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  • USA: DHS focuses on single biometric ID card, reader

    The Homeland Security Department is working to help develop a single biometric card and reader that can handle multiple requirements for secure border crossings, Secretary Michael Chertoff said at a travel conference today.

    The goal is to harmonize the upcoming People Access Security Service card, known as PASS, for frequent border crossers with existing trusted traveler programs for Canadians, Mexicans and truck drivers, he said in his prepared remarks.

  • USA: E-gov scores fall into the red

    Four agencies have fallen behind in how they use their enterprise architectures, according to the latest e-government scores on the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) scorecard.

    The Smithsonian Institution’s overall score plunged the farthest, falling from green to red in the quarterly report on agency progress in meeting the five areas of the PMA. Along with the Smithsonian, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Office of Personnel Management and the Small Business Administration earned red scores.

  • USA: Government Customer Service: No Longer an Oxymoron?

    Many government agencies have grasped the need to move beyond the first e-government initiatives they deployed, such as self-service or dynamic Web pages. "That is the one channel citizens expect the government to have mastered. Now it is recognized there is a need for the government to be flexible in its technology approach to meet peoples' needs," said Accenture's David Roberts.

    Next year, when taxpayers call the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for help answering questions as they fill out a return, they will know how many minutes they will have to wait on hold before they can speak with an agent.

  • USA: Michigan Releases Shared Data Center RFI

    Michigan has formally launched an initiative to build a massive new data center that will provide cloud computing services to state agencies, cities, counties and schools across the state.

    The Michigan Department of Information Technology (MDIT) -- in conjunction with the state's Department of Treasury and Department of Management and Budget -- issued a request for information (RFI) Jan. 7 seeking industry feedback on forming a public-private partnership to build and operate the facility.

  • USA: N.Y. e-health group drives roots into state HIE economy

    State e-health collaboratives across the country are gearing to submit their operational plans for the health information exchange (HIE) portion of the federal stimulus funds under the HITECH Act. New York eHealth collaborative is no exception, but it finds itself at a critical juncture.

    With a new executive director leading the not-for-profit corporation, NYeC is at an "important crossroads" for what its next steps will be, according to Carol Raphael, its board chairwoman.

  • USA: OPM preparing online learning contract

    The Office of Personnel Management by early March will release a request for proposals for online training services for its E-Learning e-government project.

    The multiple award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract will feature nine service categories and have one base year with four one-year options. E-Learning is one of five Quicksilver projects OPM is managing.

  • USA: Tarrant County records increase in early tax payments

    Boosted by better economic times and streamlined payment methods, Tarrant County's property tax collections soared past $100 million in the largest-ever collection for the October-through-December period, Tax Assessor-Collector Betsy Price said Tuesday.
  • USA: Telemedicine program tested in Minnesota

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota’s 10,000 employees and family members are part of a new pilot program testing the insurer’s Online Care Anywhere program. The program is designed to allow patients access to medical care from home or work via computer or phone.

    “Online Care Anywhere is a dynamic new tool that can be used to make health care less costly and more convenient for consumers,” Pat Geraghty, president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), said in a prepared statement.

  • USA: Texas bill would replace vehicle inspection stickers with RFID tags

    Privacy experts have concerns about the proposal

    A Texas legislator has filed a bill that would, in part, call for the state to replace vehicle inspection stickers with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, otherwise known as transponders.

    But the idea doesn't sit well with some privacy experts.

  • USA: Workgroup may propose extending HIPAA to health info exchanges

    A workgroup of the American Health Information Community is likely to recommend in May that the privacy and security rules associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 be extended to apply to almost all users of health information exchanges.

    Although AHIC’s Confidentiality, Privacy and Security Workgroup is still debating the exact wording, members did not take issue with the intent of the recommendation during an April 12 meeting at the Department of Health and Human Services headquarters in Washington.

  • USDA Farm Service Agency Introduces Redesigned Web Site

    Teresa Lasseter, administrator for USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA), Oct. 13 announced the introduction of the newly designed FSA, customer-focused, Web site at www.fsa.usda.gov.

    The redesigned Web site improves the delivery of information and services to Web site visitors and employees and meets USDA's eGovernment strategic goals prompted by the President's Management Agenda.

  • Vereinigte Arabische Emirate formalisieren Netz-Zensur

    Die Regulierungsbehörde der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate hat ein neues Regelwerk für die Zensur des Internet erarbeitet. Wie die Zeitung The National berichtet, müssen sich die beiden Internet-Provider des Landes, Etisalat und du, ab Ende August an die neue "Internet Access Management Policy" halten. Zukünftig soll für die Provider klarer sein, was sie zu filtern haben. Details über die Regeln sind aber nicht bekannt. Gleichzeitig sollen angeblich rund 1.000 Websites, die bisher blockiert wurden, freigegeben werden. Grund dafür dürfte sein, dass Inhalte, die von den Zensoren als anstößig empfunden werden, von diesen Seiten entfernt wurden. Um welche Seiten es sich handelt, verrät die Behörde nicht

  • WeGO's new offices in UAE, Kazakhstan, Ecuador to share Korea's smart city technologies

    The World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) has opened three new regional offices in Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates, Almaty of Kazakhstan and Cuenca of Ecuador to propel global smart city cooperation initiatives.

    The organization will introduce achievements and goals of these new regional offices during its annual conference to be held at the Seoul Global Center on Tuesday.

  • WeRide launches first fully driverless robobus ride in Mideast

    WeRide, a global leader in autonomous driving, joined hands with Saudi Company for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI) for the first test ride of driverless robobus in the Middle East. WeRide had earlier launched the driverless robotaxi service in Abu Dhabi.

    This is the first fully driverless test ride of robobus in the Middle East country which will run from today (September 19) until September 22.

  • ZA: Dubai-based URB reveal designs for Africa’s largest sustainable city

    Self-sufficient city

    • 17 KM2
    • $20 Billion USD
    • Eastern region of South Africa
    • 150,000 residents
    • 40,000 residential units

    Dubai-based URB have unveiled plans to develop Africa’s largest sustainable city known as THE PARKS. The city will provide the world’s highest standard for sustainable living for 150,000 residents. The city will also produce 100% of its energy, water & food on site to become a self-sufficient destination.

  • ZA: Smart City Dubai is a good example for SA on how to improve efficiencies

    The Smart City Dubai example offers South Africa how to improve efficiencies for both tourists and locals by reducing costs, red-tape via unnecessary paper work and wasted hours.

    Earlier this year President Cyril Ramaphosa bore the brunt of a South African backlash after his State of the Nation Address when he announced it was time for South Africa to consider building a smart city.

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