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Pay freeze could be limited to a year

Federal employees facing a salary freeze could get a respite if lawmakers are able to persuade colleagues to limit their actions, reports Federal Computer Week.

Cybersecurity is hot on campus

Cybersecurity is a growth industry, and the first-of-their-kind degree programs at the University of Maryland are attracting hundreds of applicants.

Ethernet: An answer to federal networking needs

A trip back to the future, led by Connection-Oriented Ethernet, could help agencies overcome many IP vulnerabilities, says David Gutierrez, an optical transport product strategist at Fujitsu.

A renaissance of government Web apps

Federal Web sites are finding innovative ways to serve the public that complement, if not rival, what’s taking place in the private sector.

Cloud adoption on the rise, but new report highlights trouble spots

A new survey of federal leaders paints an early picture of which applications are migrating to cloud computing. But limited awareness and trust remain big hurdles for agencies.

Approved tools to share secured information remain underutilized

Agencies need to embrace existing solutions for sharing information across secured domains says Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer of Trusted Computer Solutions.

Virtualization increases the need for reality management in IT

Virtualization has reduced data center footprints, but little has been done to disentangle the duplication and complexity of information and applications sitting in those servers, observes Francis Hsu, an information executive working for the Homeland Security Department.

Interior's business center enhances cloud offering

Cloud services provider gives users access to collaboration and social media software.

Virtualization proves cost effective for some agencies

Capacity planning is a vital component data center managers need to implement in order to achieve power savings and other benefits from virtualization technology, according to IT managers representing two federal organizations.

Graves is DHS' new acting CIO

Margaret Graves takes over as acting chief information officer today on Richard Mangogna's last day as CIO.

BlackBerry secure enough for the President

Research In Motion's BlackBerry smart phones have more than enough security capability to work for President Obama.

Inauguration coverage in cyberspace

New Web technologies will help inaugural attendees get the most from the festivities.