Aliya Sternstein, Nextgov, Monday, July 07, 2014
The agency tasked with fighting narcotics trafficking expects to need online access to a commercial data center to store a growing amount of sensitive mapping data -- and to save money, according to a contract plan.
Stephanie Wasko, Federal News Radio, Thursday, July 03, 2014
The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy are looking for 100 percent participation from agencies when it comes to supplying data sets for the administration's Enterprise Data Inventory. Agencies have until the end of November to provide the data, according to the administration's latest cross-agency priority goals update listed on Performance.gov.
Colby Hochmuth, FCW, Thursday, July 03, 2014
Christine Harada has a clear vision of where she wants to lead the General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy. In her first government gig, the onetime aerospace engineer has two distinct focuses for what she wants to achieve: making data-driven decisions and increasing transparency at the agency.
Molly Bernhart Walker, FierceGovernmentIT, Monday, June 30, 2014
In an effort to be more transparent and participatory, governments are making more data publicly available in machine-readable formats and under open licenses, but such noble aims are not immune to privacy issues, says a paper published June 18 in Future Internet, a Switzerland-based scholarly journal.
Business Cloud News, Friday, June 27, 2014
The European Commission has released a set of cloud service level agreement (SLA) standards designed to give EU businesses more certainty around what cloud service providers and consumers are responsible for when entering into contractual agreements.
Fahmida Y. Rashid, SecurityCurrent, Thursday, June 26, 2014
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into a law what may be the nation's broadest and stringent data breach law. The Florida Information Protection of 2014, which was signed last week, requires companies to take "reasonable measures" to protect and secure personally identifying information in electronic form. The new law also increases companies' reporting and disclosure obligations in the case of a data breach. The new law goes into effect July 1.
Molly Bernhart Walker, FierceGovernmentIT, Thursday, June 26, 2014
Even federal agencies that are considered small – those with 6,000 employees or less – can face major cybersecurity risks, but a recent Government Accountability Office report finds policy gaps leave them largely unprepared.
Molly Bernhart Walker, FierceGovernmentIT, Monday, June 23, 2014
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is standing up three new working groups to fulfill requirements laid out in the U.S. government's Cloud Computing Standards and Technology Roadmap.
Nathan Eddy, eWeek, Friday, June 20, 2014
Security continues to be a strong barrier with just under half (49 percent) of respondents concerned about how secure their data is in the cloud.