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NIST sets security approach for cloud computing

New guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology offer recommendations agencies should consider when outsourcing data, applications and infrastructure to a public cloud environment.

DOD to allow Android on classified networks

Forthcoming security standards are expected to allow the use of certain mobile devices on DOD's secure networks.

Obama reorganization could affect at least 12 agencies

White House consolidation plan is more expansive than the six agencies first identified.

NIST seeks data searchers

NIST seeks participants for annual data-mining conference.

National Weather Service in dispute over privatization of mobile app development

Has the National Weather Service gone too far in allowing private developers to lead the way in developing mobile apps for weather data?

Atmospheric agency tracks a different kind of cloud

NOAA becomes the largest federal agency to move its email to the cloud.

Proposal: A career path for federal cybersecurity pros

The National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education has drafted a framework to help professionalize this area of work and provide a path for federal career development.

FedRAMP to become mandatory, fed CIO says

NIST guidelines, FedRAMP and monitoring contribute to cloud security

Cloud-computing help is on the way for agency managers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's road map is designed to support secure adoption of cloud computing by federal agencies. Comments are due by Dec. 2.

Proven tips to make the best performance dashboards

Agencies should check out the colorful dials on the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's online dashboard to see some good dashboard design. Read on for more tips and good examples.

Satellites, telescope worthy of funding, Senate says

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal 2012 budget for science and technology programs.

Social media: A mixed blessing for disaster response

A report from the Congressional Research Service highlights some of the benefits and potential risks in using tools such as Facebook and Twitter to help with disaster response.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!