While building out publicly facing data repositories, government agencies should separate the user interface layer from the data being presented, the World Wide Web Consortium says in a draft report on maintaining open government data.
As the pool of IPv4 addresses dries up, agencies need to begin planning now for an Internet whose growth will be in the IPv6 address space, according to American Registry for Internet Numbers President John Curran.
A study of six months worth of data about cyberattacks and patch management show that unpatched applications are the chinks in network defenses that are being exploited by criminals and nation-states.
The Federal Enterprise Architecture is moving toward a more shared architecture that looks across boundaries, according to Kshemendra Paul, chief architect with the Office of Management and Budget.
Special Publication 800-56B recommends specifications for establishing and transporting cryptographic keying material using the ANS X9.44 standard.
Oracle has released the first major update of its flagship database in two years with an upgrade focused on server consolidation, improved storage and extended data warehouse performance.
For the second time this year, Microsoft issued a security advisory for possible vulnerabilities in its Internet Information Services Web server software.
The FBI is investigating unsolicited laptop computers sent to several governors’ offices.
A consultant says noncompliance with federal Section 508 requirements, which call for electronic and information technology to be made accessible to people with disabilities, is one of many shortcomings that limit the effectiveness of USASpending.gov.
At a federal court in California, pretrial services officials have implemented a kiosk-based reporting system to streamline services for defendants and help officers more easily keep track of their cases.
Because people issues usually trump technology issues, executives need to establish an IT security program that considers the people and the organization's regulatory environment, writes Ben Apple of Telos Corp.