White House Asks for $1B Boost in Federal IT Budget
Despite the national effort to cut government spending, expenditures for information technology at the federal level will actually go up in fiscal 2012 compared with 2011. That’s good news for vendors. Federal agencies will spend about $79.5 billion on information technology in fiscal 2012, which begins Oct. 1, according to the Obama administration’s proposed budget.

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IBM’s Watson falls to Congressman in mock Jeopardy round
New Jersey can be proud of its nerdy Congressman Rush Holt, the only lawmaker who managed to beat IBM’s Linux-based supercomputer Watson at a mock Jeopardy tournament on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, IBM has stated it will not apply Watson to the general search market to compete with Google and Microsoft’s Bing, but will instead focus on medical diagnostics, among other applications.

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EADS CASA Selects AdaCore Toolset for nEUROn Unmanned Aircraft
NEW YORK & PARIS & NUREMBURG, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AdaCore today announced that EADS CASA is using GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition to implement the data exchange and air-to-ground data links systems for the nEUROn Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle

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