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Strong Evidence That Syrian Government Used Chemicals In Attacks On Three Cities

Homeland Security News Wire | Apr 17, 2015

Chemical weaponsStrong evidence that Syrian government used chemicals in attacks on three cities Published 17 April 2015Share| Evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs filled with cylinders of chlorine gas...

Why Hybrid Cloud Can Get Agencies Over The Hump

GCN | Apr 17, 2015

INDUSTRY INSIGHT For all the talk of a transition to public cloud in federal IT circles, there is a disconnect between promise and reality. While there have been significant cloud programs to date, a widespread transition to the cloud has yet to...

Your TSP: Is There Action After Retirement?

Federal News Radio | Apr 17, 2015

The federal Thrift Savings Plan was setup as a 401k style investment option for federal and postal workers, and members of the uniformed services. Many experts consider it the best of the best because of its lowest-in-the-business...

Cyber-Attack Risk Mitigation: Key Steps

Data Breach Today | Apr 17, 2015

Cyber-Attack Risk Mitigation: Key Steps How to Avoid Becoming the Next Hacker Victim By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, April 17, 2015. Credit Eligible Mac McMillan ACQ SubscribeSign inSubscribe Healthcare organizations need to take several key steps to...

PortfolioStat Savings Slip, SCADA Attacks Soar, Army Mulls Civilian Cyber And More

FCW | Apr 16, 2015

PortfolioStat estimates off target In 2014, federal agencies decreased their planned PortfolioStat savings by over half from what they reported in 2013, with the Defense Department missing by billions, according to a new Government...

SEC Reveals It Doesn’t Use Email Snooping Power It Defends

Next Gov | Apr 16, 2015

The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission admitted Wednesday her agency has not recently used subpoenas to obtain Americans' email records from Internet services providers-a disclosure that stunned privacy advocates who have accused the...

Federal CIO Tony Scott Expects Some 'Resistance' On Federal IT Reform Law

Next Gov | Apr 16, 2015

What a nine weeks it's been for new federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott. Fresh off CIO gigs at a who's-who of private sector companies, including Walt Disney Company, Microsoft and most recently VMware, Scott became the government's top...

Salary Shortfalls And Scary Skill Gaps

GCN | Apr 16, 2015

States are struggling to recruit and retain IT talent, according to a new report from the National Association of State CIOs -- a problem that many state officials say is already affecting their IT plans and strategies. Filling the skill gap...

Digital Access Enhances Life For The Disabled

Federal Times | Apr 16, 2015

CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Jane Snowdon is chief innovation officer in IBM's U. S. federal government division. Noticeable strides have been made since President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law...

New App Transforms Budgets Into Interactive Infographics

Government Technology | Apr 16, 2015

In 2015, people seem to have forgotten what democracy means. Government exists to serve the people, and the money collected in taxes is supposed to be spent on things that the people want and need. And a new cloud-based budgeting app is providing...

Disaster Dashboard Nears Public Launch, Gets Upgrade

Government Technology | Apr 16, 2015

Municipal open data has a new way to map itself. Open data visualization startup Appallicious has announced plans to use its technology to map all varieties of open and internal data for cities. RELATED San Francisco Pilots Disaster Preparation...

SoftNAS Cloud Version 3.3 Simplifies Powerful Cloud Storage And Security

Government Security News Magazine | Apr 16, 2015

Houston, April 15 - Softness, one of the bestselling NAS in the cloud, has announced the availability of SoftNAS Cloud Version 3.3. Created for cloud environments, SoftNAS provides cloud storage security and speeds backup and archival to Amazon...

Trend Micro Joins INTERPOL Botnet Takedown, Presents At INTERPOL World 2015

Government Security News Magazine | Apr 16, 2015

Singapore, April 13 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global provider of security software, has been a historical advocate in public/private partnerships to combat cybercrime across the globe. The company has now announced that...

A Guide To XenMobile's Choice Of Software Bundles

StateTech | Apr 15, 2015

Citrix sells three different software bundles under its XenMobile brand: XenMobile MDM, XenMobile App and XenMobile Enterprise editions (this is the one tested in our new review). The basic MDM version handles a variety of security tasks, such as...

Google Has Patented Ability To Control Robot Army

Next Gov | Apr 15, 2015

After getting apatent forgivingrobots personalities last month, Googlenow wants to unleash an army ofRodney Dangerfield botson the world. In apatent awardedtoday, the company outlines a system for "allocating tasks to a plurality of robotic...

DoD Eyes Cloud Access Points As Next Major Step

Federal Times | Apr 15, 2015

CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE At the Defense Department, the exploration of commercial cloud is gaining momentum with a new security requirements guide, a handful of pilot programs and a test run of cloud access points that will be a nerve...

How They Did It: Cloud Success Stories

Federal Times | Apr 15, 2015

CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The year 2013 was a busy one for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which moved its website and email to various cloud infrastructures to achieve greater operational efficiency and costs...

DoD Straddles The Public Cloud Fence

Federal Times | Apr 15, 2015

CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The Defense Department has in recent months enacted new policies aimed at accelerated adoption of commercial cloud, even as officials seek to strike a balance between security, savings and efficiency. Much of...

NASA Presents A 'flagship' Example Of Public Cloud

Federal Times | Apr 15, 2015

CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE As agencies look at migrating services to the cloud, NASA's move to a public cloud infrastructure has become a use case for speed, cost savings and increased security. The space agency is currently using three...

Casey Coleman Moving To Unisys Federal Systems

FCW | Apr 15, 2015

Casey Coleman moving to Unisys Federal Systems Casey Coleman Former General Services Administration CIO Casey Coleman is leaving AT&T Government Solutions to become Unisys Federal's civilian agency business leader. Her first day at Unisys will be...

Casey Coleman Heads To Unisys

Next Gov | Apr 15, 2015

Former General Services Administration Chief Information Officer Casey Coleman is headed to Unisys. Coleman, who led GSA's IT efforts from 2007 to 2014 before taking a position with AT&T Government Solutions, is joining Unisys Federal as its group...