Troy K. Schneider, FCW, Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Federal Housing Administration works with lenders to insure more than $1 trillion in mortgage loans. The Department of Homeland Security shares vital information with thousands of partners at the international, federal, state, local, territorial and tribal levels, as well as in the private sector. And the Social Security Administration provides benefits to nearly 64 million Americans. Each of them -- along with dozens of other agencies -- is wrestling with the challenges of verifying identities online.
Henry Kenyon, InformationWeek Government, Wednesday, August 13, 2014
NASA is known for big science, both on Earth and in the farthest reaches of the solar system, and all of its research requires a lot of computer processing. Like many federal government agencies, NASA and its laboratories have tapped cloud computing and virtualization to cut costs and improve efficiency.
Kate Tummarello, The Hill, Tuesday, August 12, 2014
While some companies are pushing President Obama to propose firm rules for data collection, others say the industry should be trusted to regulate itself. Microsoft is among those calling for new federal standards, arguing Congress should act to craft “strong, comprehensive privacy legislation.”
Vindu Goel, New York Time, Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Scholars are exhilarated by the prospect of tapping into the vast troves of personal data collected by Facebook, Google, Amazon and a host of start-ups, which they say could transform social science research.
Leon Spencer, ZDNet, Monday, August 11, 2014
The Australian federal government's move to drop the requirement for agencies to get approval from two ministers before offshoring government data has been met with a mixed reception in the local marketplace, with fears over data sovereignty contrasted by suggestions the move is long overdue.
Rene Millman, CloudPro, Monday, August 11, 2014
Only one in a hundred cloud providers is set to meet new requirements on data protection. That's according to research from Skyhigh Networks...
Barb Darrow, GIGAOM, Sunday, August 10, 2014
Government agencies are moving to cloud under the federal cloud-first initiative, but the pace is slooooow. So what else is new?
David Ramel, Virtualization Review, Thursday, August 07, 2014
I figured the government was on top of cloud security. Awareness of the issue couldn't be much higher, what with all the news of data breaches and software vulnerabilities. Everyone is going to the cloud -- including Uncle Sam -- and security is always of paramount concern.
Henry Kenyon, FierceGovernmentIT, Thursday, August 07, 2014
The majority of U.S. businesses and government agencies do not take adequate steps to secure their email and ensure that customers and business partners can tell if emails coming from their domains are genuine or forged, a new report finds.