Content tagged with Government
posted in August 2009
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VA CIO Eyes 'Big' Changes, Challenges
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
A Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general report finds "systemic" problems in IT project management at the agency.
Northrop Months Late On Virginia Outsourcing
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Contractor submits "corrective action plan" to state IT officials in bid to get deal back on track.
NASA Eyes Shuttle Heat Shield
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Discovery and ISS crew members trade places in space following safety check.
FCC Probes Wireless Industry Competition
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
With inquiries into spectrum availability and consumer protections, the Federal Communications Commission assumes a bigger role in shaping the framework for mobile networks.
More States Ban Texting While Driving
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Illinois and Missouri are the latest states to outlaw sending text messages or e-mails while operating a motor vehicle.
Federal Health IT Coding Event Draws Developers
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Open software designed to link health IT systems to the developing national health IT network is attracting interest.
Graphic U.K. Video Targets Texting While Driving
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
The video shows happy texting-while-driving teens getting into a violent car crash.
Stimulus Funds Sought For Muni Wi-Fi
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Champion Broadband has partnered with Monrovia, California to apply for $2.7 million to improve broadband penetration.
It's TGIF For 'Colbert Shuttle'
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
NASA now hopes to launch Discovery and COLBERT exercise device on Friday.
No Joke: 'Colbert' Shuttle Grounded
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
Faulty valve means Discovery and the COLBERT exercise device are grounded for second straight day.
Shuttle's 'Colbert Flight' Scrubbed
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
Thunderstorms force NASA to keep Discovery and the COLBERT treadmill on launch pad for at least one more day.
CDC Readies Internet Barrage To Combat Swine Flu
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control uses a range of Internet services, including Twitter, YouTube, and even games, to help spread flu-protection messages.
Shuttle Set For Dramatic Night Launch
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
NASA's Discovery is ready to light up the sky in Southeast Florida early Tuesday.
What Is Broadband? FCC Wants To Know
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
The federal agency wants to develop accurate and uniform definitions for broadband to help in its development of a national broadband plan.
Defense Info Agency Open-Sources Its Web Apps
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
Working with the Open Source Software Institute, the U.S. military's IT agency hopes to create a model for open sourcing other government-developed software.
U.S. Allocates $1.2 Billion For Electronic Medical Records
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
The grants will go to regional centers to support implementing electronic health records, as well as state grants to share information nationwide.
Oracle, Sun Deal Approved By Justice Dept.
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
The Justice Department ruling came earlier than expected, a possible response to Sun Microsystems' declining revenues in a steep recession.
VA Reports Detail Misconduct By IT Officials
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
Abuse of authority, nepotism, and other HR violations are among the findings of two reports issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general.
Ericsson-Nortel Deal Nearly Complete
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
RIM's appeal to the Canadian government to stop the $1.13 billion acquisition appears to be falling on deaf ears.
Army Uses SaaS To Gauge Carbon 'Boot Print'
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
An expanded pilot program aims to cut costs and gas emissions and increase environmental compliance through use of standardized processes.
Rural Broadband Deployment Booming
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
Funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have been earmarked for the expansion of broadband penetration.
Shuttle To Carry 'Stephen Colbert' Into Space
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
Discovery's next mission payload includes exercise device named after comedian.
Broadband Initiative To Link Colorado Hospitals
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
Clinicians in 400 rural healthcare facilities will be able to tap expertise at larger medical centers.
EU Invests In 4G Tech
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
The Long-Term Evolution networks could provide up to 100 times the mobile connectivity speeds of 3G networks.
CSC Wins ATC Contracts
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
Outsourcer will provide FAA-approved training systems at four universities.
Former Gartner Exec To Lead GSA's Online Outreach
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
A veteran of government IT, Dave McClure will manage USA.gov, the primary portal through which the General Services Administration shares information with the public.
IBM Turns RFID, Sensor Data Into Actions
News  |  8/18/2009  | 
Data collected from networked sensors on highways and across power grids can be used by governments and utilities to make decisions.
Life On Earth May Be Extraterrestrial
News  |  8/18/2009  | 
NASA discovery of amino acid on comet suggests ingredients for organic proteins came from outer space.
HIT Certification Committee Still In Play
News  |  8/18/2009  | 
Critics have complained that the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology is too closely aligned with large EMR vendors.
White House Closes 'Disinformation' Tip Box
News  |  8/18/2009  | 
The controversy over flag@whitehouse.gov began soon after it was launched on August 4.
Feds Launch Stimulus Reporting Site
News  |  8/17/2009  | 
FederalReporting.gov collects a slew of data from stimulus recipients and sends it off to be posted on Recovery.gov.
Broadband Stimulus A No-Go For Big Carriers
News  |  8/14/2009  | 
AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon Communications aren't expected to participate in the first round of government funding.
Nine Lessons Learned From E-Medical Record Veterans
Features  |  8/13/2009  | 
EMR systems come with huge challenges. But the payoff is much larger when you're talking about improving people's health and saving lives.
Automated System Backfires On Social Security Administration
News  |  8/12/2009  | 
Following a lawsuit, the agency has agreed to pay $500 million in benefits that had been improperly withheld, and it will use human intermediaries to ensure accuracy.
Perseids Like Celestial Bug Splatter
News  |  8/12/2009  | 
NASA says meteors become most visible when they collide with and streak across Earth's atmosphere.
FairPoint Grilled By Regulators
News  |  8/11/2009  | 
Vermont is considering revoking FairPoint's license to run the landline and Internet assets it acquired from Verizon, given the volume of customer complaints.
Social Security To Put $24 Million Into EMRs
News  |  8/11/2009  | 
The Social Security Administration plans to make wider use of electronic medical records to process disability applications.
Signs Of Support For DoD 2.0
News  |  8/11/2009  | 
The Department of Defense's new Web 2.0 Guidance Forum is intended to help shape the military's policy on use of social networking tools.
IBM Exec Takes Patent And Trademark Hot Seat
News  |  8/10/2009  | 
Former IBM lawyer David Kappos takes the reins at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which is under pressure to reform amid a backlog of patent applications.
CSC Acquires BearingPoint Brazil
News  |  8/7/2009  | 
Tech services provider also reports first quarter earnings gain and improved outlook.
NASA's Kepler Spots Atmosphere On Distant Planet
News  |  8/7/2009  | 
The Kepler space telescope provides the closest look yet at the HAT-P-7 exoplanet as it searches for Earth-like planets in other solar systems.
NIST Lab Director Tackles Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing
News  |  8/6/2009  | 
Cita Furlani explains the nuts-and-bolts work of defining key government IT standards and the job of working with federal agencies on adoption and implementation.
FCC Approves Row 44 In-Flight Wi-Fi
News  |  8/6/2009  | 
The company will be able to offer satellite-based broadband service on planes throughout North America.
GM Unveils Plug-In Hybrid SUV
News  |  8/6/2009  | 
Buick crossover will get 30 MPG or better on the highway, automaker claims.
Federal CTO Chopra Meets Silicon Valley
News  |  8/6/2009  | 
The federal government's chief technologist outlined priorities and talked of the need for procurement reform, new approaches to tech education, and open innovation.
Report Finds HUD's IT Systems Severely Lacking
News  |  8/5/2009  | 
Outdated, redundant IT systems and paper-based processes are among the problems identified by the Government Accountability Office.
White House: Redirect Some Spending To Tech
News  |  8/5/2009  | 
Federal agencies are to cut low-priority projects in favor of science and technology spending, memo to agencies says.
Hospital Chain's Digital Conversion Takes Patience, Time
News  |  8/4/2009  | 
Exempla Healthcare uses launch of e-medical record system to rethink how it stores paper and film records.
FTC Probing Apple-Google Links
News  |  8/4/2009  | 
A federal review began in spring and has found various connections including the service of Al Gore on both boards of directors.
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