virtual Telescope Focuses On Mars
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
High-resolution images and interactive tours of Mars are now available online via WorldWide Telescope.
Slideshow: Who's Who In Healthcare IT
Slideshows  |  7/12/2010  | 
The push toward "meaningful use" of health IT in America's hospitals and medical practices involves some of the country's most talented healthcare and technology leaders. InformationWeek Healthcare shines a spotlight on some of those healthcare IT movers and shakers.
HP Offers Hospitals, Doctors EHR Help
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
The EHReady program offers affiliated doctors financing and support services and marketing assistance to hospitals for for e-health record deployments.
Federal IT Contract Passes $1 Billion Mark
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
Alliant government-wide acquisition contract is used by federal agencies to more easily procure IT products and services.
Google App Inventor Simplifies Android Programming
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
A new Web-based visual development tool promises to let anyone create apps for Android devices.
HP Wins Navy Contract For Next Generation Network
News  |  7/9/2010  | 
The contact, which could exceed $3 billion, will help the Navy transition from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet to the Next Generation Enterprise Network.
iPhone iBreathe App Helps Military Personnel Relax
News  |  7/9/2010  | 
The Department of Defense created app will guide users through a deep-breathing exercise to cope with stress.
GSA Releases $5 Billion Satellite Communications RFP
News  |  7/9/2010  | 
The Future Comsatcom Services Acquisition Program replaces several DISA and GSA contracts in an effort to streamline the purchasing process and avoid redundancies.
Feds Launch New Oil Spill Website
News  |  7/8/2010  | 
RestoreTheGulf.gov will serve as a centralized hub for information about the Deepwater Horizon disaster response and recovery.
White House Seeks Nanotechnology Ideas
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
The OSTP has released an official RFI soliciting submissions for 2010 National Nanotechnology Initiative agenda.
Code For America To Help Cities Modernize IT
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
Nonprofit is working with five U.S. cities to develop technology innovations aimed at transparency and better citizen engagement.
Healthcare Meaningful Use Criteria In Final Review
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has sent its final meaningful use rules to the Office of Management and Budget for review, the last step before publishing the regulations.
Treasury CIO Tackles Bank Bailout, Data Center Consolidation
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
Michael Duffy talks with InformationWeek about navigating the financial crisis, leading a government-wide data center consolidation effort, and managing Treasury's IT infrastructure.
LG Developing Android Tablet
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
Joining an increasingly crowded field, LG revealed plans to introduce thinner, lighter tablet computer running Google's Android OS.
The FBI's IT Leadership Bench
Features  |  7/6/2010  | 
The FBI may be unique among federal agencies, with both its CIO and CTO coming from Wall Street, but the bureau's tech leadership has deep experience in FBI operations and government intelligence.
California Unveils State News Aggregator
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
Content from more than 200 state agencies will appear on the news portal, drawn from more than 80 Twitter accounts, 40 YouTube channels and nearly 100 RSS feeds.
Google Researchers Propose Better Data Center Network
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
By configuring data center networks to utilize energy in proportion to network traffic, Google researchers believe they can improve efficiency sixfold and save millions of dollars over several years.
IBM Developing VA Online Claims System
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
Under the $9.1 million development contract awarded by the Veteran's Administration, IBM will build a system to allow veterans to file disability claims online.
Military Charges Intelligence Analyst For Wikileaks Video
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
Bradley Manning, an Army intelligence analyst, is alleged to have leaked diplomatic cables and controversial video and downloading classified documents to his computer.
IT Job Market To Remain Volatile
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
Foote Partners says hiring will stay unpredictable, in spite of the 9,100 IT jobs added in June.
Outdated IT Blocks California Payroll Order
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
Computerized payment system from the 1960s won't support Gov. Schwarzenegger's plan to lower state workers' pay, state controller says.
Obama Adds $800 Million For Broadband
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
Funds would be on top of the $7.2 billion already committed to bring high-speed Internet to underserved areas.
NASA Updates Website
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
In an effort to make it easier for people to use as well share nasa.gov media and information on Facebook and Twitter, the agency has updated its site interface.
IARPA Seeks Better Forecasting Software
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
The intelligence community's research arm is seeking better methods for predicting a range of events.
Google, Microsoft Pitch Cloud Computing To Feds
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
Security is better in the cloud, Google maintains, but others aren't so certain about that.
USA.gov Adds Mobile Apps
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
The federal government looks to engage citizens in new ways with an enhanced site including Microsoft Bing-powered search.
Dell Buys Maker of Virtualization Management Software
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
Scalent's software, already distributed by Dell, aims to make data center provisioning easier.
The FBI's Challenge: Collaborate More, But Stay Secure
Features  |  7/1/2010  | 
CIO Fulgham has made progress getting agents better tools, but some of the toughest fixes still lie ahead.
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