Agency News: Department of Commerce

Cloud security may be the easiest problem to solve

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program requirements for authorizing the use of cloud services are expected soon, but security might be the simplest issue to solve in the federal adoption of cloud computing.

NOAA moving e-mail to Google's cloud

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to migrate 25,000 e-mail users to a cloud-based unified messaging service by the end of the year.

Hurricane center tries out Facebook, Twitter

The National Hurricane Center began the 2011 storm season June 1 with a presence on Facebook and Twitter for the first time.

TechStat helps federal CIOs with IT reform

Three federal CIOs have found TechStat vital to adhering to OMB's 25-point IT reform plan.

NTIA's spectrum management approach flawed, GAO says

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is falling short on managing federal and national radio spectrum needs, the Government Accountability Office says.

Why telework is in an agency's best interest

Teleworking is moving beyond just letting agency employees work from home; it's becoming a key element in continuity-of-operations planning, efforts to reduce pollution, and plans to save billions on unneeded real estate.

Supreme Court hears Microsoft's argument for patent reform

After losing a judgment to i4i over its use of XML in Word, the company wants to lower the bar for disproving a patent

Justice, USPTO file briefs opposing Microsoft's bid to change the burden of proof in patent challenges

The federal government joined "friend of the court" filings opposing Microsoft appeal to change the burden of proof in patent challenges.

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