FEMA revamps Spanish language site

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has redesigned a Spanish-language Web site with disaster information and a user-friendly format.

Revamped Recovery.gov Web site draws mixed reviews

The upgraded version of the Recovery.gov Web site for tracking spending under the economic stimulus law impresses some visitors, but doesn't others.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Congressman uses social media to collect health care reform feedback

Republican Rep. John Culberson of Texas is using technology from SharedBook to invite his constituents to participate in, comment on and debate a pending health care bill in the House of Representatives.

FCC chairman proposes rules to codify principles of 'Net neutrality'

In a speech Monday at the Brooking Institution, Julius Genachowski said he wants to adopt formal rules to ensure that Internet carriers do not unduly interfere with traffic on their networks.

Cloud & Infrastructure

USASpending.gov slammed for sloppy design

A consultant says noncompliance with federal Section 508 requirements, which call for electronic and information technology to be made accessible to people with disabilities, is one of many shortcomings that limit the effectiveness of USASpending.gov.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Federal CTO Chopra: Open government initiative will keep government on pace with innovation

Federal agencies need to follow the lead of the public in using technology to collaborate and communicate, Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra says.

Cybersecurity

Open government could pave way for data leaks

The Obama administration's Open Government Initiative to make government information more accessible could lead to the inadvertent exposure of sensitive data.

Open Government Initiative Web site launched

The Open Government Initiative Web site includes a link for the public to submit ideas, a blog and an innovations gallery that features other federal transparency projects.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Data.gov open for business

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

Cloud & Infrastructure

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.

State & Local

FEMA unveils DisasterAssistance.gov

DisasterAssistance.gov is an easy-to-use Web site that consolidates information about forms of disaster assistance in one place, officials said.

Transition Watch: Will Web 2.0 win over the feds?

The Obama administration will find it a struggle to transfer the Web 2.0 expertise of its campaign to the workings of government.

Group plans standards to help enhance Section 508 efforts

Section 508 Refresh will further specify how agencies are expected to make IT accessible to people with disabilities.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Committee to refresh Section 508

Through the Section 508 Refresh, the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee hopes to build upon existing standards to better serve disabled Americans.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Microsoft buys Tellme Networks

The acquisition is expected to speed development of speech-recognition technologies into a wide range of products.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Office documents

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards has approved Version 1.1 of the Open Document Format for office applications.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Compliance made easier

AccRepair scans each of the files on your Web site for compliance with the rules you indicate.

Cybersecurity

VISTA: Don't overindulge

Despite vital new features, experts caution agencies to go slowly when rolling out Microsoft's new OS.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Ajax and 508 compliance

MB Technologies Inc. said the latest version of its Bindows software development kits has been designed to conform with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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