The Department of Energy is investing $19 million to improve the efficiency of the nation’s buildings. This investment will aim to develop advanced building technologies that will help Americans save money on utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs. “[Improving efficiency] presents one of our best opportunities for cutting Americans’ energy bills and […]

The Republican Party platform, released during the convention in Cleveland that chose Donald Trump as the nominee, explains the party’s views on technology including broadband expansion, net neutrality, cybersecurity, education, and health care. Broadband The platform emphasizes the party’s views that the government should invest in more broadband development.  “At the cost of billions, the […]

The Superpublic Innovation Lab – announced earlier this year – is now open in San Francisco.  The lab seeks to foster innovation and progress for the city through cross-sector collaboration, bringing down the walls among academia, state, and Federal government leaders. The lab is a product of the partnership among the Office of Innovation, the […]

If you want to get down to the nitty-gritty on the techie side of telemedicine, Jim Custer, the director of product development in the health care division of Yorktel, is your man. For more than 30 years, Yorktel has been the video managed services partner around the world for some of the largest business and […]

Hawaii last week announced its first annual “Code Challenge” (HACC)–a monthlong competition that seeks to involve the local tech community in the state’s modernization efforts.  HACC harnesses the concept of a “hackathon” yet strays from the typical 24- to 48-hour format, running Aug. 27 to Sept. 24. The challenge is a product of collaboration among Hawaii […]

The White House announced that it’s collaborating with Federal agencies and private companies to increase the use of electric cars in the United States to combat climate change. The White House plans to set aside $4.5 billion in loans for electric vehicle charging stations, launch the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to determine where […]

The American Telemedicine Association’s 2016 report card on state telemental telehealth policies was released earlier this month, and gave eight states an A, but only one state, Colorado, an F. The report identified existing policy barriers that impede telemental health and patient access to quality health care services. Each state was graded A, B, C, […]

The Department of Education proposed regulations to make sure institutions that offer online education are monitored and legally authorized by states. There are more than 5.5 million distance education students, and almost 3 million exclusively online students the department is hoping to protect by improving oversight. “These proposed regulations achieve an important balance between accountability […]

The American Telemedicine Association’s 2016 report card on state telemental telehealth policies was released earlier this month, and gave eight states an A, but only one state, Colorado, an F. The report identified existing policy barriers that impede telemental health and patient access to quality health care services. Each state was graded A, B, C, […]

The Department of Education proposed regulations to make sure institutions that offer online education are monitored and legally authorized by states. There are more than 5.5 million distance education students, and almost 3 million exclusively online students the department is hoping to protect by improving oversight. “These proposed regulations achieve an important balance between accountability […]

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