The Oct. 31 announcement by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) that the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is drafting new cybersecurity legislation comes as a constructive, though somewhat overdue, gesture.
What makes the National Business Center's approach to cloud computing worth watching is how naturally it extends from — and enhances — NBC’s existing business and operations model. As a result, NBC’s initiatives are likely to mature faster than the cloud computing pilot programs taking root elsewhere in government.
Apps.gov certainly won’t earn the kind of fame Apple has gained with its app store. But within the world of government, it could prove to be just as revolutionary.
Perhaps it’s time that first response and law enforcement organizations stopped buying equipment and started paying to use the equipment and services that would keep them up-to-date.
A pretrial services project in California provides a model for how to modernize federal courts — or at least some of its age-old processes — at a time when many federal courts would benefit from a technology overhaul.
The opportunity for readers to post comments about the stories we publish makes for a worthwhile public forum about the issues surrounding a story.
The announcement of a new U.S. Cyber Challenge by a coalition of government and private groups last month marks the latest salvo in what many agree is an increasingly serious shortage of skilled cybersecurity experts.
The "best government Web sites" featured in our July 27 print issue point to a new type of government-style Web that reflects both the vision of the new administration and the groundwork laid by the architects of e-government.
The new dedicated military Cyber Command heralds a historic transition in the evolution of U.S. military services, and speaks to our reliance on digital networks and the severity of the threats that routinely emanate from cyberspace.
Smart technology offers a way to improve the nation’s infrastructure, but it also needs to be secure. We should call it smart and secure technology.
Skeptics may be disappointed by the lack of authority in President Barack Obama’s new cybersecurity office. But consolidating authority would have required lots of legislation and meant plenty of delays.
The Obama administration has put in place some important tools to create a more open and technologically savvy government. Whether those tools act as a wedge to open up government, or a hammer pounding in vain at institutional stone, remains to be seen.
Robert Kahn's idea for how to use the Internet to manage, rather than just move, information still hold a lot of promise.
DISA's Forge.mil seeks to harness communities of developers to build and test software faster and accelerate the certification process.
The government needs to do its part to build greater unity and support for fighting a common, and growing, cyber threat to the critical systems that keep the country running.