Top DISA information strategist John Garing retires

DISA's director of strategic planning and information, John Garing, was instrumental in developing and advancing the information technology services DISA's provides the military through its Defense Enterprise Computing Centers.

Cloud & Infrastructure

FedRAMP: The dawn of approve-once, use-often?

A new interagency approach to streamlining the security certification of shared software holds promise for government cloud computing.

Cloud & Infrastructure

GSA launches a short-URL service people just might trust

Go.USA.gov lets registered federal employees convert long government Web-page addresses into short URLs that can fit into a Twitter-size message.

Will you read the Open Government memo on an iPad?

Adobe's director of Government Solutions, Rob Pinkerton, takes on Apple's decision to maintain a closed system in the age of open government.

Cloud & Infrastructure

GSA readies acquisition of cloud infrastructure services

After a false start earlier this year, GSA is laying the final groundwork for a fast-track acquisition of cloud computing infrastructure services.

Cloud & Infrastructure

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.

Cybersecurity

Capitol Hill could be waking up to IT security

New GAO reports make clear how difficult it is making governmentwide changes in institutionalized IT practices.

Cybersecurity

Military's technological might is slipping, Navy under secretary says

The military no longer enjoys the technological dominance and monopoly it once enjoyed and needs a new approach to marshaling its network enterprise systems, according to Undersecretary of the Navy Robert Work. At an AFCEA event, he outlined his vision.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Federal cloud computing just got easier

Joint Authorization Board will relieve much of the pressure on agency IT managers in choosing technologies for cloud applications

Cybersecurity

Risky business: FISMA reform hinges on managing the risks

The problem with legislating new information security practices is how quickly technologies evolve and unleash new and unforeseen kinds of threats. The better alternative, most experts agree, is instituting sound risk management disciplines.

Mobile data volume exceeds voice traffic for the first time

2009 marked the first time when the wireless data traffic exceeded voice traffic across the globe with more than an exabyte of data transmitted wirelessly for the first time.

iPad's big risk

The Web world may be moving to HTML 5, but not in time for the iPad.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Cloud clarifies Haiti relief work

Cloud computing work in Haiti relief efforts reflects broad transformation.

Cloud & Infrastructure

New app turns smart phone into secure two-way radio

A new radio-over-IP product enables BlackBerry users to access emergency radio networks.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Fulfillment of the cloud's promise requires congressional action

The residence of clouds and data will become increasingly important -- and so will the aging and conflicting laws that govern data.

Data & Analytics

Government maps path to geospatial data

Geospatial experts see game-changing shift in geospatial technology, empowering federal managers not just geospatial specialists.

Army refines program to spur app development

After false start, Army CIO launches Apps for the Army contest to foster more rapid software development.

Sorenson to announce Apps for Army challenge

Army looks to accelerate Web and mobile application development by rewarding Army personnel for creative ideas.

Cloud & Infrastructure

DOD issues long-awaited social media policy

DOD issues a memo to address longstanding uncertainties about the use of social media and networks within defense agencies and military branches.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Improved GIS tool gives data a fresh look

ESRI, a maker of mapping and data management software, hosted a symposium on data visualization centered around a new product launch.

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