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Patricia Daukantas

Software AG helps N.D. lawmakers

During late-night debates or heated committee hearings, state legislators in North Dakota can use a new system to keep track of the latest bill amendments.

New ERA for NIH's grants system

The National Institutes of Health will upgrade its research grants application and processing system to an object-oriented architecture using Java 2 Enterprise Edition.

NASA taps Accenture for more IFMP work

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has contracted with Accenture Ltd. to continue development and maintenance services for an Integrated Financial Management Program.

VA will offer IT acquisition services

An enterprise center within the Veterans Affairs Department is starting a franchise program to provide IT acquisition services to other federal agencies.

With 10g, Oracle latches onto the grid

Oracle Corp. is retooling its flagship product to embrace the grid-computing concept of pooled computing resources.

Health site earns top marks in e-gov user satisfaction survey

Customers give federal Web sites better performance scores than offline government functions, but slightly worse scores than the national average of a general-purpose customer satisfaction index

Report: In a crisis, interoperability is critical

An industry trade group says the Homeland Security Department should focus its IT architecture efforts on interoperability rather than technology.

SAN makes storage simple

The Air Force 45th Space Communications Squadron cut the time it spends backing up data from 12 hours to just two and one-half hours by installing a storage area network.

Three companies get supercomputing R&D contracts

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded three computer manufacturers contracts to design high-performance computers for national security needs.

Do-not-call Web site gets plenty of calls

AT&T Government Solutions was adding servers and tweaking performance over the course of the day to handle a heavy load at the web site for the first nationwide do-not-call program to block telemarketers.

Energy will seek bids to manage Los Alamos

The Energy Department will seek competitive bids to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory when the University of California's contract runs out in September 2005.

IAC prepares its own data reference model

The Industry Advisory Council is about to release its own version of a data reference model for a federal enterprise architecture.

Homeland Security juggles architectural challenges

Not only does the Homeland Security Department need to develop a unified IT architecture for its 22 component agencies, but it has to have something in place for developing the fiscal 2005 budget over the summer, a representative said today at the FOSE 2003 conference.

SCO sues IBM over Unix

<FONT SIZE=2>&#009;The SCO Group of Lindon, Utah, is suing IBM Corp. for $1 billion over intellectual property rights to the Unix operating system. </FONT>

Holcomb lays out HSD blueprint

The Homeland Security Department won't own all of the "network of networks" it plans to coordinate antiterror information.<br>

IBM makes $290 million supercomputer pact

IBM was awarded a $290 million contract to build two supercomputers for the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative.<br>

Two Linux clusters among Top 10 fastest computers

Five of the planet's 10 fastest supercomputers are owned by the U.S. government, and two others reside at research centers that receive substantial federal support, according to new rankings.<br>

The name game

<FONT SIZE=2>For 16 years, the National Library of Medicine has been trying to solve the biggest interface problem between computers and medicine: vocabulary.</FONT>

iManage tames the paper tiger

<FONT SIZE=2>The Justice Department's Antitrust Division has made a case for document management.</FONT>

AF medical office hopes rack-mount PCs are cure for costs

An Air Force medical clinic in Utah is testing more than just blood pressure and eyesight. The 75th Medical Group at Hill Air Force Base is trying out a centralized system of rack-mount blade PCs to see if they will save time and money compared with standard desktop clients.