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As cyber threats get smarter, prevention must keep pace

NIST offers practical guidance on intrusion detection and prevention systems to help counter the new breed of stealthy, targeted attacks.

Big desktop performance in a, literally, Tiny package

The ThinkCentre M92p Tiny packs the performance of a full-size desktop on a modest physical and electrical footprints.

Students 3D print a boat from milk jugs -- are jetliners next?

If a student team can build a homemade 3D printer that can produce a boat, the administration's $60 million foray into advanced manufacturing technology could hold promise.

Census API opens data to developers

The bureau's first public API will let developers make use of Census statistics, and let people and local governments make use of the apps developers create.

DOD wants cyberterrorism-prediction software

DARPA seeks proposals for new software that can scour social media and other sites to predict cyberterrorism events.

Army's 'Kraken' puts data from many sensors onto one screen

With troop drawdowns in Afghanistan, the Army will use computerized surveillance technology to improve perimeter security and help protect small units in remote outposts.

NASCIO's new plan: CIOs take the lead

Top state IT leaders have adopted a new strategic plan aimed at putting a stronger emphasis on CIO leadership.

This UPS will scare off phantom power loads

The Tripp Lite UPS System cuts down on wasted electricity by combining a smart power strip and UPS in one device.

After what happened in Vegas, feds keep low profile at Black Hat

It would be a shame if feds were scared away from information-rich conferences like Black Hat because of the excesses of some GSA managers.

iPad, iPhone's kernel-up security could be a better bet for gov

At Black Hat, Apple's security chief gave a rare look into how the company hardens its iOS operating system.

GSA looking to turn everything into a service

Everything-as-a-Service has emerged in the post-personal computer era as a cost-effective, streamlined way to buy IT services and solutions.

Mass. health authority uses ID software to prevent fraud

The Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority is using LexisNexis identity management software to verify the residency information of people participating in the exchange.

AC/DC 'Thunderstruck' worm and the rise of infrastructure attacks

The NSA's chief says attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure increased 17-fold in two years, while Iran's nuclear program continues to be a target.

'Hit man' phishing scam makes an offer you can refuse

Phishing is the most common attack used against federal networks, so it's important to be aware of the latest techniques, even if they seem unlikely.

ColorQube proves you can't judge green by power use alone

The Xerox ColorQube 8900X printer has great graphical capabilities, is an environmentally friendly office companion, and can anticipate your print times.