Content tagged with Government
posted in September 2012
CIA Releases Official World Maps Collection Online
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Recommended for teachers, students, journalists, and traveling public, CIA maps include political hotspots and related government officials.
Big Data Analytics Predict Obama Win
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Prediction models point to Obama victory--but, as big data election forecasters learned in 2008, it's still too early to count Romney out.
Google Autonomous Cars Get Green Light In California
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
California becomes the third state to permit vehicles that drive themselves to operate on public roads.
NASA Uses iPads To Train For Asteroid Exploration
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Astronaut visitors to an undersea training habitat use iPads to simulate time-delayed communications and emergency training for planned 2025 asteroid mission.
Feds Want Wider Use Of Health Records Applet
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
'Blue Button' web applet that provides personal health records has been popular with U.S. veterans; White House now promoting use by private sector insurers.
5 IT Tips For State Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
States confront huge technology challenges and opportunities with federally mandated HIXs. A new report offers guidance to ease the transition.
EHRs Under Fire For Inflating Medicare Bills
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
HHS, Center for Public Integrity say some healthcare providers are gaming the system to draw higher Medicare reimbursement. Doctors say electronic health records are simply enabling them to bill for things they had done for free in the past.
Big Data 'Cloud Appliance' Offers Storage Alternative
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
DataDirect Networks, YottaStor system targets government agencies, promising lower costs and greater control of sensitive data.
Facebook Halts Facial Recognition In Europe
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
Facebook hopes to restore the service if it can reach an agreement with regulators about how to obtain user consent.
Curiosity Rover To Get On-The-Go Photo Capability
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
Software's see-and-react code, which lets rover snap pictures of rocks without stopping, could be adapted for other uses, such as "calling home" when the rover sees something unusual.
GAO Urges Action On Mobile Device Security
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
Watchdog agency advises private sector and federal agencies to step up efforts to educate consumers against malware, other threats.
Intelligence Agency Invests In Big Data Management
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
Venture investment firm for U.S. intelligence agencies looks to 10gen, maker of the MongoDB open source database, to help analyze structured and unstructured multi-source data.
NASA Funds 8 Advanced Robotics Projects
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
National Robotics Initiative strives to develop machines that can work alongside humans in Mars exploration and other areas.
Twitter App Tracks Illness Outbreaks
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
MappyHealth mines Twitter to help public health officials track disease outbreaks faster than traditional surveillance methods.
In-Q-Tel Invests In Cloud-Based Content Management
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
CIA's investment firm enters agreement with Huddle to adapt European cloud collaboration platform for U.S. government use.
Google Chrome To Get 'Do Not Track'
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Google browser users should see support for privacy setting that turns off tracking cookies related to ads, by year's end.
Consumer Guide Promotes Personal Health Records
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
American Health Information Management Association's educational booklet complements government drive to get people to create and use PHRs.
CDC To Automate Hospital Infection Report Submissions
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will use Direct messaging to enable facilities to transmit data without manually uploading files.
NASA Makes Most Of Curiosity Rover Data
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
New Mission Data Processing and Control System (MPCS) uses techniques including graphical views to make raw data from Mars rover useful to more team members inside NASA.
Army Commanders: Let Us Choose Big Data Apps
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
The Army faces a technology control debate as some commanders ask to choose their own big data intelligence apps, looking to prevent more troop deaths from IEDs.
American Airlines Pilots Drop Flight Bags For iPads
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
Airline expects to save $1.2 million on fuel annually by swapping 35-pound bags of manuals and directories for lightweight Apple iPads.
FBI Sentinel Case Management System Actually Over Budget
News  |  9/11/2012  | 
Audit finds FBI failed to include $60 million in operations and maintenance expenses in calculating the cost of a system that agency has been developing for more than a decade.
DARPA Demonstrates Robot 'Pack Mules'
News  |  9/11/2012  | 
Four-legged robots will carry soldiers' gear in rough terrain.
Big Data Equals Big Money In Presidential Campaigns
News  |  9/10/2012  | 
Analytics identify untapped pools of donations, not answers to nagging questions of national policy.
Health IT Brings Research Breakthroughs Into Practice
News  |  9/10/2012  | 
Armed with $1.1 billion in stimulus funding, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is using technology to get medical research into clinicians' hands sooner.
DARPA Cheetah Robot Sets World Speed Record
News  |  9/7/2012  | 
DARPA bot sets new world record that's faster than Usain Bolt's human record.
NYC: No Taxi Hailing, Payment Apps For You
News  |  9/7/2012  | 
After Uber released a mobile app that aims to help passengers and drivers locate one another, New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission quickly told taxi drivers to steer clear of such apps.
FCC To Measure Wireless Data Speeds
News  |  9/6/2012  | 
Agency aims to rate mobile broadband service performance across the U.S.
Big Data Could Fix School Shortcomings
News  |  9/5/2012  | 
Data-driven tools, real-time feedback hold great promise for helping teachers and students, but obstacles stand in the way, Brookings report says.
Military IT's Future Stresses Cloud, Mobile
News  |  9/5/2012  | 
Military's IT agency has released a plan for Department of Defense's belt-tightening and shifting strategies during the next five years.
White House Releases Mobile App Source Code
News  |  9/5/2012  | 
WhiteHouse.gov optimizes mobile apps for iPads, Android tablets, releases source code for DIY apps.
Meaningful Use Stage 2: Are You Ready?
News  |  9/4/2012  | 
Final stage 2 MU rule offers healthcare providers some compromises and EHR tweaks, and also requires greater patient engagement.


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