Content tagged with Government
posted in July 2013
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Education Dept. Praised For Data Collection Model
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Department of Education's approach to inventorying data is setting a standard for other agencies, according to federal watchdogs.
Data-Driven Results Influence Federal Budget Cuts
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
As agencies are forced to do more with less, they'll need a clear vision, the right tools and an eye toward innovating, says former GAO leader and Deloitte director.
Veterans Affairs Department Appoints New CTO
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
New CTO Marina Martin broke fresh ground as an entrepreneur in government, a Presidential Innovation Fellow and as senior adviser to federal CTO Todd Park.
NASA Cloud Contracts Slammed By Auditor
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Space agency's early moves into cloud were poorly managed, may have exposed the organization to risk, inspector general reports.
NASA Satellite Reveals New View Of Sun
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
IRIS satellite captures never-before-seen details of the sun, enabling scientists to better understand its effect on Earth.
Hospitals Struggle With EHRs For Quality Reporting, AHA Says
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
AHA report details problems hospitals encountered with EHRs in MU stage 1, recommends policy changes to address them.
Feds Move To Open Source Databases Pressures Oracle
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Cost-conscious federal agencies move to open source choices, pressuring Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and Sybase to refine products, licensing agreements.
Lawmakers Grill Federal CIO On Data Center Figures
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
House subcommittee hammers Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel on how federal data center tally suddenly doubled.
Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Building and establishing a mobile strategy in a developing economy presents unique challenges. Here's how to tackle them.
Senate Committee Gets Earful On Health IT Woes
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Experts share concerns about Meaningful Use timeline, obstacles faced by rural hospitals, challenge of sharing electronic health records.
5 Helpful Online Services From Uncle Sam
Slideshows  |  7/24/2013  | 
These examples illustrate the White House's push to make government data and services more accessible.
3 Disruptive Technologies Gaining Speed
Commentary  |  7/24/2013  | 
Former chief strategist of Netscape says IT leaders should brace themselves now for three big movements: smart cities, car tech and big data analysis.
Auburn University Program Trains Future National Security Analysts
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Auburn University and Intelligent Software Solutions partnership enables students to learn by providing data analysis services to the U.S. government.
DOD IT Leader David Wennergren To Retire
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Wennergren, an accomplished CIO and government IT leader, steps down as DoD's assistant deputy chief management officer.
NASA Seeks Public-Private Product Partnerships
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Agency pursues private partnerships to develop commercial space products despite budget uncertainty.
FBI To Overhaul Printer Network
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Bureau picks Lexmark for $30 million contract as part of broader effort projected to save government billions in projected printing costs.
Oracle Says Utilities Botch Smart Meter Data Analysis
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Utilities collect a lot of big data, but most don't use that data to spot theft, plan maintenance or improve service, Oracle study finds.
In-Q-Tel Backs Open Source Mapping Company
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the U.S. intelligence community, invests in OpenGeo, which allows customization of geospatial maps.
DARPA Robot Challenge: Disaster Recovery
Slideshows  |  7/22/2013  | 
Robots can go where humans can't in a disaster. See what the innovative machines in DARPA's next robotics challenge can do.
SAP Co-CEO Snabe Plans To Step Down
News  |  7/21/2013  | 
Bill McDermott will become sole CEO by 2014 as Jim Hagemann Snabe moves on and power shifts within SAP's executive team.
Data.gov Gets Updated: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  7/19/2013  | 
Version 2.0 of government's data portal relies heavily on open-source platforms, but finding usable data can still be like looking for buried treasure.
Massachusetts Computer Services Tax Riles IT Industry
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
Proposed 6.25% sales tax on certain computer and software services would slow innovation and hurt the state's tech industry, opponents say.
The NSA And Big Data: What IT Can Learn
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Enterprises can put the tools Big Brother uses to analyze our online activities to productive use. Here's how.
High EHR Usage: Driven By Need Or Regulations?
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
When analyzing CMS data showing improvements in healthcare associated with EHR usage, beware "clicks for cash" phenomenon, cautions one analyst.
DISA Mobile Decision Sends Potent Signal
Commentary  |  7/18/2013  | 
Defense Information System Agency's commitment to off-the-shelf mobile tech is likely to ripple across the government as well as health, financial and other security-sensitive industries.
SAP Sees Cloud Growth Accelerating
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
SAP's Q2 results highlight faster-than-expected adoption of SaaS. Are "core" Business Suite apps ready for the cloud?
5 Habits Of Highly Effective Government IT Leaders
Commentary  |  7/17/2013  | 
Former Department of Transportation CIO Nitin Pradhan offers lessons for up-and-coming and incoming government IT execs.
Salesforce.com Promises Sales Turbocharger
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
Salesforce Sales Performance Accelerator blends Sales Cloud, Data.com and Work.com to deliver better leads, improved training and team motivation.
Big Data's Holy Grail: Better, Faster Decisions
Commentary  |  7/16/2013  | 
Smart companies are cashing into early opportunities to improve decision-making -- increasing the speed at which diverse information sets can be analyzed to derive critical insights.
Education Tech: What's Trending?
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Education Technology Innovation Summit in NYC will highlight hot trends in education technology, from mobile to gamification.
Web Ad Networks Move To Block Unlawful Ads
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and other online ad companies agree to policies that aim to starve rogue websites of ad revenue.
Federal Data Center Closures No Panacea: Navy CIO
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Navy's top IT official takes issue with the federal government's focus on cutting the number of government data centers, says it misses the big picture on IT cost control.
Oracle Boosts Exalytics Performance
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Addition of flash memory improves read-write speed in planning and what-if analyses; doubling of RAM improves in-memory processing capacity.
Quit Dithering On Digital Business Strategy
Commentary  |  7/15/2013  | 
Digital is the future of business, and the movement needs leaders. You in, CIOs?
DoJ Limits Seizure Of Reporters' Data
News  |  7/12/2013  | 
Government investigators now face a few more hurdles when seeking reporters' records.
U.K. Costliest Country To Bid On Government Contracts
News  |  7/12/2013  | 
U.K. tops all European Union countries in expenses incurred by firms bidding on government contracts. It's tough as ever for small companies, especially those in IT, to win government business.
Feds Shared Chinese Hacker Data With Service Providers
News  |  7/12/2013  | 
FBI and Homeland Security temporarily slowed attacks by giving U.S. service providers info on Chinese hackers' command-and-control infrastructure.
Hurricane Data Mashup Helps Power Grid Weather Storms
News  |  7/11/2013  | 
Energy Information Administration launches new real-time map of energy infrastructure overlaid with severe weather.
How Navy Sliced $1 Billion From Intranet Deal
News  |  7/11/2013  | 
New contract terms led incumbent HP to shuffle partners and ultimately win NGEN contract -- but questions remain if Navy took the most cost-effective approach.
What Agencies Need For More Agile Networks
News  |  7/11/2013  | 
The evolution of IT as a service and other forces are fundamentally changing how agencies need to think about the next generation of networks.
Wanted: Fair Wages Mobile App
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Labor Department calls on citizens to create a mobile app, using government data, that shows which businesses pay workers fairly.
NASA Mars 2020 Rover Details Emerge
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Curiosity's successor will have a similar design but better instruments for detecting signs of past life on Mars.
Microsoft's Launches 'Smart Cities' Initiative
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Microsoft's CityNext aims to help cities use cloud services and big data to cut costs and improve services.
Apple Conspired To Fix E-book Prices, Court Rules
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
U.S. Department of Justice prevails in its antitrust claim against Apple, which vows to appeal.
U.K. Courts SMBs For IT Services Contracts
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Digital Services Framework dangles £40 million in front of potential bidders, with a special appeal to small and midsize businesses capable of fulfilling the government's "digital by default" mission.
HHS Releases Health IT Safety Plan
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Public/private partnerships should make it easier to report health IT-related adverse events and correct potential patient safety concerns.
Patent Suits Increase, As Do Big Verdicts
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Three patent infringement lawsuits in 2012 resulted in damage awards of more than $1 billion, PricewaterhouseCoopers reports.
U.K. Blasts BT Monopoly On Rural Broadband Project
News  |  7/9/2013  | 
Leaks suggested that auditors would be tough on BT and the government's rural broadband project, but the final report is even worse than expected.
Big Data Project Analyzes Veterans' Suicide Risk
News  |  7/9/2013  | 
In opt-in project, predictive analytics firm mines social media posts to predict suicidal risks of military veterans.
Critics Question U.K. Government Tech Gains
News  |  7/9/2013  | 
Small and midsize businesses say new tax-collection system costs them dearly, while government auditors dispute accuracy of IT-reform related savings.
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