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Federal Budget Promises Stable IT Spending – Unless Politics Interferes

Just when the U.S. federal budget situation seemed about to settle down -- it didn't ...

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Surveys Reveal Lax Mobile Security Among Federal Workers

The use of mobile devices provides significant benefits in convenience and workplace productivity. However, two recent reports indicate that, in the enthusiasm for using mobile technologies, U.S. government workers too often ignore security protocols associated with mobile IT ...

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NIST Seeks Review of Email Safety Doc

Email systems have become so routine that consumers and workers often regard them as simply part of the furniture -- like a standard-issue desk at a government or business office ...

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NIST Seeks Business Partners to Boost Email Security

The controversy over the management of email systems by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in the spotlight since March. More recently, in October, the CIA director acknowledged that his personal email had been hacked ...

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OMB Prohibits ‘Wasteful’ PC Purchasing Practices

Consumers who purchase desktop or laptop computers are able to select various options, such as screen size or type of processor. When it comes to paying for the device, however, each consumer has the buying leverage of exactly one ...

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Federal Investment in Big Data Applications Heads for Liftoff

U.S. government agencies appear to have gotten the memo: Big data is good for you ...

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Federal Agencies Warming Up to Big Data

It just makes too much sense. Big government can function much better if government agencies take advantage of the benefits of big data technologies. Given the perception that governments operate on a bias favoring the status quo, it may come as a surprise that U.S. government agencies are slowly but surely embracing the adoption of big data innovations...

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Federal Cybersecurity Performance Gets Mixed Reviews

The spectacular database breach that affected nearly 21 million people highlighted the continuing vulnerability of U.S. government information technology systems, despite the expenditure of billions each year for cybersecurity programs. ...

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Feds Award $500M Credit-Monitoring Contract Following OPM Breach

The U.S. government spends millions of dollars on information technology systems designed to prevent cybersecurity attacks, but the attacks still occur. Government agencies are hopeful that the learning curve will improve dramatically, and breaches will be reduced ...

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Court Bolsters FTC’s Authority to Regulate Cybersecurity

Companies that experience data security breaches have a lot to worry about -- but their problems encompass much more than responding to irate consumers ...

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US Agencies Getting the Hang of Doing More With Less

U.S. government agencies are gradually learning to deal with budget constraints in the management and procurement of information technology. The emphasis on productivity comes from the Obama administration, the ripple effects of budget sequestration, and congressional pressure for efficiency ...

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White House Wants Feedback on IT Contract Security

Cybersecurity is a key component of all contracts between U.S. government agencies and information technology vendors. Yet cyberbreaches continue to occur -- some of them with alarming scope and depth ...

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Vendors Should Keep a Weather Eye on Defense IT

The U.S. Defense Department is seeking vendors to participate in a multiyear information technology support program with a total contract value of US$12 billion. DoD has indicated it will release a Request for Proposals for the Encore III program, which covers a wide range of IT services, by the end of this month. ...

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Legislation Aims to Bring Product Warranties Into the Internet Age

The process of "checking the fine print" always has been an important aspect of consumer behavior. For product manufacturers, providing important transaction information to consumers also has been a challenging part of business operations. ...

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US House Opens Up to Open Source

Providers of open source software recently found another market: the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. That market easily will grow to many thousands of potential open source users when the staffs of each representative, as well as the staffs of various House committees, are added to the total ...

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DoD Sets Ambitious Cloud Goals

The U.S. Defense Department, often cited as a bit sluggish in taking advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, appears now to be emerging as a government leader in adopting the technology. ...

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The Feds’ Slow March to the Cloud

Where is the U.S. government going with the cloud? With annual federal spending on the technology now well over US$2 billion, it appears that cabinet departments and a host of other federal agencies "get it" in terms of appreciating cloud benefits. ...

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Internet Players Wrestle with Proposals to Prevent Capture

The Internet is run by a bunch of geeks sitting in a darkened space, lit only by the glow from LED screens, right? That Hollywood image may be how the general public perceives what it takes to send and receive emails, deliver apps, enable electronic transactions, and store great gobs of data ...

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US Internet Handoff Generates Sparks in Congress

The U.S. government has played a central -- perhaps critical -- role in the development of the Internet. Currently the U.S. retains a stewardship position in the worldwide operation of the Internet through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an agency within the Commerce Department. ...

Are Feds Losing the Cybersecurity Fight?

U.S. government agencies have invested time, effort and significant funding in the last several years to meet the challenges of cybersecurity threats. Unfortunately, the payoff has been disappointing, according to a report from the ISC2 Foundation, an affiliate of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ...

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