Government use of IT
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Sat, April 19, 2014 - If you have an account with HealthCare.gov, you can expect to change your password the next time you log in. And you can thank Heartbleed for it.
Fri, April 18, 2014 - NASA and Google are working together to send new 3D technology aloft to map the International Space Station.
Fri, April 18, 2014 - The U.S. commercial drone industry is still struggling to get off the ground more than two years after President Obama signed into law a bill that permits the civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the country's airspace.
Fri, April 18, 2014 - The SpaceX cargo spacecraft will be carrying equipment needed for astronauts on the International Space Station to test optical laser communications to its scheduled launch today.
Thu, April 17, 2014 - Between the federal Healthcare.gov site and various state websites, more than 8 million Americans signed up for 2014 healthcare coverage on a health insurance exchange. Building those exchanges proved to be much, much easier said than done. Here's a quick look at who succeeded and who failed.
Tue, April 15, 2014 - Anything that hurts trust between countries sets back global Internet efforts, the cybersecurity pioneer said
Fri, April 11, 2014 - The court's real-time transcription system keeps failing
Thu, April 10, 2014 - Federal CIOs face pressure to consolidate their agencies' data center infrastructure. Those challenges go beyond IT, and experts advise CIOs to develop strategic plans so that consolidation improves application delivery and supports priorities such as cloud computing and virtualization.
Wed, April 09, 2014 - As the hunt for missing Malaysian flight 370 narrows, searchers are preparing to use the Bluefin 21, a 16-foot-long autonomous robot, to look for wreckage beneath the ocean's surface.
Wed, April 09, 2014 - Camden, N.J. ranks among the United States' most dangerous cities -- and in 2011, its police force was cut in half. However, a state-of-the-art 'tactical information' center, combined with gunshot-spotting cameras, in-cruiser GPS technology and analytics are helping the embattled city cut crime.
Thu, April 03, 2014 - USAID secretly helped set up a mobile phone messaging program to spread democracy in the country
Thu, April 03, 2014 - NASA announced late Wednesday that because of continuing tensions with the Russian government, it is scaling back work with Russia's space agency.
Tue, April 01, 2014 - Some day, if there's a fire on a U.S. naval ship, a humanoid robot may rush in to put it out.
Mon, March 31, 2014 - Technicians took the site down in order to fix a software bug