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Minding The Skills Gap, Plus AWS Results, Smart Robots And DOE Event Planning

FCW | Jan 30, 2015

GAO: Skills gaps are more serious then suggested A new Government Accountability Office report is urging the Office of Personnel Management to work with agencies to strengthen efforts to identify and close mission-critical skills gaps in the...

Rocketing Into The Future: Can Containers Help Secure The Cloud?

Next Gov | Jan 30, 2015

Dominic Delmolino is vice president for systems architecture and engineering at Agilex. As my colleague, Roger Baker, noted in his recent Nextgov article, commercial clouds are more secure than ever, surpassing the security of most government...

Amazon To Finally Announce How Much Revenue Its Cloud Services Bring In

Next Gov | Jan 30, 2015

Amazon will begin breaking out the results of its cloud-computing service, Amazon Web Services, starting with the first quarter of 2015. For years, AWS was buried under the"other"heading. Itaccounts for the bulk of revenue for thecategory in North...

Best Cyber Defense: Tech Savvy, Informed Users

GCN | Jan 30, 2015

Best cyber defense: tech savvy, informed users It's become an article of faith that you can't accomplish real advances in cybersecurity until you get the executive suite involved, and that applies as much to government as to private industry....

DOD Looks To Industry For Cloud Enterprise Email

Fed Tech | Jan 30, 2015

The Department of Defense is eyeing a commercial solution for the next version of its unclassified enterprise email. That service is currently provided by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), but the promise of significant cost savings...

In Pentagon's Belated March To The Cloud, DoD CIO Looks To Spark 'national Dialogue' On Cloud Security

Federal News Radio | Jan 30, 2015

The Pentagon's top technology official told vendors Thursday that DoD wants a much closer partnership with commercial cloud providers, and that the department is destined to put much more of its data into privately-hosted computing...

The Pentagon Accelerates Move To Cloud Computing

i360Gov | Jan 30, 2015

Nextgov: The Defense Department is accelerating toward wide-scale cloud computing adoption, buoyed by the promises of cost savings and untold increases in mission capabilities. Read article

Commerce's ITA Getting Out Of IT Business

Federal News Radio | Jan 30, 2015

If you want to learn more about the Commerce Department's broader IT plans, register today for our free Ask the CIO online chat with the department's CIO Steve Cooper on Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. The International Trade Administration is ending its...

Industry News: IBM Launches Identity Mixer

Data Breach Today | Jan 30, 2015

Industry News: IBM Launches Identity Mixer Also: Latest from Proofpoint, ZeroFOX, Virtru By Megan Goldschmidt, January 30, 2015. Credit Eligible IBM has announced plans for a new cloud-based technology that holds potential to help consumers better...

TraceSecurity Prepares To Support 2015 Channel Partner Program Growth

Government Security News Magazine | Jan 29, 2015

TraceSecurity, a provider of cloud-based IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management solutions, has announced that Mike Carpenter has joined the TraceSecurity executive leadership team as Vice President of Channel Sales. The appointment of...

Halvorsen To Industry: 'Let's Be Real' With Each Other On Cloud Data

FCW | Jan 29, 2015

Acting Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen on Jan. 29 called on commercial cloud providers to own up to the challenges of data liability and information sharing, measures he sees as instrumental to the Pentagon reaping the benefits of the...

Beware The Unwitting Insider Threat

Next Gov | Jan 29, 2015

Rank-and-file federal employees and contractors unwilling to "embrace 'The Suck' of security" may be the biggest threat posed to securing federal agency networks. "Accidental or careless" insiders -- employees who click on dubious email...

DoD Wants To Enter The Commercial Cloud Distribution Business

Fierce GovernmentIT | Jan 29, 2015

On a small scale, the Defense Department is allowing commercial cloud providers to operate in Defense-owned and operated facilities, but Acting DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen would like to take that model a step further. Halvorsen...

Halvorsen: DoD Will Take Enterprise Email To 'completely Commercial' Cloud

Fierce GovernmentIT | Jan 29, 2015

The Defense Department plans to take the unclassified side of the it's enterprise email to a commercial cloud solution, said Acting DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen. "Enterprise email 2.0, unclass will be a completely commercial...

Blog: Acronyms Across The Aisle?

MeriTalk | Jan 29, 2015

In Fed IT, it's AFE. Don't recognize that TLA-Three Letter Acronym? It'sAcronyms For Everything. As the elephants and donkeys charge and kick one another over the 3Is - Immigration, Iran, and Israel - there's one acronymon which they find common...

Virtualization, Energy Saving Drive SSA Data Center Plans

GCN | Jan 29, 2015

The Social Security Administration is about two months away from passing a key milestone in its plans to consolidate its legacy data centers and build in its place a modern, energy efficient facility to streamline operations for the next...

FedRAMP High Draft Designed For 'thoughtful' Dialogue

i360Gov | Jan 29, 2015

Federal Times: The new FedRAMP high impact baseline for cloud services was released Tuesday and officials are asking industry and federal stakeholders to examine the controls and justifications and provide constructive feedback. Read article

This Is How Feds Will Protect Sensitive Data In The Cloud

i360Gov | Jan 29, 2015

Nextgov: Officials at the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program have released draft security standards aimed at protecting some of the government's most sensitive unclassified data in cloud computing environments. Read article

Can DOD Networks Handle The Stress Of Big Data?

Defense Systems | Jan 29, 2015

Commentary Can DOD networks handle the stress of big data? By Sean ApplegateJan 29, 2015Defense Department networks are feeling a little stressed out. In the last few years they've been asked to move more information across longer distances to...

The Accidental Hackers: Insiders Pose The Top Threat To DOD Networks

Defense Systems | Jan 29, 2015

Cyber Defense The accidental hackers: Insiders pose the top threat to DOD networks By Kevin McCaneyJan 29, 2015IT security pros in the military are keenly aware of the threats posed by cyber spies and hackers, but what worries them most are the...

DISA Released New Cloud Security Requirements Guide

Defense Daily | Jan 28, 2015

DISA released a new Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG) on Jan. 14 to help provide guidance and policy to commercial Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and Defense Department mission partners.The SRG establishes DoD security objectives to...