With its reputation dingy, NASA gets a shiny makeover by inviting Google to move in.
CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz hosts ZDNet Government -- ZDNet's politics and policy coffeehouse -- where civics lessons meet technology, nothing is sacred, and everything is fair game.
David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.
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.
Almost everyone has heard of them and many have tried Google Earth and Google Maps at home. But have you considered putting Google Maps and Google Earth to work for you?
Mark Evans has posted a shot of the free WiFi sign at New York's Bryant Park. Seems it's "sponsored by Google." Jaws are wagging about what Google is up to and when they'll come clean.
RedHat is working with IBM and Trusted Computing to deliver a version of RedHat Linux that will meet the needs of sensitive government agencies.
In a little-noticed document, the FCC has declared that the government has a right to ban applications that don't support a backdoor for law enfordement, Declan McCullaugh reveals.