April 07, 2009 - Researchers at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University now have created a new, simpler programming language for wireless sensor networks, which the researchers say is designed for easy use.
March 12, 2009 - Many state and local officials and private organizations are basing decisions -- such as how to build bridges or manage water supplies -- on the assumption that current climate conditions will continue, but that assumption is no longer valid.
February 17, 2009 - The big news over the weekend is Congress' approval of a compromise stimulus bill that includes $7.2 billion to help deploy broadband in rural and other undeserved urban areas, $17 billion for incentives for health care providers to adopt electronic health records, and $11 billion to update the nation's electricity grid.
February 10, 2009 - With the passage of the US Senate version of the $838 billion economic stimulus bill today, and the reconciliation of the Senate and House versions now in progress, we begin to get a clearer picture of what new IT stimulus spend to expect.
December 18, 2008 - As an initiative of the Digital Communities' CIO Task Force, local government and IT industry partners have joined together to offer their advice and support to the Obama Administration.
October 30, 2008 - Public safety officials and chief information officers (CIOs) from many of the largest cities and counties in the US, as part of the Digital Communities 700Mhz CIO working group initiative, have banded together to protest the FCC's new proposed rules for the 700MHz D-Block auction.
October 29, 2008 - Major cities and counties believe the FCC plan to pair the public safety spectrum with the commercially-auctioned "D-Block" of spectrum to create a nationwide network is critically flawed.