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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...

The Pentagon Accelerates Move To Cloud Computing

Next Gov | Jan 29, 2015

The Defense Department is accelerating toward wide-scale cloud computing adoption, buoyed by the promises of cost savings and untold increases in mission capabilities. However, the largest potential consumer of cloud computing services in the U.S....

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...

ShotSpotter Adds Six New Cities In Second Half Of 2014; Now In More Than 90 Cities To Help Deter Illegal Gunfire

Government Security News Magazine | Jan 28, 2015

Newark, CA-based SST, Inc., the maker of ShotSpotter and a provider of gunfire detection, location, alerting and analysis, has announced it is now deployed in more than 90 cities worldwide, with six new cities -- Denver, CO; Detroit, MI;...

Iron Mountain Appoints Bill O’Neill To Lead Federal Business

Government Security News Magazine | Jan 28, 2015

Iron Mountain Incorporated, a provider of storage and information management services, has announced that Bill O'Neill will be joining the company as vice president and general manager for Iron Mountain's Government Services business. In his new...

FedRAMP Releases Draft For Higher Security Cloud Computing Authorization, Seeks Public Input

Fierce GovernmentIT | Jan 28, 2015

The federal government Jan. 27 released a long-awaited draft document that establishes a high baseline of security controls for cloud computing service providers, allowing them to host some of the federal government's most sensitive information....

How A Computing Powerhouse Delivers Health Care Insights

GCN | Jan 28, 2015

Health datasets come in many orders of magnitude, but few are as large as the public health big data being gathered and analyzed by computers at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Lab. About four years ago, the ORNL decided to amass as...

Q&A: DOJ’s Joe Klimavicz Discusses Data Center Consolidation

Fed Tech | Jan 28, 2015

In addition to serving as the Department of Justice's CIO, Joseph Klimavicz leads the Data Center Consolidation Task Force for the CIO Council, an interagency forum on IT management. The task force brings together data center program managers,...

Senators Resurrect Bill To Require A Warrant For Email Searches

The Hill – Hillicon Valley | Jan 28, 2015

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) are renewing their push to add increased protection to people's emails. The bipartisan duo urged all of their colleagues to support an update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which...

GSA Spends Over $100 Million For New Cloud Services

i360Gov | Jan 28, 2015

Nextgov: The General Services Administration is the latest agency to commit big bucks to cloud computing, awarding Laurel, Maryland-based Aquilent a 5-year blanket purchase agreement for cloud services worth up to $100 million. Awarded through...

FedRAMP Releases Draft High Impact Baseline

i360Gov | Jan 28, 2015

Federal Times: The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) released a highly anticipated draft of a new cloud security certification level Tuesday, Jan. 27. When finalized, the new high impact baseline will be the strongest...