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'Cultural shift' aids continuous monitoring

Security checklists and formal reviews are giving way to technologies that allow for real-time threat awareness.


How DHS is helping implement the cyber framework

C3 program will help critical infrastructure operators with readiness and risk management.

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai speaking at a Feb. 20, 2014, press conference.

DOD launches new spectrum strategy

In the long term, the Pentagon will look to replace legacy systems with more "militarily effective" technologies.

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ICE license plate-reader solicitation canceled

The DHS agency was seeking a company to build a smart phone-accessible database of license plate information that agents could use in the field.

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Time to raise networking expectations in government

Agencies need to stop relying on 20th-century solutions and create networks than can move a terabyte of data per hour, says DOE official Greg Bell.


GSA offers prizes for travel data tool

The top three entries in the Travel Data Challenge will share $90,000 in prize money.

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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.