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posted in June 2010
Former division chief Douglas Sicker will lead the agency's technology efforts starting next month, replacing Jon Peha, who is leaving for OSTP.
The Omnipresent High Performance Computing program is seeking proposals to dramatically advance the performance and capabilities of future computing systems and enable ExtremeScale computing.
A raft of request for proposals will address Defense Information Systems Agency projects in provisioning, net operations, net assurance, and network maintenance.
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
Obama administration wants the U.S. to lead the world in space science and technology, while urging international, public-private cooperation.
The first statewide comprehensive system of its kind in the U.S. allows residents to with emergency officials via a variety of electronic devices.
The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
Move supports the Obama administration's goal to stop improper payments made by federal agencies.
The federal agency commitment to implementing the Open Government Directive is questioned by a majority of Americans according to survey results.
Radar images show that an April earthquake near the Mexico-California border caused the Earth's surface to move 31 inches downward and to the south.
Research group plans to award several contracts for innovations that can revolutionize how intelligence is collected.
Obama administration aims to stop intellectual property violators with a multi-agency, international initiative.
More than five percent growth is predicted for Federal IT spending spurred by the Obama's administration cost-saving and transparency goals.
Three-quarters say agencies won't meet the plan's objectives on schedule, and some doubt if the targeted consolidation will even happen.
Mark Weatherford, the second top manager in California's IT department to depart in the last two months, is leaving for an electric power industry group.
Obama advisers want ideas on how the U.S. can best use the "golden triangle" of IT, nanotechnology, and biotechnology to bring economic benefit to society.
Researchers used data from a GPS network to successfully predict the size of the tsunami that followed February's 8.8 earthquake in Chile.
Savings, management, and archiving are among reasons the General Services Administration wants to move from an on-premises collaboration suite.
Department of Homeland Security has added user-friendly updates to the program employers use to verify worker eligibility for U.S. employment.
Real-time, interactive information about the Deepwater Horizon containment effort is available on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration site.
The $4 million competitive grant was awarded to a group of university researchers to create more precise computer models of ocean and coastal conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.
Emergency funding to update an IT system that processes mine safety violations is a response to the mining disaster that killed 29 in April.
The administration eliminating unnecessary federal data centers and other properties should produce at least $3 billion in cost savings by the end of fiscal year 2012.
Plans for new enterprise e-mail and collaboration services are on hold, pending an internal review and infrastructure realignment.
An Inspector General found the General Services Administration isn't properly checking the performance of a system that processes $28 million in travel vouchers per year.
The Wounded Warrior business process management app aims to improve efficiency of delivering care to injured soldiers.
A Second Life-like environment will simulate military peacekeeping operations and act as a training ground for soldiers.
A federal auditor said the agency should implement more energy efficient practices in two of its data centers.
Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications pilot is studying the benefits of giving soldiers access to smartphones and mobile apps.
Yahoo and the World Bank are among the other organizations that will tackle real-world problems during a weekend coding challenge.
To support the British Petroleum oil spill cleanup, white papers on technologies for oil-sensing and oil wellhead control are sought.
Chief digital officer will work with New York City agencies to streamline communications through social networks, mobile, and other Web 2.0 technologies.
The site offers improved search capabilities and other features to give people better and easier access to government data and services.
A full-scale model of the $5 billion James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to Hubble, is now on display in New York.
Ocean-monitoring instruments will help researchers study the Loop Current and other currents in the Gulf to track oil's path.
Reauthorization of the America Competes Act would fund efforts to keep the U.S. competitive in science and technology.
Researchers are keeping an eye on the Gulf's Loop Current to show the speed and direction of currents to predict where the spill may travel.
State CIO Teri Takai continues efforts to shape up the state's technology operations as she awaits confirmation on a position at the Department of Defense.