Exec Tech

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Newly minted data analysts in high demand

N.C. State's Institute for Advanced Analytics said 55 employers offered more than $22 million in salaries and signing bonuses to 75 job seekers from the class of 2014.

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NSA document details foreign intel databases

The intelligence agency delves into some details about how it collects, stores and accesses data but leaves many key questions unanswered.

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DOJ immigration databases in the dark

The Executive Office for Immigration Review suffered "a hardware failure," but removal proceedings are continuing backed by paper files.


NIST shares tool for vetting mobile apps

Open source project lets developers plug in their own tools for risk assessment.

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Two IRS IT projects on hold

A GAO report on the tax agency's budget says a pair of tech programs have fallen victim to spending cuts.

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Does the big data era demand new rules of the road?

The gray area for those developing guidelines lies in the purpose behind a data collection, and the issue of subsequent, unforeseen use.

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DARPA seeks to redefine autopilot

ALIAS project aims for portable and configurable automation that can be plugged into a wide range of aircraft.

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Verizon sells Federal Network Systems unit

The telecom giant's federal systems integration shop will become part of Jacobs Engineering Group, a diverse, global engineering and construction company that has interests in IT.

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Beware of the self-inflicted data breach

Verizon report finds more than a quarter of cyber incidents involve internal errors, not outside attacks.

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Increased trust boosts Pentagon-industry info sharing

In the seven years since the creation of the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Information Assurance program, contractors have become less skittish about what sharing can do to their bottom lines, a Pentagon official says.

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Guarding against Heartbleed not so simple

As DHS discusses the ongoing assessment, cybersecurity experts warn that "you never know when you're done."

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VDI moves to the cloud

To counter the strain desktop virtualization can put on data centers and administrators, some agencies and vendors are turning to desktop as a service.