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Microsoft donates image-matching tools to fight child porn trafficking

Microsoft will provide law enforcement agencies free image-matching tools to track and locate child porn traffickers.

Mike Daconta

Why NIST's cloud definition is fatally flawed

NIST's definition of cloud computing is incomplete because it excludes big data and omits any number of "things as a service."

Minnesota lets 35,000 workers collaborate with Office 365

The state's new "collaborative ecosystem" covers more than 70 agencies and is open to other public-sector organizations.

Bringing the outside online: Outdoor agencies utilize tech in new ways

The National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey are reevaluating how they use technology to better serve the public.

Was Windows RDP code leak an inside job?

Hackers may have had the jump on Microsoft even as it released a "critical" patch for a Windows Remote Desktop Protocol flaw in March. Five million machines could be exposed.

Cloud-bound agencies must do their homework on security, accountability

Federal agencies stand to become more efficient by moving to a cloud-based model, but they need a plan for getting over institutional barriers, a panel of experts says.

Playing well with Windows 8: Will other browsers work with the new OS?

Mozilla and Google say they are building Windows 8-enabled browsers, and Opera Software is looking into the possibility, too. Still, it may not be as easy as with previous Windows operating systems thanks to Microsoft's new "Metro" user interface.

Ceding data ownership for 'any-device' access is a risky trade

When we give up ownership of information and resources in favor of anywhere, any-device access, we risk trading down on security in the process.

5 reasons you'll have a personal cloud by 2014

With the spread of mobile devices and apps, the personal cloud will replace the personal computer at the center of users' digital lives, according to a report from Gartner.

SIIA forms public-sector group to work with agencies on cloud

The association has launched a new membership group to help technology companies take advantage of the evolving federal investment in cloud-related technologies.

After 244 years, Encyclopedia Britannica closes the book on print editions

In an era when even on-disk encyclopedias seem to be passé, Britannica's move to all-digital editions was inevitable.

White House e-mail was down 23 percent of Obama's first 40 days

The new administration walked into a White House of ancient IT and crumbling systems, CIO says.

Microsoft issues patch for serious RDP flaw

Company recommends quick action on the vulnerability, which could leave systems open to fast-spreading worms.

8 great shortcuts for Google Apps, Gmail

If you're new to Google Apps for Government, or even a veteran Gmail user, you might not know about these handy keyboard shortcuts, many of them single-key functions.

How cloud can improve intell community's analyses

Cloud computing could revolutionize the intelligence community's analytical and big data processing capabilities, according to an INSA white paper.