Frank Konkel, Federal Computer Week, Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs canceled its five-year, $36 million cloud-based enterprise email contract with HP Enterprise Services earlier this month, but the agency isn't giving up on its plans to harness the cloud.
Erin McCann. Healthcare IT News, Monday, July 29, 2013
The Oregon Health & Science University has notified 3,044 patients that their protected health information has been compromised after several residents and physicians-in-training inappropriately used Google cloud services to maintain a spreadsheet of patient data.
Bob Brewin, Nextgov, Monday, July 29, 2013
The $450 commercial cloud procurement planned by the Defense Information Systems Agency has attracted interest from a wide swath of defense contractors, cloud service vendors, storage vendors, telecommunications firms and top-line computer companies, according to DISA’s list of attendees at a July 12 presolicitation conference.
Dara Kerr, CNET, Monday, July 29, 2013
In its move to cloud computing, NASA has experienced some difficulties meeting security guidelines. A new report by the agency's Office of the Inspector General says that NASA needs to work on strengthening its information technology security practices.
Chris Jay Hoofnagle, San Francisco Chronicle Opinion, Sunday, July 28, 2013
Details of the National Security Agency and its science-fiction-like technological prowess have occupied the news headlines in recent weeks, leading to new calls for restrictions on government activities. But in order to check these activities meaningfully, we need to focus upon the activities of the private sector as well.
Friday, July 26, 2013
A recent study by the Ponemon Institute, The Risk of Regulated Data on Mobile Devices and in the Cloud (June 2013) (sponsored by WatchDox), reveals a stunning need for improvement on managing the risks of mobile devices and cloud computing services. The survey involved 798 IT and IT security practitioners in a variety of organizations including finance, retail, technology, communications, education, healthcare, and public sector, among others. The results are quite startling.
Law Office of Bradley S. Shear
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Molly Bernhart Walker, FierceGovernmentIT, Thursday, July 25, 2013
Beyond simply broadcasting information or promoting their mission, agencies can use social media for situational awareness and for mission operations, but there are privacy issues agencies must consider, says the Federal Chief Information Officers Council.
Colby Hochmuth, FedScoop, Thursday, July 25, 2013
Witnesses called to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on July 25 were grasping at straws in an effort to defend their agencies, after relentless berating by committee members.
Reid Davenport, Federal Computer Week, Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The National Institute for Standards and Technology has released a revised version of its digital signature standard intended to keep it consistent with other cryptographic guidelines. The standard, established in 1994, lays out three approved techniques – the digital signature algorithm, the RSA digital signature and the elliptic curve digital signature algorithm – to verify and validate digital signatures.