Government use of IT
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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.
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.
Fri, February 28, 2014 - This week's posting of specifications for the secure Boeing Black smartphone brought out references to the old Mission Impossible television show and other fictional spy heroes.
Thu, February 27, 2014 - The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said this week his agency plans to introduce a malware-analysis system later this year that will let businesses and the public, report newly identified malware attacks, upload malware samples and receive reports on them.
Tue, February 25, 2014 - Users of iOS devices can now measure their Internet performance and add it to a public data set
Fri, February 21, 2014 - NASA wants a humanoid robot that can perform CPR, draw blood and operate on astronauts aboard the International Space Station or en route to Mars.
Thu, February 20, 2014 - A U.S. soldier is on patrol with his squad when he kneels to check something out, unknowingly putting his knee into a puddle of contaminants.
Mon, February 10, 2014 - Jeff Godin had a good job as a police dispatcher in Chester County, Penn., but quit to work full-time on other projects, including building an app for police and emergency professionals.
Mon, February 10, 2014 - Taking a page from the private sector, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel calls for a more agile, iterative approach to government IT projects.
Fri, February 07, 2014 - IBM is working on electronics for the U.S. military that will self-destruct on command to ensure that powerful devices holding critical data stay out of the hands of the enemy.
Wed, February 05, 2014 - Leaked documents suggest the agency used denial-of-service tactics and assisted law enforcement in identifying Anonymous members
Wed, February 05, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a security probe of Healthcare.gov after a U.S. intelligence unit last week warned that portions of the Affordable Care Act website was built by software developers linked to the Belarus government.