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GE wants to lighten the load on doctors by automating medical equipment sterilization

Medical Data Is the Next Target for Hackers in 2013

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The next great target for hackers and digital troublemakers in 2013 is health care records. According to a long report in the Washington Post and based in part on research by the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University, despite numerous technology standards written into federal regulations, the many ways...
Medical Data Is the Next Target for Hackers in 2013

Supporting U.S. student veterans with a new scholarship

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The newest addition to the Google scholarships family is the Google Student Veterans of America (SVA) Scholarship. We’re partnering with the nonprofit Student Veterans of America (SVA) to support their mission of providing veterans with the resources, support and advocacy they need to succeed in higher education and throughout their...
Supporting U.S. student veterans with a new scholarship

Robotic Arm Breakthrough Uses Power Of Thought To Control It

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The project, funded in part by DARPA, allowed a tetraplegic woman to grasp and move objects around with the arm after she had two sensors implanted in her brain. A tetraplegic woman has successfully operated a robotic arm using her own brain power. Within two days of having a...
Robotic Arm Breakthrough Uses Power Of Thought To Control It

VA to end Microsoft contract, use more tablets, smartphones

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The US Department of Veterans Affairs has opted to terminate its Microsoft Software Assurance for Volume Licensing agreement for the 300,000 employees who use the tech giant's operating system and applications. The three-year agreement, which typically requires customers to pay an annual fee based on 29 percent of the price...
VA to end Microsoft contract, use more tablets, smartphones

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Google Adds Key Facts About Medicines To Its Knowledge Graph Results

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Google’s Knowledge Graph is quickly becoming one of the key features of the company’s search engine and the company just added yet another area of information to the project. Starting now, users who search for medications will see a box with key facts about them in the right-hand sidebar of...
Google Adds Key Facts About Medicines To Its Knowledge Graph Results

Department Of Veterans Affairs Uses SaaS To Go Green

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Defining an energy efficiency strategy can be challenging for big organizations with multiple large buildings. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that it has installed energy analysis SPARC520 equipment for its Washington, D.C. headquarters. SPARC, based in Charleston, South Carolina, has a diverse portfolio of products that includes human...
Department Of Veterans Affairs Uses SaaS To Go Green

Steve Blank on 'continuous innovation': Tech companies aren't solving 21st century problems

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Eight-time entrepreneur Steve Blank is out of the startup game, and therefore, is in a fortunate position to be able to reflect and speak his mind. So I called on the serial entrepreneur and father of the “Lean startup” movement for a dose of perspective in the wake of Obama’s tech-centric State...
Steve Blank on 'continuous innovation': Tech companies aren't solving 21st century problems

At Last, Microsoft's New Products Are Helping Its Troubled Partnership With HP (HPQ, MSFT)

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The tech industry has been riveted by a question about Microsoft's bold moves into providing cloud software and making its own hardware: Can it keep PC partners like Hewlett-Packard and Dell happy and help them get a piece of the pie while fighting off Google and Apple? A new deal...
At Last, Microsoft's New Products Are Helping Its Troubled Partnership With HP (HPQ, MSFT)

Florida lieutenant governor quits over firm's links to illegal gambling

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Internet cafe company which Republican Jennifer Carroll once worked for investigated by officials over money launderingFlorida lieutenant governor Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned because an internet cafe company she once consulted for has been linked to illegal gambling, state officials said on Wednesday.Carroll sent a brief note to Governor Rick Scott...
Florida lieutenant governor quits over firm's links to illegal gambling

VA disputes charge that it transmits unencrypted personal data over public Internet

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The Office of Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has disputed a finding by the agency's Inspector General that several...
VA disputes charge that it transmits unencrypted personal data over public Internet

Google now includes medications directly in search results, including brand names and side effects

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Google on Friday announced a useful update to its search product: the addition of medications. If you search for a drug, the company will now display information about it on the right-hand side, including key facts such as drug class, related medications, brand names, side effects, pregnancy risk, what the...
Google now includes medications directly in search results, including brand names and side effects

Google adds medication to the Knowledge Graph, might ease our minds through search

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It's no secret that many of us turn to Google searches for medical advice, much to the chagrin of doctors who have to contend with periodic bad attempts at self-diagnosis. Google might not have a cure for hypochondriacs, but it can stop all of us from taking risks at...
Google adds medication to the Knowledge Graph, might ease our minds through search

Facebook offers suicide prevention information for military, veterans, families

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Facebook today announced it will offer military-specific suicide prevention information for veterans, active duty service members and their families as part of a partnership with Blue Star Families and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The social network already allows users to report potentially suicidal content from friends. The person who...
Facebook offers suicide prevention information for military, veterans, families

IT to the rescue: Unraveling bureaucracy at the VA, one project at a time

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An organizational discipline, now being applied at the Department of Veterans Affairs, aims to create enterprises that can respond dynamically to customer demands because their structure is adapted to fit their mission and goals....
IT to the rescue: Unraveling bureaucracy at the VA, one project at a time

VA deploying millions of sensors to track, well, everything

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun installing millions of sensors on just about anything that costs more than $50....
VA deploying millions of sensors to track, well, everything

A little Lone Star love: Microsoft inks big deal with Texas for Office 365

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Microsoft just scooped up a big deal for its Office 365 suite of cloud-based productivity products, inking a deal with the Texas Department of Information Resources. As part of the deal, more than 100,000 employees for the state of Texas — from agencies suchHealth and Human Services System to the Department...
A little Lone Star love: Microsoft inks big deal with Texas for Office 365
Military personnel and their families have a new ally in times of crisis: Facebook

Kindling Raises $2.3 Million Series B for Idea Management Platform

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Agencies often have innovation labs with fun little projects, but rarely do they turn into full-blown enterprise startups. But why not? There’s no reason enterprise software shouldn’t be as engaging and well-designed as consumer Internet software. That’s what’s gotten Yammer and Hootsuite to their levels of success. And that’s what’s...
Kindling Raises $2.3 Million Series B for Idea Management Platform

VA deploys sensors to track most equipment

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun installing millions of sensors to track any piece of equipment that costs more than $50....
VA deploys sensors to track most equipment

Dept. of Veterans Affairs spent millions on PC software it couldn't use

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Rolling out new software to a few thousand users is an involved process for any organization. But installing software that affects hundreds of thousands of PCs as part of response to a data breach while under embarrassing scrutiny is a task that would challenge even the most well-managed IT departments....
Dept. of Veterans Affairs spent millions on PC software it couldn't use

Facebook Enhances Its Suicide Prevention Outreach, Adds Services For Vets And Military Personnel

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Facebook’s role as a social network for close to one billion people can be a weighty responsibility, and today the company took one more step in the kind of social outreach activities that befit a company with that kind of audience. It has formed a new partnership with Blue Star...
Facebook Enhances Its Suicide Prevention Outreach, Adds Services For Vets And Military Personnel
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