Workforce

Social media helps NRC combat brain drain

NRC has deployed professional networking tools to support online communities of interest that can “get the information that is needed to the right person” quickly and simply.

Would Patton survive in today's PowerPoint military?

Would Patton or MacArthur survive in the modern military's PowerPoint culture? Some of our readers doubt it.

PowerPoint, Firefox, other apps at risk from Windows vulnerability

Exploits are already being published for newly confirmed security hole, which results from a Dynamic Link Library flaw. Hundreds of apps could be affected, and they would have to be patched individually.

Internet Explorer at 15: Kind of a punk, but still on top

This month, Internet Explorer turns 15 years old as the alpha dog among browsers, unfazed by occasional accusations of bullying and run-ins with the law.

Google releases FISMA-compliant Apps for Government

Apps for Government is the first suite of cloud computing applications to receive Federal Information Security Management Act certification and accreditation from the U.S. government. Microsoft also working to obtain certification for Web-based e-mail.

Which products top the list of security concerns?

The majority of Internet security threats come from unpatched vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat/Reader and Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.

DARPA crowdsourcing chief joins Microsoft

Peter Lee, head of DARPA's Transformational Convergence Technology Office, is stepping down to join Microsoft.

Windows 8 details may have been leaked

Slides purporting to show Windows 8 features, release date, have emerged on the Web.

Internet fraud reporting system launched

What do the FBI, Microsoft and the American Bankers Association all have in common? Answer: They're all collaborating against online fraud.

IT Modernization

Microsoft offers cloud for politicians

Microsoft has teamed with ElectionMall.com to introduce Campaign Cloud, an array of cloud services for political campaigns.

Google browser targets federal market

Google is subtly increasing pressure on Microsoft with a new release of its Chrome browser. Government employees may now have a new alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer platform: Google has released a new stable version of its browser for Mac and Linux, bringing it out of beta for these two platforms.

Are Google Apps and Microsoft heading for a showdown?

Google Apps is poised to challenge Microsoft's share of the federal IT market.

How Web-based technologies are reinventing government services

Web-based technologies on display at the Gov 2.0 Conference are helping governments across the globe serve citizens more effectively.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft to give governments heads up on security vulnerabilities

Microsoft will begin a pilot program this summer to give some government organizations access to technical data on security vulnerabilities before the data is publicly available.

Time is running out for aging Windows apps

Microsoft warns that Windows XP Service Pack 2, Vista RTM, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 won't be supported much longer, according to the lifecycle support blog.

IT Modernization

Surgeon general collaborates with Microsoft for online e-record management

The U.S. surgeon general is expanding its online tool to allow consumers to assemble their family medical histories by adding links to Microsoft's HealthVault Personal Health Record application.

Feds could get access to advanced cloud-computing technologies

Microsoft and National Science Foundation team up to provide cloud-computing tools to certain users.

Ballmer forecasts cloudy future for public safety

The next step for public saftey managers is to move applications to cloud-based computing infrastructors, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive officer told attendees at company's Public Safety Symposium.

Microsoft to Congress: Time to seed cloud computing

Privacy, security, and international sovereignty issues need congressional attention, says Brad Smith, senior Microsoft executive.

Hackers attack Google using Microsoft security hole

Microsoft's security team confirmed that the hackers had used the first zero-day flaw found in Internet Explorer to try to steal information from Google and other companies.

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