Data Management

White House preparing 2.0

White House officials plan to release Version 2.0 of its new government data portal,, with expanded tagging capabilities in the next two months.

Security strengthened for .org domain

Implementation of DNSSEC in the .org domain is the first since the .gov domain was signed in February and marks the beginning of a beta-test phase before the service is rolled out to domains within the zone.

Google debuts powerful search appliance

Google unleashes the Google Search Appliance 6.0, which lets users link appliances to create more powerful enterprise search capabilities. open for business

The Obama administration today got the Web site up and running. It offers federal databases to the public.

Energy-efficient technology to be part and parcel of new SSA data center

SSA officials will work with industry experts in data center technology and energy efficiency during the project's development to identify designs and energy performance goals for the center's construction and operations.

Microsoft releases Office Open XML document-formatting tools

Microsoft has released new tools to further extend the compatibility and interoperability of Office Open XML document formats used in Microsoft Office 2007.

Texas city updates reporting system

The city of Richardson, Texas is using new business intelligence software called WebFocus, which provides strategic, analytic and operational intelligence to optimize business performance.

Microsoft offers free repository for agency data

Microsoft has set up a repository in which government agencies may upload and store their public-facing datasets so that they can be reused by other parties.

Obama White House embraces social networking

The Obama administration now has feeds on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter—in addition to the White House's presence on YouTube, Flickr, iTunes and Vimeo—as places to find official content.

Arkansas tracks stimulus funding with dashboard technology

The Arkansas Department of Education plans to track its spending of federal funding grants with dashboard technology from IBM.

Chiarelli urges support for knowledge management tools

The Army's vice chief of staff said IT leaders need to keep pushing for systems that help users make better decisions.

Kundra talks

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra shares a data-formatting strategy for cross-agency Web sites

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