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How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? Archive service may have answer

Sonian File Archive offers a secure way to store files in the cloud.

DOT agency takes mission-critical database to the cloud

The Transportation Department is migrating applications connected with the agency's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to Virtustream's FISMA-certified cloud data center.

Air Force opts for Samsung Slate tablets

The device's portability, features and security could fit the service's requirements.

Moving encryption to the enterprise edge involves trade-offs

DOE is using a cloud-based appliance to handle encryption of unclassified e-mail, but the solution is not for everybody.

Why is ICANN selling government-sounding domain names?

An investment group that applied for 307 generic top-level domains, including .army, .airforce and .medical, is raising concerns over the potential for fraud.

Cities expected to spend $4.8B on big data and cloud by 2017

Communication, data sharing and application development will play a key role for city governments over the next five years, according to Pike Research.

Energy adapts its PKI to handle old and new technologies

Although PIV cards are intended to be a standard source for PKI certificates, legacy hardware and software and the emergence of mobile devices have led DOE to adopt a gateway encryption appliance for secure e-mail.

NASCIO offers states guidance on trusted digital identity

The group's report can help states use their digital infrastructure to securely conduct business with other states, organizations and the public.

CyberScope falls flat on improving IT security, feds say

Most federal officials questioned in a recent survey said that requirements for continuous monitoring of security status have not reduced risk in the IT systems.

Keys to mobile security: Consistent controls, user common sense

GAO report on mobile threats concludes that certain agencies, and all users, can help improve security.

Common IT security framework for government gets a step closer

NIST’s new risk assessment guidelines caps planned efforts of a multiagency task force, but federal cybersecurity is just entering its new phase.

NOAA, Navy swimming with the SHARCs

Unmanned ocean-going Wave Gliders proving useful for research and, perhaps, much more.

Energy lab develops Sophia to help secure SCADA systems

A team at the Idaho National Laboratory spent three years developing the software sentry, which monitors industrial networks for any suspicious activity.

Too many agencies asleep at the wheel as IPv6 deadline looms

Just days before the deadline for enabling the next generation of Internet Protocols on web sites, more than half have not yet begun to do so, according to NIST. Meanwhile, the supply of IPv4 addresses continues to run out.

Microsoft delivering fix to counter zero-day IE exploits

The company said it will issue a cumulative patch Friday for a vulnerability that had prompted some security experts to urge IE users to switch browsers.