Data Management


IE settings may enable intranet intrusions

Default security settings in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser could open a company's intranet to hacking attacks.

Report: Cyberspace remains a dangerous frontier

New report on Internet threats paints a picture of a world in which attackers constantly adapt to efforts to counter them.

BlackBerry browser tips and tricks

Boost your with these can't-miss keyboard shortcuts, for Novices and power-users alike can enhance their BlackBerry Web browsing experience with these keyboard shortcuts.

Data reuse not possible without ontological work, group asserts

Data models are insufficient to enable widespread system interoperability, and organizations need to develop an ontology to explain how different data elements interact, according to the chairman of the Ontology Summit.

Wyatt Kash | GSA clears some roadblocks to expanded use of Web 2.0 tools

The General Services Administration's recent agreements with social-media providers remove some key legal barriers to using Web 2.0 tools, allowing agency officials to join the experiment at last.

Shawn McCarthy | Government should keep an eye on domain-name expansion

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers plans to greatly expand the numnber of top-level domains, so that in addition to the traditional .com or .gov, you could see .ford, .walmart or .anything.

How NIST put DNSsec into play

NIST’s experience shows it's possible, though not simple. And for agencies, it's also inevitable.

Walk, don't run, to DNSsec deployment

The best way to approach DNSsec deployment is one step at a time, experienced administrators say.

NIST releases suite of e-voting system tests for comment

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft suite of tests to verify compliance with the Election Assistance Commission's new set of voluntary guidelines for voting systems.

Navy Marine Corps Intranet to continue via sole-source contract

The Navy will negotiate with EDS to provide continuity of services after the Navy Marine Corps Intranet contract expires Sept. 30, 2010.

IPv6 creeps out of network core and toward the end user

A lack of business incentives has slowed deployment of IPv6, but Google’s experience with the new protocols show that “if you build it, they will come.”

GSA opens door to Web 2.0 content for federal agencies

The General Services Administration has signed agreements with Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo and blip.tv that make it possible for federal agencies to use new-media tools while meeting their legal requirements.