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ICANN's domain application system still down 2 weeks after data exposed

A security glitch has knocked the Web-based TLD Application System offline for two weeks, forcing ICANN to extend the filing deadline and postpone its publication of applications.

Keys to big data in the brain, not the computer, former NSA exec says

Visualization and analytics will require cultural anthropologists and social scientists to help organizations understand how humans process information.

DARPA aims to replace regular satellites with floating clusters

The Defense Department's research agency seeks to build clusters of small spacecraft that work together and share information.

Salesforce.com launches government cloud, app exchange

The Government Cloud will include a multitenant, FISMA-compliant cloud infrastructure that will let federal, state and local agencies share apps.

1 in 5 Macs infected with (Windows) malware, study finds

The malware won't cause damage unless you're running Windows, but Sophos' study also found malware written for Mac OS X.

Windows 8 App Developer blog

Windows 8's new look makes sense, if you can take the shock

The tablet- and touch screen-friendly interface in the Consumer Preview might be familiar to Windows Phone users, but for everyone else, you're not in Kansas anymore.

Why do feds rank cloud, agile development down on their priority list?

It's not that cloud isn't important, but federal IT professionals see other issues as more urgent, a recent Serena Software survey suggests.

Virtual worlds emerge within agencies

For NOAA and other federal agencies, the focus of virtual world activity has moved beyond Second Life and diversified onto other platforms and gaming engines.

State, local agencies can streamline buying with 'procurement as a service'

BidSync has unveiled a complete management system for state and local government agencies that allows them to control every aspect of their procurement and purchasing activities via a software-as-a service portal.

Crash analytics: How data can help eliminate highway deaths

Highway safety groups' strategy, called Toward Zero Deaths, is ambitious, but data analytics combined with the "Four Es" make it possible.

DataMotion cloud secures e-mail, multiple messaging services

The DataMotion Platform provides a secure, cloud-based data delivery service that reduces the need for multiple security systems for different applications.

Social media, crime fighter

Police can use social networks to spot trends, counter threats and communicate with the public. But it also has potential pitfalls, law enforcement officers say.

Windows 8 to arrive on 32 new tablets?

Microsoft and Intel take aim at the iPad, with 32 new Windows 8 tablets expected to be released this year, according to a report.

The path to outsmarting advanced cyberattacks

Analytics tools are available to detect attack patterns, but agencies need to take a few steps before gaining the confidence to act on the intelligence they provide.

New malware targeting Mac OS X a 'wake-up call' for Apple users

The recently discovered SabPub and LuckyCat exploit Word vulnerabilities and are a sign Mac users need to get wise about patching, security experts say.