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Augmented Reality: Not Just A Game, But A Game Changer

GCN | Jan 23, 2015

The announcement of the OnSight application jointly developed by NASA and Microsoft is just the latest experiment by government to harness augmented reality to advance agency missions. The augmented reality headset HoloLens is the brainchild...

Lab's Data Center Efforts Lauded

FCW | Jan 23, 2015

Lab's data center efforts lauded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (llnl.gov) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory got a pat on the back for from its parent agency for its energy-saving data center consolidation efforts, earning an Energy...

Email Privacy Blitz Unites Amazon, Grover Norquist

The Hill – Hillicon Valley | Jan 23, 2015

Major technology companies and advocacy groups are rushing to urge "speedy consideration" of legislation to add new legal protections to people's emails. Companies from Amazon to eBay to Facebook joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Grover...

States Look To Tax E-Cigarettes

Governement Executive | Jan 23, 2015

This article was originally published on Stateline, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts. SUNSET, Utah - Taking a long inhale and blowing a cloud of vapor, Jason Jones, who has owned the Vapor Mania store here since 2011, considered what a...

Feds' Cloud Relationship Knotty But Ultimately Nice

FCW | Jan 23, 2015

What: "Cloud Without the Commitment," by MeriTalk. Why: Federal agencies have been told they have to consider the cloud for IT needs to increase their efficiency and operability. Like any complicated relationship, the one between federal IT and...

Federal Agencies Cautious Of Cloud Commitment

i360Gov | Jan 23, 2015

Homeland Security Today: Although government agencies understand the benefits of migrating services to the cloud, nearly three quarters of federal cloud users remain wary of fully committing to cloud computing, according to MeriTalk, a...

DISA's 'one Belly Button' Approach To IT Services

Federal News Radio | Jan 23, 2015

The Defense Information Services Agency is undergoing a radical transformation in how it serves its customers. The end goal is better collaboration and coordination internally and across the military services and agencies. The reorganization,...

Contracting Officers Not Given Tools, Support To Take Risks, Be Innovative

Federal News Radio | Jan 23, 2015

Innovation and taking smart risks remain foreign to most federal acquisition workers. But with the recent mini-hiring wave of contracting officers and the retirement of others, experts say now is the time to institute much-needed culture...

Assessing Singapore's Cyber Manifesto

GovInfoSecurity | Jan 23, 2015

Assessing Singapore's Cyber Manifesto Education, Partnership, Commitment Are Key By Geetha Nandikotkur, January 23, 2015....

For Feds, Choosing Cloud Services Is A Lot Like Dating

Next Gov | Jan 22, 2015

She's the cloud, and she's the cool, new thing in town. You're a fed in a dead-end relationship with your drab legacy hardware. And because you're breaking up with your legacy hardware soon anyway, you're thinking it won't hurt to test the waters...

FedRAMP To Release Draft Standards For High-Impact Systems

Fed Tech | Jan 22, 2015

Draft standards, due out next week, will provide a baseline for securing the federal government's high-impact systems in the cloud. The move is a huge step forward for agencies - which until now had been focused on securing low- and...

Are You Ready For The Next OS Migration?

GCN | Jan 22, 2015

INDUSTRY INSIGHT More than nine months have passed since Microsoft terminated all support for Windows XP. Even though many government agencies successfully made the transition to Windows 7, it’s already time for IT managers to start planning for...

Big Data Best Practices From Down Under

GCN | Jan 22, 2015

Private companies have become adept at using and prioritizing big data to better serve their interests and customers.  Big data analytics gives organizations insights into their customers’  transactions, searches and purchase behavior, among...

Goodrich: 'FedRAMP High' Baseline Coming Soon

FCW | Jan 22, 2015

Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Director Matthew Goodrich said Jan. 22 that a draft baseline for cloud computing systems that require FISMA high-impact level security is nearly ready for public comment. Addressing an audience...

How A Vibrant Open Data Community Has Flourished In Chicago

Governement Executive | Jan 22, 2015

It's no secret that Chicago is home to one of the most robust civic tech communities in the nation. One of the major figures in that community is Derek Eder, who has been very active in utilizing open data in the nation's third-largest city and...

Labor Seeks Cloud Vendors For ERISA Website

i360Gov | Jan 22, 2015

Federal Times: The Department of Labor is looking for vendors able to provide a FedRAMP-certified cloud to host the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) public disclosure website. The site - which maintains filings on pension and health...

8 Tips To Prevent Data Breaches

Homeland Security News Wire | Jan 22, 2015

Digital Security // By Todd Sexton8 Tips to prevent data breaches Published 22 January 2015Share| Securing electronic messages should be one of the top IT priorities for organizations in 2015. The process should not be overly complex or expensive,...

DoD Intel Chief Vickers Gives Cyber Premier Priority Status

Federal News Radio | Jan 22, 2015

Cybersecurity for the intelligence community has become what terrorism was in the early 2000s - an all-encompassing priority. So much so that Michael Vickers, the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, is making cybersecurity transformation...

Industry News: FireEye, ForgeRock Collaborate

GovInfoSecurity | Jan 22, 2015

Industry News: FireEye, ForgeRock Collaborate Also: Latest from Sophos, Bitglass, AGNITiO By Megan Goldschmidt, January 22, 2015....

ForgeRock And FireEye Join Forces To Detect Cyber Attacks With Identity-aware Threat Intelligence Solution

Government Security News Magazine | Jan 21, 2015

Bristol, England-based ForgeRock Inc., an open source provider of Identity Relationship Management (IRM) solutions, and FireEye, Inc., which stops today's advanced cyber attacks, has announced an integration of intelligence from the ForgeRock...

The Search Engine Of The Future Will Be All-Seeing, All-Knowing ‘Watcher In The Sky’

Next Gov | Jan 21, 2015

Ever since Google burst onto the scene with its pristine white homepage andbarebonesresults page, search has remained essentially the same. There have been improvements: instant search, location- and history-based results, images, news clippings,...