Posts By Bailey McCann

LightSquared searches for new CEO, affirms network

LightSquared, the company recently blocked by the Federal Communications Commission from going forward on its wireless broadband project is now looking for a new CEO. The company announced in a statement yesterday that Sanjiv Ahuja has resigned from his position. The organization is currently seeking new leadership and has affirmed its goal of building outRead… Read more »

RTI launches real-time SOA platform for critical infrastructure

In order to streamline costs and improve performance, more state and local governments are looking at smart grid technology. In order to meet that demand, companies are adapting enterprise technology to provide real-time monitoring for infrastructure systems. Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has launched RTI Connext™ a real-time Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) platform that can be usedRead… Read more »

Ohio to expand medical corridor over new ultra-fast broadband network

Ohio is pushing forward on a ten-fold boost to its broadband network speeds. In an event today that included Governor Kasich and researchers from Ohio State, University of Cincinnati, Summa Western Reserve Hospital and Case Western Reserve University officials outlined the state’s plan to become a world leader in medical research. Ohio is launching theRead… Read more »

Washington state faces tough decisions on health care funding

Washington state’s health care system is facing dire cuts and is coming under fire from health care providers. State lawmakers are working to close a $1 billion budget shortfall and significant cuts to health services for low-income individuals have been proposed leading to an outcry from providers. The American College of Emergency Physicians issued aRead… Read more »

Growing number of working households put 50% of their income into housing

Despite a variety of programs designed to reduce the cost burden on homeowners in the wake of the financial crisis, a new study from the Center for Housing Policy confirms that many working households are paying half or more of their income into housing costs. CivSource spoke with Laura Williams, research associate with the CenterRead… Read more »

Managing risk before it manages you

Last month I attended the International Disaster Conference & Expo in New Orleans along with former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. It was an extraordinary event with more than 1,400 people from 27 countries represented. The prominent list of speakers, including Secretary Ridge, made it clear that the topic of crisis management, emergency responseRead… Read more »

States lurch toward health care reform

States are moving toward health care reform but not without significant challenges. Nearly every aspect of federal health care reform legislation has been politicized and yet federal deadlines loom large. Federal health care reform legislation created new and signficant requirements for states to comply with leading many states to launch court challenges claiming overreach andRead… Read more »

NIST to build cybersecurity research center in Maryland

The state of Maryland and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced a partnership that will create a cybersecurity monitoring center in Maryland. The center will focus on cybersecurity research with support from both the public and private sectors. The new center will be called the National Cyber Security Center of ExcellenceRead… Read more »

NC Telehealth Network connects first non-profit hospital

The North Carolina Telehealth Network (NCTN) has connected its first non-profit hospital. The Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC will be connected to the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) thanks to completion of the first phase of the state’s Golden Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative. Vidant Medical Center is part of Vidant Health,Read… Read more »