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Linux vendors push for government customers

Linux vendors say they're gaining ground in the U.S. government, even though a session on open-source software in government drew a small crowd at the FOSE trade show in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

Written by Grant Gross08 April 05 07:34

Judge questions impact of settlement

A U.S. district court judge on Wednesday praised Microsoft for efforts to improve technical documentation for its communications protocols, but questioned the effect in the marketplace of her final judgment in the U.S. government's antitrust case against the software giant.

Written by Grant Gross10 Feb. 05 11:46

IT vendors push for open-standards health network

Eight large U.S. IT vendors have joined together in calling for open standards to be used in building a nationwide health information network proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Written by Grant Gross27 Jan. 05 09:18

FBI trying to salvage $170 million software package

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will attempt to salvage parts of a US$170 million case-management software package despite growing criticism that the 4-year-old project doesn't work as expected.

Written by Grant Gross17 Jan. 05 08:35

RFID and privacy: Debate heating up in Washington

Privacy advocates and some lawmakers are pushing a debate over potential privacy abuses from the growing use of radio frequency identification chips as huge retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores move toward large-scale use of the technology.

Written by Grant Gross31 May 04 09:14

China agrees to drop WAPI standard

The government of China has agreed to suspend indefinitely its proposed proprietary national standard for wireless LANs after objections from the U.S. government and IT vendors, U.S. and Chinese officials announced Wednesday.

Written by Grant Gross22 April 04 12:46

US Government Cracks Down on Internet Fraud

More than 130 people have been arrested and US$17 million worth of property seized in an Internet fraud sweep announced Friday by three US government agencies.

Written by Grant Gross20 May 03 10:20