DHS considers new structure for EAGLE II

The Homeland Security Department is considering getting rid of all functional categories and allowing broad competition for the possible EAGLE II-Unrestricted acquisition vehicle.

Cybersecurity

DOD asset-tracking tool wins Kantara award for innovative ID management

The Defense Department's Synchronized Pre-Deployment and Operational Tracker earns the Kantara Initiative's Identity Deployment of the Year award for its innovative use of Web-based technology to track contractor assets in the field.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Google readies government cloud offering

Google's government cloud offering will offer Google Apps in a dedicated environment within undisclosed Google facilities in the United States.

FDIC secures remote access with new teleworker solutions

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is using new teleworker technology to provide secure, "instant-on" network access for its roaming bank audit teams.

Cybersecurity

How to measure security? NIST maps out the emerging field of IT metrology

A NIST computer scientist outlines the challenges and charts a course for future research in IT security metrics in a report that examines the state of this nascent art.

Automated reporting brings order to U.S. Court's pretrial services

At a federal court in California, pretrial services officials have implemented a kiosk-based reporting system to streamline services for defendants and help officers more easily keep track of their cases.

GCN names its 2009 Agency IT Award winners

Government Computer News has named the 10 government agency information technology projects to be recognized as outstanding IT initiatives for 2009.

FDA plans electronic filing for some safety reports

Proposed rules announced today would require that all mandatory post market reporting of adverse effects for drugs and medical devices be filed electronically, either through a gateway, a Web portal under development, or on disk or tape.

A SWAT team for enterprise app woes

The Coast Guard Operation Systems Center employs a dedicated task force to troubleshoot complex problems with its own applications.

Business process automation tool gets intuitive interface

AutoMate BPA Server 7 designs, executes and manages tasks according to workflows.

Emerging Tech

Web 2.0 increases demand for data visualization tools

Data visualization tools offer new and more effective ways to represent and present complex data patterns graphically.

Cybersecurity

Guidance being updated for integrating data security into budgeting process

NIST has released a draft version of updated guidance on selecting, managing and evaluating security investments and accounting for information security in all IT investments.

Office productivity software wastes time, survey finds

E-document software provider Global Graphics Software recently surveyed 1,000 workers and asked them how easy their office software is to use.

Justice joins false claims suit against SAIC

Science Applications International Corp. plans to strongly defend itself against a whistle-blower lawsuit involving a General Services Administration contract to support naval facility in Mississippi.

Nastel’s TransactionWorks tracks hidden costs of business

AutoPilot TransactionWorks software provides what the company calls “360-degree situational awareness” of operational and transactional data.

Outsourced infrastructure management can control the sprawl and more

Infrastructure management as a service can be a powerful tool for plugging several holes that could prevent agencies from fully investing in SOA for their entire network.

EPA offers business intell software as internal service

Environmental Protection Agency discovers that, despite a few glitches, Oracle business intelligence software can be shared across the entire agency.

Navy purchases decision support software

The software, from Decision Lens, will enable the Navy Installations Command to align capital management, planning goals and objectives for all Navy installations more effectively.

GAO updates audit guidelines for IT system controls

New guidelines take into account changes in IT systems and risks over the past decade

Cybersecurity

Telecom group to develop privacy best practices

The Liberty Alliance Telecom Special Interest Group will develop best practices for managing personally identifiable information and identity-enabled transactions.

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