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Even dictators turn to Twitter

It seems everyone gives this "Twitter thing" a try at least once. And warlord bosses of tiny former Soviet republics are no exception.

Mike Daconta

White House digital strategy hits the mark

Behind the plan are all the pieces for a robust, 21st-century platform.

IT industry calls for consistent global cybersecurity policies

An international group of IT industry associations offers a set of principles it says can enable cybersecurity while protecting innovation.

State-sponsored attacks targeting Microsoft zero-day?

Researchers have found new attacks on an unpatched flaw that affects all supported versions of Windows, and that prompted Google's recent warning about state-sponsored attacks.

Secure social collaboration platform connects HUD employees

The Housing and Urban Development Department deploys Socialtext's software-as-a-service platform to provide employees with a secure arena for internal social collaboration and communication.

Army sees big savings in application modernization

The Army's future IT savings will come from eliminating duplicate apps and moving the rest to another environment, says Col. Chris Miller.

Flame reportedly set up Stuxnet attack, was under human control

The spyware, reportedly a U.S. cyber weapon targeting Iran, was being actively updated as recently as March and apparently was directed by an individual rather than being automated, according to Bit9 research.

Internet blackout looms for 300K DNSChanger-infected computers

More than 300,000 computers still are using stopgap servers as the July 9 deadline approaches, and if they haven't fixed the problem by now, they probably won't, a Symantec expert says.

Microsoft Surface: Is this the tablet for government?

The company's foray into hardware has some great productivity features, such as a cover/keyboard and a USB port. But will it live up to government needs better than the iPad?

Mobile security: The old ways don't cut it

Many organizations mistakenly think that traditional IT infrastructures can support mobile security, experts say.

US reclaims supercomputing lead with (relatively) low-power Sequoia

The energy-efficient IBM BlueGene/Q system at Livermore Lab hit 16.32 petaflops to go to the front of the Top500 list.

AT&T launches mobile interpreting service for government

A new interpreting service lets government users access translators in 170 languages around the clock from their mobile devices.

Cities using AI for pre-crime monitoring of surveillance videos

A system being installed by San Francisco's transit authority can flag suspicious activity and even shut down a train automatically.

Google Apps for Gov saves how much in energy costs?

By switching to Google Apps, GSA reduced server energy consumption by nearly 90 percent, a report states.

Tim Solms

5 ways the public cloud can go wrong for DOD agencies

As defense agencies embrace cloud computing, many are finding that cloud solutions deemed good enough for consumers can't handle their unique requirements.