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posted in July 2010
A General Accountability Office report has found the FAA project to overhaul the U.S. air-traffic control system lacks performance metrics and outcome-based goals.
Responding to the growing trend of accessing content on mobile devices, the Government Accountability Office reports are now accessible to BlackBerry, iPhone, Android and other mobile device users.
Housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the 14-cabinet, 260-teraflop system is the most powerful supercomputer operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
A yearly survey of state IT officials found that two-thirds expect their IT budgets to shrink in the next three years.
The site refresh is part of the Obama administration's Open Government Directive to make federal government information and activities more accessible and transparent.
Data center outsourcing services RFPs totaling $1.5 billion have been placed on hold while the agency assesses the Nebula cloud computing platform for providing compute power to several large-scale applications.
Record keeping, privacy, and freedom of information are also concerns as agencies adopt new Internet technologies, says federal auditor.
The central location provides Department of Defense staff with information, links, feeds and guidelines to learn about social media and how the department should be using it.
Working with OMB as part of a government-wide financial systems review, the Department of Homeland Security plans to move ahead with its $450 million Transformation and Systems Consolidation project.
Internet Routing in Space technology enabled the use of IP-based communications and services with 99.95 percent availability, according to Cisco.
The WISE project has completed a six-month survey of the sky, discovering new asteroids and comets with an infrared telescope.
The $19 billion bill authorizes private rockets for space travel and shifts focus from space exploration toward using space technology on environmental, geological, climate and other issues.
A majority of federal, state and local agencies are implementing virtualization and reaping benefits, but the public sector still lags behind the private in adoption according to CDW.
White House CIO Vivek Kundra credited the government transparency site for getting wayward IT projects back on track.
House Republicans are the second users of Microsoft's services-based software aimed at political candidates and government customers.
Prize winners named for innovations in exercise technology, food storage, and solar-flare prediction that improve astronaut health and performance.
Almost 20,000 of the 108,000 claims to receive compensation for damages incurred by the Deepwater Horizon spill were filed online.
Centennial Challenges will fund innovations in low-cost launch technology, energy storage, and robotics.
High-resolution images and interactive tours of Mars are now available online via WorldWide Telescope.
Alliant government-wide acquisition contract is used by federal agencies to more easily procure IT products and services.
The contact, which could exceed $3 billion, will help the Navy transition from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet to the Next Generation Enterprise Network.
The Department of Defense created app will guide users through a deep-breathing exercise to cope with stress.
The Future Comsatcom Services Acquisition Program replaces several DISA and GSA contracts in an effort to streamline the purchasing process and avoid redundancies.
RestoreTheGulf.gov will serve as a centralized hub for information about the Deepwater Horizon disaster response and recovery.
The OSTP has released an official RFI soliciting submissions for 2010 National Nanotechnology Initiative agenda.
Nonprofit is working with five U.S. cities to develop technology innovations aimed at transparency and better citizen engagement.
Content from more than 200 state agencies will appear on the news portal, drawn from more than 80 Twitter accounts, 40 YouTube channels and nearly 100 RSS feeds.
Under the $9.1 million development contract awarded by the Veteran's Administration, IBM will build a system to allow veterans to file disability claims online.
Computerized payment system from the 1960s won't support Gov. Schwarzenegger's plan to lower state workers' pay, state controller says.
In an effort to make it easier for people to use as well share nasa.gov media and information on Facebook and Twitter, the agency has updated its site interface.
The intelligence community's research arm is seeking better methods for predicting a range of events.
HealthCare.gov offers a health insurance search tool and information on healthcare consumer rights.
A failed $127 million appointment-scheduling application will only succeed in its second iteration if the Veterans Administration addresses past management problems, say auditors.