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Top IT vendors reveal their IoT strategies (Network World)

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grab headlines—as well as the attention of IT vendors looking to tap into the growing market for IoT-related products and services. Cisco, IBM, HP, Intel, Microsoft argue that the Internet of Things is mainstream today.

Not surprisingly, vendors are taking varied approaches to IoT, based on their own strengths. “The big vendors generally understand the importance of building interoperable platforms and they are helping lead this development,” says Daniel Castro, senior analyst at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a research and educational institute.    Read More

Cisco's Padmasree Warrior Briefs Hill Staff on Internet of Everything

On June 5, 2014, CPPI hosted a roundtable on the Internet of Everything with Cisco's Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) on Capitol Hill. Warrior disussed how the next era of the Internet will impact a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, and agriculture.
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Center for Public Policy Innovation Hosts Congressional Site Visit of FireEye & Symantec

On May 28, 2014, the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) hosted a bipartisan Congressional tour of two leading cybersecurity companies in Northern Virginia - FireEye and Symantec. Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-FL-21); Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27); Tom Marino (R-PA-10); and Jared Polis (D-CO-2) had a chance to meet with top industry cyber experts to better understand vulnerabilities and methods of deterrence.     Read More

Wearable to Aware-able: Contact, Connection, Context (Cisco Blog, Dave Evans)

Since the dawn of time, humans have been motivated by an innate desire to be connected to each other and to information. Today, we are seeing this need satisfied as the Internet of Everything (IoE) evolves to connect more people, process, data and things than ever before. An essential part of the growth of the Internet of Everything will depend on how mobile devices, connected things and wearable technology adapts and develops to become more aware and intelligent.    Read More

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover lifts off from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. // Terry Renna/AP

US Turns to 3-D Printing for Key Technology Behind Rocket Launches (Next Gov)

October 25, 2014

As the Pentagon looks to develop a replacement for the Russian engine that blasts the Atlas V rocket into orbit, two U.S. companies have been working on a little-known project that could speed up the process.

Dynetics, of Huntsville, Ala., and Aerojet Rocketdyne, of Sacramento, Calif., are already building a replacement engine that could power the Atlas V for military launches and future NASA manned space launches. Much of the engine has been built using a 3-D printing technique know as additive manufacturing.

'Messy compromise' expected on EU climate targets
October 23, 2014
(BBC News) - EU leaders are meeting in Brussels to try and agree the Union's climate and energy targets for 2030. A plan to cut CO2 by 40% from 1990 levels is on the table as well as ...

Pai Applauds House Inquiry Into 'Truthy' Study
October 23, 2014
(Multichannel News) - The chairman of a powerful committee says the government has no businesses using tax dollars to study political messages on Twitter, which drew applause Thursday from one...

China's Zhao named new head of ITU
October 23, 2014
(Global Post) - Incumbent deputy secretary-general Zhao Houlin was elected Thursday to head the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for the next four years, becoming the organiz...

HHS launches $840M in new IT incentives
October 23, 2014
(Healthcare IT News) - Wth basic health IT now near-ubiquitous across healthcare, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has announced substantial new funding meant to help ...

UCSF researchers log 2.5 million patient alarms in one month
October 23, 2014
(Fierce Health IT) - Alarm fatigue continues to be a problem for hospitals, so much so that last fall, it topped the ECRI Institute's annual list of technology hazards. Researchers at the Uni...

US Turns to 3-D Printing for Key Technology Behind Rocket Launches
October 23, 2014
(Next Gov) - As the Pentagon looks to develop a replacement for the Russian engine that blasts the Atlas V rocket into orbit, two U.S. companies have been working on a little-known pr...

West Virginia Computer System Means Growing Pains, Lawmakers Told
October 23, 2014
(Government Technology) - The state's switch to an integrated system means retraining 3,000 employees, most of whom have used the original 21-year-old system for their entire careers. ...

Investigative reporter to join FTC as chief technologist
October 23, 2014
(Federal Times) - Former Federal Trade Commission technical expert Ashkan Soltani will be returning to the commission in November to serve as the agency’s chief technologist....

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