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Are the days of hands-off Internet policies numbered?

International regulations on telecommunications, drafted in 1988, will be revised later this year, and several countries could look to exert control.

RIM takes BlackBerry users to the cloud

Business smart-phone maker Research In Motion has rolled out its cloud-based service for BlackBerry devices that works with the Microsoft Office 365 suite of services.

DOD's move to Android started with DARPA apps program

Among the next challenges: ensuring connectivity and security in the field.

Army working to streamline networking efforts

The Army's new acquisition and evaluation process is beginning to show results as the service identifies shortcomings and rolls out new systems to troops.

White House: Tech standards are (mostly) industry's job

Standards will be created primarily by industry, but the government will still have a say in national priority areas such as cybersecurity, health care IT and clean energy.

Android apps infect 5 million phones with something bad

Symantec identified 13 apps that deliver what it says is a Trojan, but which another security company calls aggressive adware. Either way, who wants it?

Can virtualization save government $30B by 2015?

Federal, state and local IT leaders expect virtualization to double in the next four years, but legacy apps and funding remain hurdles, a MeritTalk survey finds.

Court's GPS ruling doesn't answer the real question of online privacy

The court's decision that use of a GPS tracking device constitutes a search relied on property rights and did not address the question of privacy in an increasingly online world.

DISA knocks down defense network boundaries, makes them anew

DISA is changing the way it provides network and communications services to warfighters by focusing on forces operating in the most disadvantaged areas of the Defense Department's communications network.

5 technologies on the way out in 2012

As the computing landscape changes, you're going to have to say goodbye to some old friends.

Army takes aim at C2 battlefield tech

The Army is developing and improving command and control technologies to help make its warfighters more effective in the field.

DOD must trim, restructure network infrastructure

DOD's Deputy CIO Robert Carey says military networks, including 900 data centers, need to be cut and allowed to share data to achieve true efficiency levels and interoperability.

Largest solar storm in 7 years could disrupt GPS signals, power grid

Storm also could bring Northern Lights to parts of the lower 48.

After 10 years, $356M, Justice IG wants to scuttle IWN project

An inspector general's audit report recommends ending the troubled program for building a national wireless law enforcement network in favor of newer technologies.

Supreme Court: Planting GPS tracker on a car is 'search,' requires warrant

The court rules unanimously that police installing a GPS device on a suspect's vehicle constitutes a search and requires a warrant to be constitutional.

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