Web Applications

E-mail: The next thing of the past?

At least one company wants to phase out e-mail in favor of newer messaging technologies -- and older ones.

Questions are being raised about an OPM system failure that affected 70K job applications

Readers of FCW are having strong reactions to the stories on the Office of Personnel Management's system failure that resulted in 70,000 job applications going unprocessed.

How I solved the budget crisis

With Budget Hero 2.0, you can take a crack at cutting the deficit and balancing the budget. And you'll realize this ain't no game.

IBM's chief innovator peers into the 21st century

Bernard Meyerson, IBM's vice president for innovation, connects the company's first 100 years to where IBM is headed.

Accenture helps Air Force design advanced decision-support services

Accenture has won a two-year, $17.2 million Air Force contract to conduct risk reduction and prototyping for advanced command and control services.

Google turns off tool for searching government sites

Google has stopped operating several specialized search tools, including the Google.com/UncleSam search engine of government-related Web sites.

VanRoekel leaving FCC to join USAID, newspaper says

Steven VanRoekel, who left Microsoft in 2009 to take a high-profile position to revamp the online presence of the Federal Communications Commission, is moving on, according to The Hill newspaper.

SEALs call in reinforcements for website

Navy seeking contractor to bolster its website.

How much fun and games do federal websites need?

Are flashy interactive features really necessary for a government website to be considered "good?"

Is 'big data' the next big thing? Big Blue thinks so.

The concept of big data mining is the latest example of innovative thinking that has been the hallmark of IBM Corp. since its founding in 1911.

3 excellent reasons to ignore the Royal Wedding

Streaming video will encircle, nay, strangle the globe, and the Prattle Royale will continue all day. It might not be as pretty as you think.

NARA's Foursquare mobile app coming to NYC, and World Bank names app contest winners

The National Archives and Records Administration is expanding its popular augmented reality mobile application to New York City this month, and the World Bank just announced the winners of its global application contest.

Looking for help from veterans (again)

FCW wants to know what you think of the VA's new Blue Button personal health record Web application.

E-mail snafu no reason to disqualify company's bid

The Federal Claims Court ruled that a company's bid proposal was not late because it "was both reached and received by the government's e-mail servers before the due date."

Agencies coordinate efforts to get Japan info out with special web code

People who want information about the earthquake, tsunami and now, nuclear peril in Japan can find it at agency sites thanks to special suffix.

Mitre calls all innovators for ID contest

Mitre Corp. has launched of an identity recognition competition open to techies, amateurs and professionals, individuals, and teams alike who think they have an idea to improve identity recognition technologies.

HHS starts health data section on Data.gov

A new section on the Data.gov site features 127 datasets, a blog, and a catalog of applications developed to display and analyze health data.