A key problem with the response to 9/11 was the inability of first responders from different jurisdictions to communicate with each other. As GovExcec.
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Intel is leading a new initiative called Digital Communities, designed to promote the use of wireless technology to provide better services to government, business and citizens. In a one-hour teleconference tomorrow, they'll lay out the program and invite mayors from participating cities to talk about the program.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom yesterday announced plans for a Wi-Fi network, called TechConnect, to cover all 49 square miles of the city. The city announced a request for information and comments (PDF) on how to build the network, estimated to cost $10 million to $18 million dollars.
While various bills in Congress threaten to limit local governments' ability to deploy municipal wireless, Business 2.0 writer Om Malik is pushing hard on a theory that Google intends to deliver free Wi-Fi throughout the U.
The Dept. of Health and Human Services is pushing towards standardization of a number of applications, as well as consolidating operations that have been spread over numerous HHS agencies, CIO Charles Havekost said recently.
The importance of installing Microsoft's security updates in a timely fashion became clear this week with the delivery of the Zotob worm, just four days after Microsoft announced a "critical" security hole on Aug. 9.
Government Computer News takes a look at California's new Technology Services Dept., created a month ago to streamline datacenters and IT operations.
The National Weather Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, plans to back off of operations that potentially compete with the private sector, Information Week reports. NWS has been offering such technological services as Flash-based weather forecasts to hotel services and downloads to wireless devices.
In a recent speech, FBI Director Robert Mueller cited a Computer Security Institute/FBI report claiming that only 20 percent of companies hacked report the incidents to law enforcement authorities. We know that you have practical concerns about reporting breaches of security.
I came across this blog the other day and it made me want to scream. Twice.