Cybersecurity

NIST document 'brings it all together' on FISMA

The new NIST guidance for managing information security risk is called the capstone of the agency's work on FISMA implementation.

Mitre calls all innovators for ID contest

Mitre Corp. has launched of an identity recognition competition open to techies, amateurs and professionals, individuals, and teams alike who think they have an idea to improve identity recognition technologies.

Emerging Tech

Data overload threatens with rise of smart tech and real-time sensors

The government needs to get smart about handling the coming flood of real-time, sensor-based data, writes consultant Marc Demarest.

Cybersecurity

Data security: Why the usual solutions fall short

The public seems amazed by the type and amount of sensitive information that is available to people who should not have access to it, but security professionals are not, writes security consultant Shon Harris.

You want the data? You can't handle the data!

Executives in government and industry are being overwhelmed by a sea of data, according to a survey conducted in August by Kelton Research and announced this week.

CIA to soar into five critical cloud computing investments

CIA Chief Technology Officer Ira “Gus” Hunt revealed the agency's plan to shore up its cloud computing efforts at the Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Green IT conference Oct. 27.

Cybersecurity

USDA plans security tech upgrade

The Agriculture Department is updating its security tools with the aid of industry partners.

Cybersecurity

Can you trust your data recovery vendor?

Pressed for time and money, agencies are often lax about vetting third-party data recovery companies. New NIST guidance seeks to correct the problem.

State & Local

Letter: SAP still in favor at USDA, Marines

SAP spokesman disputes characterization of agencies' removing SAP products in favor of a rival.

Social media helps NRC combat brain drain

NRC has deployed professional networking tools to support online communities of interest that can “get the information that is needed to the right person” quickly and simply.

State & Local

Microsoft tells Virginia, 'We will build it'

Virginia has enticed Microsoft Corp. to invest up to $499 million to locate its latest-generation data center in Mecklenburg County, Va.

Emerging Tech

With info sharing, context is as important as content

Context is so critical that its implications are cropping up in more than a half-dozen areas of data architecture, such as process monitoring, business glossaries, master data management, metadata catalogs, information exchanges, data warehousing and much more, Reality Check columnist Michael Daconta writes.

Emerging Tech

The 2010 Rising Stars

These 24 innovative rising stars play an integral part in ensuring that IT operations serve the business needs and missions of government agencies, both civilian and defense.

Harris antennas will greatly accelerate NOAA weather data processing

Harris Corp. has won a 10-year, $130 million contract to build a ground antenna system for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that will enable the agency to receive and process weather data 40 times faster than today, as well as deliver weather images directly to end users.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Congress casts a skeptical eye on the cloud

Cloud computing -- and its potential effect on future government technology initiatives -- finds its way onto the congressional stage.

Customs directorate automates its acquisition cycle

The Customs and Border Protection Procurement Directorate has developed a Web-based knowledge management system that automates the acquisition cycle and expands the exchange of information among its geographically dispersed workforce.

Dell doubles down on data centers, services

Dell plans to double the size of its $16 billion data center and technology services business and move away from being a PC supplier.

Cloud & Infrastructure

The catalyst for open government: Knowledge management in the cloud

Speakers at the Knowledge Management Conference say cloud-based communities will cross interantional borders, requiring an international approach to governance, standards and intellectual property rights.

Cloud & Infrastructure

6 steps to better knowledge management

How can you make knowledge management work? Start by knowing what you're looking for and develop the tools and and data mining techniques that get your information in order.

How knowledge management became sexy again

Professional and social media platforms, along with advances in collaboration and enterprise search tools, are making it easier to aggregate and share information, which is essentially what knowledge management is.

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