Home / Technology (page 499)

Technology

Phoning It In: Senate Passes Teleworking Bill

More federal workers could be phoning it in – in a good way, as the Senate approved new teleworking legislation Sept. 30. The bill, which is similar to one passed by the House of Representatives in July, makes all federal workers eligible to telecommute and stipulates that teleworking be part …

Read More »

Kundra Sets IPv6 Deadline

The Obama administration’s federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra has set a timeline for adopting Internet Protocol version 6 for use on public servers by the end of 2012. In a Sept. 28 memo, Kundra laid out “specific steps for agencies to expedite the operational deployment and use of IPv6.” …

Read More »

House Net Neutrality Bill a No-Go

Chairman of the House Commerce Committee Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) announced Wednesday he will not push a net neutrality bill, which had leaked earlier this week, because it failed to garner enough Republican support. “This legislative initiative was predicated on going forward only if we had full bipartisan support in our …

Read More »

Not Your Parents’ High-School Science Club

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced the launch of a new $10 million initiative aimed at providing high-tech equipment to high schools. The MENTOR program, short for Manufacturing Experimentation and Outreach, will be a partnership between the defense agency and private contractors and will also encourage cyber-electro-mechanical innovation through …

Read More »

Wall Street Journal Praises HHS Software’s Innovation

Who says the federal government can’t do anything right? Not The Wall Street Journal, which recently named Health and Human Services software CONNECT a winner in its annual technology innovation awards. The CONNECT software, developed by HHS with additional assistance by 20 federal agencies, was selected in the Health IT …

Read More »

A Step Closer Toward National System for EHRs

The Department of Health and Human Services announced the finishing touches on a national system of doctors, clinics and hospitals aimed at adopting electronic medical records. Yesterday HHS’ David Blumenthal, national coordinator for health information technology, announced the selection of the final two regional extension centers (RECs) in Florida and …

Read More »

Leaked House Net Neutrality Bill Shows Signs of Compromise

A leaked version of House Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman’s (D-Calif.) net neutrality bill strikes a compromise between the regulatory power of Federal Communications Commission and the power of telecom giants. But like many compromises, it might anger both sides. CNet lays out some of the key provisions of the …

Read More »

Sebelius to Testify about Bioterror Threat

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before the Senate Appropriations health subcommittee this week about the nation’s preparations for a bioterror attack, The Hill reports. Sebelius’ testimony is “part of a larger examination by the Senate Appropriations health subcommittee… into HHS’ strategy for developing treatments to tackle …

Read More »

Kundra, Chopra Lead Efforts on IPv6

Could the Internet run out of space? It’s not likely, but it’s possible if Internet-service providers don’t upgrade to a newer ‘Net infrastructure, Gautham Nagesh of The Hill reports. The Obama administration is pushing ISPs to continue the implementation of Internet Protocol Version 6, which can support more web addresses …

Read More »

FTC Supports Data Protection Bill

President Barack Obama has long pushed for wider implementation of electronic medical records. But consumer advocates have often worried about the safety of massive databases full of private information. In hearings before the Senate Commerce Committee last week, the Federal Trade Commission put its stamp of approval on a bill …

Read More »