Police are using technologies originally developed for business analysis to investigate cases, catch criminals and even predict crime trends.
The appointment of techie Mark Weatherford and the growing emphasis on continuous monitoring could help change FISMA from a paperwork exercise to a real force in IT security.
The Justice Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement seize the domain names of websites dealing in bogus products, including NFL jerseys, DVDs, and Louis Vuitton handbags.
NIST has greatly expanded its SAMATE dataset to help software developers identify and avoid known coding weaknesses.
Law enforcement officials in Lancaster, Calif., will be getting a bird's eye view of the city thanks to a proposal for aerial surveillance approved this week.
DHS examines researchers' exploits of programmable logic controllers used for prison doors and other systems, and validates their results.
EA is vital to elimninating duplication, but architects need to use metrics to show the value of their programs, panel members say.
The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, set for Nov. 9, will see how the country handles sensory deprivation, even if for a little while.
Access to law enforcement data brings additional convenience and safety for federal officers spread across large territories.
The Fish and Wildlife Service has led the way in testing a commercial infrastructure that gives federal officers the same access to law enforcement databases that state and local police have had for years.
Law enforcement officials on patrol will now have mobile access to what has been called a "Google for police officers" thanks to an app developed by a subsidiary of IBM.
TSA credits the ability to keep Secure Flight's overall costs down and ahead of schedule with the use of commercial off-the-shelf software.
The Transportation Security Administration took over the program to create an airline passenger watchlist and created a system with ultra-high availability, no single points of failure and trusted privacy protections.
Federal and private-sector individuals and teams were honored for their work on key information security initiatives.
Following a series of big wins, General Dynamics IT President Dan Johnson says government's constantly evolving IT priorities offer myriad challenges and opportunities for the company.