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Rutrell Yasin

OMB to help agencies with standardized desktop configuration

It plans to issue a memo next week suggesting language chief acquisition officials can use to articulate their requirements.

Cybersecurity

Don’t fall behind the adversary, DHS cybersecurity chief tells industry

DHS’ Greg Garcia outlines several ways in which government and industry can work together to combat cyberthreats.

IT Modernization

Database security is crucial, experts say

At the RSA conference in San Francisco, Oracle’s Hasan Rizvi talks about stronger access controls and AppSecInc. debuts security suite.

Cybersecurity

NATO, DOD to sign cybersecurity pact

DOD and NATO plan to share incident and threat information, officials say. Feds also say they aided in the response to the recent denial-of-server attack.

Cybersecurity

Improve FISMA processes now, experts say

FISMA must evolve from paper-based compliance processes to technology-based security processes, said Alan Paller of the SANS Institute and Bruce Brody of CACI.

Cybersecurity

Limited access is crucial to next-generation security, Microsoft execs say

Bill Gates and Craig Mundie said people want to be able to share information without giving partners access to entire networks.

Cybersecurity

SaaS suppliers must educate fed buyers

Procurement shouldn't impede deployment of software as a service if federal buyers properly understand benefits.

IT Modernization

6 technologies that reshaped government

In FCW’s first two decades, innovations paved the way for better information sharing.

IT Modernization

Web extra: Transforming technologies made their mark in the past 20 years

CD-ROM, GIS, viruses and wireless computing had significant effects on how government conducted business.

Cybersecurity

Agencies focus on HSPD-12 challenges ahead

A variety of challenges, including card and certificate management, information systems interoperability and program costs, await federal agencies.

IT Modernization

Intel introduces quad-core processors

They are expected to boost the performance of servers and workstations.

Workforce

Brand Niemann champions collaboration

EPA’s data architect does the groundwork to facilitate electronic data exchanges.

Cybersecurity

Data leakage

This article on security policies is the first in a three-part series on information security.

IT Modernization

Adobe adds conferencing to Acrobat software

Acrobat 8 and Acrobat Connect let users launch online meetings in real time.

Workforce

A lawyer who likes information technology

As New York’s top cyber official, Will Pelgrin also leads a successful multistate ISAC

IT Modernization

Sun unveils new systems, storage and software

The company introduces new servers, an entry-level workstation, and storage and identity management tools.

Cybersecurity

3 Web sites and a blog worth checking out

Sites help keep feds informed about cybersecurity and ahead of the latest security incidents.

IT Modernization

Tool tackles insider threats

Oakley Networks gives users total visibility into network and desktop systems.

IT Modernization

Opsware readies application mapping tool

Visual Application Manager combines mapping and change automation capabilities.

IT Modernization

Oracle Application Server passes security test

It achieved Common Criteria EAL4+, meeting public-sector agencies' purchasing criteria.