IT Systems Management

Platform for Cobol, Java integration gets upgrade, adds Eclipse support

Veryant's isCobol 2010 adds support for Eclipse Galileo, among other changes.

Can agency systems handle new FISMA requirements?

New standards for reporting under the Federal Information Security Management Act are intended to further reduce paper, but not all agencies are well equipped to meet them.

Justice Department plans to expand cops' access to data

The Justice Department plans a nationwide federated identity management program for law enforcement data systems.

Consensus is growing for the reform of flawed FISMA

Government and private-sector experts say agencies need to adopt real-time, enterprise-based risk management to secure the nation’s information infrastructures.

Agencies walk a tightrope between cost savings and innovation

Civilian agencies and military services take different paths to making technology investment decisions.

Help wanted: Agencies expect to hire more info security pros in 2010

Federal government is a good place for information security professionals to be during the economic downturn, with relatively stable budgets, rising wages and growing employment, according to a survey by ISC2.

Census allows little time to build networks for temporary offices

Computer networks had to be installed at more than 500 temporary Census offices across the country for the 2010 count.

Windows Server propels x86 system rebound

Windows Servers accounted for nearly 42 percent of the overall server revenues for the quarter, according to IDC's latest Server Tracker Report.

Virtualization comes to Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2010

Microsoft announced two new virtualization applications for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2010, a tool for managing Windows 7 deployments.

Federal CIO pursues relentless efficiency via TechStat meetings

Vivek Kundra says the administration intends to leverage the power of technology to make the government run more efficiently.

Microsoft explains changes to volume-licensing portal

Microsoft described changes to its Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) in a webcast, addressing some concerns of frustrated users who couldn't access software, product keys and account information in December.

Virtual border fence would lose under budget

The administration wants $43.59 billion for the Homeland Security Department in fiscal 2011 compared with the $42.60 billion that the department got for this year.

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