Technology

CIO Vivek Kundra to Deliver Presentation at PMI Global Congress

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra will be delivering the opening plenary address at the PMI Global Congress, discussing how the federal government is making progress in managing the complex projects for government IT. As a driver of unprecedented change in the federal government’s IT operations, including pioneering work to …

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Call for Speakers at CIO Healthcare Summit

C-level executives for national healthcare organizations are invited to be panelists at the upcoming CIO Healthcare Summit, held Dec. 12-15 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The aim of the summit is to gather 50 CIOs and senior-level technology executives to form relationships and share ideas for the biggest challenges facing the health …

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Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra to Speak at mHealth Summit

Aneesh Chopra, assistant to the president and associate director for technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will deliver a keynote speech at a conference aiming to improve health in developing areas through mobile technologies. The mHealth Summit, taking place Nov. 8–10 in Washington, D.C., is …

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NASA Aims to Keep Skies Green

NASA held a Green Aviation Summit this week at its Ames Research Center to discuss ways to make air travel more efficient and environmentally friendly. “As the world travels even more, we’re going to have a very serious global warming issue, as well as lots of other environmental impacts of …

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White House Launches New Web Platform to Boost Citizen Engagement

The White House has launched the new Challenge.gov, an online platform provided by the General Services Administration that allows federal agencies to post contests aimed at increasing public involvement with the government. As part of President Barack Obama’s call for an open government, agencies were called upon to leverage challenges …

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FCC Unveils Community Website for ‘Citizen Developers’

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday introduced four new application programming interfaces that make FCC data available as web services, and unveiled a community website for “citizen developers” that provides code and tools for using the data sets. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the APIs and website at the Gov 2.0 …

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NASA Launches New iPad Application

NASA has unveiled NASA App HD, a new mobile application for the iPad providing videos, stories and NASA information all in one place. The application is free and a smaller-screen version can also be downloaded for the iPhone and iPod touch. The customizable application contains launch information and countdown clocks, …

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Study: EHR Revenue to Double by 2012

The U.S. market for ambulatory electronic health records will double from $1.3 billion in 2009 to an estimated $2.6 billion in 2012, according to a study published this month by Frost & Sullivan. The report said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Medicare and Medicaid EHR …

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FDA Offices Measure Performance with New Tool

The Food and Drug Administration yesterday launched an innovative performance management system called FDA-TRACK to monitor more than 100 program offices. The system is designed in line with the President Barack Obama’s commitment to transparency, public participation, and collaboration in the government. FDA-TRACK measures data from key performance measures established …

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