Content tagged with Government
posted in August 2010
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NASA Successfully Tests Shuttle Rocket Successor
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Though its future is up in the air, NASA's test of the 22 million horsepower rocket engine appears to have met expectations.
Google PowerMeter Promises Social Recognition For Saving Energy
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Forget about saving energy to help the planet. Try turning out the lights to win badges and humble your friends.
Gov 2.0 Summit Preview: GIS-Powered Government Data
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
At the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington on Sept. 7 and 8, GIS expert Jack Dangermond will discuss new ways to integrate government data with mapping applications.
EHR Revenue To Hit $3 Billion In 2013
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Changes in reimbursement practices more important that government incentives in driving physician practices to adopt electronic health record software, reports Frost & Sullivan.
Virginia Still Disrupted By IT Outage
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Three of 27 state agencies continue to experience problems from last week's EMC storage area network failure.
Guerra On Healthcare: Meaningful Use Certification Confounds CIOs
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
Uncertainty over the data certification requirements for Electronic Health Records has normally unflappable healthcare CIOs exasperated.
HHS Selects E-Health Record Certification Groups
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Two organizations have been authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services to test and certify e-health record products for meaningful use incentive program eligibility.
Department Of Interior Tackles Two High-Risk IT Projects
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
As the White House begins heavy scrutiny of its IT projects, the agency is getting a head start on the multi-year $7.6 billion Consolidated Infrastructure, Automation, Telecomm project and the much smaller Incident Management, Analysis, and Reporting System.
HHS Pushes Competition With Health Insurance Site
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
HealthCare.gov hopes transparency on health policy costs, claim denials drives down costs and helps consumers and businesses make better decisions.
Google Fights E-mail Overload With Priority Inbox
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Gmail has gained an automated, trainable filter that attempts to segregate important e-mail messages.
The Rare Earth Element Crisis
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
A Congressional Research Service report considers whether U.S. dependency on foreign sources of rare earth elements threatens the defense and technology industries.
Virginia Repairs SAN Failure That Caused Statewide Outage
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
IT administrators have fixed the storage area network that failed Wednesday, affecting online services and network operations of more than 20 state agencies.
HP Wins $135 Million Alabama Medicaid Contract
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Technology upgrades will add e-prescribing, patient and provider web portals, and compliance with HIPAA regulations.
Federal Workers Limited In Social Media Activities
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Facebook, Twitter and other social media activities of federal employees are restricted in how they express political views by guidelines from the Office of Special Counsel.
Government Technologist: A Disconnect In Federal IT Strategy
Features  |  8/26/2010  | 
The White House and OMB are pushing government-wide tech initiatives, but our survey of federal IT pros reveals a gap between policy and implementation.
12 Best Government Websites
Slideshows  |  8/26/2010  | 
Easy access to government online has gone from being nice-to-have to being necessary in the "open government" era, with many government websites taking advantage of modern designs and technologies to help do the trick. All too often, local, state and federal governments and government agencies do far too little to reach out to citizens on the web. Many governments and agencies are stuck in the 1990s era of tacky animated images, an over-abundance of white space, and confusing arrays of links. Ho
Craigslist Urged To Shutter Adult Services
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Attorneys general from 17 states say Craigslist's attempt to police the section and remove illicit prostitution ads has failed and called for the site to take down its adult services section.
Google Expands Real-Time Search
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
A new home page for real-time search results underscores Google's focus on timely information.
Army Seeks Input On E-Leadership
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Call for white papers published on best practices for using electronic communications to perform duties and lead subordinates.
Lockheed Martin Wins $9 Million HHS Contract
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Supporting development of future Nationwide Health Information Network capabilities is focus of Department of Health and Human Services work.
IT Hall Of Shame, Part 2
Slideshows  |  8/25/2010  | 
Welcome back to our rogue's gallery of computer industry flops, frauds and foibles. In this installment, we're pleased to present ten more exhibits, from Y2K to the Pentium Bug, that prove the best laid plans of mice and men don't just go awry -- they lead straight to the IT Hall of Shame.
Gov 2.0 Summit Preview: Info Sharing In Afghanistan
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
At the upcoming Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, a U.S. intelligence expert will discuss a new program that makes Internet access and collaboration tools available to the Afghan public.
SSA Readies $2 Billion IT Contract
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Multiple vendors will split the award, which will be made by the end of the Social Security Administration's fiscal year.
Gmail Offers Free Phone Calls
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
With technology from its acquisition of Gizmo5, Google is taking on Skype and the rest of the telecom world.
Biden Touts Recovery Act For Improving Healthcare
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Report released by the Vice President offers examples of how federal investment in health IT is expected to save billions in medical costs and improve patient care.
Federal CIOs Issue Cloud Computing Privacy Framework
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Poorly planned and executed cloud computing contracts could result in security disaster, warns CIO Council.
DARPA Developing Autonomous Robots
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Defense agency leading initiative to build mobile manipulators that work independently on tasks too dangerous for humans.
Apple, Google, Nokia Face Mobile Ad Patent Lawsuit
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
A maker of Internet kiosks claims that it owns the right to deliver personalized ads in public places.
NASA Features Hurricane Katrina Data, Satellite Images
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
A video retrospective marking the fifth anniversary of the most costly storm in U.S. history includes information from various space-agency technologies.
26 Government IT Projects Under Evaluation
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
About $30 billion worth of projects are on Vivek Kundra's high-risk list and could be on the chopping block.
HHS Awards $4 Million For Rural Telehealth
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
Grants are part of $32 million the Department of Health and Human Services has allocated in 2010 for improving healthcare in underserved areas of the country.
E-Gov Satisfaction Slips In Q2
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
NASA wins the highest rating among government departments, according to a Foresee Results survey.
Online Impersonation Ban Proposed
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
A bill poised to become law in California seeks to ban 'e-personation,' but critics see the proposed law as an unnecessary limitation on free speech.
Google Buys Like.com
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Using Like.com's visual search technology, Google will be able to expand its non-text search capabilities.
Guerra On Healthcare: HITECH Demands Leadership, Then Checklists
Commentary  |  8/23/2010  | 
Guide instructs healthcare CIOs to move away from their task orientation and adopt a more strategic mindset to thrive in the era of meaningful use, but a blend of both is the better choice.
Global CIO: Schwarzenegger Shocker: California Strangling Entrepreneurs
Commentary  |  8/20/2010  | 
In his weekly video address, Governor Schwarzenegger explains why it takes 10 times longer to open a business in California than in Texas.
NASA Images Show Moon May Be Shrinking
News  |  8/20/2010  | 
Cliffs discovered on the lunar crust indicate the distance between the moon’s center and surface shrank about 300 feet
DARPA Eyes Small Satellite Development
News  |  8/20/2010  | 
The agency is refocusing its System F6 project to democratize the building process and embrace open standards for integrating components.
Health Data Privacy Recommendations Balance Security, Accessibility
News  |  8/20/2010  | 
Advisers detail how health information exchanges should ensure safety and accuracy of patient medical information while still complying with meaningful use requirements.
Google Chrome Web Store Open For Developers
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
To get ready for the Chrome Web Store's planned launch later this year, developers can now start uploading information about Web apps they wish to sell.
CIA Opens Weapons Intelligence Center
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
Agency's new Counterproliferation Center brings together two existing organizations in an effort to thwart nuclear, biological, and other weapons of mass destruction.
Facebook Places A Bet Against Google
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
With its new location sharing capabilities, Facebook aims to redraw the local search map.
8 Big Data Deployments In Detail
Slideshows  |  8/18/2010  | 
What does it take to move into the era of large-scale data analytics? Data warehousing experts from Barnes & Noble, BNP Paribas, Cabelas, McAfee and more share insights on innovative big-data deployments.
Google Lets Users Search Docs Using Gmail
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
Thanks to a Gmail Labs experiement, Gmail users now have the option of searching their Docs and Sites files along with their messages.
WikiLeaks Servers To Be Hosted By Pirate Party
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
Julian Assange's organization will received free hosting and bandwidth from a Swedish political party that advocates copyright reform and abolishing the patent system.
Kundra Challenges Feds To Spend Smarter On IT
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
At the NASA IT Summit, the Federal CIO called on federal agencies to "stop the madness" of wasting money on data centers and other IT resources.
Google Chrome OS Tablet Brings Ties With Verizon
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
The Chrome Web Store is set to open in October, with Chrome OS hardware following shortly thereafter.
California Launches Statewide Telehealth Network
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
Partners in the healthcare delivery system include the FCC, AT&T, the University of California, and more than 800 medical facilities.
Google App Engine Gets Tune-Up
News  |  8/17/2010  | 
A new version of App Engine has been released, promising multi-tenant apps, faster image serving, and expanded quotas.
Android Developers Bemoan Paid App Limits
News  |  8/17/2010  | 
Android apps can only be sold in 13 countries, leaving developers wondering why Google isn't doing more to help them profit on its platform.
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