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Government’s new second language: XML

The Extensible Markup Language, which encodes documents to be both human- and machine-readable, has become government's go-to format.

Forget hackers, the fool next to you is the real threat

An analysis of reported data breach incidents shows that human error, not hackers, is the biggest threat to sensitive government data.

New smart-card, CAC reader built for government

Belkin says its the first reader built specifically for use in defense and civilian agencies.

The world's toughest smart phone?

The Nautiz X1 from the Handheld Group also is surprisingly small and light for a rugged phone.

New software gets GPO over the XML hurdle

The XML Professional Publisher system will replace a 30-year-old homegrown system and enable the direct formatting of XML documents for electronic and print publication.

Intell community's new problem: Sharing too much data

Swamped by a deluge of data, intell analysts need technology that can help them understand a rapidly changing and complex world, a former CIA and NSA director says.

Zero-day exploit targets IE; some researchers advise switching browsers

A new zero-day exploit, found on the same server that hosted the recent zero-day for Java, could give attackers user privileges. With no patch yet available, some researchers recommend dumping IE for the time being.

CIA venture arm targets a secure cloud platform

Following last month’s agreement with Adaptive Computing to develop a cloud operating system, In-Q-Tel invests in Huddle’s secure cloud platform.

D-Link cameras stream surveillance data to the cloud

The new cameras can be monitored via smart phone, freeing security personnel from their monitors.

One-stop cloud marketplace open for feds

NJVC has unveiled a multi-cloud broker service for the federal government that will let agencies try, design and price an array of services from cloud providers before committing to large-scale migration.

Mission-critical apps need major overhaul for the cloud, feds say

Custom-built applications pose a barrier to cloud migration, according to 45 percent of fed IT managers surveyed in new MeriTalk report

Intel’s big idea: A hefty 27-inch tablet

The Adaptive All-In-One is a desktop PC and also works as a 27-inch, 14-pound tablet PC. But what can you use it for?

What is LTE, and why is it right for a public safety network?

The details of a national public safety network have yet to be worked out, but the consensus is it will be based on the emerging Long Term Evolution standard.

In use in-house, company will offer encryption-as-a-service to defense, intell community

Exceptional Software is using CipherCloud to securely move its own CRM and e-mail to the cloud, and plans to offer the technology to its defense and intelligence customers for use in private clouds.

Google drops apps support for IE 8, stranding XPers

Google announced it was discontinuing support for Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Education and Government running on Internet Explorer 8, likely stranding the many XP users in government.