Content tagged with Government
posted in September 2013
Obamacare: The Rise Of Private Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Tuesday’s launch of state and federal health insurance marketplaces is also prompting new interest in private exchanges as legal landscape changes.
Do Cities Need Texting Zones?
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
New York state is planning pull-over texting "zones" on some of its highways to reduce driving accidents. Should cities follow suit?
Dysfunctional Congress Hurts Government IT
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
Government IT budgeting was hard enough even before government shutdowns, says this former government CIO. What can be done to combat the dynamic with Congress?
Feds Warm Up To LinkedIn
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
Government IT managers have been cautious about using LinkedIn, but odds are activity will soon rise due to federal travel restrictions and greater comfort with the platform.
Government Shutdown: What Are IT Systems Risks?
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
If the looming government shutdown comes to pass, Federal IT faces security, budget, and workflow risks.
Visualizing The Urban Future With Analytics
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
New data visualization tools, now emerging for urban planning, are giving community members a way to view change before it happens.
Tech Glitches Trip Obamacare Exchange Launches
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Several state health insurance exchanges say their websites might not be 100% functional on Oct. 1 launch date because of bugs that incorrectly calculate policy prices, among other problems.
In-Q-Tel Invests In 2 Cloud Technologies
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
U.S. intelligence community investment group partners with cloud firms Socrata and AppThwack to make government information more accessible.
Fed Health IT Chief And Deputy Departing
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Office of the National Coordinator deputy David S. Muntz will join chief Farzad Mostashari in Oct. 4 departure.
Ideation Nation Crowdsources Ideas For Local Govt.
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Code for America, MindMixer launch Ideation Nation, an initiative that encourages citizens and local governments to work together using technology.
How NYCDOT Put 'Mobile First' Dev To Work
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
Stringent procurement rules didn't stop New York City's Department of Transportation from quickly creating a tablet app to document Hurricane Sandy damage.
Breakthrough Telescope Camera Sees More Star Detail
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
New instrument installed on the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile serves astronomers studying earliest phases of star formation.
Federal IT Staffing Mess: Budget Chaos + Aging Workforce
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Recurring budget questions and Congressional showdowns are driving away mid-rank IT talent, leaving an older workforce just when new talent is needed most.
Apple Fingerprint Hack: A Great Reminder
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Apple's hacked fingerprint reader serves as a reminder to enterprise users: Be cautious about which two-factor mechanism you use.
DATA Transparency Bill Needs More Work
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Proposed legislation aims to improve data accountability and transparency in government. Revisions have improved the bill, but some elements still need attention.
NOAA Asked To OK Sharper Satellite Images
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
DigitalGlobe, an imaging company, petitions National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to change restrictions on sale of sharper satellite images.
GovLab Seeks Open Data Success Stories
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Open Data 500 wants examples of private sector business turning government data into profits and useful services.
White House Asks FCC To Unlock Cell Phones
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration asks FCC to issue new regulations allowing consumers to use their devices with any carrier.
NASA Preps Space Station Resupply Mission
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
New NASA commercial partner Orbital Sciences Corp. to deliver 1,300 pounds of food, clothing and other supplies to International Space Station astronauts.
Federal Agencies Faulted For Unnecessary IT Spending
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Departments of Homeland Security, Defense and Health and Human Services continue to combat overlapping IT projects, says watchdog group.
Sequestration II: Expect Budget Rollercoaster In 2014
Commentary  |  9/17/2013  | 
Think federal sequestration is in the rear-view mirror? It's not. Chances are we'll have to go through another round of belt tightening in 2014.
FEMA Taps Goddard's Gardner As CIO
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
NASA Exec Adrian Gardner named FEMA's new chief information officer.
10 Ways Government Clouds Have Changed This Year
Commentary  |  9/16/2013  | 
Learn how 2013's cloud predictions are quickly unfolding for government CIOs.
Army Ultra Light Vehicle Prototype: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  9/13/2013  | 
Designed to test fuel efficiency, adaptability and survivability in almost any environment, this concept vehicle includes plenty of high-tech enhancements.
DATA Act, Pushing Spending Transparency, Regains Steam
News  |  9/13/2013  | 
Legislation sets transparency standards for all federal spending data, making it easier for business and the public to follow government money.
Twitter Prepares IPO, Facebook Pain In Mind
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Twitter confidentially files an S-1 document with the SEC, preparing to go public. Can it avoid the criticism that followed rival Facebook's IPO?
NASA's Voyager 1 Leaves Solar System
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Voyager 1, launched in 1977, becomes the first spacecraft to enter interstellar space.
Doctors Propose 5 Changes To Meaningful Use Guidelines
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
American College of Physicians urges HHS to provide more flexibility and an extended timeline.
Lessons From A Failed Federal IT Project
Commentary  |  9/12/2013  | 
What's Plan B when a federal CIO's important IT program crashes and burns?
ONC Partners Tackle Patient-Data Matching Problem
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
ONC leads public-private coalition working on a key interoperability challenge: how to match unique patients to their personal data as it moves across the healthcare system.
EPA Web Tool Addresses Chemical Safety
News  |  9/9/2013  | 
ChemView displays key health and safety data on more than 1,500 chemicals in an online format.
Information Sharing: Feds Cite Progress
Commentary  |  9/9/2013  | 
Government agencies are gaining ground in automating the exchange of information, says new report that highlights Boston Marathon bombing lessons.
NASA Shares LADEE Images Via Instagram
News  |  9/9/2013  | 
Space agency breaks social networking ground as it promotes photos of Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission.
'Small' Data Analysis Helps Buffalo Clean Sweep
News  |  9/9/2013  | 
In fight against crime and neighborhood decay, city finds that combining just six months of statistics and socioeconomic data results in actionable maps.
Google Fights Forced Censorship
News  |  9/6/2013  | 
Litigation in France seeks to require Google to take an active role in policing content rather than just responding to lawful demands.
NASA's LADEE Moon Mission: 5 Goals
Slideshows  |  9/6/2013  | 
NASA will use the unmanned LADEE explorer to study the moon's delicate atmosphere and learn about similar space bodies.
Conquering IT's Three Monsters
Commentary  |  9/6/2013  | 
Former NASA CIO tells how government CIOs -- who often face challenges of mythological proportions -- can become heroes.
DARPA Explores Undersea Platforms To Support Navy
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
Hydra program would build unmanned platforms in the ocean to quickly deliver supplies for military, disaster recovery deployments.
Army, Marines Get New Battlefield Computers
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
New vehicle-mounted tablets will replace several pieces of equipment with a single device, saving space and power.
Microsoft-Nokia Deal: Impact On Government IT
Commentary  |  9/4/2013  | 
Microsoft's Nokia agreement could lead to a larger role in federal agencies' mobility plans.
White House Brainstorms With Businesses On Disaster Recovery
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
Google, Twitter, Zappos among 80 companies that helped government try to improve tools for disaster relief and recovery.
Under Fire: Why You Need APM More Than Ever
News  |  9/3/2013  | 
Cloud, big data and distributed computing are hell on systems, but application performance management can cool down complexity.
Akamai Cloud Gains FedRAMP Approval
News  |  9/3/2013  | 
Provisional authority to operate gives more federal agencies access to secure cloud-based services.


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