Aliya Sternstein, Nextgov, Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Office of Management and Budget on Thursday sent agencies instructions for securing government-owned commercial smartphones and tablets in an effort to bring consistency to what had been an ad-hoc patchwork of guidelines. The 104-page compilation of controls -- all are not applicable for every mission -- was accompanied by a choose-your-own-adventure style manual for picking the most appropriate mobile device setup.
Beth Pariseau, SearchCloudComputing, Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This year's budget sequestration has prompted some federal agencies to consider cloud computing, but other agencies might lack the budget to even investigate new technologies, according to IT industry experts who work in the federal government space.
John Foley, InformationWeek Government, Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Amazon Web Services has passed the federal government's FedRAMP cloud security assessment, making it one of the first commercial cloud providers to be certified for no-fuss adoption across government.
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week, Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure developed under President Obama's recent executive order could affect the way federal government networks are protected against cyber attacks, according a senior official.
Bob Brewin, Nextgov, Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Defense Information Systems Agency has abruptly canceled a $45 million sole source contract awarded in April to Alliance Technology Group to store of hundreds of billions of satellite and drone imagery files, each packing terabytes of data.
Aliya Sternstein, Nextgov, Monday, May 20, 2013
The Pentagon in recent weeks has rapidly green lighted consumer smartphones, including the new iPhone and BlackBerry 10 lines, for military operations -- even though some devices do not yet support required security credentials because, according to Defense Department officials, planning ahead is key to the success of wireless U.S. forces.
Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post, Monday, May 20, 2013
Chinese hackers who breached Google’s servers several years ago gained access to a sensitive database with years’ worth of information about U.S. surveillance targets, according to current and former government officials.