Content tagged with Government
posted in September 2009
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National Broadband Could Cost $350 Billion
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
An FCC task force said costs are far higher than available funding, but the plan would produce major economic and social benefits.
TSA Awards $493 Million Contract To CSC
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
The Transportation Security Administration has replaced Unisys with Computer Sciences Corporation as its primary managed services provider.
IBM In Canadian E-Health Deal
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
Big Blue will create a database to store millions of digitized patient records.
Federal Contracting Databases Prone To Errors
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
The GSA will award a contract in October to re-architect databases rife with inaccuracies, duplications, and poor system capabilities.
New York Health System Launches $400M EMR Program
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
Major hospital network plans to deploy one of the largest electronic medical record initiatives in the nation.
FCC Seeks Comment On Spectrum Needs
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
As more consumers use devices like the iPhone for mobile Internet services, the FCC is asking if there is enough licensed spectrum to handle it in the future.
Social Network GovLoop Sold To GovDelivery
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
The popular government social network's founder expects that the acquisition will give GovLoop more backing and a chance to grow its impact.
Feds Refresh Stimulus Tracking Site
News  |  9/28/2009  | now includes better mapping and navigation and more data, but roadblocks to a smooth launch remain.
Government CIO 50
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
Congress Mulls D Block Spectrum Fate
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
Lawmakers are trying -- again-- to create a wireless public safety communications network on the D Block of the 700 MHz spectrum.
Congressman 'Crowdsources' Healthcare Bill
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
Texas Republican John Culberson has posted the House healthcare bill online and invited constituents to annotate it using a Web 2.0 collaboration tool.
The Government CIO 50: Driving Change In The Public Sector
Features  |  9/24/2009  | 
InformationWeek's first-ever compilation of top CIOs in federal, state, and local government, and how they're managing new expectations.
White Spaces Could Fetch $100 Billion
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
The unlicensed spectrum could be used to cheaply provide rural Internet and lead to a host of new devices.
Nuclear Agency Network Falls Short Of Requirements
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
An internal investigation at the National Nuclear Security Administration blames network delays and cost overruns on poor planning and project management.
Coverity Reports Reduction In Code Defects
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The company started scanning open source code for reliability and integrity three years ago and has a Department of Homeland Security contract.
iPhone To Enter South Korea
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The country has long kept its mobile market closed in order to protect and improve LG Electronics and Samsung.
Meg Whitman Announces Gubernatorial Run
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The former eBay CEO, a California Republican, vows to create private sector jobs and cut state payrolls.
Net Neutrality Opposed By State Legislators
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The American Legislative Exchange Council asserts that regulating wireless and wired carriers in the same manner is "likely unconstitutional."
FCC Head Net Neutrality Remarks Spark Reaction
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
The Federal Communications Commission Chair's suggestion that consumer protections applying to wired networks be extended to wireless networks elicits swift pushback.
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Linda Cureton leaves her position as NASA Goddard's CIO to fill the space agency's top IT job.
Lab To Market Cloud-Based E-Health Record System
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Practice Fusion's electronic health record system will be available free to BioReference Lab's 15,000 affiliated physicians.
GSA Devises Search Plan For Federal Web Sites
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Dave McClure, the recently appointed GSA official responsible for and other sites, wants to make federal data more accessible across government Web sites.
Obama Promotes National Innovation Strategy
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
The president unveils a three-pronged plan to spur technology and business innovation in the United States.
FCC Chair's Net Neutrality Position Picks Up Support
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
The eventual approval of the free flow of Web content without blocking or slowing by broadband carriers or ISPs seems assured.
FCC Chair Preps Net Neutrality Speech
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is expected to support rules that would prevent carriers from interfering with traffic on their networks.
Google Plans Private Government Cloud
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
As the government moves to adopt cloud computing and considers limited use of free consumer services, Google is trying to address lingering concerns about security and control in the cloud.
Government Steps Into The Cloud
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
In its first iteration, consists strictly of software-as-a-service applications or other Internet services.
Government Embraces Cloud Computing, Launches App Store
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
Cloud computing is coming to government agencies, bringing the hope of cost savings, greater efficiency, and innovation.
U.S. Cellular Seeks Stimulus Grants
News  |  9/14/2009  | 
The wireless operator has applied for $23.5 million in federal stimulus dollars to expand 3G mobile broadband in rural areas.
IW500: Federal CIO Vivek Kundra Sees More Cloud Computing
News  |  9/14/2009  | 
In his keynote at the InformationWeek 500 Conference, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra points to new transparency and performance management initiatives.
Lawmaker: Broadband Funds Exclude Appalachia
News  |  9/11/2009  | 
Communities isolated by mountains, but geographically near populated areas don't qualify for federal stimulus funding.
Ford Supports Ban On Texting While Driving
News  |  9/11/2009  | 
The automaker joins Verizon Wireless in supporting federal legislation banning drivers from text messaging.
Microsoft-Yahoo Deal Draws Antitrust Look
News  |  9/11/2009  | 
Department of Justice seeks additional documents relating to search agreement.
Gov 2.0: Army Announces Apps For Army Competition
News  |  9/10/2009  | 
At the Gov 2.0 Summit, the Army unveiled a competition encouraging soldiers to build open source software that can be shared across the military.
InformationWeek 500 No. 1 Company: CME Group
Features  |  9/10/2009  | 
Parent of the Chicago Mercantile and other exchanges lives on technology as it drives into new markets.
Gov 2.0: Roadblocks Remain For Transparency
News  |  9/10/2009  | 
Speaking at the Gov 2.0 Summit, federal CIO Vivek Kundra said infrastructure upgrades will likely be required.
Gov 2.0: Obama Team Details 'Open Government' Progress
News  |  9/10/2009  | 
At the Gov 2.0 Summit, federal deputy CTO Beth Noveck detailed what is being done to make government data more widely available.
InformationWeek 500: 10 Government Organizations That Understand IT Innovation
Features  |  9/9/2009  | 
Cheaper, faster, better isn't just the rallying cry of the private sector.
Healthcare Market Hot For IT Staffing
News  |  9/9/2009  | 
The details of the federal government's HITECH stimulus legislation are not final, but healthcare organizations are getting their IT teams in order now.
Gov 2.0: Open Government Directive Nearly Ready
News  |  9/9/2009  | 
At the Gov 2.0 Summit, federal CTO Aneesh Chopra said the order, due soon, will outline steps agencies can take to be 'hardwired' for transparency, collaboration, and participatory government.
Gov 2.0: Ten Companies Bring Open Identity To Government
News  |  9/9/2009  | 
Moving to make make online government resources both more social and more private, a coalition of companies has committed to supporting OpenID and Information Cards at federal Web sites.
CCHIT Rolls Out Preliminary E-Health Certification
News  |  9/8/2009  | 
New certification from the Certification Commission for Health IT comes as the industry waits for government's final "meaningful use" definition.
Social Security Administration Names New CIO
News  |  9/8/2009  | 
The agency's new IT leader, Frank Baitman, inherits a variety of tech initiatives, including a claims processing system upgrade, healthcare IT, and building a new data center.
EDS Wins Defense Healthcare Contract
News  |  9/8/2009  | 
HP's outsourcing unit will upgrade DoD's Health Information Management Systems network.
Federal Agencies Plan To Hire Thousands Of IT Pros
News  |  9/3/2009  | 
A new survey shows that hiring by major federal agencies will rise a modest 1.7% each of the next few years, though that doesn't reflect job demand in intelligence agencies and smaller agencies.
Regulators Mull Freeing Spectrum
News  |  9/3/2009  | 
The FCC's National Broadband Plan may include making more wireless spectrum available.
Space Junk Hurtles Toward ISS
News  |  9/3/2009  | 
Orbiting debris poses impact risk to astronauts aboard space station.
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