Exec Tech

cloud security

Much ado about milCloud

DISA launches its internal cloud service, and industry players worry the deck may be stacked against them.

cloud security

DOD approves four cloud solutions for department-wide use

Commercial offerings meet DOD Impact Levels 1 and 2.

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McConnell: Laws and policies 'have not kept pace' with cyber threats

Former DNI says increased information-sharing, comprehensive legislation and international agreements are key.

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'The end of hype for cloud'

The next step in making the most of cloud services is establishing effective acquisition strategies for federal agencies.

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Cloud's potential depends on interoperability

Cloud technology is becoming a force multiplier for emerging mobility and big data capabilities at federal agencies.

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FDA taps video mailers to educate on tobacco

A FedBizOpps posting said the agency wants to use video-enabled greeting cards to combat smoking

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Is big data the cure for health-care systems?

A MeriTalk survey of executives in health care-related agencies and businesses found that fewer than 20 percent said their organization is prepared to work with big data.

The Navy

Software problems slow F-35 program

Delays could hurt the Joint Strike Fighter's capabilities even as the planes enter the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fleets.

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NFV: Turning network activities into software

Network functions virtualization promises to save time and money by running components such as firewalls and intrusion detection as virtual machines.

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FCC chief to propose spectrum-sharing rules

The move is the latest step in a longstanding plan to put 500 MHz of federal and non-federal spectrum into private hands.

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McKinsey to consult with IRS on health care law IT

The IRS has its own IT office dedicated to compliance, but wants help dealing with a flurry of new releases due by 2016.

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'To purge or not to purge'

Trying to determine when spy agencies are required to dispose of data is something of a mystery, even to them.