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Unknown Clouds In The Government Enterprise

GCN | Feb 27, 2015

In order for government to secure all the cloud services it offers and meet security requirements, it first needs to know how many cloud services are actually coming into the organization. The average public sector organization uses 721 cloud...

Using Open Data To Protect Food Supply

GCN | Feb 27, 2015

Policy makers and industry experts gathered at a roundtable hosted by New York University’s Governance Lab (GovLab) to discuss how open data could help the Department of Agriculture improve yields, climate change resistance, boost nutritional...

House Members Push Bill Limiting Gov Access To Emails Stored Overseas

The Hill – Hillicon Valley | Feb 27, 2015

A proposal to bolster email privacy and set limits on the government's access to content stored overseas gained support from two House members Friday. ADVERTISEMENT Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) and Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) are introducing the Law...

Privacy, Civil Liberties Take Center Stage At Cybersecurity Info Sharing Hearing

Homeland Security Today | Feb 27, 2015

Privacy, Civil Liberties Take Center Stage at Cybersecurity Info Sharing HearingBy: Amanda Vicinanzo, Senior Editor 02/27/2015 ( 9:53am) Recent high-profile security breaches, including the attack on Sony Pictures and the breach of health insurer...

DISA CIO Targets Cloud Automation

Defense Systems | Feb 27, 2015

Defense IT DISA CIO targets cloud automation By George LeopoldFeb 27, 2015As the Defense Department gets serious about cloud computing, the key to making it work is automating as much of the DOD cloud infrastructure as possible while improving the...

Increased Federal Cloud Usage Hinges On Up-and-coming Data Encryption Technology

Federal News Radio | Feb 27, 2015

Cybersecurity remains one of the biggest hurdles to the widespread use of cloud computing across the government. But a new type of data encryption may be the answer to those who still question whether their data can be safe in the cloud. While...

Trinity Returns, DCS Debuts, Senators Back IGs And DOD Metrics

FCW | Feb 27, 2015

DOD users have until May 30 to switch to the new cloud-based collaboration tool that will replace Defense Connect Online. A new Trinity at Los Alamos Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories took possession of the initial hardware for the...

CIA’s New Big Data Hub Will Be Hosted In The Cloud

Next Gov | Feb 26, 2015

The CIA is preparing to take the next step in its quest to shake upthe status quo of siloed agencies within the intelligence community. CIA Chief Information Officer Doug Wolfe confirmed Wednesday the intelligence agency will start using...

Think Fast: Game Trains Sailors In Missile Response

GCN | Feb 26, 2015

The Office of Naval Research has developed one its most serious games: a simulation that tests sailors’ ability to dodge an incoming missile at moment’s notice.  Strike Group Defender: The Missile Matrix, which recently won Best...

PlugFest Plus Aims To Speed Tech Innovation, Acquisition

GCN | Feb 26, 2015

The Air Force is testing a new acquisition approach that would enable vendors to have contracts in hand just weeks after demonstrating their potential solutions. The approach comes in the form of PlugFest Plus (PFP), an event similar to other...

AppealsTrak Helps Agencies Streamline UI Workflow

GCN | Feb 26, 2015

Like most government agencies dealing directly with the public, citizens expect state labor offices and unemployment agencies to deliver the same high-quality service as the private sector. As a result, states are becoming more proactive in how...

CIA To Launch Private App Store Next Month

Federal Times | Feb 26, 2015

CONNECT 2 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The Central Intelligence Agency just stood up a private cloud environment on infrastructure built by Amazon Web Services and, taking a cue from the private sector, is getting ready to launch an app...

Cyber Gets A Boost In VA Budget Request

FCW | Feb 26, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs, which failed its most recent security audit, is seeking a 16 percent increase in its information security budget for fiscal 2016, as it looks to tighten up controls on the sensitive data of America's veterans....

What 'Cloud' Really Stands For? House Mulls Over Pentagon IT Programs

Next Gov | Feb 26, 2015

Some lawmakers aren't convinced the Pentagon is adequately preparing for sophisticated cyberthreats, despite a growing Defense Department budget request. At a Feb. 25House Armed Services Committee hearing on DOD's IT investments, Rep. Jim...

How Much Cloud Is Too Much Cloud?

FCW | Feb 26, 2015

(Image: ra2studio / Shutterstock) What: "Cloud Adoption & Risk in Government Report," by Skyhigh Networks Why: In order for government to secure all the cloud services it offers and meet FISMA and FedRAMP requirements, it first needs to know...

Big Data Puts Agencies At Storage Crossroads

Fed Tech | Feb 26, 2015

Agencies create enormous amounts of data that will only grow exponentially over time. The era of Big Data is upon those in government, where megabytes and gigabytes are being replaced with exabytes, zettabytes and even yottabytes. This is just one...

Agencies Find New Ways To Manage The Big Data Explosion

Fed Tech | Feb 26, 2015

Federal leaders are always looking for ways to collect, store, share, protect and make use of data, something that becomes more challenging as the number of devices recording information rapidly increases. To cope with the avalanche of...

Justice Applying Lessons Learned In Kindergarten To IT

Federal News Radio | Feb 26, 2015

Justice Department CIO Joe Klimavicz will join Federal News Radio on March 4, at 1 p.m., for a free Ask the CIO Online chat. All you have to do is register and you can ask Joe your own questions. The Justice Department isn't being picky about...

DOD Making The Move To Its New Online Collaboration Platform

Defense Systems | Feb 26, 2015

Defense IT DOD making the move to its new online collaboration platform By Mark PomerleauFeb 26, 2015The Defense Department is in the final stages of moving to a new, cloud-based network collaboration tool, giving DOD users three months to make...

Citrix And Google Enhance Enterprise Security And Management Of Android Devices

Government Security News Magazine | Feb 26, 2015

Citrix has announced an extension of its long-standing collaboration with Google by providing XenMobile support for Android for Work. This announcement builds on the multi-year collaboration between Citrix and Google that includes virtual app and...

DOD May Need Congressional Help On Data Centers

FCW | Feb 25, 2015

  Acting Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen may need legislation to accomplish his goal of transforming how DOD data centers operate, he told Congress Feb. 25. "We need to look at how we can expand private-public partnership, particularly...