Old system is running out of addresses as more devices -- anything from ovens to aircraft -- become controllable remotely over the Internet.
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Uncertain funding mechanisms and a poor governing structure are among the problems jeopardizing the effort to create a wireless network for first responders.
Communal approach will let the public submit existing inventions known as "prior art" and comment on their relevance to patent applications.
Department cites cost and compatibility issues in decision to hold off on updates.
Lurita Doan says announcement of multi-billion-dollar Networx award will come in "next few days."
The big barrier in the private sector is the bottom line, analyst says.
Project has the potential to misidentify people and mistakenly associate them with terrorism or other crimes.
Changes could save the agency $15 million, but may make administrators’ jobs more complex.
New contracts to launch within days; already low base fee will drop more, but will apply even to small orders.
Departures of Senior Executive Service members higher than normal in first few months of 2007.