15 Green Tech Innovations
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
DoD Financial Systems $6.9 Billion Over Budget
As much as 12 years behind schedule, Pentagon officials blame the military's complexity and say that meeting Congressional audit requirements by 2017 will increase costs even further.
DHS Launches Cyber Attack Exercise
Cyber Storm III, the largest simulated cyber attack to date, aims to test a new national cyber response plan and stretch the limits of collaborative cybersecurity.
FCC Upgrades E-Rate Program
Providing users easier access to "dark" fiber networks and a new funding index formula to help keep pace with inflation are among the changes to the Universal Service Fund program.
FCC Approves 'White Spaces'
The so-called "super Wi-Fi" technology is the first significant block of spectrum made available for unlicensed use in more than 20 years.
GPS Modernization Behind Schedule
The U.S. Air Force may be unable to launch satellites due to delays in ground system support deployment, further postponing system modernization efforts that began in 2000.
E-Prescribing Use Continues To Grow
About 190 million prescriptions were sent electronically in 2009 and that's expected to increase to 300 million in 2010, according to Surescripts.