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Wireless Tax Bill to be Taken Up by House This Week

According to TheHill.com, the House will take up the the Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011. The bill places a five-year moratorium on new taxes on mobile phones and other wireless devices. The legislation has 240 sponsors and easily went through the House Judiciary Committee in July. The Hill reports the …

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NSA Chief: Military’s Next Internet in the Cloud

Instead of hiding from cloud computing for security reasons, the director of the National Security Agency said Wednesday the military must tie its networks and software to the cloud to better secure its computers. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who also serves as director of U.S. Cyber Command, told attendees at …

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Army Deploys New Financial Management System

The General Fund Enterprise Business System is now operational worldwide and is said to be the most advanced financial management system in the history of the Army with nearly 40,000 users. The full deployment, expected in the 2012 fiscal year, will engage close to 60,000 users at around 200 locations …

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GAO Says Agency IT Spending Unclear

The Office of Management and Budget does not have an accurate picture of information technology spending at federal agencies, according to the Government Accountability Office. According to FierceGovernmentIT, one source of the the problem stems from agencies having their own definition of what falls under IT and report IT spending …

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Report Says Wireless Networks Outgrowing Capacity

A report from the Global Information Industry Center at the University of California, San Diego indicated that the wireless network demand is still growing rapidly, soon to overcome capacity. “We’re currently experiencing a mass migration from wired networks to wireless networks, which under the best of circumstances have far less …

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FDA Awards $2M for Regional Centers of Excellence

The Food and Drug Administration has today awarded $2 million to support two regional Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation. The centers will be based at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University, and will focus on science and training needed to modernize and improve the way drugs …

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VA Changes Rules on Patient Info Sharing with Pentagon

The Department of Veterans Affairs is amending a department rule to remove a restriction on sharing of information about treatment for certain types of medical conditions with the Defense Department. The VA says the rule change will make it easier for the VA and Pentagon to exchange information on treatments …

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