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Chip encrypts Android calls, without the lag time

TrustCall system can turn almost any Android phone into a secure communication device.

In-Q-Tel backs private cloud OS for intelligence community

CIA tech investor In-Q-Tel signs deal with Adaptive Computing to develop a private cloud operating system to meet demands of intelligence agencies.

Oracle issues patch for Java flaws; attacks tied to Nitro gang

The rare out-of-band update closes holes being exploited in attacks, at least some of which are coming from China.

Labor Day salute: Three apps for workers

The Labor Department offers three mobile apps that workers may want to consider when the Labor Day holiday ends.

DMTF spec simplifies cloud management

The Distributed Management Task Force's specification will simplify cloud infrastructure management and ensure that workloads can be easily moved among different cloud environments.

GOP platform: Sell off government spectrum

The pro-business platform calls for auctioning off surplus RF spectrum and condemns government regulation of the Internet — except when it should be regulated.

VA for Vets' automated, mobile system helps veterans find jobs

A cloud-based case management system with mobile components helps veterans get back into the workforce.

Survey: People fake understanding the cloud (even on first dates)

Agencies are going to the cloud and practically everybody is using it. But understanding it is another matter.

Remembering IBM's first mainframe, the 701

IBM's new mainframe is practically a new species compared with IBM's original mainframe, the 701.

The death of the PC: real or exaggerated?

PC sales have slowed and mobile mania continues to grow, which might make you think government PCs are heading the way of the typewriter. But maybe not.

NASA's next satellite: An everyday Android smart phone

The PhoneSat marks the beginning of what the agency says is a new model for quickly developing and deploying satellites.

Baker: VistA code project will stay wide open

A project to streamline source code for the Veterans Affairs' VistA software will remain accessible to the open source community, says VA CIO Roger Baker.

The 3 secrets to unlocking big data

What is different about big data is the ability of emerging cloud environments to process unlimited amounts of data.

NARA gets OMB directive: oversee revamping of fed records management

Records management framework will be based on cloud architecture, secure storage and analytical tools, according to an Office of Management and Budget directive.

How to use the cloud as a developer sandbox

Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research cloud, health IT developers can test apps before taking them live.