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posted in September 2010
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Google Extends Android Market To More Countries
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
The number of nations from which developers may submit paid Android applications is now more than three times what it was a month ago.
15 Green Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  9/30/2010  | 
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
NASA Budget Paves Way For Mars Mission
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Last minute House deal provides money for research that one day could allow humans to land on the Red Planet.
Google Street View Reaches Antarctica
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Street View imagery now includes places on all seven of the world's continents.
Health IT Expected To Improve Patient Safety
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Institute of Medicine receives $989,000 contract to study how electronic health records and other technologies can help prevent medical errors.
Schwarzenegger Codifies California IT Reform
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
The executive order mandates consolidating data centers and other changes to create more efficient and cost-effective IT operations.
Kaiser Permanente Donates Terminology Technology
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Integrating the Convergent Medical Terminology into clinical information systems could help make the meaningful use of e-health records easier and faster for U.S. healthcare providers.
Lawson Says Suites Beat HR Point Solutions
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Talent management system upgrade supports flexible self-service role and task delegation.
U.S. Running Out Of IP Addresses
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
IPv4 addresses are expected to run out by the end of 2011 due to the huge increase in mobile devices.
DoD Financial Systems $6.9 Billion Over Budget
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
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.
Google Provides Kill Switch For Gmail Threading
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Conversation View, a feature that set Gmail apart from Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, soon will be optional.
SSA Faulted For Lax Records On IT Purchases
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Auditors can't determine whether Social Security overpaid or underpaid for thousands of Hewlett-Packard computers.
Commerce Department Awards $206 Million For Broadband
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The agency's final round of Recovery Act broadband funds have been earmarked for "middle mile" projects, which connect broad regional areas.
HHS Awards Final Health IT Regional Extension Centers
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
National network funded by the Department of Health and Human Services will help smaller or rural hospitals, medical practices, and public health clinics with electronic health record adoption.
State of Minnesota Moves To Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
More than 30,000 employees will migrate to services-based e-mail and collaboration.
Segway Company Owner Dies In Scooter Accident
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Jimi Heselden is remembered for his philanthropy and for the role of his company played protecting British and coalition soldiers.
Feds Want To Broaden Internet Wiretap Power
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
The FBI and other law-enforcement officials are pushing for an update to legislation that would extend wiretap capability to Internet communications and services.
DoJ Settles Tech Hiring Pact Case
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Apple, Adobe, Google, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar are again free to cold-call each other to lure away skilled workers.
Android Outlook Brighter Than iOS, Developers Say
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Apple's iOS still gets better marks than Android in most areas, but developers see Android as having a more promising future.
FCC Upgrades E-Rate Program
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
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.
Google Awards $10 Million To Non-Profit Projects
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Five organizations will receive grants ranging from $1 million to $3 million to tackle various social and civic challenges.
Northrop Wins $2.63 Billion Homeland Security Contract
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Firm will build the IT and communications infrastructure for the consolidated DHS headquarters under construction in Washington
Evolving Privacy, Security Regulations Complicate Health IT
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
As authorities go back and forth on health IT regulations, organizations developing health information exchanges need to keep a close eye on the process.
Army Taps InterSystems For Health Information Exchange
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Grant will demonstrate feasibility of implementing an integrated military-civilian HIE in Washington State.
White House To Award Millions For Technology Innovation
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
The i6 Challenge will provide six $1 million awards to businesses that accelerate technology commercialization in specific geographic regions.
IRS Faulted On Poor Tax Return Data Management
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
Auditor finds the Internal Revenue Service could save more than $1 billion with better use of third-party data.
Google Chrome Frame Officially Released
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
With the beta label removed, users of Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 now have a stable way to experience modern browsing without embracing IE 9.
Google Sues Rogue Pill Peddlers
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Rogue advertisers are trying to get around Google's rules to sell prescription drugs online.
Obama Administration Adds Real Time Alerts To USA.Gov
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Notifications.gov lets people receive text messages, e-mails, or RSS updates from federal agencies about topics of their choice.
GPS Modernization Behind Schedule
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
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.
AT&T Intros Dual Cellular Satellite Smartphone
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
TerreStar Genus marketed as an everyday phone that's suitable for disaster recovery, first response, and public service workers.
HHS Awards Verizon $169 Million Network Management Contract
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Department of Health and Human Services is investing in its technology infrastructure to prepare for increased demands brought by healthcare reform.
E-Prescribing Use Continues To Grow
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
About 190 million prescriptions were sent electronically in 2009 and that's expected to increase to 300 million in 2010, according to Surescripts.
Video Games Deserve Free Speech Protection, Groups Argue
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
The U.S. Supreme Court has to decide whether violent video games are different from other forms of expressive media.
DARPA Speeding Development Of Complex Defense Systems
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Defense research agency launching crowdsourcing, challenge programs to cut the time it takes to develop a next-generation infantry-fighting vehicle by a factor of five.
White House Scraps, Overhauls IT Projects
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Changes to Department of Justice and Interior plans show Office of Management and Budget isn't going to be shy about canceling or reforming IT projects.
Halo Reach Hit With Disc Errors
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Microsoft says it's received a small number of complaints from users playing on certain versions of the Xbox 360 console.
Tech Execs, Feds To Convene On Cloud Computing
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
Vivek Kundra, Aneesh Chopra and other government officials will meet with members of the Business Software Alliance in an effort to optimize federal cloud deployments.
Gates, Barrett Back 'Change The Equation' Education Nonprofit
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
The organization will provide funding to underprivileged schools and communities for science, technology, engineering and math education.
OMB Director Nominee Hints At Tech Priorities
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
In mostly cordial nomination hearings, Jack Lew says that as director of the Office of Management and Budget, he'll focus on, among other things, procurement and performance management.
Medicare Awards $6.9 Million For EHR Planning
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
Massachusetts, Ohio, Hawaii, and North Dakota will receive matching funds to implement electronic health records.
Google Becomes Focus Of Federal Antitrust Hearing
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
A Congressional hearing examining "competition in the evolving digital marketplace" provided a forum for supporters and critics of the search provider.
Google Health Gets Usefulness Injection
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
In an effort to make Google Health more appealing to people, Google has redesigned and refocused the service.
White House To Track Agency Performance Online
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
In another move toward transparency, Performance.gov will publish the results of how agencies meet key goals set by the Obama administration.
15 Budget Busting Technology Projects
Slideshows  |  9/16/2010  | 
Large-scale information technology projects can balloon to inconceivable figures very quickly with endless revisions, change orders and delays pushing budgets into the stratosphere. Sometimes the cost of an IT project can be measured simply in dollars, but just as often these projects costly in other ways -- in reputation, for example. With government projects, it's easy to look at the budget and see how much it costs -- or at least how much it's supposed to cost. In the private sector, it's not
White House Financial System Review Saves Millions
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
Three federal agencies will save an estimated $327 million by scrapping or cutting back planned financial system modernization efforts, White House says.
Commerce Department Funds Telehealth Networks
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
Projects in California and Georgia are among recipients of $482.4 million in grants to boost economic growth, create jobs, and improve healthcare through broadband infrastructure.
Ansca Mobile Updates Corona SDK For iOS, Android
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
Cross-platform mobile app development tools suddenly look much more appealing now that Apple has relaxed its developer rules.
Microsoft Unleashes Windows Internet Explorer 9 Beta
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
The software giant's next Web browser rises to the challenge posed by Google Chrome 6, Firefox 4, and Safari 5.
FBI Takes Control Of Troubled Sentinel Project
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
Exclusive: The agency's CIO outlines a plan to complete the case management system with internal resources, while reducing reliance on primary contractor Lockheed Martin.
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