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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in February 2010
Soldiers and other Department of Defense employees may now access and use sites such as Facebook and Flickr via unclassified Defense networks.
A survey will analyze the government's 1,100-plus data centers, counting racks, servers, routers, and switches.
The Business Productivity Online Suite Federal is hosted on a government-dedicated infrastructure in secured facilities within Microsoft's own data centers.
Federal, state, and local agencies are building Web portals to make data available to the public, but there are still issues over what data to release, how much, and how to ensure its quality.
A multi-year contract awarded to IBM and others will consolidate and upgrade the General Services Administration's acquisition systems.
The infrared satellite will scan the entire sky searching out previously unseen comets, asteroids, stars and galaxies.
Acumen Solutions will build a Salesforce.com app for the Department of Health and Human Services to manage health IT relationships and projects.
The Department of Energy is pulling from its own ranks to temporarily fill the first of several impending gaps in IT leadership left by a departing CIO, acting CIO and associate CIO.
The money will go toward health information exchanges, training, and support for health IT deployment.
Vivek Kundra aims to identify federal IT projects that are over budget, behind schedule, or underperforming.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' dashboard extends the metrics available on the White House IT Dashboard.
The informal description of the Federal chief technology officer's position may jeopardize the role's existence, report warns.
While most federal agencies are meeting Open Government Directive milestones, the information on the sites diverges widely, and the public isn't participating much just yet.
State of California CIO Teri Takai may be in line to become the Department of Defense's next CIO, but Takai isn't ready to admit it. "This is a rumor," Takai says via e-mail. "I have lots to do in California and am working hard at it."
The new General Services Administration head, Martha Johnson, must tackle a number of IT acquisition and worforce issues.
The National Science Foundation will award some government-funded scientists free access to Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform.
Government agencies may use the calculator to assess how much they might save by moving to a cloud computing model.
The Obama Administration is turning to crowdsourcing to identify "grand challenges" to support as national technology innovation goals.
A new analyst report estimates that state governments will lose a whopping $67 billion this year alone to waste, fraud and abuse in government benefit programs. Despite drives to make government more efficient, however, spending on BI and other tech that can sniff out and prevent overspending is increasing slower than you might expect.
Federal funding of K-12 science, technology, engineering and math education would see an almost 40% increase over 2010 funding.
Tech spending in the U.S. government's just-released fiscal 2011 budget will go toward open government, cloud computing, cybersecurity, procurement, and performance management.
The imminent departures of the Department of Energy's CIO and deputy CIO, and the transfer of the associate CIO leave the agency with some holes to fill.