Although much of the federal government has lagged behind local governments and the private sector in pursuing big data solutions in earnest, a number of agencies have made headway.
More agencies are beginning to put their petabytes to work, but the most visible success stories are still localized efforts.
With the risk of a cyberattack against the nation's power grid and other critical infrastructure growing, the military's promised rules of engagement have yet to materialize.
The National Cancer Institute denies that a hacker group called LulzSecEurope breached its security.
Cloud computing, and robust data centers and infrastructure, helped keep agencies running during and after the storm.
Cybersecurity isn't easy, but there are some principles to keep in mind for strong safeguards.
The Army is weaving cyber operations into its training for combat troops, an example of how cyberspace and traditional combat are blending.
Agencies need solid strategies to tackle big data – and the data scientists who can do the planning and execution are in very short supply. (Pictured: Bethann Pepoli, EMC.)
Cloud computing offers an attractive alternative to in-house disaster recovery systems. Here's what you need to know before you commit to a vendor and begin transferring data.
A report from IDC offers strategies for agencies working to eliminate redundant servers and migrate applications to a cloud environment.
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