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Budget constraints could help IT

While there is more cost-cutting ahead for federal budgets and contracting, federal IT services are likely to be an oasis, says a new report.

CIA, Google fund Web analysis firm

In-Q-Tel and Google Ventures are investing in Recorded Future, a company whose technology monitors the Web in real time and develops predictions of future events from that content.

Cybersecurity buzz could be a bubble

The cybersecurity market is booming, but how long will that continue?

State and local health IT spending to hit $9.6 billion by 2014

State and local governments are projected to spend 4.6 percent more per year on health IT through 2014, according to Input Inc., a market research firm.

Networx executive compensation making headlines

“Golden coffins,” other perks outrage stockholders of Networx parent firms.

GAO will review state plans for stimulus cash

Federal auditors will check how state governments plan to spend their money from the new economic stimulus law, an official said.

Ballmer: IT may help reset the economy

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was upbeat at the company's Public Sector CIO Summit, saying the outlook for information technology was not as bleak as for some other sectors.

Treasury grapples with devising systems for TARP

The department plans to release soon requests for proposals for the modernization of two programs -- its foreign intelligence network and enterprise content management system.

Treasury adds more accountability to TARP

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner unveiled a retooled TARP and Web site that will track funds and the effect of the financial stability plan on credit markets.

Autobahn or speed trap?

The tech sector is being put back in the driver’s seat in President Barack Obama’s vision for recovery.

Partner or patsy?

The economic downturn gives agencies a tool for negotiating contract discounts – if they use it.