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Cybersecurity bill is first of several to target federal IT

Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unveiled a new bill armed with weaponry to safeguard government IT.

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Interior's CIO gets more power

The Interior Department is taking steps to transform its delivery of IT services and the agency’s CIO has been given new oversight responsibility to lead that effort.

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FCC holds Internet apps contest

The Federal Communications Commission wants researchers and developers to come up with tools to help measure Internet openness and determine when a broadband provider is interfering with access.

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SSA has troubles with VOIP contract, IG says

The Social Security Administration's inspector general made six recommendations to fix initial problems with the SSA's voice-over-IP contract.

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Federal IT funds for R&D misused, group says

A report released today by an advisory panel says only a fraction of the estimated $4 billion federal agencies get for IT research and development actually goes for those purposes.

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Army IT Agency pushes technology transformation

The Army IT Agency is pushing transformation in data center consolidation and unified communications.

What's ahead for DOD's cyber forces

The Defense Department is putting in place the infrastructure and tools needed to achieve its cyber protection goals and objectives.

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FCC needs controls over E-Rate program, GAO says

The Federal Communications Commissions' E-Rate program for schools and libraries needs to do more to counteract possible fraud, GAO reports.

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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Why the Networx transition is a security imperative

The cyber threat has evolved radically since FTS 2001 established the basic framework for telecommunications services across the government, writes David Hughes, managing partner and co-founder of TurningPoint Global Solutions.

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The rush is on to approve applications for broadband funds

The Agriculture and Commerce departments are rushing to review and approve $4.2 billion in stimulus law funding for broadband by Sept. 30, a report says.

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Emirates to block most BlackBerry services

Move by UAE to suspend BlackBerry services will affect local users and international travelers passing through the nation's airport.

GAO hands down decision on Unisys bid protest

Decision by GAO clears the way for CSC to finally begin work on the $500 million TSA infrastructure contract.

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How smart should the smart grid be?

Updating the electrical grid makes sense, but there are still a few bugs to work out, writes FCW columnist Chris Bronk.

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FCC establishes interoperability center for public safety

The Federal Communications Commission has created an interoperability center for public safety and released a proposal for funding a public safety broadband network.

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Is government really a voice-over-IP trendsetter?

Market researcher In-Stat reports that the government leads all industries in adopting VOIP, with 48 percent of agencies surveyed saying they use the technology, writes John Zyskowski.

Former fed takes on more Networx work

Ken Thompson, a former VA official, becomes director of TurningPoint Global Solution's telecom transition servics.

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