Cybersecurity

Utilities could be open to attack

Vulnerabilities exist in control system management of U.S. critical infrastructure.

State & Local

Disaster recovery on the cheap

Managers at the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center found that, withcreative thinking, they could not only get a disaster recovery plan with limitedfunds but also improve the uptime of their service.

Cybersecurity

Survey: Laptop security risks top CISO issues

The security risk created by an explosion in the use of laptop PCs by federal workers is now the biggest issue facing federal CISOs, according to a new survey.

Cybersecurity

Wyatt Kash | The challenges ahead

Commentary: The key challenges facing government IT managers aren't changing, but how managers tackle them could.

State & Local

Talent search

Fairfax County, Va., turns to talent management software to help it handle the coming wave of retirements.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Out of office

With an eye on the bottom line, some agencies are turning to online office applications to augment, if not replace, their Microsoft suites.

Trusted to telecommute?

GCN tech brief | U.S. companies don't trust workers to telecommute

Study finds agencies' COOP planning outstrips telework

Government is making strides in continuity-of-operations planning, but teleworking ' increasingly seen as an essential component of COOP ' is still relatively rare.

A COOP plan that holds water

The Treasury Department Tax and Trade Bureau's continuity-of-operations and disaster recovery plans stay above water.

Cybersecurity

Telework still lags COOP

Government is making great strides to prepare for continuity-of-operations events, but frequent teleworkers are still relatively rare.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Alone together

Collaboration tools, online processes can help re-create the office experience.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Who telecommutes?

OPM released its annual report to Congress on the status of telework in the federal government. Here are the results.

Cloud & Infrastructure

The drive for teleworking

As teleworking gradually gains popularity in government, agency offices such as GSA's regional center in Boston find that it's also essential to continuity-of-operations plans.

Cybersecurity

Energy reports losing 1,400 laptops in six years

The Energy Department notified Congress yesterday that it has lost 1,415 laptop PCs over the past six years. DOE said none of the laptops contained classified data.

Sam Sumwalt | Continuity Planner

Several years before Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, Capt. Sam Sumwalt established a continuity-of-operations plan for the Navy Reserve Forces Command in New Orleans.<br><b>2007 GCN IT Leadership Award winner</b>

Cloud & Infrastructure

SOA by 2010?

Is it possible to have widespread adoption of SOA throughout corporations, government agencies and medium-sized businesses by 2010? A new SOA advocacy group thinks so.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Word documents by phone

Ordinary telephones and an Avaya Speech Access system link 2,300 Marin County, Calif., officials.

Cloud & Infrastructure

The Universal Inbox: One hub for all

With Exchange Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft is laying the foundation for the Universal Inbox.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Breaking the sound barriers

Systems linking voice, data and applications can boost service and reduce costs.

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