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Stories by Grant Gross

Funding, Security Top Issues for US Govt Telecom Managers

US government agencies are interested in unified communications systems that integrate voice, video and data over Internet Protocol, but they have concerns about funding and security, according to a survey.

Written by Grant Gross26 June 07 12:09

Tech CEOs Push Priorities with Politicians

A US advocacy group representing several tech vendor CEOs has been meeting with US presidential candidates and getting a positive reception to the policies it's pushing, the group's executive director said.

Written by Grant Gross15 June 07 11:29

US Government Still Lacking Data Protection

More than half of US government employees unofficially work at home on nights or weekends, raising concerns about the security of the data they're working on, according to a study

Written by Grant Gross05 June 07 11:54

Trade Group Forges E-waste Proposal

The US Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), a trade group representing manufacturers of tech products, has come up with a recycling agreement supported by both television and computer hardware makers.

Written by Grant Gross28 May 07 11:45

Groups Raise Concerns about Cybersecurity Standards

Legislation that would authorize the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create emergency preparedness standards for private industry takes the wrong approach toward cybersecurity, experts said.

Written by Grant Gross27 April 07 12:04

US Vulnerable to Major Cyberattacks

The US government needs to take action now to avoid crippling cyberattacks that could shut down major communications systems nationwide, a group of cybersecurity experts told US lawmakers.

Written by Grant Gross26 April 07 11:57

IPv6 to power 'city of the future'

The city of Harrisonburg, Virginia, will experience a wide variety of new Internet-based services such as mobile-phone commerce and clear Internet video with the roll-out of citywide IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6), people working with the city said Wednesday.

Written by Grant Gross29 March 07 15:58

Vendors demonstrate e-health record network

Four vendors on Tuesday demonstrated electronic health records, one of the first steps toward making the records widely available in the U.S.

Written by Grant Gross24 Jan. 07 15:50

HP faces expanded civil lawsuit in spying case

A shareholder lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard (HP) for attempting to spy on board members and reporters has been expanded to include charges of insider stock trading.

Written by Grant Gross01 Dec. 06 08:40

Value of top US gov't IT contracts drops for '07

The value of the top 20 U.S. government IT contracts in fiscal year 2007 will be US$118 billion, less than half the value of the top 20 government IT contracts in 2006, according to a report released Tuesday.

Written by Grant Gross04 Oct. 06 09:37

Lawmakers grill HP's Hurd, Dunn

Former Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman Patricia Dunn was assured that methods used by investigators to find the source of leaks from the company's board of directors were legal, she told a U.S. Congress subcommittee Thursday.

Written by Grant Gross29 Sept. 06 09:14

HP approves US$3.7 million severance package for lawyer

Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) board of directors has approved a severance package including US$3.7 million in stock options for its general counsel, who resigned Thursday amid a growing scandal into HP's conduct during an investigation into board leaks.

Written by Grant Gross29 Sept. 06 09:00

McNealy pumps open standards at gov't trade show

Government agencies need to move toward open standards and managed services to cut IT costs and improve service to customers, Sun Microsystems Chief Executive Officer Scott McNealy said Wednesday.

Written by Grant Gross09 March 06 08:22

Ballmer: More software will come from Asia

More and more software will be developed in Asia in the coming years, with China and India far outpacing the number of computer science graduates the U.S. produces each year, Microsoft's chief executive officer said Wednesday.

Written by Grant Gross08 Dec. 05 07:38

NSF proposes next-generation Internet

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has proposed a next-generation Internet with built-in security and functionality that connects all kinds of devices, with researchers challenging the government agency to look at the Internet as a "clean slate."

Written by Grant Gross31 Aug. 05 08:00