• NSF seeks feedback on big data innovation hubs

    The National Science Foundation seeks input on the formation of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs that would stimulate, track and help sustain grassroots partnerships around big data.

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  • Government expands adoption of critical security controls

    A survey sponsored by the SANS Institute showed 90 percent of government and industry respondents have adopted the Critical Security Controls, a public-private security roadmap.

  • SANS Institute offers updated security policy templates

    Security education provider SANS Institute updates its library of information security policy templates government agencies can use as reference guidelines.

  • AT&T cloud storage offers beefed up security

    AT&T's Synaptic Storage as a Service for Government is a multi-tenant, community cloud that has the same features as the company's commercial cloud storage offering but adds additional security.

  • Leidos to produce digital maps for intelligence community

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency awarded Leidos a contract to provide digital mapping production services.

  • Massachusetts readies IP-based, interoperable 911 system

    General Dynamics will set up an IP-based system that prepares Massachusetts to add new technologies, including smart phones, texting, video and web services, to its first-response arsenal.

  • Maryland moves HR to the cloud

    The state of Maryland will replace and consolidate its legacy, on-premise human resources software with a unified system from Workday.

  • DISA approves AWS for more sensitive workloads

    The Defense Information Systems Agency authorized Amazon Web Services as the first commercial cloud approved at “security impact levels” 3-5 for highly sensitive workloads.

  • CANES tech will propel future Navy networks afloat

    The Navy’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services project will standardize and consolidate systems the Navy’s afloat network.

  • Benchmark compares Hadoop systems

    The Transaction Processing Performance Council's TPCx-HS benchmark was developed to provide performance, availability and energy consumption metrics of big data systems.