April 18, 2014 Texas A&M University Announces Sweeping Overhaul of IT System The reconstruction will take place at all A&M universities and aims to consolidate the current "scattered and uncoordinated" IT system. April 18, 2014 NASA Langley Part of New Space Tech Research NASA's partnerships with industry and academia to develop and hone advancements in deep space exploration technologies will reap benefits, according to one expert. April 18, 2014 Using Telemedicine to Manage Diabetes With the second highest rate of diabetes diagnoses in the country, Mississippi has a plan for delivering world-class disease management to some of its neediest residents. April 18, 2014 Obamacare Enrollment Nears 1.4 Million in California Exchange Overall, the state exchange said about 85 percent of enrollees have paid their health premium thus far, so the enrollment tally may drop. April 18, 2014 Get Ready for New Facebook Privacy Freakout: 'Nearby Friends' If you turn on Nearby Friends, you’ll occasionally be notified when friends are nearby, so you can get in touch with them and meet up. April 18, 2014 Wyoming's Capitol Renovation Includes Tech Upgrade, Transparency The historic landmark will be retrofitted with wiring and other infrastructure that would allow video coverage of legislative sessions, expanded streaming from committee rooms and an overall increase in government transparency. April 18, 2014 The U.S. Navy has developed a method for extracting what from seawater? Answer: Fuel April 17, 2014 FirstNet Explained FirstNet, the proposed national broadband public safety network, is big, expensive and complicated. Here are a few basic things you need to know. April 17, 2014 FirstNet Testbeds (Interactive Map) FirstNet began negotiations with eight testbed jurisdictions, and the projects that did reach agreements should help shape the FirstNet network. April 17, 2014 Data Privacy Policies from Major Ed-Tech Players Draw Scrutiny A review of each group's privacy policies by two leading experts yielded concerns about the use of tracking and surveillance technologies that allow third parties to gather information on students. April 17, 2014 Dane County, Wis. Hopes Pre-Alerts Will Cut 911 Response Times The 911 center board unanimously approved a 90-day pilot program that would add pre-alerting for additional types of emergencies. April 17, 2014 Virtualization Approved for Jasper County, Iowa Sheriff's Office The change would give the department more digital storage and use less physical space for servers. April 17, 2014 Kettering, Ohio, 'Optimum' Site for Cybersecurity Center The Miami Valley Research Park is a front runner because of its proximity to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and a number of area universities, according to one official. April 17, 2014 Editorial: New Idaho Website Earns F in Transparency Idaho earned an F for government transparency after the launch of the new Transparent Idaho website. April 17, 2014 Texas Could Get Millions for "Active Shooter" Training The money would support Texas State University programs that train officers on how to handle situations like the recent Fort Hood shooting. April 17, 2014 Troubled Cover Oregon Plans Portland Outreach to Lure Sign-Ups While much of the country faced a March 31 deadline to enroll, Oregon secured a one-month extension due to technical problems with the Cover Oregon website. April 17, 2014 MNsure Chooses New Vendor to Oversee Website Fixes With a $5 million contract announced Wednesday, Minnesota is turning to Deloitte to help fix the troubled website. April 17, 2014 State Legislatures Grapple with Biometrics Use in Schools Florida could be the first state to outright ban biometric data collection in public schools, in what could set a national precedent. April 17, 2014 Which car manufacturer is bucking the trend by replacing robots with human workers? Answer: Toyota April 17, 2014 The Story Behind #530slide: Social Media During Emergency Response The recent mudslide in Oso, Wash., showed the power of social media during times of crisis.