• USGS releases open-source groundwater toolkit

    A new open-source toolbox will allow users to view and analyze groundwater information.

  • NIST issues final guidance for mobile app security

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Vetting the Security of Mobile Applications aims to help organizations assess the security and privacy risks associated with mobile apps.

  • NIST retires security standards

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology is proposing to withdraw six Federal Information Processing Standards from its roster because of their obsolescence or lack of support from developers.

  • Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

    Harrisburg U builds cybersecurity center for state, local gov

    Sponsored by IT heavyweights, the new center of excellence is focused exclusively on safeguarding state and local government data and systems from unauthorized access.

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  • IT spending in SLED market outside IT shops

    Low-tech sectors to see more IT spending

    A recent report from Onvia details areas where IT is growing in state and local governments while technology investment growth has stalled elsewhere.

  • PIN and chip card

    Air Force to issue smart travel cards

    The Air Force will start providing chip and PIN travel cards to protect against fraud and identity theft.

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Government now available

    CRM Online for Government is based on the Microsoft Dynamics’ public cloud offering, designed to meet government security requirements.

  • Mobile apps promise time savings for citizens, caseworkers

    Mobile apps promise time savings for citizens, caseworkers

    Nearly half the people receiving assistance from human services agencies say they would download and use a mobile application for obtaining services, according to a recent survey by Accenture.

  • NIST revises guidance on security, privacy assessments

    NIST revises guidance on security, privacy assessments

    The publication provides guidelines for building security and privacy assessment plans as well as procedures for assessing the effectiveness of security and privacy controls used in information systems and organizations.

  • Army to build drone base in Texas

    Army to build drone airport in Texas

    The Army’s Corps of Engineers has awarded a $33 million contract to SGS to build an airport for the Gray Eagle and Shadow UAVs at Fort Bliss in Texas.