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posted in August 2011
Intel Federal LLC will work with the Department of Energy and other agencies on innovations in high-performance computing.
Future success of space missions depends on new technology that NASA should already be developing, says National Research Council report.
But only 31% say they're "very satisfied" with federal customer service so far in 2011, survey shows.
Mobile application and text-message update service will help people become better prepared before emergencies happen.
Performance.gov site tracks the Obama administration's effort to create a more efficient and responsive federal government.
Robonaut, sent to International Space Station on Shuttle Discovery's last mission in February, powered up this week--and began talking in 140 characters or less.
As Hurricane Irene looms, federal agencies seek new applications and technology to help people better prepare for emergencies.
iPhones, iPads, Android-based devices, and BlackBerry tablets soon will be approved for use on the Navy's unclassified network.
Space agency plans to build an optical communications system, an atomic clock, and a solar sail as part of its Technology Demonstration Missions.
Digital Transportation Exchange aims to connect the public and private sectors to create and fund innovations for the transportation industry.
Data processing techniques help predict sun eruptions that can disrupt and damage satellites, telecommunications, and power grids.
Agencies must list the sites they've already shut down and describe how they'll improve the remaining ones.
The department is look for cloud-based email, calendaring, and other collaboration tools that can integrate with the VA's existing Microsoft Exchange-based collaboration system.
Agency sets policies and limits on how personnel can use Facebook, Twitter, and other online sites to communicate with veterans and other stakeholders.
People can follow President Obama's travels or check in to the White House through the social networking site.
Obama's recently departed CIO said he's proud of the work he accomplished to reform federal IT, and encouraged others to continue what he started.
iPads and Android- and Windows-based tablets are added to an existing procurement contract, setting the stage for widespread use within the VA.
The military arm is the first to formally okay smartphones and says it will distribute devices rather than let personnel use their own.
In the wake of the violent London riots, David Cameron has proposed limiting use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks in some cases.
Agency seeks "revolutionary" ways to use cloud computing to power embedded military applications.
Federal auditor says the agency needs a long-term plan to meet increasing demand for online customer self-service.
Contract to build a 1-petaflop system for the Blue Waters project terminated, with IBM citing unexpected costs.
Steven VanRoekel, in his first blog as U.S. CIO, outlines expanded accountability for agency IT heads in achieving cost savings and reform goals.
HP, Microsoft, AT&T, and other companies respond to a White House request to help unemployed veterans and their spouses land jobs.
Analytics service aims to help city leaders predict long-term impact of initiatives before they're created.
Contractor will support citywide broadband wireless network for public safety and other operations for another five years.
The agency's first mobile app aims to help in cases of child disappearance and abduction.
A new collaborative website and blog devoted to the agency's Open Government Plan uses open-source choices including Linux and WordPress.
Steven VanRoekel, a former Microsoft exec and currently managing director of the FCC, will take over Kundra's open government and federal IT reform efforts.
Department of Labor goes further by releasing software development kits to help build Web and mobile applications.
Closing government data centers will increase complexity and could reduce cost savings agencies expect to achieve, according to a survey of federal IT pros.
Consolidating more than 80 data centers and moving software to the cloud as part of its multibillion-dollar next-generation IT network.