Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

Are voting machine hacks overblown?

Breaking into voting machines and altering vote counts is a good deal more difficult than recent election-hacking headlines suggest.

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How government can get the most out of blockchain

By starting small, and focusing on user experience and agile development, agencies can take advantage of the new foundational technology.

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Worried about hackers, states turn to cyber insurance

As the threat from hackers and cybercriminals intensifies, a growing number of states are buying cyber insurance to protect themselves -- and taxpayers.

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Who's really responsible for cloud security?

Understanding the division of security responsibilities between the agency and cloud service providers makes it easier for CIOs to safely move their data to the cloud.

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The challenge of authenticating real humans in a digital world

While cameras, sensors and other devices can make authentication easier for people to accomplish, they carry their own weaknesses.

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Another mass shooting, another locked phone

Federal investigators want access to the Texas shooter's locked phone, but most security researcher think it’s a bad idea.

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Facial recognition improving 'at breakneck speeds'

Recent winners of the IARPA challenge demonstrate improvements with the technology's accuracy and speed.

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Blockchain: Getting government beyond the hype

Interest in blockchain's public sector potential is growing. But while use cases and proof of concepts are hinting as what's possible, agencies have a ways to go before projects can be rolled out on a larger scale.

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Governors, state CIOs push for streamlined federal cyber regulations

Federal cybersecurity regulations have become a challenge to state governments that are working to consolidate their IT operations.

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For rural America, IoT innovation starts with better broadband

In a hearing to examine advancing the use of the internet of things in rural communities, testimony focused on a more fundamental issue -- expanding broadband deployment.

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Making the network the best line of defense from the inside out

By creating a software-defined secure network, agency IT professionals can turn every component of their network into a security enforcement point.

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Senate bill gives states a leg up in securing elections

A bipartisan bill looks to help state officials better secure their elections systems by providing access to classified information, cyber expertise and funding.

Topic Resources

  • Security in the Cloud: Moving Beyond Compliance

    Creating a fully compliant cloud-based system is hard enough, but even that doesn’t go far enough to ensure security. As federal agencies are migrating to the cloud, some are learning best methods for creating a cloud-based security model they can trust...

  • IT Consolidation: What's Next for Government Modernization Initiatives?

    IT consolidation has been a high-priority federal initiative for years. While the value is clear, it’s critical for federal IT pros to understand a key piece of the equation: to realize the full value, agencies must also consolidate their ITOM tools.

  • Case Study: City of Fayetteville

    What if you could find out what animals needed attention at the animal shelter, which sporting equipment was used most frequently in the city gym, which parking garage spaces were available most often, and when traffic was the busiest around city hall — all in a matter of minutes, from anywhere? Although this may sound futuristic, government organizations, like the city of Fayetteville, are already using technology to solve for these questions, and much more.

  • With Help From GSA, Agencies Get IT Fit

    The universe of IT tools developed to help government agencies achieve their missions is rapidly expanding. So, too, the means for acquiring them. GSA has moved to streamline acquisition of IT tools and services that combat cyberhackers, migrate operations to the cloud and use professional-services providers, to name a few.

  • PixelNet 2.0: The Pixel Perfect Platform

    On a large corporate campus for a major hardware manufacturer, the ability to display and manage audiovisual data is paramount. From real-time operations room video and security camera footage, to lobby signage, to streaming data and other A/V applications in conference rooms across multiple buildings, critical operations rely on accurate, real-time video data.


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