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Compact Orbital Debris Sensor Detects Space Refuse

Homeland Security News Wire | May 22, 2015

Space debrisCompact orbital debris sensor detects space refuse Published 22 May 2015Share| The number of man-made debris objects orbiting the Earth continues to increase at an alarming rate - with objects smaller than one centimeter (cm) exceeding...

IT’s Role In Supporting Workplace Collaboration

FCW | May 21, 2015

(Image: Sentavio / Shutterstock) Today’s workforce is more collaborative than ever. CEB research shows that the average employee works with 10 or more individuals to accomplish daily tasks, and nearly half of an employee’s performance comes...

Huge Data Sets Are Changing How Humans Observe The Universe

Next Gov | May 21, 2015

People have long thought of astronomy as the science of looking to the stars, but discoveries in the cosmos increasingly come from a different kind of observational power. Space can now be seen in volumes and volumes of information, seemingly...

Secure Sharing: Maintaining The Right Balance

FCW | May 21, 2015

Think you can succeed by zeroing in on a single problem? Sorry, but life is not that simple. (Image: Ismagilov / Shutterstock) In his book “Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems,” Barry Johnson makes the case that...

E-signatures Provide Assurance And Efficiency…but What About Independence?

Government Security News Magazine | May 21, 2015

John Harris By John Harris With the 1998 implementation of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, the United States government made clear its intentions to become more efficient and save taxpayer dollars by reducing its dependence on paper...

DHS To Launch STIX, TAXII Service For Cyber

Federal News Radio | May 21, 2015

The Homeland Security Department is about to launch a new approach to make cybersecurity information sharing easier. In the next couple of months, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (U.S. CERT) will begin using two emerging technical...

OFPP, USDS Throw Down A $360k Challenge For Digital Services Training

Federal News Radio | May 21, 2015

The U.S. Digital Service and Office of Federal Procurement Policy are putting $360,000 up for grabs for the development of a better way to train federal contracting employees to buy digital services. USDS and OFPP released the "Digital Service...

Ribose Becomes First Collaboration Platform To Complete UK Cyber Essentials Plus

Government Security News Magazine | May 21, 2015

London & Hong Kong, May 20 - Ribose has become the world's first collaboration platform to complete the UKCyber Essentials Plusassessment, a UK Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps to protect businesses against cyber...

Hacker Attacks: Not Just Insurers At Risk

Data Breach Today | May 21, 2015

Hacker Attacks: Not Just Insurers at Risk Analysts Ponder Who Could Be Targeted Next By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, May 21, 2015. Credit Eligible The recently revealed breach of a database at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield containing information on...

Key Takeaways From New Census Population Data On Cities

Governing | May 21, 2015

RELATED 2014 County Population Data MapMetro Area Population, Migration Data The Census Bureau released new population estimates Thursday, showingwhere cities stand in attracting and retaining residents. The latest estimates, current as of July...

MyUSA Again, Deltek's GovCon Study And More

FCW | May 20, 2015

MyUSA coming soon -- again MyUSA, the single-sign-in service for federal websites, is getting closer to being launched. The goal is to have one place where users can log in to access federal websites and save profile information rather than...

Boosting Engagement By Taking Town Hall Feedback To The Cloud

GCN | May 20, 2015

When officials in Hanford, Calif., hold city council or town hall meetings, the same five to 10 residents usually show up to offer their input on agenda items. “It might be schedule or maybe it’s lack of interest,” said City Clerk Jennifer...

‘Black Cloud’ Darkens The Enterprise To All But Authorized Devices

GCN | May 20, 2015

The Internet has a fundamental problem with security that’s a part of its very DNA. And if things stay as they are, that problem -- and Internet security -- can only get worse. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and its industry partners intend...

App Glitches Cost Agencies Millions Of Dollars In Lost Productivity

Next Gov | May 20, 2015

How long does it take for federal agencies to pinpoint and resolve application performance glitches? For the majority of the federal tech leaders polled in a recent study, it took a day or more, and that equates to some $4 million in lost...

US Deputy CTO: IT Investment Shouldn't Just Focus On Fixing Failures

Fierce GovernmentIT | May 20, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Federal Deputy Chief Technology Officer Ryan Panchadsaram is all too familiar with the spotlight that's quick to shine on government's problems. He was one of the first technology experts to join then-Federal CTO Todd Park's...

Blog: Our Cloud Learning Curve Continues – And That’s A Good Thing

MeriTalk | May 20, 2015

Lots of people are talking about cloud computing. So listen carefully. Even if the term is a misnomer, cloud computing is a big deal. Here's the thing - organizations can do anything in the cloud that they can do on-premises. So why are Federal...

Riverbed Survey Says Federal Agencies Blame Poor Network And Application Visibility For Productivity Losses Worth $1 Million Per Hour

Government Security News Magazine | May 20, 2015

San Francisco, May 19 - Riverbed Technology, a provider of application performance infrastructure, has announced the results of its commissioned study of federal IT decision makers that uncovered a troubling lack of resources for addressing...

Why Skills Matter More Than Ever In Our Data-Driven Economy

Government Technology | May 20, 2015

We live in an era of digital abundance. Two technology trends - cloud computing and big data - are transforming how we live and work. The rise of the cloud has reduced computing costs to historic lows, while the emergence of big data has created a...

OMB FITARA Guidance Offers Opportunity For CIOs

Federal Times | May 19, 2015

1 CONNECTTWEET 1 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Vance Hitch is specialist leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP and member of its Federal CIO Advisory Council. He is a former deputy assistant attorney general and CIO of the Justice Department. The Office...

4 Technologies That Will Power Future NASA Missions

GCN | May 19, 2015

Despite the conclusion of the space shuttle program, NASA shows no signs of slowing down.  The space agency’s recently released draft 2015 Technology Roadmaps outline NASA’s plans across 15 technology areas, ranging from nanotechnology to...

Survey: 'Always-on' Mindset Slow To Penetrate Government

FCW | May 19, 2015

The proliferation of mobile and desktop apps in the consumer world has given rise to a demand for always-on applications. But the 100-percent uptime ideal isn't necessarily part of the federal IT mindset, according to a new survey from Riverbed....