Agency News: Department of Commerce

Census bureau to track assets with RFID in pilot program

The Census Bureau has put out a call to vendors to provide information on RFID systems that could track thousands of assets.

NRC cybersecurity exec steps down

Pat Howard, the chief information security officer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is retiring from government in April.

Cybersecurity becomes high priority in budget request

With large investments proposed for DOD, DHS and NSF, budget puts cybersecurity front and center.

Federal CIO details IT forecast

Administration pledges progress in IT despite budget cuts.

NIST sets security approach for cloud computing

New guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology offer recommendations agencies should consider when outsourcing data, applications and infrastructure to a public cloud environment.

DOD to allow Android on classified networks

Forthcoming security standards are expected to allow the use of certain mobile devices on DOD's secure networks.

Obama reorganization could affect at least 12 agencies

White House consolidation plan is more expansive than the six agencies first identified.

NIST seeks data searchers

NIST seeks participants for annual data-mining conference.

National Weather Service in dispute over privatization of mobile app development

Has the National Weather Service gone too far in allowing private developers to lead the way in developing mobile apps for weather data?

Atmospheric agency tracks a different kind of cloud

NOAA becomes the largest federal agency to move its email to the cloud.

Proposal: A career path for federal cybersecurity pros

The National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education has drafted a framework to help professionalize this area of work and provide a path for federal career development.

FedRAMP to become mandatory, fed CIO says

NIST guidelines, FedRAMP and monitoring contribute to cloud security

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