Technology

CDC publishes social media toolkit online

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention share the lessons they have learned by using Facebook, Twitter, podcasts, blogs and other social media.

Holy cow! FCC live-tweets baseball playoff game

The Federal Communications Commission put on a sportscaster's hat for a few hours while it live-tweeted a baseball game affected by the Fox-Cablevision dispute.

CIA needs nimble tech to keep pace

Chief Technology Officer Gus Hunt describes how the CIA is building its future on cloud computing, social media and other emerging technologies.

Social networks are most popular Gov 2.0 tool, survey says

Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are the most commonly used Gov 2.0 tools for government agencies, according to a new survey.

IBM debuts CityOne simulation game for urban planning

IBM Corp. has launched CityOne, an online interactive simulation game designed to help local government officials find innovative solutions for energy, water, traffic, banking and retail problems.

Army launches 'don't ask, don't tell' inbox

The intent of the inbox is to help the Army assess and consider whether repeal of the law would reduce operational readiness or unit cohesion.

Army seeks smart 'bots in virtual world

The Army Research Lab wants the best ideas for its Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge.

Are you mad as hell about social media access?

A post on a social media site about blocked access draws support from others.

NASA opens photo-sharing site

NASA is inviting the public to add information and other comments on its historic photo collection on Flickr Commons.

DHS to automate watch list feeds

The Homeland Security Department and the Terrorist Screening Center will use a program to simplify how DHS receives information from the government's centralized terrorist database.

National Guard Bureau tells what not to write on Facebook

The National Guard Bureau is giving advice to guard members on what to write -- and not write -- on social media sites.

Dozens of federal agencies check in at Foursquare

The Foursquare geographic social media site is chock-full tips for visitors to federal buildings.

Innovative NIH online purchasing system honored

National Institutes of Health's Purchasing Online Tracking System generates $1 million in savings a year by eliminating double data entry and reducing staffing and resource costs.

Industry retirees leave mainframe computers behind

Old mainframe computers stay at a company longer than the employees who know how to run them, according to a news report.

Teachable moments from NASA's social media project

NASA debuted its "Spacebook" internal social media system to allow more collaboration a year ago; now it is yielding lessons about how to use Web 2.0 technologies.

IT spending dashboard goes mobile

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra has announced an updated Web site to help the public track the $80 billion the government spends annually on information technology.

More feds will telework under new law

Teleworkers of the world rejoice! House lawmakers have passed a bill to expand the number of federal employees eligible to telework.