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Software in some FDA laptops tracks employees’ activities

Reportedly concerned about unauthorized disclosures, FDA officials installed monitoring software on some scientists’ laptops. The scientists say the action is in retaliation for blowing the whistle.

One way to manage BYOD: Limit the options

Intel's approach to managing personal devices, which includes evaluations under five general criteria, could be of interest to agencies of similar size.

Marines find 'best and brightest' via geolocation

Marine Corps recruiters leverage data analytics and geolocation technologies to make the finding the best and the brightest faster, more accurate and more efficient.

10 agency IT projects take 2012 GCN Awards

The winning project teams found creative solutions to challenges in information sharing, end user services, military communications and other areas.

Government runs on IT, regardless of who is in office

A survey of government officials indicates that it is cost savings — not politics — that drives technology purchasing.

TSA mulls use of 'courteous' avatars to speed airport check-ins

The agency is exploring a new way of handling large numbers of air travelers possibly through hologram imaging.

Will money be printed at 100,000 dpi?

Researchers have found the point at which printing meets reality. What could government do with it?

Gauss malware, Apple iPhone show what encryption can do

Agencies wondering whether to encrypt their data or mobile devices should take note of the trouble encryption is giving security researchers and the worries it gives the Justice Department.

Former wartime blimp refitted for border surveillance

Customs and Border Protection is testing an aerostat used in Afghanistan along the Arizona-Mexico border.

30 state IT projects chosen for NASCIO awards

NASCIO has selected 30 state IT initiatives in 10 categories as finalists for its 2012 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government.

Audit finds some holes in NASA's cybersecurity center

The Inspector General says the consolidated Security Operations Center has improved its security but still has some key vulnerabilities.

DOD plans massive database of human research

Expanded PROMIS, developed the the Office of Naval Research, would track human studies throughout the department.

VA forecasts $3.5M in early energy savings from new system

Environmental Management System collects and reports 3,000 energy data points every 10 seconds, including main electrical and water services.

Will Windows 8 work in the government enterprise?

What are agencies looking for in the forthcoming OS, which is designed for both tablets and desktops/laptops? You tell us.

Beware the price of free campaign apps

Some political campaign apps are a lot like politicians; they seem to be more interested in what they can collect than what they deliver.