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Articles by Elizabeth Montalbano
posted in May 2011
The White House wants DOT to develop wireless applications to deliver emergency services, Internet access in remote locations, and other innovative services.
The software as a service provider must provide service desk, asset management, client management, network service monitoring, and system management tools, among others.
Relevant ISR to the Edge is a program the military is testing to send intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data to soldiers via technology-agnostic handhelds.
More than 45% of U.S. government IT officials don't think cloud computing will save their agencies enough money to make it worthwhile, an Ovum report finds.
The White House cancels plans to build new transparency sites and will be unable to update some established ones, U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra said.
The department is spending more than it needs to on health IT systems and could reduce overlap to save money, the U.S. comptroller said.
The agency will be tasked with protecting federal civilian networks in the same way the DOD protects military and other critical U.S. infrastructure.
The military is seeking a Web hosting provider to handle the site because of increased traffic and also wants a host of services such as firewalling, anti-virus protection, monitoring, and more.
Support for private clouds is stronger in the federal sector, according to a survey sponsored by Quest Software Public Sector.
About 25,000 state employees were unable to access the state's IT network for several hours one day and problems during a disaster recovery test prevented thousands from completing motor vehicle transactions in state branch offices for nearly two days.
Phil Reitinger, deputy undersecretary of the agency's National Protection and Programs Directorate, will leave his position June 3.
The military's 68-page guide provides best practices and other resources to to help developers create software using open technologies.
Contractor will pay for improvements and compensate for agency losses following an IT failure that shuttered government systems last summer.
CIO Jon Walter said the city will move 23,000 users on seven separate systems to Microsoft Exchange Online and consider the cloud for future migrations.
The White House has added new features to the website to transform it into an open-API-based foundation for building new services and applications.
Cornell University and Sandia National Laboratories developed the one-inch square devices to study space dust and collect data on solar winds.
The defense research agency is developing cloud-based networks that can remain operational even under cyber attack.
Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Tumblr are partnering with the city to help it use social media to enhance public engagement, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The Transformation and Systems Consolidation project has been killed while the Department of Homeland Security ponders a cloud-based, less integrated modernization plan.
The Obama administration's cybersecurity policy proposal aims to standardize how U.S. businesses notify people if their personally identifiable information is inadvertently released.
Technology standards organization aims to be a comprehensive resource to help agencies comply with government's "cloud-first" mandate.
Weak acquisition planning, testing, and oversight sunk a $127 million project to update an outpatient appointment-scheduling system.
Report details data analysis software developed by intelligence agencies to connect the dots between suspected terrorists.
The smartphone application lets people keep track of employment hours and wages independently of their employers.
Inspector general finds agency is not providing adequate oversight or communicating effectively with internal organizations to help them manage $55.3 billion in purchases each year.
The discovery by physicists, including NIST scientists, has potential applications in broadband technology and spacecraft navigation.
Improving cybersecurity and recruiting a more qualified workforce are among goals CIO Terry Halvorsen has set for the military service over the next two years.
Despite security risks, federal agencies increasingly are using Facebook, Twitter and the like to engage with the public, according to TechAmerica.
The federal technology transfer program is still turning out thousands of inventions annually, such as a way to harness the ocean's power for energy.
Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, grilled Obama administration officials about the effect of digital communications on presidential recordkeeping.
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra reports that the federal government will close 137 data centers by the end of the year, and that 39 already have been closed.
The Apps for the Army development challenge, as well as a new online marketplace for applications, will be open to non-military personnel.