A cybersecurity working group is developing a security architecture and comprehensive set of security requirements to accompany the Smart Grid framework being developed by NIST's office for Smart Grid interoperability. A preliminary report is expected to be released for comment shortly.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office wants to learn about unified Internet Protocol communication systems that could cut its operating costs.
The Commerce and Agriculture departments received 2,200 applications for broadband projects.
Commerce Department and Small Business Administration officials plan more than 200 events before mid-October.
The FCC is considering requests to form a broadband network for first responders rather than waiting for the commission to create a nationwide network.
Federal Computer Week convened a virtual roundtable with three telework program managers that run some of the most successful programs in government to find out what works with new telework programs — along with the major remaining stumbling blocks.
Facebook and Twitter make it possible for government agencies to communicate and interact with the public in ways not possible just two years ago. But these social media tools also create new types of security risks that agencies must anticipate and plan for.
Support is growing for proposals to give the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission additional authority to act during an emergency involving a cyberattack on the country's electric power system.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said cybersecurity is among its priorities for standards being developed for the country's next-generation, technology-enabled electric grid.
Bills pending in the House and Senate would create inventories of RF spectrum managed by the NTIA and FCC, along with a Web portal to make the information public.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants volunteers to review applications for $4.7 billion in grants for broadband expansion.
The General Services Administration has released a list of 86 federal agencies that have awarded contracts to telecom providers through the Networx contract.