Content tagged with Government
posted in September 2011
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Terremark Cloud Services Pass DOD Security Test
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
After a stringent review, two Terremark infrastructure-as-a-service data centers deemed secure enough for Defense Department operations.
HHS Offers $13.2 Million For Behavioral Health IT
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Organizations serving people with mental and substance use disorders get grants to improve IT capabilities.
NASA Vets Lead Rival Cloud Startups
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Chris Kemp and Joshua McKenty, original members of NASA's Nebula project, now run competing cloud companies. It's evidence the government can innovate, and that good people are hard to keep.
Court Drops Google-Microsoft Cloud Contract Suit
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Interior department may reissue cloud email and collaboration services procurement, now that it's scrapped plans to award contract to Microsoft.
Homeland Security To Move Websites To Cloud
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
DHS is first agency to use GSA's infrastructure-as-a-service blanket purchase agreement as it awards $5 million contract to move all public websites to the cloud.
White House Looks To Moneyball-Style Analytics
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Obama administration official presses federal agencies to use data analytics as a cost-cutting tool.
Google Seeks To Drop Cloud Case Against Feds
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Google filed suit last year claiming that the cloud computing contract was written to benefit Microsoft. Now it seems to be changing its mind.
Marines Release Social Media Handbook
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Two years after the military arm banned the use of Facebook, Twitter and the like, it's now embracing social media to promote communications.
Former U.S. CIO Kundra Earns "B" Grade In Survey
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Federal IT professionals said that Vivek Kundra improved the government's use of technology overall, but suggested his successor take a more realistic approach.
U.S. Ranked No. 1 In Tech Competitiveness
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
The U.S is extending its global lead, according to a new study, but other countries are moving up the innovation chain.
Healthcare Needs HIPAA E-Transactions Contingency Plan
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
With the deadline to migrate to HIPAA 5010 electronic transaction standards looming, Healthcare Information and Management System Society questions whether the industry is ready.
NASA Wants Internet Access In Space
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
As space agency plans to send humans further into space, communications is a key challenge.
IT Executives Reject Meaningful Use Metadata Standards
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has asked HHS not to include metadata standards to support Meaningful Use Stage 2.
IT Best Practices Can Sidestep EHR Snafus
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
This guide to electronic health record basics isn't rocket science, but it's required reading for healthcare IT pros.
NASA Plans High-Speed Space Communications System
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
Agency plans to demonstrate the laser technology in 2016 to show it can transmit data from space up to 100 times faster than its current systems.
GSA Aims To Cut $600 Million In Printing Costs
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Agency awards 11 contracts to help feds cut printing costs and energy usage as part of the Obama administration's Campaign to Cut Waste.
AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Set For Trial
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
AT&T plans to argue that the merger with T-Mobile is a good idea because of efficiencies.
NASA Unveils Space Apps Challenge
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
The international competition seeks applications that can help address global problems such as climate change and the depletion of ocean resources.
Google Battles Charges Of Search Bias
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Company tells Congress that it acts in the best interests of consumers and competition is only a click away.
Federal Cloud Crucial To Economy, Tech Chiefs Say
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Tech experts tell House subcommittee that federal cloud adoption affects U.S. competitiveness in a global economy. But security disagreements remain.
Obama Details Open Government's Next Phase
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Speaking at the launch of an international open government partnership, Obama urged world leaders to foster transparency and citizen engagement.
Feds Still Misreport Spending Data, Watchdogs Say
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
Sunlight Foundation analysis finds data federal agency reporting to USASpending.gov remains incomplete and inconsistent.
Feds Crowdsource Ideas For Improving Websites
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
New site asks citizens for opinions, ideas on how federal government can make better use of its Internet properties.
Social Media Carries Risk At Disaster-Relief Time
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
The federal government increasingly uses of sites like Facebook to keep people informed during emergencies. But a new report warns of a few dangers.
How to Ease Your Transition to the Cloud
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Is your head in the "cloud" or at least thinking of going there?
Smartphones Help Fix Potholes In Baltimore
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Baltimore launches new smartphone application so residents can report non-emergency issues directly from their devices.
White House Targets Innovative Education Technologies
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Digital Promise, a collaboration between the government and the private sector, will identify breakthrough technologies to improve student performance.
Google Gets Ready For Antitrust Grilling
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Does Google hinder competition? A Senate subcommittee hearing later this week puts Google on notice, one critic says.
States Line Up Against AT&T's T-Mobile Acquisition
Commentary  |  9/18/2011  | 
Seven attorneys general join Justice Department in opposing the acquisition.
Texas, Accenture Team on Health Information Exchange
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
State taps Accenture to develop standards and an interoperability plan to help with medical data exchange.
Amazon Cloud Achieves Key Federal Security Standard
News  |  9/15/2011  | 
AWS infrastructure, storage, and virtual private cloud service get FISMA Moderate certification.
RIM: We'd Shut Down BBM Under Government Order
Commentary  |  9/15/2011  | 
Research In Motion has indicated to the U.K. government that it would comply with orders to shut down its BlackBerry Messenger service at a time of civil unrest. Is this acceptable?
Federal Fellowship Program Seeks IT Talent
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Chief Information Officers Council launches a Technology Fellows program to recruit more qualified IT personnel across the federal government.
NIST Releases Federal Cloud Roadmap, Architecture
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Technology standards agency offers guidance on cloud standards and service categories allowed across government.
Google Flight Search Now Boarding
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
With Justice Department antitrust suit settled, Google enters the air travel search business.
Docs Don't Want Lab Results Going To Patients
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Health and Human Services' proposed rule to let patients directly access their lab test results electronically may do more harm than good, according to physician leaders.
Surescripts Ready For Controlled Substance E-Prescriptions
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
The e-prescribing intermediary now meets strict DEA security requirements, but pharmacies, vendors, and state laws still need to catch up.
Is The Cloud Safe For Health Apps?
Commentary  |  9/13/2011  | 
Some healthcare providers are still hesitant to put patient data and clinical apps in the cloud. Here's how they cope with their angst.
State Health IT Job Market Looks Healthy
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
Medicaid management, interoperability, and health insurance exchanges are top vendor opportunities, says report.
Internet Tops For Communicating With Government
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
PC communications is the preferred method, but people still want the ability to interact with officials by phone, mail, and in person, reports IDC survey.
Feds Spur Ultrafast Broadband App Development
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
US Ignite will use a private-public partnership to foster the development of high-speed "killer apps" in key industries.
AT&T Offers Lame Response To DOJ Lawsuit
Commentary  |  9/12/2011  | 
Telecom service provider contends that small, regional network operators such as Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS are significant threats to its business. Please.
5 Key Facts About Patent Reform Act
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Congress just passed the most sweeping patent reform in generations. Here's how it will affect inventors, tech companies, and the government itself.
Medicare Taps 3M For ICD-10 Conversion
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services licenses 3M software to help translate old ICD-9 codes to the much more specific ICD-10 labels.
Feds Inject $12 Million Into Rural Health IT
News  |  9/8/2011  | 
Forty grant recipients will get about $300,000 each to purchase technology, install broadband networks, and train staff members.
Federal IT's Revolving-Door Problem
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
Vivek Kundra's resignation as federal CIO underscores a nagging issue in government IT -- a lack of continuity among key decision makers.
Sprint Sues To Stop AT&T, T-Mobile Deal
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
AT&T's bid for T-Mobile will harm consumers and corporate customers through higher prices and diminished innovation, Sprint said.
EHR Vendors Pan Medicare Quality Reporting Approach
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
Plan to require submission of patient-level, rather than aggregate, data would cost too much and be too complex, say Electronic Health Record Association members.
NSA Submits Open Source, Secure Database To Apache
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
Spy agency has sent the database project, featuring cell-level security control, to the Apache Foundation for incubation.
VA, DOD Choose Open Source To Combine EHRs
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
Two federal departments launch open-source community to create a single EHR that combines military and VA records.
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