Small Business Administration has written only one check for Katrina emergency. SBA workers say the new computer system is causing paperwork that once took 30 minutes to process to now take hours
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As many as a thousand Massachusetts children could lose health benefits as a result of the state's change in computer systems, the Boston Globe reports.
Departed FEMA director Michael Brown was warned weeks before Katrina that the agency's computer systems were overwhelmed and underpowered to handle its mission.
People have been using the Web to help Katrina victims connect to loved ones, find shelter, etc. Government largely ignores these resources. How can a Web 2.0 approach to gathering diversity of information be used to improve disaster recovery in the future?
With its reputation dingy, NASA gets a shiny makeover by inviting Google to move in.
Following up on Richard Macmanus' recent post about the new crop of Web-based versions of Word and other Office apps, Phil Wainewright says that kind of thinking is barking up the wrong tree.
Even as netizens complain about FEMA's website requiring Internet Explorer to register for federal aid, the American Customer Satisfaction Index finds federal websites increasing in customer satisfaction.
What's the size of the municipal wireless market? Esme Vos, who runs the great MuniWireless site, has released a study that project U.S. cities, towns and counties will spend nearly $700 million over the next three years. The market will enjoy a compound annual growth rate of 134 percent between 2004 and 2007 and will exceed $400 million by 2007, writes.
Nicholas Negroponte announced detailed specs for his $100 computer, and said that his nonprofit One Laptop per Child is in negotiations with five developing countries - Brazil, China, Thailand, Egypt and South Africa - to provide the machines.
Is this month's spat between Microsoft and Massachusetts of limited import? Richard Macmanus writes that the age of desktop office apps may be drawing to a close.