Content tagged with Government
posted in August 2010
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Red Hat Pursuing Certification For RHEL 6, Hypervisor
News  |  8/17/2010  | 
Common Criteria certification for the vendor's Linux OS and virtualization would pave the way for its use in private government clouds.
HP Awarded $200 Million Medicare Contract
News  |  8/17/2010  | 
Provision of applications support and maintenance for processing Medicare Part B claims will expand Hewlett-Packard's longstanding relationship with the federal health insurance program.
NASA Aims To Be Government's 'Best IT Organization'
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Agency administrator Charles Bolden said innovation will come only through partnering with and following the example of the private sector.
EHRs Can't Measure Stage 1 Meaningful Use
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Two-thirds of the quality reporting requirements aren't captured in current hospital electronic health record systems, finds CSC study.
Guerra On Healthcare: Report EMR Meaningful Use Honestly
Commentary  |  8/16/2010  | 
For Stage 1 meaningful use, CIOs may be tempted to fudge compliance achievements, but the wise will refrain.
Google Denounces 'Baseless' Oracle Lawsuit
News  |  8/13/2010  | 
The lawsuit seeks the destruction of Android software for violating Java patents and copyrights that Oracle acquired from Sun.
Government Agencies Lauded For Transparency Efforts
News  |  8/13/2010  | 
U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra honored nine agencies for their achievement in mapping out transparency plans that go "above and beyond" Obama's directive.
Americans Expect Emergency Responders To Monitor Social Media
News  |  8/13/2010  | 
Red Cross finds that in a disaster many people would post cries for help on Facebook and Twitter, assuming they'd be answered.
General Dynamics Wins $80 Million HHS Contract
News  |  8/13/2010  | 
Development of software and services for the Department of Health and Human Services' Early Retiree Reinsurance Program will add 100 IT jobs.
RIM Sets Conditions For Indian Government BlackBerry Access
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
In response to the Indian government's demand for decryption capabilities to monitor BlackBerry messaging services, RIM has outlined four principles that limit "lawful" access.
Virtualization Means Simpler Desktops
Features  |  8/12/2010  | 
The Defense Intelligence Agency expects virtualization to let it get rid of multiple PCs per analyst.
Google Chrome Beta Update Gets Faster
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
Users of Chrome's beta version now have access to Autofill and improved synchronization capabilities.
Google Flexes Cloud Muscle Through Android Apps
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
With help from its considerable computing infrastructure, Google is delivering new mobile applications that make it easier than ever to find and manipulate online information.
DARPA Releases Privacy Guidelines For R&D
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
The military's technology research arm has formally committed to respecting personal privacy as it develops new projects.
Virtualization Means Simpler Desktops
Features  |  8/12/2010  | 
The Defense Intelligence Agency expects virtualization to let it get rid of multiple PCs per analyst.
NASA Collaborative Advances Aircraft Safety
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
Dashlink lets developers of integrated vehicle health management technology share code and test applications in real time.
Medicare Seminar Reveals Uncertainly On Meaningful Use
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
Questions posed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prove that the agency still has many details to iron out about how hospitals will be reimbursed.
NASA Aims For Tech Research Leadership Role
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Chief technologist Bobby Braun claims the agency's recently launched Space Technology Program will help boost innovation and U.S. economic competitiveness.
EU Joins FTC Inquiry Into Apple
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Concerns about the competitive impact of Apple's developer rules have spread to Europe.
Software Tool Matches Nursing Schedule With Patient Needs
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Based on a patient's acuity scores, API's Patient Classification software helps hospitals staff nurses' shifts based on medical needs.
EHRs Neglecting Preventative Care, Health Promotion
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Current e-health record software fails to help clinicians identify patients who need additional services, finds government report.
DARPA Taps Intel, Nvidia For Extreme Scale Computing
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Ubiquitous high performance computing program will develop exascale supercomputers that push the boundaries of Moore's Law.
Global CIO: A Secret Letter To Apple's Steve Jobs From Senator Schumer
Commentary  |  8/10/2010  | 
In which our unctuous politician, giddy over the Antennagate axing of an Apple exec, sends a followup letter loaded with advice for his new BFF.
Police Raid Google's South Korea Office
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
Investigators are seeking information about the unauthorized WiFi data collection that Google acknowledged in May.
Military IT Leadership To Undergo Transformation
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
The Department of Defense will eliminate its current centralized IT leadership function and create a new, stronger CIO position that will be part of the Defense Information Systems Agency.
NGA Awards $7 Billion In Satellite Contracts
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
Digital Globe and GeoEye were awarded $3.55 and $3.8 billion in contracts, respectively, for next-generation satellite images and technology by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
iMedicor To Create USA MCO Health Info Exchange
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
The nationwide health information network will provide the managed care organization's 350,000 doctors with secure messaging and medical data exchange capabilities.
Senate Funds Web Services, Cuts Cloud Computing
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
The fiscal 2011 federal budget allocates get $40 million to build services that foster efficiency and collaboration between agency systems.
Senators Propose HITECH Incentives For Mental Health
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
Senators Whitehouse and Reed introduced a bill proposing to expand e-health record system use by mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse professionals and facilities.
Health Mobile App Wins Innovation Award
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
Department of Health and Human Services honored Text4baby messaging service, which has more than 64,000 subscribers.
FDA Considers Changes To Medical Device Regulation
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
Agency looking into whether 510(k) approval process allows safe and effective devices to enter the market without stifling innovation.
Global CIO: Schwarzenegger Shocker: California Strangling Entrepreneurs
Commentary  |  8/7/2010  | 
In his weekly video address, Governor Schwarzenegger explains why it takes 10 times longer to open a business in California than in Texas.
New York Attorney General Sues LCD Makers
News  |  8/6/2010  | 
Samsung, Toshiba and Sharp are among those accused of illegally fixing prices of liquid crystal display screens used in computers, TVs and mobile phones.
Government Technologist: DoD Must Confront Child Porn Issue
Commentary  |  8/5/2010  | 
In the wake of an Inspector General report, John Foley argues that the Defense Department must take aggressive steps to prevent access to child porn on government PCs and review its policies for dealing with the problem.
Google, Verizon Net Neutrality Talks Raise Ire
News  |  8/5/2010  | 
While industry and public interest groups protest secret FCC meetings, one industry observer says that potential Google-Verizon alliance is really about taking on Apple.
Gaps In Federal IT Strategy
Features  |  8/5/2010  | 
Agencies lag OMB policy in several key areas.
Google Wave Washed Out
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
Google says it will stop development on Wave, its real-time communications and collaboration platform, a scant three months after making it available to the public, though the technology will live on in other products inside and outside the company.
Google Places Lets Business Owners Strike Back
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
Those with Google Places business listings now have a way to respond to disgruntled customers.
AT&T Exclusivity Tops iPhone 4 User Dislikes
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
In keeping with Apple's assessment of 'antennagate,' most iPhone 4 users are satisfied with the device, though less so than the iPhone 3GS.
Intel, FTC Settle Anticompetition Case
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
Federal Trade Commission says the settlement is tougher than previous penalties lodged against the processor manufacturer.
Google Researchers Outline Pseudonym Sign-On
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Privacy worries about single sign-on identity providers could fade if Google's PseudoID system gets implemented.
Hospital Building Community Health Information Exchange
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Fremont Area Medical Center using Lawson software to develop a patient information exchange for Nebraska healthcare providers.
Stanley Awarded $6 Million HHS Contract
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Work on the Department of Health and Human Services' Nationwide Health Information Network to include issuing digital certificates, updating network directories, and providing help desk support.
HP Settles Kickback Suit With DOJ
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
The settlement with the Department of Justice is expected to cost Hewlett-Packard as much as $50 million.
Amazon, Apple E-Book Deals Face Inquiry
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Arrangements between the two companies and major publishers have prompted worries about anti-competitive pricing.
Army Names App Winners
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Applications to monitor psychological health and facilitate disaster relief are among winners of the Apps For Army development contest.
FBI Considers Bringing Sentinel Project In House
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
To cut costs and keep on schedule, the FBI is considering decreasing its reliance on Lockheed Martin and other contractors for portions of the $450 million plus case file system.
Intel, GE Announce Telehealth Joint Venture
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
The venture, combining GE Healthcare's Home Health division and Intel's Digital Health Group, will focus on chronic disease management, independent living and assistive technologies.
BlackBerry Messaging Ban Coming In UAE
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Frustrated by their inability to spy on BlackBerry users, telecom regulators in the United Arab Emirates plan to shut down BlackBerry text messaging, e-mail and Web browsing.
Federal CIO Details Cloud Computing Gains
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Social Security, Labor Relations among federal authorities using the cloud to improve efficiency and customer service, reported Vivek Kundra.
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