Maryland online voter registration

Report: 2 states' online registration systems vulnerable to hackers, fraud

Flaws in the voter databases in Mayland and Washington state would allow hackers to effectively prevent people from voting, the New York Times reports.

New GCN

Welcome to the new GCN.com

Our new look highlights analysis and commentary on the latest technology, tools and tactics in public sector IT.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

What an agency ultrabook should be: Tough and light

The sleek ThinkPad X1 Carbon has the performance, toughness and security features you need — and the same thing that makes it light is what makes it rugged.

Louisville

3D printing can’t build a city (yet), but it can help plan one

‘Vision Louisville’ invites the public to use 3D models to plan what the city will look like in 2040.

Win 8

If migrating to Windows 8, leave no app behind

Laplink’s PCmover can automate the process and can solve some of the difficulties of moving from an older versions of Windows.

Windows 8

5 ways Windows 8 can be great for agencies

Innovative security, a friendly (for real) cross-platform interface, and handy support for telework and BYOD could do a lot for public-sector organizations

Wires

Don't get your wires (and cables) in a twist

PigTails offers a unique, clear way to label cords and cables.

From shipments to socks and ants, RFID is tagging everything

Modern RFID tags are only a few millimeters in size and comprise a chip, antenna and in some cases a battery (active). Some forms of RFID tags (passive) have no battery, but actually take power from the electromagnetic beams of a reader, and then send data back to the source. These tags can theoretically last forever, since they only send data or require power when actually being pinged by a reader device. Almost all RFID tags can be inserted into almost anything and do not require line of sight back to a reader. Some tags are so tiny that they have been glued to the backs of ants to track their behavior.

Worried about Java? Get Groovy, baby

Groovy, a subset of Java, is so easy to work with it, it could one day replace the ubiquitous programming language.

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.

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.

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.


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