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The cyber framework: What's next

Some in the private sector argue that legislation will be needed to provide the incentives necessary for the NIST standards to be widely adopted.

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NASA ups ante on crowdsourcing patents

NASA now has 35 patents on its Marblar page, where it invites the public to propose practical applications of the agency's technology.

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White House team seeks answers on agency spectrum management

The move is the latest in the administration’s effort to free up spectrum for use in wireless broadband to meet the growing demand for data-intensive mobile services.

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ICE wants license plate database for field agents

A solicitation said the database service should track vehicle license plate numbers captured by several sources, including cameras, law enforcement and repo men.

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Map of the World key to full immersion in geospatial data

Advances in cloud computing, mobile technology, networking, data transfer and computing speed allow for immediate access to geospatial data, and the intelligence community is ready to put that data to use.

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Survey highlights differences in IT preparedness

In a recent survey, 94 percent of state and local IT professionals said their agencies were not prepared for the coming IT challenges.

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IP switch could threaten FAA systems, says integrator

Harris Corp. has warned that hacking is much less difficult in IP and wireless environments than with hardwired systems, which could prove problematic for air traffic control.

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DARPA wants better ways to search the web

Research agency says that while current iterations of search engines have proven successful commercially, they don't always work as well for some government applications.

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'Patchwork' of state laws complicates data breach response

Lawmakers are weighing several options, but disagreements about definitions and regulatory reach could stymie the effort.

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How VA is driving telemedicine

The agency's scale, vision and customer base have put it on the leading edge. But that also means being the first to face technical and operational challenges.

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Veterans Affairs seeks solutions to its storage problem

Department wants vendor input on storage-on-demand options.

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Cyber framework promising but may need more

Response has been generally positive, but concerns remain about privacy, incentives and other items not addressed by the framework.