Voluntary cyber code needed for online businesses

A Commerce Department task force recommends establishing codes of responsible behavior for noncritical companies doing business online, along with economic and other incentives for adopting best practices and standards for cybersecurity.

Could Google's CEO take over at Commerce?

Google CEO Eric Schmidt is rumored to be on the short list for commerce secretary.

ASI exec departs to join fed's new cyber unit

Jeremy Grant has announced he is stepping down as chief development officer at ASI Government effective Feb. 4. He will lead the new National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. On Monday, ASI Government announced that Kimberly McCabe had been named president of the public-sector consulting company.

Former trade group lobbyist will don Red Hat title

Mark Bohannon, former senior vice president of the trade group Software & Information Industry Association, will join Red Hat Inc. on Oct. 1 as vice president of corporate affairs and global public policy.

Can the Apple iPad get any workplace respect?

Apple's iPad tablet computer is attracting some interested glances from government

NOAA interactive map tracks Gulf oil spill

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new Web features a mapping tool that integrates oil spill data from federal and state agencies.

US, Russia kick off talks on IT

Officials from the United States and Russia meet this week on a range of information technology-related topics.

A heavier government hand may shape Internet policy

Ever since the advent of the Internet the government's philosophy has been to let innovation drive the growth of the information superhighway, but the complexities of the online universe are forcing it to contemplate a more activist role.

Contractor needed for social media initiative

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is looking for a contractor to build content management and social networking Web sites in its effort to become more open and transparent.

NTIA grants lag, but $4.7B expected by February

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is behind schedule in awarding broadband grants, according to the General Accountability Office. The GAO report identifies the problems.

NASA chooses Diaz to lead IT consolidation project

Deborah Diaz will lead NASA’s $4 billion IT consolidation project, an official confirmed today.

Commerce weighs open-source content system for Web sites

The Commerce Department is considering switching its Web sites to the Drupal open-source content management system.

Hey, small businesses: Uncle Sam wants you!

In a governmentwide plan for more outreach to small firms, Commerce Department and Small Business Administration officials plan to take part in more than 200 industry events by mid-October.

Agencies plan small-business outreach

Commerce Department and Small Business Administration officials plan more than 200 events before mid-October.

FCC considers state, regional public safety networks

The FCC is considering requests to form a broadband network for first responders rather than waiting for the commission to create a nationwide network.

Networx awards: Commerce, Labor, State lead the pack

The General Services Administration has released a list of 86 federal agencies that have awarded contracts to telecom providers through the Networx contract.

Feds announce billions available for broadband grants

Vice President Biden announced that $4 billion worth of broadband grants and loans are now available under the recovery act.