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Rutrell Yasin

Rutrell Yasin is is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

Built-in security enables cyber resilience

Agencies need to protect systems from software vulnerabilities that compromise availability, integrity and security.

FCC tackles data mobility across 200 legacy systems

The Federal Communications Commission wants to ensure efforts now underway to redesign hundreds of legacy systems will support data mobility.


Agencies work to close mobile security, connectivity gaps

The demands of security and connectivity are the two major challenges confronting agencies as they roll out mobile networks, government IT executives say.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Project mines tweets, satellite and drone imagery for disaster response

George Mason University spearheads a DOT-funded project using social media posts, satellites and cloud-based tools to guide first responders to unfolding disasters.

Cloud & Infrastructure

San Antonio goes to the cloud to speed up housing payments

The city's housing authority adopted Adobe EchoSign, a software-as-a-service e-signing application that cut the time to process housing assistance contracts by 98 percent.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Amazon cloud receives DOD security stamp of approval

DOD provisional authorization paves the way for more Defense agencies to run workloads on the Amazon cloud.

Cloud & Infrastructure

N.C. eyes cloud for linking statewide property data systems

North Carolina is testing cloud-based tools to integrate its property data silos for a range of uses, including taxation, emergency management and environmental protection.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Sandia Labs unifies security, mobility, comm for next-gen researchers

Microsoft's Lync 2013 gives Sandia's IT managers presence awareness as well as instant messaging, conferencing and telephony tools that can integrate with enterprise collaboration and messaging software.

Data & Analytics

How MassHealth cut Medicaid fraud with predictive analytics

Predictive analytics system based on NetReveal fraud detection protects MassHealth from fraud and unnecessary expenditures.

Data & Analytics

NYC Geek Squad stays on mission to liberate data

Building on successes of 2013, the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics pushes predictive analytics to help city leaders make data-driven decisions.

State & Local

Mass HIway lets health providers easily swap medical records

Massachusetts' health info exchange helps providers locate, request and retrieve medical records from other participating providers on a secure, interconnected system.

Cloud & Infrastructure

QTS launches federal cloud

The QTS Federal Cloud is an infrastructure-as-a-service system built on technologies that federal agencies are familiar with, including VMware, EMC and Cisco.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Maine automates tasks on unemployment benefits system

The state's unemployment insurance benefits system uses a cloud-based application to automate time-consuming and error-prone tasks.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Migration tool reduces risk and cost of SharePoint upgrades

Metalogix's Migration Expert gives administrators a detailed assessment of their current SharePoint environments as they move from older to newer versions.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Southeast states share unemployment benefits system

Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina tap Capgemini for a cloud-based UI system that will go live in 2016.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Industry group advocates linking cloud, cybersecurity planning

A report by offers a plan to help agency CIOs get the benefits of cloud technology while meeting federal cybersecurity goals at the same time.

Data & Analytics

Smithsonian builds Internet of connected exhibits, specimens, research apps

The Smithsonian Institution is undergoing a digital makeover to support more interactive exhibits, displays and research applications for the public and research communities.

Cloud & Infrastructure

CSA pushes software-defined perimeter network protection

Standardized SDP security framework will protect application infrastructures from network-based attacks.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Forward! by Unisys ready for mission-critical app migration

Based on secure partitioning technology, the fabric-based platform offers secure containers for application workloads running on Intel-based servers.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Amazon Kinesis does heavy-lifting on streaming, big data

Kinesis lets users easily set up high-capacity network pipes that can collect and analyze data in real time, at any scale, officials said.