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Marine Corps Exchanges using analytics to improve merchandise planning

The MCX will use SAS to perform cluster analyses, which will help it gain better insight into the unique and changing needs of the local population.

Tool provides out-of-the box FedRAMP compliance

Agilance's Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Content Pack includes the baseline security controls required of cloud service providers.

FedRAMP closer to rollout with GSA's release of third-party assessors

The GSA May 14 released a list of accredited third-party assessment organizations -- or 3PAOs for short -- that will do initial assessments and test the controls of cloud service providers per FedRAMP requirements.

DOD develops Web apps to fight pirates (the real kind)

An international effort by the Defense Department and the U.S. Navy is developing Web-based applications that will let allied navies share data in the fight against piracy on the high seas.

Georgia fights tax fraud with identity-based filters

Georgia is using the LexisNexis Tax Refund Investigative Solution in a pilot program to mitigate identity fraud and has awarded the company a contract to continue the effort.

Can better software make cyberattacks a losing proposition?

A conference on secure software development aims to raise the bar for attackers trying to compromise IT systems.

Surprise: 57 percent admit to using pirated software

Is it just coincidence that unmanaged and unpatched software continues to be a major security problem?

Mother Nature chases Mass. town into the cloud

After tornadoes ripped through nearby Springfield, the technology director of Dedham decided it was time to move data backup and recovery to the cloud.

New Red Hat Linux 5 version meets federal security standards

A new security certification allows federal agencies to use Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 5 with the KVM hypervisor on IBM systems for a variety of command and control and secure operations.

Utah portal integrates social media has a new infrastructure that dynamically integrates data and information into a portal and delivers it in real time without the need for a Web content management system

Windows 8 a step forward in security, researcher says

A researcher examining early releases of Microsoft's new operating system says Windows 8 makes it harder to exploit vulnerabilities.

Tablets with PC power: The Microsoft vs. Apple debate

Apple's CEO doesn't think people want powerful PC/tablet hybrids, but we think they do.

NASA contest yields Space Apps for Earth, too

Voting is open for the International Space App Challenge.

DHS R&D program has a disconnect with first responders' needs, House panel told

The department has a program to help develop technology for first responders, but matching the money with state and local agencies' requirements has proved difficult.

Targeted attacks exploiting Flash flaw; Adobe issues fix

Current exploit in the wild targets IE for Windows, but Mac, Linux and Android also vulnerable.

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