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41 percent of public sector can't handle data deluge, survey finds

Oracle's survey also finds a lot of C, D and F grades on how well public and private organizations handle their data.

Ex-FBI cyber sleuth: Government 'gets it,' but it will take time

Former FBI official Shawn Henry said government understands the need to be more forthcoming with cyber intell, but creating the necessary legislative and policy framework is complex.

New ‘Universal Gateway’ speeds data to Navy vessels

Office of Naval Research’s “network bridging system” moves data instantaneously between the combat system and the command and control network.

Advanced radar would 'see' through jungle to catch drug smugglers

The project is one of many at the U.S. Army's SouthCom that combines IT expertise from multiple agencies, including foreign ones, to support forces in the field.

New tool spots hacking vulnerabilities in smart meters

Smart meters have an optical port that, if attacked, can let someone change the way they operate, a researcher says at Black Hat.

Big data system ready to handle fed intell, surveillance sensor data

The system integrates DataDirect Networks’ Web Object Scaler cloud storage appliance with YottaStor’s mobile computing and big data storage system called YottaDrive.

Black Hat: If it ain't broke, it's just a matter of time

This year's Black Hat Briefings will tackle OS security — or lack of it — in Windows and iOS. Mobile devices and industrial control systems get a lot of attention, too.

Windows 8: A secure OS for government?

Security in the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system beats previous releases by “leaps and bounds,” according to researchers at the Black Hat Briefings.

Army command gets collaborative with SharePoint portal

SharePoint lets CECOM’s 13,000 employees share information across the command, within organizations and individually.

Smooth data-center move sets template for disaster recovery

Alaska’s Enterprise Technology Services team used a unified computing system to quickly move existing services to a new data center, and validated its disaster recovery approach and failover capabilities in the process.

NOAA tracks toxic Great Lakes algae from space

A public/private pilot program is taking a close-up look at harmful algae in Lake Erie by processing data retrieved from space.

A look inside the future of 911 services

Alabama’s Next Generation program plans to move all 911 traffic to an IP network over the next 18 months, paving the way for text, video and photos with emergency calls.

Unified comm is the next step in 911's evolution

The FCC and Transportation Department are working to establish a transition path to the next generation of 911 services.

Mixing supercomputing, social networking for a better view of Earth

The NASA Earth Exchange lets scientists build in hours Landsat-based Earth models that used to take months.

First step to the cloud – virtualization – can be a doozy

For most agencies, server virtualization is a first step toward cloud computing. If you do it right, a move to the cloud is that much easier. However, if you make a mess of it, your journey to the cloud could be tougher.