NASA Robonaut R2 Tweets From Outer Space
Robonaut, sent to International Space Station on Shuttle Discovery's last mission in February, powered up this week--and began talking in 140 characters or less.
Navy CIO Plans 25% Cut In IT Spending
Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen plans to trim IT budgets via cloud computing, data center and app consolidation, thin clients, enterprise licensing, and rigorous spending controls.
VA To Test Cloud Collaboration For Doctors
The department is look for cloud-based email, calendaring, and other collaboration tools that can integrate with the VA's existing Microsoft Exchange-based collaboration system.
Amazon Launches Cloud Services For Government
AWS GovCloud will meet a host of strict regulatory requirements specific to government and include services such as Elastic Compute Cloud, Simple Storage Service, Elastic Block Store, and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.
VA Issues Social Media Policy
Agency sets policies and limits on how personnel can use Facebook, Twitter, and other online sites to communicate with veterans and other stakeholders.
VA Plans To Deploy Tablets
iPads and Android- and Windows-based tablets are added to an existing procurement contract, setting the stage for widespread use within the VA.
AMA Denies Conflict On Pharmaceutical Data Mining
Healthcare organization lashes out at New England Journal of Medicine commentary suggesting that AMA's financial interest in promoting prescription drug data mining is greater than its support for physician privacy.
The New Federal CIO: A Closer Look
Vivek Kundra's successor, Steven VanRoekel, logged time at the FCC and Microsoft and is known to be an innovator. But he's never been a CIO.
HITECH Act Blocking Smaller IT Firms
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act prevents some small and midsize IT services firms from pursuing new healthcare business opportunities, says a CompTIA report.
Hospitals Use BI To Stanch Revenue Losses
With Medicare set to stop paying for preventable hospital readmissions in October, healthcare organizations are turning to business intelligence tools to reduce the risk.