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The FBI recently approved the Promega PowerPlex® 16 HS System for use by laboratories participating in, or generating DNA records for, the National DNA Index System (NDIS). NDIS currently contains more than seven million profiles and has assisted in over 94,000 investigations. It is populated...

Dr. David Blumenthal, HHS’ National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has launched the blog Health IT Buzz, that will allow readers to learn more about health information technology (health IT) and provide a space for consumers, providers, policymakers, and technology experts to share their ideas...

If it ever was a question, 2009 put an end to any doubts about the resiliency of IT. Navigating severe budget cuts, unanticipated reorganizations, and quickly evaporating revenue opportunities across most markets in the wake of financial turmoil, IT retrenched, pushed ahead, and launched new endeavors...

In high school, computer programmer Tim McGowan enrolled in advanced-placement Latin. When it came time to study for the big exam, he was ready to admit that languages weren't his thing. Desperate for a more effective way to study, McGowan turned to his computer and...

LinkedIn is hoping to let its users tap into their professional network across the Web. On Monday, LinkedIn will make its technology available to software developers who want to use it in their own sites and applications. By incorporating information about someone’s professional profile and connections,...

With Google, it’s not uncommon to find millions of results for your search query. The uncommon thing is caring about ANYTHING after the first page. Why? Millions don’t matter. Google users want instant gratification when they’re searching. Consider these facts: According to...

Great CIOs are business leaders and see business results. The time was that being a great CIO involved being a great technologist. The relationship between leadership and mastery of a subject matter is strong, particularly in technical disciplines. After all how can a...

Suddenly some explosively positive and futuristic pragmatic policies about the Internet and global e-commerce are creating amazing galaxies of business naming. With already 1.7 billion online users and 1 billion more on its way the new business naming capabilities befitting advance and intricate platforms of...

A partial list of things for which I'm thankful this week: For American innovation, ingenuity and inventiveness, three “Is” in a winning team that will rebuild our economy long after the stimulus payments are gone and for great teachers who inspire kids to learn and...