Networks Communications


Breakthrough? Cyber bills could reach Senate floor in July.

A bipartisan effort to move cybersecurity legislation in the Senate could bring pending bills to the floor in July, though partisan differences still have to be ironed out.

Lockheed's Gooden: Federal IT efforts doing well despite tight budgets

A focus on streamlining systems and delivering constituent services can help agency initiatives succeed in rocky times, a company executive says.

Internet blackout looms for 300K DNSChanger-infected computers

More than 300,000 computers still are using stopgap servers as the July 9 deadline approaches, and if they haven't fixed the problem by now, they probably won't, a Symantec expert says.

Mobile security: The old ways don't cut it

Many organizations mistakenly think that traditional IT infrastructures can support mobile security, experts say.

AT&T launches mobile interpreting service for government

A new interpreting service lets government users access translators in 170 languages around the clock from their mobile devices.

ICANN, again, exposes domain applicants' info

Information that was supposed to be kept private on applicants for new generic top-level domains was inadvertently posted as part of ICANN's Reveal Day.

FCC inundated with mobile-device approval requests

The commission has had to increase the pool of ID codes for devices, from cell phones to security tags, and is considering new ways to approve them.

Bosses and CISOs: What we've got here is failure to communicate

A recent survey suggests CEOs and CISOs don't speak the same language. Maybe it's time for government to set some generally accepted standards for information security.

Obama aims to boost broadband deployment, app development

A two-pronged initiative aims to accelerate development and deployment of ultra-fast networks and the applications to use them.

Google, Amazon – and conflicts – dominate potential new Internet domains

With 751 applicants contending for 231 of the nearly 2,000 possible domain names, there is likely to be lots of horse-trading in the coming months. Who will get .app? Or .love?

NIST issues guide to fixing the holes in Bluetooth

The updated special publication offers guidance on countering threats to devices using Bluetooth, some versions of which provide only limited security.

ICANN kicks off Internet's largest expansion in history

The publication of more than 2,000 potential new generic top-level domains begins a new era for the Internet.

Avaya rolls out new family of government networking services

A new family of network communications and data networking services will allow agencies to quickly upgrade and manage new applications and capabilities.

And the Intelligent City of the Year is…

Riverside was honored for its project to build a fiber network throughout the city.

NASA: Moving to mobile is win-win

Agency's CTO says mobile devices can allow for better productivity, increased data sharing with the public, support for BYOD, and even crowdsourcing app development.