Katelyn Noland, ExecutiveGov, Monday, April 30, 2012
The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Thursday, creating a voluntary system for private organizations to provide national security agencies with cyber threat information. In addition to CISPA, the House also reached an accord to pass a bill updating the Federal Information Management Security Act of 2002, GovInfo Security reports
Joe McKendrick, Forbes, Monday, April 30, 2012
It was less than two years ago the federal government began egging on its agencies to adopt a “Cloud-First” rule to IT procurement and “Shared-First” initiative to pare down its $80-billion-a-year budget. It appears that efforts to replace on-premises systems with cloud services are actually bearing fruit, at least one study shows. The study goes even further — if agencies really got aggressive about cloud, they could shave $12 billion off the annual IT tab. That amount almost covers NASA’s entire annual budget.
William Jackson, Government Computer News, Friday, April 27, 2012
The House of Representatives last night voted to pass the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, despite privacy concerns and a White House veto threat. The House also voted to pass the Federal Information Security Amendments Act.
Jason Miller, FederalNewsRadio.com, Thursday, April 26, 2012
The government's move online has been stymied over the last decade because it can't deploy the killer app. Why? Mainly because identity management hasn't gained the traction needed.
Alice Lipowicz, Federal Computer Week, Thursday, April 26, 2012
After a two-month hiatus due to a contract termination, the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments have resumed work on their integrated Electronic Health Record system with a new contract.
Ryan McBride, FierceBiotechIT, Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The FDA sits some of the largest datasets in the world on drugs and other regulated products, and the agency's recently appointed IT chief plans to push for more of those data to become available to outsiders via open source projects. During an appearance in Boston this morning, Eric Perakslis, the FDA's chief information officer, presented part of his vision for transforming IT that supports regulation of products that comprise more than a fifth of U.S. commerce.
Jared Serbu, FederalNewsRadio, Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Defense Department officials said a pilot program that lets them share cyber threat information with the private sector has been a success story, and more firms are clamoring to join. Within a few months, the program will be significantly expanded and made permanent, officials said Tuesday.
Kenneth Corbin, CIO, Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Salesforce.com, already a leading provider of cloud services to the public sector, is doubling down on its government business, unveiling on Wednesday a major initiative to host federal, state and local agencies' computing operations in a multi-tenant cloud environment, along with a new app marketplace and a training program to equip integrators with the skills to help government clients shift to the cloud.
Jolie Lee, FederalNewsRadio, Tuesday, April 24, 2012
More than half of federal websites are planning to develop a mobile-optimized website, according to a poll by ForeSee Results.The results show one-third of the 101 federal websites surveyed already have launched mobile initiatives.