Stimulus money deadline looms large

The Recovery.gov Web site for tracking economic stimulus law funds is racing to meet an October deadline, official says.

Group to develop smart grid standards

The Institute of Electrical and El0ectronics Engineers is launching an effort to develop common and interoperable standards for smart electricity grid technologies.

Companies offer help with managing stimulus dollars

Several companies release a solution for helping agencies manage the influx of money from the economic stimulus law. By Nick Wakeman

Recovery board solicits IT vendor ideas online

The panel overseeing the economic stimulus law debuted a new Web site today to invite ideas from IT vendors, experts and consumers.

Cities track stimulus money on new Web sites

Several cities have established Web sites to track the $50 billion in economic stimulus spending cities will get.

OMB wants industry input on tracking stimulus dollars

Starting April 27, OMB and the stimulus oversight board will ask the IT community how to best achieve transparency for reporting spending under the economic stimulus law.

H-1B petitions fall short of cap

U.S. immigration authorities have received only 42,000 H-1B visa applications in the latest tally.

IG: NTIA should apply lessons to grants

The agency should apply lessons learned from previous grant programs to the new $4.7 billion broadband grant program, an inspector general's report says.

Opinion

A bounty of leadership expertise

The defense and government services sector has shining examples of leaders who have guided their companies through both good times and bad.

CGI hires former HHS doc as health care strategist

John Loonsk was part of HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

California to lead states in stimulus jobs

California will get the most jobs from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to a private company tracking the stimulus spending.

Contractors prepare to tap into stimulus' billions for tech projects

Contractors and their partners adjust strategies and form new programs to chase billions in new opportunities.

IBM's Prow keeps focus on customers and delivery

Charles Prow takes on responsibility for IBM's public-sector services business.

Obama names national health IT coordinator

Physician David Blumenthal will lead HHS efforts to direct spending of $19.5 billion in economic stimulus funds for health IT to advance implementation of the nationwide health information infrastructure.

Towns suggests IT committee to improve transparency of stimulus spending

Federal, state and private sector IT leaders should help track the stimulus package, House committee chairman suggests.

IBM, SSA launch federal health records exchange

The system will speed the processing of disability claims.

FedSources: IT contractors to benefit from stimulus

Federal contractors will see a significant rise in opportunities stemming from the economic stimulus package, according to new analysis from FedSources Inc.

Two firms win BPAs for stimulus support services

The General Services Administration is preparing for a massive flood of orders from agencies for help in spending money from the economic stimulus law.

DHS considers unmanned vehicles for SBInet

DHS is considering using $100 million in stimulus funds to add unmanned aerial vehicles to the SBInet virtual fence system.

Budget priorities play to services companies’ strengths

Federal information technology and professional services companies are generally reporting good financial results and raising their future guidance.

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