Content tagged with Government
posted in August 2012
Workday Wins Google Deal, Plans $400 Million IPO
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
As Workday details its IPO plans, it reportedly lands a huge deal with Google as a human capital management customer.
Feds' Cloud Email Deal Paves Way For Agencies
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
General Services Administration taps 17 vendors to provide cloud email from Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Zimbra to government agencies from federal to local levels.
Curiosity Rolls Ahead On Mars Following Software Upgrade
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
NASA engineers upgrade software on Curiosity to let six-wheeled vehicle cruise longer distances on surface of Mars and make use of robotic arm.
Top 15 Government IT Innovators For 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012  | 
From mobile apps to testbeds on wheels, creative thinkers at government agencies are finding ways to better serve the public.
State Agencies Need A Big Data Strategy
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
State CIO association urges states to make better use of big data, warns of challenges in implementing programs.
Reddit Struggles While Hosting President Obama
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
The President of the United States answered questions on the website, which slowed under the heavy load.
Severe Weather Warnings: Twitter, Text, Or TV?
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
NOAA awards $879,000 in grants to study how social media might improve warnings for severe weather events like Hurricane Isaac.
FAA Reconsiders Airplane Mobile Device Ban
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
Federal Aviation Administration study may change airlines' requirement that passengers turn off electronic devices for significant portions of flights.
Curiosity's Robotic Arm: Strong, But Not Sensitive
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
NASA's Curiosity rover is using its seven-foot robotic arm and tools to gather more information about Mars. Next step: Make the arm 'feel' what it's doing.
Feds Off Target On Healthcare Quality Reporting, CHIME Says
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives wants the federal government to fix current obstacles to collecting and reporting data, instead of researching future possibilities.
Android Smartphones To Power NASA Satellites
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
NASA plans to use Nexus Android smartphones as the on-board computers on tiny, low-cost satellites.
Obama, Romney: Send $$, THX!
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Obama campaign will take texted donations, while Romney camp offers Square option at convention.
USDA Expands Mobile Efforts
News  |  8/26/2012  | 
Agency hopes to expand number of mobile users in the department from 15,000 to 100,000 with program that will support both government-issued and personal phones and tablets.
Apple, Samsung Both Violated Patents: South Korean Court
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
The decision helps Samsung, but is it fair?
Feds Give Agencies More BYOD Advice
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
New guidelines lay the foundation for more federal agencies to begin allowing employees to bring their own iPhones, iPads, and Android devices to work.
Big Data Sites Filter Election Noise For Facts
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
Whether loyal to the red or blue, voters can use two new semantic search sites to get straight answers on candidates' positions on the issues.
White House Innovation Fellows Tackle Federal IT Projects
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Innovation Fellows program aims to improve access to health records, make it easier for start-ups to do business with the feds, create a one-stop federal website, and more.
Apple, Feds Ink E-Book Deal
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Apple and the Government Printing Office strike deal to make hundreds of government documents and manuscripts available on iTunes in e-book format.
Android App Piracy Leads Feds To Seize Websites
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation cite alleged theft of intellectual property.
Dell Adds Security To Virtualized Government Environments
News  |  8/21/2012  | 
New desktop virtualization products support federal telework, security, and mobility goals.
Germany Wants To Charge Google For News Snippets
News  |  8/21/2012  | 
Legislation proposed by the German government would create a new type of copyright requiring any online or offline use of publishers' content to be compensated. Cue debate.
Infosys Wins Court Battle, But Visa Troubles Continue
News  |  8/21/2012  | 
Judge tosses Jay Palmer's whistleblower suit against Indian outsourcer, but ruling does not address visa fraud allegations. Meanwhile, a former employee has brought new charges.
Samsung: 'Miniscule' Galaxy Nexus Sales Didn't Harm Apple
News  |  8/21/2012  | 
Samsung touts paltry sales figures as it tries to overturn a U.S. ban on Galaxy Nexus smartphone.
DARPA Demos Inexpensive, Moldable Robots
News  |  8/20/2012  | 
Defense agency teams with Harvard on low-cost, silicone-based robots that can self-camouflage and navigate tough, narrow terrain.
Google, Oracle Deny Paying For Propaganda
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
Oracle insists Google has paid "influencers" to support its position in patent and copyright litigation.
VA Taps Open Source For EHR Updates
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
Joint VA-DOD electronic health record project may also draw on the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent's expertise.
Consultants Play Bigger Role In Public Health Information Exchanges
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
CSC and Impact Advisors are early leaders in KLAS's report on HIE IT systems integrators, staffers, and technical advisers.
Lose The Burners: Court Okays Prepaid Phone Tracking
News  |  8/15/2012  | 
Appeals court rules law enforcement agencies don't need a warrant to "ping" and track prepaid cellphone locations.
Google Enhances Patent Search Service
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Prior Art Finder should help simplify patent research, to the benefit of companies making infringement claims and defending against them.
CMS Launches Electronic Quality Reporting Pilot For Hospitals
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
While designed to help hospitals meet Meaningful Use criteria, the program may someday allow them to report data for other programs.
Google Joins Copyright Police Force
Commentary  |  8/10/2012  | 
Websites accused of copyright infringement, rightly or wrongly, may soon be harder to find. It is a bad idea, and Google should leave law enforcement to the police.
Here Come The Robot Worms
News  |  8/10/2012  | 
Inching around in labs today, the soft but hammer-proof "Meshworm" could someday slither down your throat.
NASA Mars Mission Fueled By Amazon Web Services
News  |  8/10/2012  | 
Just how is NASA keeping up with all that Mars mission data and imagery? Think cloud: Take a look at the wide range of Amazon Web Services and tools working behind the scenes.
CIA Investment Group Backs SiOnyx 'Black Silicon' Imaging
News  |  8/9/2012  | 
CIA firm invests in black silicon semiconductors, which enhance sensitivity of low-light, infrared imaging systems in defense, security systems.
Google $22.5 Million FTC Fine Has No Teeth
Commentary  |  8/9/2012  | 
FTC privacy fine represents less than a day's profits for Google. But if you care about privacy, you have options.
Cybersecurity Tops Federal IT Priorities List
News  |  8/9/2012  | 
Amid flat IT budgets, government tech teams are focused on establishing a solid, secure foundation, according to our annual survey.
NYC, Microsoft Team On Huge Surveillance System
News  |  8/9/2012  | 
With an eye to fighting crime and terrorism, Domain Awareness System will cull data from closed-circuit TV cameras, radiation detectors, and license plate readers around the city.
Curiosity Lands On Mars: 10 Amazing Facts
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
NASA's Mars rover so far has performed flawlessly on one of the most delicate space missions yet. Here's a quick look at what makes Curiosity's work so amazing.
Cloud Privacy Update Tackled By Lawmakers
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Proposed legislation seeks to bring 26-year-old privacy law up to speed with law enforcement requests in the age of mobile and cloud.
Large Urban Hospitals Grab More EHR Incentive Payments
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
GAO report reveals which hospitals and professionals got the lion's share of Medicare electronic health record incentive dollars in 2011.
Minnesota Tops Surescripts E-Prescribing List
News  |  8/3/2012  | 
State and federal health IT mandates credited with the double-digit increase in electronic prescribing from 2010 to 2011.
FBI's Sentinel Project: 5 Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  8/2/2012  | 
Agency used agile development and private sector know-how to finish its long-delayed digital case management system.
CIA Joins Federal Mobile App Brigade
News  |  8/2/2012  | 
Intelligence agency's new mobile app provides job announcements, news, virtual museum tours.
Workday Wins More Customers For Cloud Apps
News  |  8/1/2012  | 
SaaS-based ERP, HR, and payroll vendor seals deals with Madison College, Seton Hill University, and Syracuse University as it rolls out financial management upgrades.


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