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Spot the bot: Identifying robot behavior to defeat DDOS attacks

A new hosted service uses proprietary algorithms to distinguish between human and non-human behavior in Web traffic, which could help stop DDOS attacks before they get going.

How county prepared for DDOS attacks at GOP convention

Concerned about being targeted by denial-of-service attacks while hosting the GOP convention, the Hillsborough County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office turned to security-as-a-service.

Smart cities analyze social media to gauge citizen sentiment

The IBM Social Sentiment Index measures public opintion on key issues and services such as education and transportation, helping city officials to make more informed decisions.

How analytics can make education a learning experience for teachers

Data mining, analytics and Web dashboards can help fill gaps in education by letting educators study how students learn, a Brookings report says.

Justice gives NASCIO grant to promote info sharing across borders

The National Justice Information Sharing Initiative grant will advance enterprise architecture and information sharing among states, NASCIO offciials said.

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.

‘Internet in a room’ simulates attacks against large networks

Iowa State's Information Assurance Center's test bed simulates complex networks and cyberattacks, making it a trusted source for information on the reliability and effectiveness of security products.

NASCIO: Big data is a big deal

State governments should be preparing now to make use of the vast ammounts of data their agencies collect, a new report says.

18 California courts to share procurement services

The Superior Court of California, County of Riverside is sponsoring the Shared Procurement Services Pilot Project, providing the services of a trial court procurement specialist to the other courts via BidSync, a procurement-as-a-service provider.

As BYOD gains fed acceptance, assume devices been hacked, protect the data

There's no one-size-fits-all solution, but it's just a matter of time before secure plans are in place, a CIO panel says.

Va mobile app opens up procurement opportunities

The for the state’s electronic procurement system (eVA) will make it easier to track business opportunities with government agencies in the state.

FBI to open facial recognition searches to police nationwide

A pilot project that started in Michigan will give police in in several states access to a database of nearly 13 million mug shots.

Government runs on IT, regardless of who is in office

A survey of government officials indicates that it is cost savings — not politics — that drives technology purchasing.

30 state IT projects chosen for NASCIO awards

NASCIO has selected 30 state IT initiatives in 10 categories as finalists for its 2012 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government.

Cloud brokerages get popular, but are they ready for prime time?

A self-service Web portal that lets state agencies in Texas choose cloud services from a marketplace of providers could serve as a model for federal agencies.