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Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter Lab Selects Spirent

Government Security News Magazine | Mar 5, 2015

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has selected Spirent Federal Systems to provide GPS/INS simulation systems for its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Mission Systems Integration Lab (MSIL). The Spirent simulators being supplied will enable the...

Why Ohio’s Governor Is Bullish On Cloud

StateTech | Mar 4, 2015

In Ohio, cloud computing is more than a buzzword reserved for techies in the state's Department of Administrative Services. Cloud has made its way to the governor's mansion. And if Gov. John Kasich has his way, there will be more investments in IT...

How To Keep Legacy Systems From Becoming Liabilities

GCN | Mar 4, 2015

While plenty of public sector IT systems are moving to the cloud, legacy systems are still the workhorses of many agency IT operations. But greater computing demand from government transparency and mobile or big data programs coupled with frequent...

Array Networks Introduces FIPS-compliant Gateway

GCN | Mar 4, 2015

For agencies that need secure access for applications and cloud connectivity, Array Networks announced its FIPS 140-2 Level 2 compliant AG1500 Secure Access Gateway (SSL VPN). Array Networks, an application delivery networking company, said its...

License Plate Reader Offers Nationwide Alerts, Analytics

GCN | Mar 4, 2015

The New York Police Department plans to subscribe to an automated license plate reader database that will enable the department to receive alerts when a stolen vehicle is identified even if it is well outside the jurisdiction, Ars Technica...

Drone Innovators Showcase Single-operator Capability

Defense Systems | Mar 4, 2015

UAS & Robotics Drone innovators showcase single-operator capability By Mark PomerleauMar 04, 2015A dozen or so tech start-ups, innovators and students gathered last night to showcase their ideas for the future of unmanned aircraft technology, in...

Apple, Android Prep 'Freak' Fix

Data Breach Today | Mar 4, 2015

Apple, Android Prep 'Freak' Fix Exploiting Crypto Flaw Breaks HTTPS on Devices, Sites By Mathew J. Schwartz, March 4, 2015. Numerous Apple and Android devices, as well as websites, are vulnerable to a serious flaw, which an attacker could exploit...

Blog: Hillary’s Cyber Gaffe: Why Bother Spending On Security?

MeriTalk | Mar 3, 2015

Revelations that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as Secretary of State should scare the hell out of CIOs. The government spends $14 billion a year on cybersecurity, but no amount of spending...

San Francisco Focuses IoT Platform On Energy Data Streams

GCN | Mar 3, 2015

The 5D Smart San Francisco 2030 District, a joint undertaking of the city of San Francisco, software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform provider CityZenith and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, is moving from a prototype to a deployment state, according...

Smartvue Puts Video Surveillance In Azure Government Cloud

GCN | Mar 3, 2015

Given the growing use of video surveillance, government security directors have been faced with challenges of how to manage security implementation and scalability. Many federal, state, local and tribal governments have turned to the cloud for its...

ICITE Faces 'cultural Resistance'

FCW | Mar 3, 2015

Former acting DIA Director David Shedd says it could be five years before ICITE is fully in place. Bureaucratic resistance is slowing the intelligence community’s adoption of a common IT architecture, according to former acting Defense...

GSA Looks To Upgrade Job Vacancy Management System

GCN | Mar 3, 2015

The General Services Administration is conducting market research for a system that would automate most of the checks, screening, assessments and general processes that go into finding and evaluating the best qualified people to fill agency job...

3 Lessons Privacy And Security Teams Can Learn From Each Other

Government Health IT | Mar 3, 2015

Remember the old Reese's Peanut Butter Cups commercial, where the guy's chocolate bar lands in the girl's peanut butter, and they discovered "two great tastes that taste great together?" Privacy and security are no different. In many organizations...

When Congress And Cloud Collided

i360Gov | Mar 3, 2015

Nextgov: At a House Armed Services Committee hearing last week on the Defense Department's IT investments, Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., mused whether "cloud" didn't really stand for "Chinese Love Our Updated Data." Read article

The Business Case For Cloud Computing In Government

Federal News Radio | Mar 3, 2015

Federal agencies are turning to cloud solutions to lower costs, foster innovation and meet the complex demands of the public sector. Cloud is not just about technology, it's about creating and implementing a new business strategy. This can mean...

CyTech Services Welcomes Michael Alexiou As COO

Government Security News Magazine | Mar 3, 2015

Manasses, VA-based CyTech Services (CyTech) CEO Ben Cotton has announced Michael Alexiou as Chief Operating Officer. CyTech is a supporter of government, commercial and legal community clients by turning data into action -- providing a timely and...

Departing DISA Director Plans For Smooth Transition

FCW | Mar 2, 2015

Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr. (Image: af.mil) In more than three years at the helm of the Defense Information Systems Agency, Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins has earned a reputation as a cost-cutter, an attribute prized by Pentagon leadership in a an...

Cites Tap Yelp To Improve Health Inspection Process

GCN | Mar 2, 2015

Not only is Yelp helping people find great restaurants, it’s also helping health inspectors target offenders and pushing restaurants to clean up their act. Today, cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Evanston, Ill., and Raleigh, N.C. have...

The White House Is Now A Great Stepping Stone For Cushy Tech Careers

Next Gov | Mar 2, 2015

The White House turns out to be a great stepping stone for a cushy career in tech. The recent, high-profile hires of Jay Carney, president Obama's former press secretary, by Amazon and David Plouffe, Obama's former campaign manager, by Uber...

Industry Dives Into NS2020 Draft

FCW | Mar 2, 2015

(Image: Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock) Industry is beginning to digest the 13 documents and several hundred pages of the draft request for proposals for the General Services Administration's next big telecommunications effort. GSA released a...

3 Paths To Efficiency Via IT Automation

GCN | Mar 2, 2015

INDUSTRY INSIGHT Government IT environments are growing larger in scale and more complex than ever. At the same time, demands for leaner, more efficient and cost-effective delivery of services and the secure exchange of information with the public...