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QuakeAlert App To Be Tested By USGS, CalTech

Homeland Security News Wire | May 29, 2015

EarthquakesQuakeAlert app to be tested by USGS, CalTech Published 29 May 2015Share| Santa Monica, California-based Early Warning Labs says that a new technology it developed in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) can alert users...

Coalfire Helps Clients Navigate New Computer Forensic Law

Government Security News Magazine | May 29, 2015

Denver, May 28 - CoalfireSystems, one of the fastest growing cybersecurity firms in the nation, is helping legal clients navigate the new Private Investigators Licensure Act, which requires all Colorado private investigators to obtain a specific...

Blog: FedRAMP Fast Forward?

MeriTalk | May 28, 2015

SHARE: Forget tuning in for the Indianapolis 500 this weekend. All eyes trained on the Great FedRAMP CSP Acquisition 500 right now. Smaller companies that pioneered the FedRAMP approval process are selling quicker than Express Lane traffic on the...

Agriculture Department Identifies $1.4 Billion In Savings To Avoid Furloughs

Governement Executive | May 28, 2015

Making good on a pledge to plan for savings that preempt sudden furloughs, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday identified $1.4 billion in "proactive" savings and efficiencies being implemented under the agency's 2012 "Blueprint for...

Federal Agencies Slow To Detect And Fix Application Performance Issues

i360Gov | May 28, 2015

Federal Agencies Slow To Detect And Fix Application Performance Issues Homeland Security Today: As federal agencies move to the cloud and consolidate IT resources to cut costs and improve efficiency, applications have become crucial to government...

CATA Alliance Honors WinMagic Solution And Executive For Technology Innovation

Government Security News Magazine | May 28, 2015

Mississauga, Ontario, May 27 - The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA Alliance), the largest high-tech association in Canada, has honored WinMagic's SecureDoc solution with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University Award for...

Office Space Consolidation Inspires HHS IT Upgrades

Federal News Radio | May 28, 2015

HHS CIO Frank Baitman will join Federal News Radio today, May 28, at 3 p.m. for a free Ask the CIO online chat. You can ask Mr. Baitman your own questions by registering today. The Department of Health and Human Services is joining a growing...

4 Ways To Keep Enterprise Content Management Systems Relevant

GCN | May 27, 2015

INDUSTRY INSIGHT The experience of the government worker is undergoing a dramatic transformation. The rise of mobile, social and cloud technologies has changed how everyone works. People want to be productive anytime, anywhere, from any device or...

City Boosts Data Center Security With Virtualized Network Platform

GCN | May 27, 2015

Surveys have shown that cybersecurity tops the list of concerns for most government IT shops. And as recent breaches have shown, status quo is not good enough when it comes to defense against increasingly sophisticated attacks. In Avondale, Ariz.,...

Steering Clear Of ‘sneakernet’ At Big-data Scale

GCN | May 27, 2015

They don’t call it big data for nothing. A typical whole genome sample is about 150 GB, a day’s worth of HD surveillance video can run a terabyte or more, and yesterday’s weather constitutes some 20 terabytes of data from Doppler radar,...

Technology Takes Center Stage At Innovative Libraries

StateTech | May 27, 2015

For libraries, the emergence of the Digital Age once meant installing computer workstations and Wi-Fi. But as new technologies continue to reshape patrons' expectations, libraries must find new ways to keep up with the times. In Minnesota, Carver...

Blog: Trouble On The Inside

MeriTalk | May 27, 2015

Snowden and Manning introduced the world to insider threats. Not only do we know what that means now, we also understand how difficult it is to stay ahead of such threats. But with the expansion of mobile technologies and increasingly...

Allied Control Recognized For Its Innovative Technology That Could Help Save Electricity And Billions Of Gallons Of Water

Government Security News Magazine | May 27, 2015

San Francisco & Hong Kong, May 22 - Allied Control, a Hong Kong-based innovative technology company that builds immersion cooling systems for supercomputing and data center applications, has won the Green Innovations Award. The head of the Hong...

New Paper Argues For Int'l System Helping Law Enforcement Get Evidence Stored In Clouds

Fierce GovernmentIT | May 27, 2015

A new paper argues that a patchwork of data access laws across the world, some that undermine U.S. law enforcement investigations, should be replaced with an international system that would resolve legal disputes for electronic evidence requests...

Why Public CIOs Are Attempting To Move 'Shadow IT' To 'Shallow IT'

Government Technology | May 27, 2015

Michael Dent, chief information security officer of Fairfax County, Va., recalls meeting with representatives of a cloud le-sharing services vendor who wanted to do business with the county. As part of their pitch, the reps showed Dent that county...

Procurement Prize, NARA Guidance, IRS System Hacked And More

FCW | May 26, 2015

Teach contracting officers to procure digital services, get $320K The U.S. Digital Service and Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy want someone to teach the proverbial man to fish ... for better digital...

Governments Set To Run Video Conferencing In The Cloud

StateTech | May 26, 2015

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in the Orlando, Fla., area has achieved great success over the past several years running video conferencing sessions. The court's Cisco SystemsTelePresence equipment helps Florida save $200,000 in interpreter...

Why Feds Are Taking Video Conferencing To The Cloud

Fed Tech | May 26, 2015

The International Trade Administration has been using cloud-based video conferencing for numerous webinars and virtual trade missions with tens of thousands of external customers around the globe. CIO Joe Paiva says ITA has used a combination of...

The 'no' Teams Try Saying 'yes, If'

FCW | May 26, 2015

(Image: Bacho / Shutterstock) It’s a feud with which agencies are all too familiar: security vs. procurement vs. legal vs. technologist dreamers, with the first three telling the last group some version of “no.” Erasing those battle lines...

Meaningful Use Stage 3 And The Speciality Practice

Government Health IT | May 26, 2015

It is widely perceived that most electronic health records - and even meaningful use itself - are largely oriented toward primary care. Thus, specialty practices have found meaningful use attestation challenging. As the industry prepares for Stage...

How Climate Change Is Making California’s Epic Drought Worse

Homeland Security News Wire | May 26, 2015

WaterHow climate change is making California's epic drought worse By Catherine Gautier Published 26 May 2015Share| California is undergoing a record-setting drought that began in 2012, the worst in at least 1,200 years. California and other...