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Articles by Elizabeth Montalbano
posted in April 2011
A House committee will consider whether social-networking communications of White House staffers should be preserved according to the Presidential Records Act of 1978.
Officials have established a CIO best practices forum and program governance boards to comply with a 25-point IT reform plan.
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra said federal agencies will use the cloud to consolidate 950,000 email boxes now sitting on 100 different systems.
Budget cuts force the Allen Telescope Array, which scans space for extraterrestrial life, into hibernation mode while SETI searches for other funding.
The Army and DOD are providing mobile device access to information about new munitions and a support network for wounded soldiers, veterans, and their families.
The Defense research agency is developing technology to translate Arabic and Mandarin Chinese in real-time, face-to-face communications.
Intelligent Software Solutions won a $49.9 million task order for a system to gather and share intelligence information across multiple military and federal sources.
A forward-thinking continuing operations strategy allowed for seamless failover that kept the site running, despite problems with EC2.
The military is developing devices and an application development platform to provide soldiers with communications and custom-built apps during combat.
The Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General said poor planning and management are hindering the agency's efforts to repair IT problems.
Business Productivity Online Suite-Federal gets USDA security clearance, paving the way for the agency to move 120,000 employees to the cloud email service.
The Office of Personnel Management has set up policies and instructed several agencies to collaborate on security policies around teleworking.
The government's iPhone application also adds a feature that alerts users when President Obama is about to speak and then lets them watch it live on the device.
The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs launch the free PTSD Coach to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder seek immediate help or manage their symptoms.
The agency moves ahead with work on its cloud-computing infrastructure even after its creator Chris Kemp has left the agency.
Forge.mil Community offers an online venue for connecting and sharing information about open source projects managed within the DoD's collaborative development site.
Despite some progress, persistent challenges -- including duplicative IT systems and poor program oversight -- hamper efforts at reforming federal IT operations.
The state's taxation and finance office recovered 8% more in delinquent taxes in 2010 over the previous year by leveraging the company's specialized analytics software.
The defense research agency is seeking white papers on full disk and system encryption technologies for military smartphones.
The standards agency has posted photos of scientific instruments developed over its 110-year history to its digital archive and is asking for help identifying and placing them in historical context.
Several projects that have implemented cloud computing are saving the government millions, according to U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra and other IT officials.
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra and other federal IT leaders said duplicative systems and poor program management persist as feds work on 25-point reform plan.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's IPv6 Readiness Tool is aimed at helping businesses move to the next-generation Web standard.
The Office of Management and Budget issued operational guidelines covering the IT operations and websites of federal departments and agencies if a government shutdown takes place.
Project schedules could be delayed and production shut down if the government closes for business, according to Lockheed Martin.
Some 71 industry and academic experts have three months to develop recommendations on how the government can optimize deployment of cloud computing technologies.
Through a partnership with the Government Printing Office, 100 consumer-oriented publications are now available online for free download.
Frequently requested documents and improved search and viewing features have been added to the electronic reading room, which is now called The Vault.