Content tagged with Government
posted in August 2013
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Microsoft Greenlights Gag Order Lawsuit
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Citing free speech, Microsoft and Google proceed with lawsuits against government to allow the companies to publicly divulge more information about FISA requests for user data.
U.S., Canada Spectrum Agreements Expand Wireless Capacity
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
New international accords open new spectrum bands along Canadian border for business and government communications applications.
U.S. Military Units Share IT, Save $1.2 Billion
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Air Force, Army and Defense Information Systems Agency agree to share 100-Gbps backbone and regional security stacks, saving over $1 billion in future IT costs.
Grading Higher Education: Beware Pitfalls
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
Obama administration's plan to tie financial aid to colleges' outcome data may be a system that's built to fail.
Google Glass Gets Road Test
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Traffic data provider Inrix believes Google Glass has a future on the highway.
Cloud Security: Why Auditors Are Part Of The Problem
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
IT must face the hard reality that compliance rules are stuck in the past -- and forge ahead anyway. Here's how.
DARPA Creates Cloud Using Smartphones
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency tests software that turns mobile devices into cloud-like communication networks on the battlefield.
Top 10 Government IT Innovators Of 2013
Slideshows  |  8/27/2013  | 
From low-cost open-source tech tools to better citizen services, government IT staffs show how creative -- and cost conscious -- they can be.
What I Didn't Say About Agile
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Former VA CIO Roger Baker responds to readers who haven't seen the upside of Agile development.
Army, Marines Can Improve Training Simulation
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
GAO says two services lack an overall strategy for simulator training.
Navy Demos Mobile Information App
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
Multi-platform app gives sailors, families and the public access to wide range of Navy information.
Government IT Contract Wins: An Insider's Perspective
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Former Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan tells IT contractors what they need to do to land government contracts and accelerate revenues and profits.
Army Makes Cloud Email Migration
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
After years of fits and starts, the Army's migration to an enterprise-wide email system is nearly done.
Education Coalition Drives Change Via Tech
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
League Of Innovative Schools expands to 40 public school districts and education agencies, aims to share examples of tech projects improving student performance.
Military Seeks Radio Override
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Special Operations Command looks for systems to take over AM, FM signals and broadcast messages.
Hurricane Sandy Lessons Learned: Wireless Communications
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Presidential task force urges federal government to ensure wireless communications and data networks have reliable power to speed disaster recovery.
Big Data Analysis Vs. Government Spending
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Big data analysis has the potential to save government agencies 14% of their annual budgets, says poll, but few government IT managers are confident of success.
Google Glass: Security Risk For Governments?
Commentary  |  8/21/2013  | 
Google Glass lacks basic security measures such as passwords, which could make the device more of a risk than smartphones.
Government Clouds: Interior Dept. Sets New Standard
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
IBM, AT&T, Verizon among 10 companies that could receive up to $1 billion each as part of DOI's deeper push into cloud computing.
New York State Chooses Office 365
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Microsoft's Windows 8 might be struggling, but Office 365 is a cloud juggernaut. Its latest customer: New York State, which will move 120,000 employees to the popular cloud office suite by the end of the year.
Google Glass To Arm Police, Firefighters
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Mutualink says teaming Google's Internet-connected eyewear with its network will help emergency personnel improve public safety.
Hubble Telescope's New Images: Galaxies Through Time
Slideshows  |  8/16/2013  | 
The newest images from Hubble help scientists see how galaxies evolve -- comparing present day to 11 billion years ago.
Apple Tightens App Store Rules On Kids' Data
News  |  8/15/2013  | 
Faced with broader federal rules to protect children's privacy online, Apple requires developers to treat kids' data more carefully.
NSA's Prism Could Cost U.S. Cloud Companies $45 Billion
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Losses may total between $35 billion and $45 billion in next three years due to lost business stemming from disclosure of NSA monitoring, new research predicts.
IBM Inks $1B Cloud Deal With Interior Department
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Department of the Interior's decision to transition to wide variety of cloud services expected to save $100 million a year from 2016 to 2021.
NASA Pursues Nanosatellites For Future Missions
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
NASA asks developers to submit proposals for tiny satellites that can be used to conduct research in space. Cubesats launched in April were based on smartphones.
Federal CIO Council Makes Big Changes
News  |  8/13/2013  | 
Principal interagency forum for IT management announces new structure that focuses on most pressing government tech projects.
Homeland Security Picks Cloud For Training
News  |  8/12/2013  | 
Department of Homeland Security will use one cloud-based enterprise talent management system for all eight of its agencies to efficiently identify training needs.
FCC Updates Rules For Unlicensed 60-GHz Band
News  |  8/12/2013  | 
Commission's rule change allows increase in power levels, promotes competition and lower costs in the broadband market.
Why Feds Are Embracing Agile
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
Agile development can save costs, but it also can help improve the position of the CIO and the IT organization in the agency.
Why The Hush Around DISA's Mobility Award?
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
Defense Information Systems Agency's contract is already reshaping the playing field for federal mobile players. But the lack of program details is a disservice to the broader mobile market.
Federal Government IT Priorities: Vision Vs. Reality
News  |  8/9/2013  | 
Bold plans for cybersecurity, disaster recovery planning, virtualization and data center consolidation are hindered by 2014 budget realities.
State Governments Target Smartphone Thefts
News  |  8/9/2013  | 
Growing coalition ramps up pressure on industry to help stop smartphone theft epidemic.
NASA Curiosity Rover's Year On Mars: 5 Breakthroughs
Slideshows  |  8/8/2013  | 
Look at some of the Mars rover's achievements, as NASA celebrates Curiosity's first anniversary on the Red Planet.
Navy Launches Aggressive Virtualization Plan
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
Hosted virtual desktop initiative is part of Navy's broader move to virtualize all its current server-based systems and applications by the end of 2017.
What IG Overlooked In State Dept. Facebook Flare-up
Commentary  |  8/8/2013  | 
Inspector General's slap at State Department bureau for spending $630,000 on Facebook Likes misses important lessons of social media's role.
RoboSub Competition Winners: Full Speed Ahead
News  |  8/7/2013  | 
Office of Naval Research program encourages STEM students to build underwater autonomous vehicles.
Texas Doubles Down On Tough Breach Law
Commentary  |  8/6/2013  | 
Everything is bigger in the Lone Star State -- even the state's breach notice requirements, which, constitutional or not, may impact companies nationwide. Here's what IT teams need to know.
DOD Launches Wire Service For Employees
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
News aggregator milWire scours Internet for info relevant to Department of Defense employees, joins other tools including a YouTube-like service on DOD-only website.
What Lawmakers Missed In Federal Data Center Hearings
Commentary  |  8/6/2013  | 
Congressional effort to address duplicative IT spending seemed to ignore what the experts have to say.
Navy App Streamlines Transport Logistics
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
Cloud software tool helps the military agency move people and equipment around the world more efficiently.
Amazon's Bezos To Shape Washington Post's Future
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250 million, says data-driven decisions will help chart course for the digital news era.
GSA's eBuy Site Goes Mobile
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
GSA's mobile tool includes text message alerts and can help small businesses win government contracts for products and services.
iPhone Sales Ban Overturned, Samsung Takes Hit
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
Obama administration vetoes a ban that would have blocked sales of older Apple iPhones; Samsung stock loses $1 billion in value and Korean government expresses concern.
Apple E-Book Case: Cure Will Hurt
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Department of Justice proposes strong remedies to prevent Apple from engaging in anti-competitive behavior.
Death By Hacking: Tomorrow's IT Worry?
Commentary  |  8/2/2013  | 
Medical device software vulnerabilities and cyber threats raise important new liability questions for CIOs and CISOs.
Why The Private Sector Lags VA In Telehealth
Commentary  |  8/2/2013  | 
The VA's focus on efficiency and controlling the costs of treating aging patients have made it a telehealth model. Can the private sector learn from its example?
U.K. Tax Agency Names New CIO
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs names Vodafone's Mark Dearnley to head IT.
NASA Moves To Correct Cloud Problems
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Federal agencies can learn a lot from shortcomings discovered in the space agency's cloud computing practices.
Older iPhones Face Sales Ban Next Week
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Unless President Obama steps in, Apple will have to stop selling some older iPhones and iPads beginning August 5.
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