Cybersecurity

N.Y. issues ID management guideline

Document will help state and local agencies manage access to their online resources.

Cybersecurity

Illinois reaches PKI milestone

Illinois issued its 100,000th digital certificate earlier this month, a total fueled by the state’s enterprise-scale public-key infrastructure.

IT Modernization

5 reasons thin clients deserve a fresh look

Cost savings, security and technology advances make approach more viable.

IT Modernization

Web extra: When thin isn’t in

Some IT shops still have trouble justifying a thin-client investment.

IT Modernization

911 vendor joins partnership

911 Enable will participate in the National Emergency Number Association's Next Generation Partner Program.

Microsoft plans public-sector ERP software

The company will work with Tyler Technologies to develop the solutions, which will address fund accounting, encumbrance accounting and grant management.

Cybersecurity

IG cites CBP for laptop security issues

The agency has failed to establish a standard laptop configuration that meets minimum security requirements and has lagged in devising effective patching procedures, a report states.

Workforce

IG concerned about GPO transformation

Technology is a major element in the agency's top management challenges for 2007, according to the inspector general's more recent semiannual report to Congress.

Indiana, IBM ink $1B pact

IBM will modernize the state's social services eligibility system.

IT Modernization

USDA agency mulls AS/400 consolidation

The Farm Service Agency's 2,000 AS/400 systems run applications that have been around since 1984.

Cybersecurity

Security grabs attention, but not always dollars

More than 90 percent of executives surveyed in a new Accenture/IDC study said securing data is a priority for the new year.

GIS firm to map Wichita flood areas

The flooding-prone Kansas city will use Merrick’s imagery to create new flood boundaries.

IT Modernization

Los Alamos taps Panasas storage for supercomputer

The Roadrunner platform, when completed, aims to run at a sustained performance level of 1 petaflop.

Acquisition

Contractors upbeat about VETS prospects

Businesses owned by service-disabled veterans hope the GWAC will open doors to more work.

Acquisition

GSA taps 40-plus firms for VETS deal

The five-year contract, set aside for serviced-disabled, veteran-owned business, has a $5 billion ceiling.

Workforce

Connecticut town adopts e-mail service

Stratford turns to running software as a service to provide e-mail to town offices.

University of Pittsburgh to manage lab space

ISpace monitors the square footage needed for research work.

Illinois taps Gateway laptops

Under a $2.2 million deal, the company will provide laptop PCs and support services to school districts in Illinois.

IT Modernization

Court group deploys SPSS software

The National Center for State Courts has bought predictive analytics software to examine data on court sentencing, judicial and staff workload, and court performance.

Acquisition

Texas extends ACS contract

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has awarded Affiliated Computer Services a two-year, $230 million contract extension for Medicaid claims processing.

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