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DOD moves toward mobile device buys

As the department works out details on how to manage them, it is taking tentative steps toward acquiring handhelds.

Air Force wants wearable computers

The Air Force is seeking input from businesses on developing a wearable computer system.

Police scanner apps are criminals' latest tool

What if criminal suspects could gain a leg up on police by listening in on secure law enforcement radio transmissions via smart phones? That's already happening in Maryland.

Non-Latin Top Level Domain names grew in 2011

The number of country code Top Level Domains using non-Latin scripts and alphabets rose with the addition of 26 to 30 names in the last year.

Stuxnet, Duqu tip of the iceberg; more attacks on tap, researchers say

Files uncovered by Kaspersky Lab indicate that Stuxnet and Duqu are likely part of a much larger family of malicious code with multiple variants and payloads yet to be discovered.

DISA OKs secure Android mobile system for DOD

The Defense Information Systems Agency approved a mobile management system that allows DOD users of Dell smart phones to securely access critical DOD data and applications.

Who won in Iowa — Facebook, Twitter or the polls?

The presidential primaries offer an unofficial referendum on social media's ability to predict elections. With one of 50 states reporting, who's in the lead?

States, cities, pursue 'any-device' mobile platforms

State and local government CIOs are rushing to answer the public's demand for 'all information, anytime, from any device'.

LightSquared: GPS interference is device-makers' fault

In a petition to the FCC, the company says GPS device-makers have no right to protection from signal interference because LightSquared, not GPS devices, has a license to use the spectrum.

3 resolutions you can make for better security in 2012

Security budgets aren't likely to be plentiful in 2012, but there are things you can do that don't cost much.

Phishing economy: Why tiny Tokelau is 3rd largest country domain

The .tk domain of Tokelau, a New Zealand island territory with 1,400 people and no airport or seaport, is a primary channel for phishing e-mails from China.

DOD still wrestling with scalability, security for wireless networks

DOD experts discuss the challenges involved in issuing mobile devices to military and civilian personnel.

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Are we serious about cybersecurity? Here's a test to find out.

The U.S. will either do the hard work necessary to establish a strong national cybersecurity defense or get stuck in the doldrums of decline.

Readers' choice: GCN's top 10 stories of the year

We covered a lot of ground in our technology coverage during 2011, but there were two topics that really grabbed readers' attention.

Intel's low-power Atom chip ready for Android smart phones, tablets

Will system-on-a-chip design finally let the company cut in on ARM's territory?


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