IT Infrastructure - Telecom

Government reach for secure electric grid exceeds its grasp

The government efforts to secure the nation’s electric grid from cyberattack are hampered by a cumbersome regulatory system and inadequate enforcement, a Senate panel is told.

Siri, is this the end of all-you-can-eat bandwidth?

The days of unlimited wireless Internet plans are rapidly drawing to a close, and all those great mobile apps are to blame.

IBM rolls out integrated systems to automate most management, updating jobs

IBM's new line of products is designed as an integrated package from the beginning, which is intended to eliminate time and money wasted on operations and maintenance.

Rep. Langevin: Cyber law dithering endangers US critical infrastructure

Congress should set aside partisan differences to pass legislation that would require cybersecurity standards to protect U.S. critical infrastructure.

NYC to try replacing pay phones with touch-screen kiosks

An upcoming pilot program in New York City will test the feasibility of replacing pay phones with interactive information kiosks.

IBM taps 33 cities worldwide for "smarter cities" grants

Eight U.S. cities were among 33 recipients of IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge grants for 2012, which handed out $50 million in IBM expertise to 100 cities worldwide.

Can cybersecurity profit from corporate self-interest?

The telecom industry's insistence that all regulation is bad for security does a disservice to those who rely on critical infrastructure.

Oklahoma saves $40M on IT consolidation

In the last two years Oklahoma has saved nearly $40 million from consolidating technology projects and systems in 120 different agencies.

First test finds glitches in Emergency Alert System

Coverage of the Emergency Alert System, built on legacy broadcast radio technology, is incomplete and not completely reliable; FCC and FEMA are updating it with an Integrated Public Alert and Warning System.

Agencies' mobile question: How to get there from here?

The federal government wants to adopt mobile devices more widely, but its agencies and departments must consider a variety of issues before taking the plunge.

Applications for new top-level domains open next month

The land rush for new .anything top-level domains is expected to begin next month, but the price of admission will be steep.

Feds confirm prisons vulnerable to Stuxnet-like attack

DHS examines researchers' exploits of programmable logic controllers used for prison doors and other systems, and validates their results.

FCC program to offer discounted broadband, PCs for low-income families

ISPs and equipment providers join the effort to close the nation's digital divide by cutting the cost of getting online.

Broadband network grants should boost employment

A $45 million grant to help double the size of a nonprofit regional network is expected to add hundreds of jobs in the Northeast Ohio Rust Belt.

Broadband nonprofit shines light on Rust Belt economy

A $45 million federal recovery grant is helping the OneCommunity development program build out a 1,800-mile high speed regional network for Northeast Ohio being used by area governments, educational institutions and health care providers.

Secure modems help city remotely manage 911 system

The Fairfax, Va.'s police department's 4G LTE modems allowed dispatchers to remotely run the city's 911 system without shutting it down during an upgrade.

General Dynamics IT on a roll with market change

Following a series of big wins, General Dynamics IT President Dan Johnson says government's constantly evolving IT priorities offer myriad challenges and opportunities for the company.