Content tagged with Government
posted in July 2012
Census Releases Data Through New API
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Agencies, businesses, and individual developers can create apps using census statistics on population, age, gender, race, education, occupations, and more.
CIA Invests In Broadband Wireless Chips
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Technology can help cover gaps in cell network coverage.
National Lab Replaces Supercomputer With Newer, Faster Model
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Argonne National Laboratory's new 'Mira' takes on climate studies and other major scientific challenges at 8 petaflops, third fastest computer performance in the world.
Minnesota Taps IBM For Health Insurance Exchange
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
IBM's Curam Social Program Management platform will verify Minnesotans' eligibility for healthcare coverage through the state's HIX.
SAP's Ugly (ByDesign) Baby Gets Prettier
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
In a sign of progress for SAP's fledgling cloud strategy, SAP improves its Business ByDesign suite, scores a big customer over Workday and Oracle, and prepares a cloud-based financials product.
Smartphones, Big Data Help Fix Boston's Potholes
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Boston has found an innovative way to find and fix street potholes: a free smartphone app, a crowdsourced competition, and lots of data from motorists.
ICD-10 Deadline Uncertainty Breeds Healthcare Procrastination
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
American Hospital Association says if the government issues a final rule and deadline on the new diagnostic code set, reticent healthcare groups will work hard to meet it.
X-Ray Shows If Your Smartphone Needs Security Fixes
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
DARPA-funded startup Duo Security's X-Ray service alerts you when your smartphone has vulnerable system software.
MicroStrategy Bets On Visualization, BI For Facebook
Commentary  |  7/23/2012  | 
MicroStrategy's latest release counts on warming interest in cloud-based business intelligence and hot demand for social data analysis.
California Gets Privacy Enforcement Unit
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Mounting concern about how businesses use personal information collected online prompts California Attorney General to launch dedicated privacy enforcement group.
Police Make Wide Use Of Social Tools
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Majority of law enforcement professionals turn to Facebook and YouTube to aid their investigations, research shows.
FBI To Add Tattoos To Biometric ID Capabilities
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Agency solicits information on using tattoo databases as part of a broader effort to expand its biometric identification platform and services.
Internet Defenders Launch 'Cat Signal' To Protect Freedom
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Modeled after Batman's bat signal, the Internet Defense League's cat signal will soon light the sky and later light up screens in the name of Internet openness.
Uncle Sam Wants To Secure Your Smartphone
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Draft NIST guidelines update cell phone and PDA security rules for the Android and iOS era.
Dell Launches Military Data Centers-In-A-Box
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Self-contained, portable, weatherproof data centers are easily transported alongside military operations.
Curiosity Reboots In Preparation For Mars Landing
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
Reset of primary and backup systems to default state is the first step in "hardest mission in history of robotic planetary exploration."
Oracle Big Data Study Shows Longtime Pain
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
C-level execs say they're collecting more data than ever, but 93% also say they can't take full advantage of that information.
YouTube Transforms News Coverage
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
Accounts of natural disasters and political upheaval are biggest draws among news videos.
Energy Department Pursues Exascale Computing
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
FastForward contracts look to develop systems that run 1,000 times faster than today's supercomputers without escalating energy consumption.
Apple: Exiting EPEAT Environmental Program Was Mistake
News  |  7/13/2012  | 
Company responds to customer and media criticism by saying it will return to submitting most of its products for EPEAT certification.
Federal Agencies Struggle To Meet Cloud Mandate
News  |  7/13/2012  | 
GAO report finds agencies face challenges planning cloud migration, closing down legacy systems.
NASA Creates 3-D Mars Mission App
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Want to try your hand at working the Curiosity rover? App for iPhone and iPad lets you explore two simulated NASA missions from your phone or tablet.
Apple Clean Cloud More Talk Than Walk: Greenpeace
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Apple has yet to follow through on commitments to run its data centers using clean power, Greenpeace report says.
Drones To Fly U.S. Skies, In DOD Plans
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Department of Defense is working on technology to let military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) share U.S. air space with commercial and private planes.
New York City Turns Pay Phones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
New York also looks for citizen input on long-term future of public payphones.
How Not To Plan A Data Center
Commentary  |  7/11/2012  | 
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency built a bigger data center than it needed. Now the potential federal IT boondoggle is being turned into a storage center for data generated by remote sensors and cloud computing.
DARPA Seeks 'Radical Innovation' In Data Analysis
News  |  7/10/2012  | 
Joins forces with George Mason University to host an unusual eight-week residency program where selected researchers will brainstorm new approaches.
Google FTC Privacy Settlement Awaits Approval
News  |  7/10/2012  | 
Federal Trade Commission said to be seeking a $22.5 million fine, its largest ever. Is it overkill?
DARPA Unveils Gigapixel Camera
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency works on camera with ultra high resolution that will help soldiers and unmanned aerial vehicles see better through dark, fog, smoke.
Navy, Microsoft Sign $700 Million Agreement
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
Deal consolidates previous Microsoft licenses into one enterprise agreement covering desktop and server software.
Health IT Groups Criticize Information Exchange Regulation Plan
News  |  7/5/2012  | 
Private sector asks the feds to ease up on Nationwide Health Information Network governance; too much regulation could squash growing health information exchanges, they say.
DARPA Seeks More Efficient Robots
News  |  7/5/2012  | 
Agency challenges innovators to develop technology that improves robotic mobility and control.
Google Proposes Remedies To EU Antitrust Woes
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
As antitrust entanglements bedevil Google around the globe, the company floats a proposal to resolve the concerns of European Union regulators.
NASA, Forest Service Team On Fire Safety
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
Agencies sign a Space Act Agreement to formalize intention to continue to use images, research projects to promote wildfire prevention and fire safety.


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