IT Systems Management

Microsoft releases patch for ASP.NET flaw

Microsoft released an "important" patch to address an information disclosure security vulnerability associated with ASP.NET systems.

USDA plans security tech upgrade

The Agriculture Department is updating its security tools with the aid of industry partners.

6 IT lessons learned the hard way

Even the best government IT practitioners had to fail at some point to learn the lessons that propelled them to their eventual successes. Here are their stories.

Army program keeps watch on commanders' networks

The Army's Operational Data Collection and Analysis program monitors Army networks, detecting for problems that could bring down critical network connectivity.

FBI finds technology for information security

The FBI is starting an effort to enahnce privacy and security safeguards for its networks.

Report: Tech jobs grew in first half of 2010

TechAmerica, a nonprofit advocacy group, released an employment report today showing an increase in tech-related job hiring for the first half of 2010.

Self-proclaimed hacker cites Iraq loyalties as reason for releasing virus

In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, a hacker by the name of "Iraq resistence" has taken credit for the "Here You Have" e-mail virus and has stated the worm has "affected NASA, Coca-Cola, Google and most American [companies]."

Microsoft plans nine for September Patch Tuesday

For the second month in a row, Microsoft will be rolling out a heavier than usual patch load of nine.

Letter: SAP still in favor at USDA, Marines

SAP spokesman disputes characterization of agencies' removing SAP products in favor of a rival.

Gartner: Pump up your budget for Windows 7 migrations

Microsoft calls Windows 7 its "fastest selling" operating system, but the new OS may represent increased costs and greater logistical pain for IT shops over the next two years.

Microsoft updates Security Compliance Manager tool

Microsoft on Friday issued an update of its Security Compliance Manager tool, which helps IT pros set security policies for some Microsoft software.

Government, industry fall short in sharing cyber threat data

Government and industry need to do a better job of sharing information about cybersecurity threats to U.S. critical infrastructure, according to the Government Accountability Office.

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