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Fri, March 07, 2014 - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's policy regarding the commercial use of drones, based on a 2007 policy statement, "cannot be considered as establishing a rule or enforceable regulation," an administrative law judge ruled Thursday.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - The CIA's decision to use Amazon's cloud is part of a broader IT shake-up to make the spy business more efficient.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - China has been stepping up control of the Internet, citing threats to national stability
Thu, March 06, 2014 - An asteroid measuring about 25 feet across will whizz safely past Earth today, the second such object in two days.
Thu, March 06, 2014 - Despite all of the attention it has received in the media, government hacking ranks low as a concern for security professionals.
Thu, March 06, 2014 - With some opening shots in a cyber component to the war of nerves in the Ukraine already fired, security analysts today pondered what a full-fledged cyberwar in the region would look like.
Thu, March 06, 2014 - The proposed deal raises concerns about WhatsApp users' privacy, two groups say
Thu, March 06, 2014 - ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, is now one of the largest government-approved EHR testing and certification body. The organization has aspirations beyond meaningful use, though, and hopes to drive healthcare IT vendors toward interoperability and innovation.
Wed, March 05, 2014 - The U.S. Congress should mandate that banks, retailers and payment card processors adopt new security standards to protect against widespread data breaches, some lawmakers said Wednesday.
Wed, March 05, 2014 - An asteroid is flying relatively closely past Earth today, NASA reported. No need to duck or take to the root cellar, though.
Wed, March 05, 2014 - A government watchdog group tasked with overseeing whether actions the President's executive office takes to combat terrorism don't throw civil liberties overboard in the process is taking aim at the National Security Agency's "PRISM" data-collection surveillance program.
Wed, March 05, 2014 - President Barack's Obama's fiscal 2015 budget plan would increase federal R&D spending by 1.2% over this year, if Congress approves.
Wed, March 05, 2014 - Microsoft's government security expert warns that there's no such thing as perfect security, so systems must be able to adapt and respond to attacks on unforeseen vulnerabilities.
Tue, March 04, 2014 - Selling cloud services to the federal government is a rigorous process. Documentation, not to the mention the word 'No,' play a big part. Here veterans of the FedRAMP cloud certification process share some tips and dispel some myths.