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posted in November 2010
Inspectors will sweep local and central government computers to combat rampant illegal copying of software and other goods, including DVDs, CDs and apparel.
Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality will link infrastructure and carbon footprint reduction goals.
Joint effort between the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice shuts down peer-to-peer networks and sites allegedly selling counterfeit goods.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has not yet met requirements to justify appropriated funds, nor demonstrated management capabilities to complete eight in-progress projects.
NASA continues to press forward on its much delayed final Discovery launch to the ISS.
Replacement for Rob Carey is a cyber expert who spent nearly a year as deputy commander for the Navy Cyber Forces.
Services for learning about NASA missions, finding government jobs, or the nearest U.S. embassy are among the administration's top picks.
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman get funding to build plans for cleaner, quieter, and more fuel-efficient airliners.
Acquisition of privately held MTCSC will bolster ManTech's cybersecurity, network engineering, and systems integration practices.
The site is part of a suite of Web 2.0 services for military personnel to share media and take part in social networking behind the DOD firewall.
The federal agency will redesign its website and add processing, storage and networking services by leveraging the company's platform.
President Obama is expected to sign the legislation, which requires agencies to establish policies for employees to work remotely.
Data.gov forums invite people to share ideas and best practices about making government data more accessible.
For 18 minutes in April China Telecom re-routed traffic from .gov, .mil and other sites through Chinese servers, according to a Congressional commission.
In announcing VerifyPayment,gov, the Office of Management and Budget reported it recovered about $687 million in improper disbursements last year.
Obama administration sponsors eight feeds, in addition to the president's own, for connecting with the public.
Limitations in the Department of Homeland Security's IT systems are causing long delays in sharing counter-terrorism information with regional personnel, finds inspector general.
But MeriTalk survey also shows that only 33 percent of IT managers believe that the OMB's goal for cutting the number of federal data centers is achievable.
Recent increase in information technology expenditures portends an uptick, led by local governments, reports CDW IT Monitor.
The agency says its e-mail system is tanking and it must purchase parts directly from Hewlett-Packard because the competitive bidding process has failed.
National Education Technology Plan outlines five goals by 2015, including broadband connectivity for all students.
Space agency makes personnel changes to get the Hubble successor back on track.
Web app gives users a glimpse of everything from the Residence State Floor to the West Wing, East Wing and South Lawn.
Bug-detecting Advanced Combinatorial Testing System gets an improved user interface and methods to eliminate unnecessary tests, says National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The city's planned financial and HR system has cost $47.4 million so far, instead of the planned $14.2 million, and still lacks promised functionality, auditors say.
Grants will go to 100 cities worldwide that leverage technology to improve citizen engagement, services and efficiency.
Citing an increase in health clinics, Veterans Affairs could spend $815 million in doubling its previous PC order.
On his trip to Mumbai, President Obama points to similarities in the open government goals of the U.S. and India, and pledges $1 million in support of public efforts to share best practices.
Two imaging instruments on the Deep Impact spacecraft took some of the most detailed photos ever of a comet.
The state's plan to reduce the number from 36 to between two and four follows deal that will shift 35,000 employees to Microsoft Business Productivity Online.
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter collected thousands of images that can be viewed online through Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope.
The agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is using virtual computing environment to run custom software to plan the vehicle's daily activities.
Permanent and mobile cell towers will be built on U.S. military bases in Afghanistan.
The National Nanotechnology Initiative has posted a draft of its strategic plan for comment on its website.
As Earth's closest neighbor and with an atmosphere more similar to Earth's than any other planet in the solar system, Mars has long been a subject of great interest to astronomers and the public. NASA began exploring Mars with unmanned spacecraft in the 1970s, and the space agency hopes to eventually send a human to the Red Planet. In March 2009, NASA and Microsoft partnered under a Space Act Agreement to make images of Mars and other planets available through Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope, an