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Time to give up on Java?

The zero-day window for the latest Java vulnerability has officially closed, but agencies still have to decide whether the benefits of running Java on their computers outweigh the risks.

Government's move to digital leaves the poor out in the cold, study says

GPO's transition from ink-on-paper to online documents leaves millions who don't have broadband Internet access without adequate access to government resources, according to the Center for Study of Responsive Law.

'Private cloud' just a phase? IBM would like you to think so

The zEnterprise EC-12 adds power, capacity and other features that could appeal to government.

In-Q-Tel backs private cloud OS for intelligence community

CIA tech investor In-Q-Tel signs deal with Adaptive Computing to develop a private cloud operating system to meet demands of intelligence agencies.

DMTF spec simplifies cloud management

The Distributed Management Task Force's specification will simplify cloud infrastructure management and ensure that workloads can be easily moved among different cloud environments.

VA for Vets' automated, mobile system helps veterans find jobs

A cloud-based case management system with mobile components helps veterans get back into the workforce.

Survey: People fake understanding the cloud (even on first dates)

Agencies are going to the cloud and practically everybody is using it. But understanding it is another matter.

The 3 secrets to unlocking big data

What is different about big data is the ability of emerging cloud environments to process unlimited amounts of data.

Baker: VistA code project will stay wide open

A project to streamline source code for the Veterans Affairs' VistA software will remain accessible to the open source community, says VA CIO Roger Baker.

NARA gets OMB directive: oversee revamping of fed records management

Records management framework will be based on cloud architecture, secure storage and analytical tools, according to an Office of Management and Budget directive.

How to use the cloud as a developer sandbox

Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research cloud, health IT developers can test apps before taking them live.

Zero-day exploit hits Java – should you just turn it off?

The flaw in the ubiquitous programming language is being exploited with the Poison Ivy RAT from servers in China and might not be patched until October.

Is it data or deception? US-VISIT needs to know.

Of all immigrants coming into the United States, about 825,000 fingerprint records at US-VISIT have multiple names and inconsistent birth dates.

How CDC's research cloud went virtual

After consolidating its servers CDC's research lab laid the foundation for managing a virtual infrastructure.

Calif. county taking 15,000 employees to Microsoft Office 365

County officials are stepping up efforts to transform operations and improve the quality of services to residents while at the same time lower IT management costs.