Content tagged with Government
posted in September 2010
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Defense Spending Overhaul Likely To Affect IT
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
The series of changes announced by defense secretary Robert Gates include efforts to cut costs, improve contractor performance and improve project management.
Boeing Wins $1.24 Billion NASA Contract Extension
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
The company will provide engineering support for the International Space Station through Sept. 2015.
Health IT Group Debates Meaningful Use Reporting
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
Policy committee's quality workgroup urged to tread lightly in mandating stages 2 and 3 electronic health record requirements.
Google, Georgia Tech Develop Video Screen 'Retargeting'
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
Say goodbye to the black bars on wide screens showing content created using a standard screen aspect ratio.
A123 Opens Michigan Factory
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
Lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems has opened an almost 300,000 square foot plant to produce the company's prismatic cells and systems.
Fed Data Center Efforts Move To Execution Phase
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
Agencies should look to cloud computing and virtualization for quick gains, but overall success of data center consolidation will depend on execution, says effort's point man.
VA Mismanaged FLITE Contractor
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
General Dynamics' performance on the Financial and Logistical Integrated Technology Enterprises program's Strategic Asset Management system pilot project was not adequately monitored, according to the agency's inspector general.
Healthcare CIOs Optimistic About Meeting Meaningful Use
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
Survey finds that 90% believe they'll qualify for electronic health record incentive payments within the two years.
InformationWeek 500: Government Innovators
Features  |  9/13/2010  | 
With projects ranging from safer Web browsing to a 21st century air traffic control system, federal, state, and local agencies demonstrate that they, too, can apply IT in critical and novel ways.
DHS Testing Iris Scanners At U.S. Border
News  |  9/13/2010  | 
Operational feasibility pilot will be run by the Department of Homeland Security at a border patrol station in Texas.
HHS Adds $20 Million For EHR Adoption
News  |  9/13/2010  | 
Technical support will be offered to small critical access and rural hospitals in implementing outpatient electronic health records systems.
Department Of Justice Bureau Builds Private Cloud
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
The Office of Justice Programs spent $9 million and 16 months on a new dynamically virtual hosting environment for its key IT systems.
GSA Plans Data Center Consolidation
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
As part of its sustainability plan, the General Services Administration plans to install advanced energy meters in all of its data centers by year end and reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2020.
Departing Navy CIO Urges IT Evolution
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
In a farewell blog post, Rob Carey urged the service's IT department to embrace organizational, technological and educational changes that started during his tenure.
New DHS IT System Targets Immigration Fraud
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
The new system will combine several existing systems and layer search technology on top to help catch immigration fraud and immigrants who pose security threats.
NASA Seeks Ideas For Commission Based IP Sharing
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
The space agency wants U.S. companies to help it broker deals to share patented technology with the marketplace with IP-transfer partners earning a certain percentage of revenue.
Google Instant Demands New Approach To Advertising
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
Google's delivery of search results as users type will change the kinds of search keywords that work for online ads.
Google Apps Migration Nearly Complete For Los Angeles
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
CSC has successfully moved more than half of the city's employees to the cloud for email and collaboration with only the LAPD and other public safety workers still using Novell's GroupWise suite.
Apple Allows Apps Translated From Flash
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
In a surprising about-face, Apple has removed many restrictions in its developer agreement and published guidelines about the kinds of apps it will accept and reject.
Mozilla Updates Firefox 4 Beta
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
Firefox 4 Beta 5 features improved graphics and sound support.
Gov 2.0 Summit: Project Envisions Shared Government Technology
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
Civic Commons aims to bring federal, state and local IT operations and services together by sharing applications and IT resources.
Google Instant Makes Search Psychic
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
The company's accelerated search service represents a 'quantum leap' in search, according to VP of search products and user experience Marissa Mayer.
Gov 2.0 Summit: Labor CFO Discusses Cloud Pitfalls
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
If the Department of Labor had to move its financial systems to the cloud all over again, it would plan better, says the agency's CFO.
Gov 2.0 Summit: NSA Chief Outlines Cybersecurity Plans
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
Teamwork, global leadership and respect for privacy are necessary as feds work to secure critical infrastructure, the National Security Agency's Gen. Keith Alexander said.
Asteroids Just Missed Earth Wednesday
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
NASA says the space rocks, detected only Sunday, came within a moon's distance of striking the planet's surface.
Gov 2.0 Summit: FCC Offers 'Citizen Developer' Tools
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
As part of its open government push, the agency introduces four APIs and a website that make FCC data available as web services.
Gov 2.0 Summit: Feds Launch Online Prize Platform
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
New website Challenge.gov will act as a locus for government-sponsored innovation challenges that award winners with prizes ranging from small change to millions.
Gov 2.0 Summit: Call For National Scanning Initiative
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
The federal government must rethink how it approaches IT if it wants to achieve open government goals, said Public.Resource.org founder Carl Malamud, and make digitizing government data a priority.
InformationWeek 500: Government Innovators
Slideshows  |  9/7/2010  | 
With projects ranging from safer Web browsing to a 21st century air traffic control system, federal, state, and local agencies demonstrate that they, too, can apply IT in critical and novel ways.
Gov 2.0 Summit: Advocate Calls USASpending Data 'Useless'
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Sunlight Foundation director Ellen Miller questioned the federal government's commitment to transparency initiatives, speaking at a presentation at the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C.
HHS Awards $17 Million For Patient-Centered Research
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Health IT will support studies that determine the most effective treatments and improve the nation's health, says Department of Health and Human Services.
Adult Content Producers Take On BitTorrent Traders
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Mass litigation lawsuits target people who allegedly pirated copyrighted movies through the peer-to-peer network.
Apple iTunes Ping Draws Spam, Complaints
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
iTunes users in Apple's support forum say they're downgrading back to iTunes 9.2.1.
Google Plans 'Wave in a Box'
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Would-be Wave users will soon see the project's open source code packaged for easier deployment.
Virginia May Lose Data From Outage
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Though state agencies have resumed IT operations, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency and Northrop Grumman, which has apologized for a more than weeklong failure, are still working to recover data.
Toshiba Recalls Laptops Due To Overheating Risk
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Updated BIOS released to detect faulty power harness in certain Satellite model notebooks.
NASA, NOAA Weather Satellite Fully Operational
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
With Hurricane Earl threatening the eastern seaboard, a new Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite is now ready for tracking life-threatening weather and solar activity.
HHS Awards Beacon Grants To Cincinnati, Detroit
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Local collaboratives will use government funding to pilot health IT to improve care of children and adults with chronic illnesses.
FCC Calls For More Input On Net Neutrality
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Agency's decision to solicit additional feedback on wireless regulation hailed by industry groups, criticized by public interest organizations.
Hurricane Earl Prompts Agencies To Bolster Online Resources
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
FEMA, the National Weather Service and other agencies are providing updates, advice and other disaster-management information on their websites.
Download Capability Backed As Essential To Meaningful Use
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Markle Foundation recommends HHS push "blue button" function in health IT systems to allow patients to easily obtain medical records.
Study Clarifies Government's Social Media Record Requirements
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
The National Archives and Records Administration is looking to remove hurdles that have held up adoption of Web 2.0 in government by clarifying its policies.
NASA Shares Historical Photos On Flickr
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Online archive documents the space agency's history, construction, launches, and founders.
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