The Census Bureau finished the first phase of the 2010 decennial census ahead of schedule in part because new handheld computers performed well despite earlier problems.
New catalog of information and security controls co-developed by NIST, the Pentagon and the intelligence community, along with information security legislation gaining traction in Congress, are expected to significantly improve federal cybersecurity standards.
Government officials should start now to understand the security implications and begin taking steps to protect their organizations as they adopt the cloud computing model.
A debate rages over a Senate proposal to require certification or licensing for all cybersecurity professionals who work on government information systems.
Managers are finding new ways to protect their computing resources in an emergency without paying for idle capacity that doesn’t contribute to daily operations.
The FCC should work with other federal agencies to avoid a fragmented approach on national broadband policies, a new report states.
The House has approved bills designed to strengthen federal agencies' cooperation on international science and technology research and on domestic science education.
The government has released a list of 16 interoperability and security standards for the smart electric grid.
The Coast Guard can use maps of ocean surface currents to track probable paths of shipwreck victims and drifting lifeboats.
The detailed, three-dimensional images on Google Earth let visitors explore the canyons and sandbars in the Great Lakes.
The agency's list of projects includes funding for weather satellites and climate-data supercomputers.
A requirement for all agencies to apply a security fix to their Web sites by the end of the year might catch some agencies by surprise.