Exec Tech

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Filling in the blanks on GSA's cyber-response campus

Experts say cyber-response consolidation is a laudable goal, but warn that it is also fraught with potential problems.

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Justice IG finds fault with encryption practices

An audit ripped the U.S. Attorneys’ office for failing to secure laptops and tablets holding sensitive information.

President Barack Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing from Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration, in the Oval Office, Jan. 31, 2012. Part of the briefing was done using a tablet computer. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A wish list for a digitized President's Daily Brief

Leading technologists argue that a paper-based briefing can no longer meet the president's information needs.


Getting beyond 'random acts of mobility'

While government can see the potential of mobile, lack of coordination is a recipe for failure, says HP Enterprise Services executive Bryan Coapstick.

Video: Are you smarter than a dinosaur?

NASA's newest crowdsourcing initiative seeks better algorithms for identifying humanity-threatening asteroids.

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Deadline looms for $6 billion military intelligence IT contract

Vendors interested in the $6 billion Enhanced Solutions for Technology Enterprise need to submit their proposals by mid-May.

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GSA launches 'digital incubator'

The agency's new 18F program is intended to work like a tech startup aimed at helping build federal Web services.

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USGS unveils new Web presence, seeks feedback

The new site is part of a two-year effort to make the U.S. Geological Survey's online resources more accessible and user-friendly.

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White House launches climate data website

The aggregation of climate info and tools is designed to help foster application development and entrepreneurial opportunities.

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In search of buy-in for continuous monitoring

CDM is designed to provide a steady flow of security data that enables agencies to identify and mitigate cyber threats quickly and efficiently, but in some ways the technology is still in its infancy.

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Is data center consolidation losing steam?

The federal government is lagging behind similar efforts in the private sector aimed at boosting security and saving money, says Brocade executive Anthony Robbins.

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Mail carriers get new mobile device

The Honeywell device is the leading edge of a larger plan to support the kind of multiple-event end-to-end tracking used by commercial shippers.