Digital Government

Taking video analytics to the next level

The technology has become more common in the federal space and even in consumer settings, but it still has a long way to go.

Cybersecurity

Information security incidents by agency

The Office of Management and Budget's annual report to Congress on the Federal Information Security Management Act details which agencies are getting hit and how.

Making the case for more contests

Government has barely scratched the surface of what it could achieve in R&D with more, better and bigger prize competitions, experts say.

Acquisition

Justice cancels 7 IT procurements over China links

The Section 516 rule seeks to eliminate IT gear from firms that are responsible for cyberattacks on U.S. companies or have ties to China's military.

People

Stacie Boyd: Bringing business rigor to NSF's IT

Stacie Boyd, branch chief for security, architecture, policy and plans at the NSF's Office of Information and Resource Management's Division of Information Systems, has 'risen at every job she's done,' says Dan Chenok.

Obama seeks funds to speed neurological research

The federal government's key science agencies are collaborating in ambitious research effort.

Digital Government

Big ideas about big data could win prizes

NASA and other agencies are hosting a series of competitions to gain ideas regarding some challenges of big data.

Workforce

NRC cybersecurity exec steps down

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

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity becomes high priority in budget request

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

IT Modernization

NSF steps up research into cloud security, energy-efficiency

Among other possibilities, cloud computing could be used to automatically scale data center resources to reduce power consumption.

Coburn: High tech projects among the 100 most wasteful

Sen. Tom Coburn's annual list of wasteful government spending does not spare new technologies.

Workforce

NSF seeks cyber infrastructure to make sense of scientific data

The National Science Foundation has tapped a research team at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to develop a national data infrastructure that would help future scientists share research.

IT Modernization

Radio Free Science: NSF's new Web-based stream offers science news

The National Science Foundation has introduced a new Web-based continuous radio programming stream called Science360 Radio.

IT Modernization

SETI stops listening for alien signals

The radio telescope array that was scanning the skies for signals from alien civilizations has stopped listening.

Workforce

NSF urges lawmakers to back use of better science data

Officials worry about measuring the direct benefits of federal scientific research spending.

Workforce

Grassley questions NSF's efforts to keep employees off adult Web sites

Employees at the National Science Foundation are accessing adult Web sites and not being disciplined, a whistleblower alleges.

Agencies sponsor $12M IT innovation contest

Organizations can compete on six teams for the best innovations in smart grid, IT infrastructure and green technology.

IT Modernization

House bill targets Internet censorship

Legislation in the House would require the National Science Foundation to set up a foundation to fund programs to defeat Internet censorship.

Cybersecurity

House votes to boost cybersecurity research, education

The House today passed a bill designed to improve reseach, development, education, and standards related to cybersecurity.

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