ITworld Government http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/39/all en FCC vote on incentive auction plan could further open broadband competition http://www.itworld.com/it-management/415277/fcc-vote-incentive-auction-plan-could-further-open-broadband-competition The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will reserve a significant amount of spectrum in its upcoming auctions of the television band for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi, agency officials said Friday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/415277/fcc-vote-incentive-auction-plan-could-further-open-broadband-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/415277/fcc-vote-incentive-auction-plan-could-further-open-broadband-competition#comments Government IT Management Mobile & Wireless Unified Communications News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:27:33 +0000 IDGNS staff 415277 at http://www.itworld.com U.S. commercial drone industry struggles to take off http://www.itworld.com/security/415206/us-commercial-drone-industry-struggles-take The U.S. commercial drone industry is still struggling to get off the ground more than two years after President Obama signed into law a bill that permits the civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the country&#039;s airspace. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415206/us-commercial-drone-industry-struggles-take" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415206/us-commercial-drone-industry-struggles-take#comments Government Hardware IT Management Security News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:36:25 +0000 IDGNS staff 415206 at http://www.itworld.com Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/415022/net-neutrality-ruling-complicates-us-transition-ip-networks The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/415022/net-neutrality-ruling-complicates-us-transition-ip-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/415022/net-neutrality-ruling-complicates-us-transition-ip-networks#comments Government IT Management Mobile & Wireless Networking Unified Communications News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:18:21 +0000 IDGNS staff 415022 at http://www.itworld.com Two more states eye drone use limits http://www.itworld.com/government/414973/two-more-states-eye-drone-use-limits Louisiana and Pennsylvania could become the latest states to impose restrictions on the use of commercial drone aircraft over their airspace.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/government/414973/two-more-states-eye-drone-use-limits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/government/414973/two-more-states-eye-drone-use-limits#comments Government Mobile & Wireless News Drones Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:34:18 +0000 IDGNS staff 414973 at http://www.itworld.com Kenya to spend $93 million on citizen database http://www.itworld.com/it-management/414959/kenya-spend-93-million-citizen-database After months of struggling to deal with undocumented immigrants, corruption and inefficiency, the Kenyan government is investing $93 million in a database that will contain all citizen information, shared across ministries.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/414959/kenya-spend-93-million-citizen-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/414959/kenya-spend-93-million-citizen-database#comments Government IT Management News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:40:47 +0000 IDGNS staff 414959 at http://www.itworld.com Exposing the source: 13 pieces of classic software whose code is now accessible http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/148949/exposing-source-13-pieces-classic-software-whose-code-now-accessible-414956 <!--paging_filter--><p>The source code behind proprietary software doesn’t always remain hidden forever. Here are a baker’s dozen examples where the code behind well-known applications has come to light</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/148949/exposing-source-13-pieces-classic-software-whose-code-now-accessible-414956" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cloud Computing Development Government Internet IT Management Legal Mobile & Wireless Operating Systems Software Windows 86-DOS A Programming Language Adobe AGC APL APL\360 apollo apollo 11 Apollo Guidance Computer Apple Apple DOS Apple II assembly Bravo California Charles Simonyi code coding Computer History Museum computers Cupertino cybercuture display DOS Duke Nukem first person shooter FPS gaming Harvard history IBM IBM System 360 id Software Image Pro Internet IOS J John Carmack John Knoll Ken Iverson MacPai Mathematica Matlab memory Microsoft Microsoft Windows MIT MIT Instrumentation Lab moon MS-DOS museum NASA open source Pascal Paul Laughton PC-DOS Photoshop programming proprietary punch cards Quake rope memory Seattle Computer Products shareware Shepardson Microsystems software software development software programming space Spear of Destiny Steam Steve Wozniak technology Thomas Knoll University of Michigan Visual Light and Magic Windows Wolfenstein Wolfenstein 3D word Word for Windows WordPerfect WYSIWYG x86 Xerox Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 kgerich 414956 at http://www.itworld.com Some customers aren't sold on US transition to IP networks http://www.itworld.com/legal/414955/some-customers-arent-sold-us-transition-ip-networks Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned about the potential effects on health from mobile-headset radiation and what happens when the electricity goes out.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/legal/414955/some-customers-arent-sold-us-transition-ip-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/legal/414955/some-customers-arent-sold-us-transition-ip-networks#comments Government IT Management Legal Networking Unified Communications News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:23:33 +0000 IDGNS staff 414955 at http://www.itworld.com Ukraine tensions could hurt international security efforts, Kaspersky says http://www.itworld.com/security/414839/ukraine-tensions-could-hurt-international-security-efforts-kaspersky-says International conflicts such as the current tensions over Ukraine could stand in the way of global cooperation on cybersecurity, according to the founder of Kaspersky Lab.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/414839/ukraine-tensions-could-hurt-international-security-efforts-kaspersky-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/414839/ukraine-tensions-could-hurt-international-security-efforts-kaspersky-says#comments Government IT Management Security News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:27:59 +0000 IDGNS staff 414839 at http://www.itworld.com Apple antitrust compliance efforts slow, but picking up, monitor says http://www.itworld.com/government/414732/apple-antitrust-compliance-efforts-slow-picking-monitor-says After dragging its feet for months, Apple is finally making good progress on a court-ordered antitrust compliance program related to the U.S. Department of Justice&#039;s e-book price-fixing case against the company, an external monitor said.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/government/414732/apple-antitrust-compliance-efforts-slow-picking-monitor-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/government/414732/apple-antitrust-compliance-efforts-slow-picking-monitor-says#comments Government Internet IT Management Legal Networking On-demand Software News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:00:42 +0000 IDGNS staff 414732 at http://www.itworld.com Chinese Bitcoin exchange focuses on cash transactions to keep cryptocurrency in play http://www.itworld.com/it-management/414674/chinese-bitcoin-exchange-focuses-cash-transactions-keep-cryptocurrency-play Chinese banks may be cutting ties to Bitcoin suppliers, but that isn&#039;t stopping a local Bitcoin exchange from making physical cash a way to buy the cryptocurrency.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/414674/chinese-bitcoin-exchange-focuses-cash-transactions-keep-cryptocurrency-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/414674/chinese-bitcoin-exchange-focuses-cash-transactions-keep-cryptocurrency-play#comments Government Internet IT Management Networking News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:17:40 +0000 IDGNS staff 414674 at http://www.itworld.com Need an electronic timecard system? NASA has the code for you http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/414545/need-electronic-timecard-system-nasa-has-code-you The space agency has published a catalog of its software being made available to the public, and it includes code for things other than flying a rocket to the moon<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/414545/need-electronic-timecard-system-nasa-has-code-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/414545/need-electronic-timecard-system-nasa-has-code-you#comments Business Cloud Computing Development Government IT Management Mobile & Wireless Open Source Software News 3D aeronautics Business cochlear implants code diabetes Glasses insulin insulin pumps inventions java load balancing mapping memory foam multi-threaded copy NASA open source performance evaluation programming propulsion scratch-resistant lenses soft programming software software code software development space space station spacecraft spacewalk Tang technology Technology Transfer Program Teflon timecards Velcro weather Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 414545 at http://www.itworld.com Obama administration backs disclosing software vulnerabilities in most cases http://www.itworld.com/internet/414443/obama-administration-backs-disclosing-software-vulnerabilities-most-cases The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama favors disclosing to the public vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software in the national interest, unless there is a national security or law enforcement need, the country&#039;s spy agency said.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/internet/414443/obama-administration-backs-disclosing-software-vulnerabilities-most-cases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/internet/414443/obama-administration-backs-disclosing-software-vulnerabilities-most-cases#comments Government Internet IT Management Security News Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:41:13 +0000 IDGNS staff 414443 at http://www.itworld.com NSA denies knowing about Heartbleed flaw for years http://www.itworld.com/government/414306/nsa-denies-knowing-about-heartbleed-flaw-years The U.S. National Security Agency, which has a cybersecurity mission in addition to surveillance, has disputed a report that it knew about the Heartbleed security vulnerability for at least two years before other researchers disclosed the flaw this month.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/government/414306/nsa-denies-knowing-about-heartbleed-flaw-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/government/414306/nsa-denies-knowing-about-heartbleed-flaw-years#comments Government Security News Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:20:59 +0000 IDGNS staff 414306 at http://www.itworld.com Wi-Fi problems dog Apple-Samsung trial http://www.itworld.com/it-management/414274/wi-fi-problems-dog-apple-samsung-trial There&#039;s a new sign on the door to Courtroom 5 at the federal courthouse in San Jose, the home to the Apple v. Samsung battle that&#039;s playing out this month: &quot;Please turn off all cell phones.&quot;<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/414274/wi-fi-problems-dog-apple-samsung-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/414274/wi-fi-problems-dog-apple-samsung-trial#comments Government IT Management Legal Mobile & Wireless Networking News Apple Samsung Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:35:29 +0000 IDGNS staff 414274 at http://www.itworld.com Sweden won't enforce data retention law against ISP that deleted metadata http://www.itworld.com/legal/414202/sweden-wont-enforce-data-retention-law-against-isp-deleted-metadata The Swedish authorities won&#039;t take action against an ISP that erased all retained communications metadata, even though there is still a law in place compelling providers to retain such data, the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) said Friday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/legal/414202/sweden-wont-enforce-data-retention-law-against-isp-deleted-metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/legal/414202/sweden-wont-enforce-data-retention-law-against-isp-deleted-metadata#comments Government IT Management Legal News Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:25:10 +0000 IDGNS staff 414202 at http://www.itworld.com