Profile of J. Nicholas HooverSenior Editor, InformationWeek Government
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posted in April 2012
Salesforce.com unveils government-focused suite of services, app
marketplace, and small business partner program for customers in federal, state, and local agencies.
Planetary Resources, a new company with backers including current and past Microsoft and Google execs, shared its strategy to create a new industry in mining asteroids.
Executive order would punish countries or companies that help Iran and Syria use communications networks to track dissidents.
Federal government cancels Oracle's services contract on the General Services Administration's IT Schedule 70. Feds spent $388 million on Oracle products and services through Schedule 70 in fiscal 2011.
New York City's third annual developers' contest awarded $50,000 for apps that help users take advantage of what the city has to offer.
Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and ex-Microsoft exec Charles Simonyi are backing Planetary Resources, a new space exploration company to be unveiled April 24.
After long delays and multiple false starts, IRS delivers on a new database to speed up returns processing and delivery of refunds, plus improve fraud detection.
Secretary of State says countries that are open with data will flourish, while closed nations will have trouble with stability and security.
Agency seeks an additional 2,725 iPads and updates a procurement for a virtual desktop infrastructure to support most of the Air Force.
New Web portal aims to cut down on fraud and prevent federal agencies from making improper payments to ineligible recipients.
NASA's entirely new Web architecture will lean heavily on cloud computing, open source tools, and social media.
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint will launch database to prevent reuse of stolen phones.
DARPA's Robotics Challenge offers a $2 million prize if you can build a robot capable of driving and using tools; $32 million in other robotics projects up for grabs.
Army's $249.8 million cloud computing contract includes mobile cloud services and HP containerized data centers.
Federal Aviation Administration will let employees choose to use iPad in a production environment, having already developed numerous special-use iPad apps.
Office of Management and Budget tells agencies to "look into the darkest corners" to eliminate duplicative, inefficient technology, orders portfolio reviews, consolidations.