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DOE Idaho Lab moves to Google Apps for Gov

Lab officials expect the new tools to improve collaboration among its employees, helping them to share IT infrastructure, resources and applications.

Worried about Java? Get Groovy, baby

Groovy, a subset of Java, is so easy to work with it, it could one day replace the ubiquitous programming language.

The 20 most common words in phishing attacks

A new report from FireEye details the dominant current trend in phishing, and the most common words and file attachments used in malicious e-mails.

How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? Archive service may have answer

Sonian File Archive offers a secure way to store files in the cloud.

DOT agency takes mission-critical database to the cloud

The Transportation Department is migrating applications connected with the agency's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to Virtustream's FISMA-certified cloud data center.

Moving encryption to the enterprise edge involves trade-offs

DOE is using a cloud-based appliance to handle encryption of unclassified e-mail, but the solution is not for everybody.

Why is ICANN selling government-sounding domain names?

An investment group that applied for 307 generic top-level domains, including .army, .airforce and .medical, is raising concerns over the potential for fraud.

Cities expected to spend $4.8B on big data and cloud by 2017

Communication, data sharing and application development will play a key role for city governments over the next five years, according to Pike Research.

Microsoft delivering fix to counter zero-day IE exploits

The company said it will issue a cumulative patch Friday for a vulnerability that had prompted some security experts to urge IE users to switch browsers.

Government’s new second language: XML

The Extensible Markup Language, which encodes documents to be both human- and machine-readable, has become government's go-to format.

Intell community's new problem: Sharing too much data

Swamped by a deluge of data, intell analysts need technology that can help them understand a rapidly changing and complex world, a former CIA and NSA director says.

New software gets GPO over the XML hurdle

The XML Professional Publisher system will replace a 30-year-old homegrown system and enable the direct formatting of XML documents for electronic and print publication.

Zero-day exploit targets IE; some researchers advise switching browsers

A new zero-day exploit, found on the same server that hosted the recent zero-day for Java, could give attackers user privileges. With no patch yet available, some researchers recommend dumping IE for the time being.

CIA venture arm targets a secure cloud platform

Following last month’s agreement with Adaptive Computing to develop a cloud operating system, In-Q-Tel invests in Huddle’s secure cloud platform.

D-Link cameras stream surveillance data to the cloud

The new cameras can be monitored via smart phone, freeing security personnel from their monitors.