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posted in March 2011
The federal Web site has added 112 new data sets in the last week, including some on the disaster in Japan, significant earthquakes in the United States, and airborne radiation levels.
DARPA designed the holographic display system to help military leaders plan initiatives in urban areas and other complex terrain.
Procurement and implementation, not the technology, will complicate government cloud deployment according to a Federal Cloud Computing Initiative contractor.
The data.Oregon.gov site contains financial information about state expenditures, salaries, new businesses, and people in Oregon prisons.
People can now check their own employment eligibility status with the Dept. of Homeland Security database online and correct any inaccuracies.
GSA assistant commissioner Mary Davie tries to dispel cloud computing 'myths' and says a phased deployment strategy will raise the chances for successful projects.
The GAO and The Sunlight Foundation separately criticized the Federal IT Dashboard and USASpending.gov for faulty information.
Chris Kemp, the architect behind the agency's Nebula cloud computing platform, cited frustration with budget cuts in announcing his decision to form his own company.
The agency plans to bring experts together March 29-30 to discuss open source policy and how NASA can better support the community.
The Government Accountability Office has recommended a review of the Navy's planned Next Generation Enterprise Network before further spending on the project.
According to an Inspector General report, 198 of 200 applicants polled said their experience filing retirement benefits on the Web was good or better.
The XML-based Federal Digital System replaces the outdated GPO Access for retrieval of official federal government publications.
Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, a 30-plus year veteran, takes over the post Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson vacated in November.
The defense research agency has opened public voting on its XC2V challenge to design a next-generation combat vehicle.
Some 14 departments and agencies expect cuts in technology spending in fiscal 2012, while 12 expect to increase the amount of money they spend on IT, a preliminary analysis by IDC indicates.
The military service is conducting tests at two U.S. bases to create a voice, data, and video network for soldiers, command posts, and moving military vehicles.
The agency's Space Technology Program issued new solicitations this week that seek a range of innovations, including a system for removing man-made debris in earth's orbit.
The GAO identified four key areas for IT process improvement -- Department of Defense business systems, enterprise architecture, data centers, and e-health records -- and gave recommendations for how the government could eliminate overlap in these efforts.
The $11.7 million, 18,000 square-foot facility will bring 50 data centers from 40 city agencies into one location, saving an estimated $100 million, says New York Mayor Bloomberg.