Steps going into the clouds

The next 5 years: Everything converges and rides in the cloud

Big data, analytics, mobile computing and social media will blend together, with services doled out by cloud brokers.

Servers in the path of an approaching tornado

When disaster strikes, will federal data be safe?

Data volume is up, backup systems are nearing capacity and several factors have limited testing, leading feds to fear that systems aren't ready for recovery, a MeriTalk survey finds.

Tablet, smartphone, ebook reader and laptop sitting on a blueprint

OMB delivers advice to help agencies get going on mobile

The Mobile Security Reference Architecture is one more guide for agencies wrestling with how so securely bring smart phones and tablets into their networks.

GammaTech Durabook TA10

Rugged tablet has the toughness, security features for field duty

GammaTech's Durabook TA10 meets a variety of MIL-STD and IP standards and can include a FIPS 201 fingerprint scanner for two-factor authentication.

social network illustration

Telework challenge: Employees who resist telework tools

USDA is using technologies such as teleconferencing and social media for collaboration, but challenges include some employee resistance and incompatible software.

Look back at 30 years of government IT

The best (and worst) influences on 30 years of government IT

From the IBM PC to apps on demand, and cyber threats to FISMA, our experts weigh in on the biggest influences — good and bad — of the past three decades.

Epson PowerLite 4000 series installation projectors with iProjection app

Projectors light up large venues, with iOS, Android control

Epson's new PowerLight 4000 series produce enough lumens for just about any room and have an app that gives users full control from iOS and Android devices.

Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone

A breakdown of DOD security controls for iOS and Android

DISA specifies required capabilities for secure use of two more mobile operating systems on DOD networks.

30-year showdown: IBM PC vs. Apple iPhone

While marking GCN's 30th year, we're taking a look at how far computing has progressed in three decades. It's no secret that PCs have advanced greatly in the intervening years, but how does an IBM PC stack up against an iPhone?

iPhone in hands of Army user

DISA opens a path for iOS, Android devices in military

The agency approves security guidelines for Android and iOS operating systems, expanding the range of new devices in a market dominated by BlackBerry.

T 10 mobile application

'Largest hackathon ever' gives NASA a new payload of space apps

More than 9,000 people representing 44 countries took part in the agency's challenge, producing 770 entries and five overall winners.

Citrix Receiver with BAI CAC reader

Citrix Receiver now supports Android smart-card authentication

The software supports CAC and PIV card authentication, and meets NSA and DISA requirements for secure Bluetooth communication.