Pulse

Pulse

  • IRS tax form

    IRS modernization could expose taxpayer data

    The IT modernization effort needs to improve access controls, physical security and other key areas, a Treasury IG warns in a newly released report.

  • Geotagging

    Fugitive McAfee exposed by basic geotagging feature

    The IT pioneer, wanted for questioning in a shooting in Belize, has eluded police for weeks. Then an online magazine posted a photo of him.

    Comments: 1
  • Nuclear missiles

    NNSA's mobile app helps keep track of nuclear materials

    The project management app, which runs on iOS and Android, gives mobile users access to the Global Threat Reduction Initiative’s system.

  • Inside a laptop

    DARPA targets supply-chain threats in hardware, firmware

    The agency's VET program wants to develop large scale testing for backdoors and malware in IT products from smart phones to routers.

    Comments: 2
  • Smart phones help with Sandy relief

    Volunteer vets enlist battlefield tech to aid storm relief

    Team Rubicon is using software normally used to manage soldiers to coordinate volunteers helping to clean up the Rockaways.

  • National Archives Building

    NARA to adopt Google Apps for Government

    Federal agencies' move to the cloud for office suites continues, as Google and Microsoft battle for territory.

  • Apps.gov closed

    GSA shuts down apps.gov

    One-stop cloud portal launched three years ago wasn't getting business.

  • Printer

    Some Samsung, Dell printers vulnerable to remote attackers

    Certain Samsung and Dell printers made by Samsung have a firmware flaw that could let hackers access to sensitive information on the devices, the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team reported.

  • Geospatial view of harbor

    GAO finds duplication of geospatial projects

    Report says agencies aren't following procedures for coordinating projects.

    Comments: 1
  • Sleeping sheriff

    New malware sneaks by most antivirus protection

    Tests conducted for Imperva found that 40 antivirus products struck out in detecting new malware files. But does that mean antivirus is useless?