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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.

D-Link cameras stream surveillance data to the cloud

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

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.

One-stop cloud marketplace open for feds

NJVC has unveiled a multi-cloud broker service for the federal government that will let agencies try, design and price an array of services from cloud providers before committing to large-scale migration.