IT Systems Management

USPS goes open-source with tracking system

Postal Service IT officials have upgraded the service's 15-year-old mainframe system to handle more transactions and lower the cost of operating the system.

NitroSecurity introduces content-aware security platform

NitroSecurity's latest security information and event management product, NitroView ESM X5, can peer deep into application content and individual sessions for greatly enhanced network security forensics.

Army expands emergency notification system at Fort Riley

The Army has expanded its emergency notification system for the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, doubling the number of protected personnel at the fort to 10,000.

Cybersecurity training: The battle over mandates

A debate rages over a Senate proposal to require certification or licensing for all cybersecurity professionals who work on government information systems.

Cyber command faces urgent agenda

Military leaders expect the new unified Cyber Command to rationalize military cybersecurity efforts, while grappling with the increasing complexity of cyberspace and ongoing workforce issues.

With virtual data center, San Diego port's ship comes in

The San Diego Unified Port District is getting a better view of how its diverse collection of networked information systems performs with an all-in-one data center offering from AccelOps.

Outsourced infrastructure management can control the sprawl and more

Infrastructure management as a service can be a powerful tool for plugging several holes that could prevent agencies from fully investing in SOA for their entire network.

Spacebook: NASA's homegrown, secure social network app

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has developed a social-networking application that provides all employees with the types of features found in Facebook, but in a secure environment.

William Jackson | Ultimately, the cybersecurity buck stops with Obama

The impact of the new cybersecurity coordinator will depend on how well the office is supported by the president.

Virginia CIO ousted in contract dispute

The CIO of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency has been removed from his post in an apparent dispute with the newly installed Virginia Secretary of Technology.

IT policy in the U.S. goes back 100 years

The Cyberspace Policy Review continues a tradition that dates back to the telegraph.

Best practices for getting Java to work for multicore processors

The method Java offers programmers to work with multicore processors is tricky and can easily lead to error, but software expert Jonas Bonér has a few alternative ways of writing Java programs to avoid those pitfalls.

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