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White House e-mail service fails

The White House's unclassified e-mail system went down early Thursday; the reason was unknown by late Thursday afternoon.

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Government lags in providing telework-enabling tech to employees, study says

Government information employees don't have mobile technologies to support location flexibility, according to a new international study by Forrester Research.

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3 arguments for telework managed services

Managed services offer one way to avoid the network problems that can plague teleworkers, writes Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes.

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NARA e-mail service on the fritz

Efforts to replace faulty network equipment have been complicated by problems with U.S. trade law.

Army tests electronic, updatable manuals for the field

The Army is testing a variety of applications and devices, including a Kindle, six iPads and an Entourage Edge, as potential platforms for battlefield systems manuals.

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5 ways to use social media for better emergency response

More people now use social media tools to report emergencies or call for help, and they expect government response agencies to be actively engaged in using the technology, too.

Spurning the Internet: Many Americans not online at all--by choice

A study released recently by the Pew Internet & American Life Project reports that broadband adoption in the United States has slowed considerably in 2010 after a decade of steady growth. And a surprising number of people still don't use the Internet and don't want to.

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Saudis follow UAE's BlackBerry ban

Saudi Arabia will halt BlackBerry smartphone service in the kingdom, effective August 5.

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'Jointness': The new battlefield watchword in data sharing

Several information-sharing programs, particularly those under DISA, are breaking down silos that have long impeded battlefield coordination.

Never say 'Never' on DOD data center outsourcing

William Brougham, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s vice director for network services, said the chances of the Pentagon outsourcing data centers are slim, but he stopped short of ruling it out all together.

iPhones, commercial satellites prominent in joint DOD exercise

The Defense Department interoperability exercise stresses flexible networking and new uses for existing technology.

Army pulls back on enterprise e-mail initiative

The Army is putting on hold its plans to pursue an enterprise-wide e-mail system and calling an about-face on the project.

Texas city tests two-way emergency comm platform

The City of Manor, Texas, is deploying a pilot platform designed to deliver location-specific alerts to residents during a crisis and allow them to send information back to emergency responders via smart phones.

Top DISA information strategist John Garing retires

DISA's director of strategic planning and information, John Garing, was instrumental in developing and advancing the information technology services DISA's provides the military through its Defense Enterprise Computing Centers.

Military's technological might is slipping, Navy under secretary says

The military no longer enjoys the technological dominance and monopoly it once enjoyed and needs a new approach to marshaling its network enterprise systems, according to Undersecretary of the Navy Robert Work. At an AFCEA event, he outlined his vision.

Navy cyber leader expects proactive capabilities this year

Navy cyber command needs cultural change in view of network warfare, updated networks and technology to take on defense in the cyber realm.

Court ruling rolls back FCC's net-neutrality guidelines

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the FCC does not have authority to regulate the network management practices of Internet service providers. The commission had ordered Comcast to stop interfering with customers’ peer-to-peer traffic.

Cloud clarifies Haiti relief work

Cloud computing work in Haiti relief efforts reflects broad transformation.

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FCC national broadband effort gets Web site

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a new Web page today designed to provide information about the efforts to create a national broadband plan for public safety.

FCC's broadband plan is out; now for the hard part

It's going to be many months, if not years, before we see just where this plan leads, writes blogger Brian Robinson.

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