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  1. Poor inventories, shifting definitions make the success of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative hard to measure. NASA

    Data center consolidation efforts hampered by poor inventories

    Agencies are reporting significant cost savings, but they should be higher.

    • Oct. 31, 2014
  2. Press Secretary Josh Earnest said a recent breach of the White House's unclassified network caused minor inconvenience to staffers. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

    White House cyber breach one example of 'daily' attacks

    While no sensitive data was exfiltrated, the incursion underscores importance of constant monitoring.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
  3. An air traffic controller works inside an airport tower simulator. The Federal Aviation Administration has the largest civilian agency IT budget request in the 2015 budget, accounting for 8 percent of the total civil IT request. Getty Images

    IT spending forecast: Slow growth ahead

    Civilian agency growth will slightly outpace that of defense-related agencies, predicts TechAmerica.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  4. Guinness World Records representative presents the world record certificate for the fastest integrated circuit amplifier to a DARPA and Northrop Grumman team. Northrop Grumman Corp.

    Guinness recognizes DARPA breakthrough

    New terahertz circuit promises to open up new areas of research and application

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  5. Sailors assigned to the air department aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard check email. U.S. Navy

    Navy selects Dell to pilot cloud email

    The Navy is exploring Microsoft cloud services for its reserve components.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  6. DHS Federal Network Resilience Director John Streufert gave a revised timeline for CMD solicitations and awards. Mike Morones/Staff

    Remaining CDM solicitations delayed to December and beyond

    Majority of contract award announcements expected by August.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  7. Tech expert Ashkan Soltani will be joining the FTC as chief technologist in November. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Investigative reporter to join FTC as chief technologist

    Former reporter and technical expert Ashkan Soltani to return to FTC in November.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  8. An NOAA employee allegedly downloaded restricted information about the nation's dams. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

    NOAA employee indicted on theft of infrastructure data

    Weather Service hydrologist charged with downloading restricted data on dams.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  9. The cloud is changing the way defense and intelligence agencies think about carrying out their missions. Staff Sgt. Tracy J. Smith/ / Army

    Cloud emerges as essential component in defense, intel operations

    DoD officials mull best use of cloud for ground ops, while intelligence organizations weigh secrecy concerns.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  10. Ted Girard, Vice President, Delphix Federal? Courtesy

    Virtualization is key to consolidation

    Since the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) was launched in 2010, modernization of legacy IT infrastructure has been a hot topic.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  11. 'Operation Deathclick' tricks users into loading malware by disguising itself as an online advertisement. Getty Images/Hemera

    'Operation DeathClick' targets defense contractors

    Cybersecurity analysts suggest attacks on federal systems not far behind.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  12. A security firm's logo for the Sandworm vulnerability. The name and image derive from Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel Dune. iSIGHT Partners

    Microsoft-based systems at risk from 'Sandworm' vulnerability

    Security gap in Microsoft products has been used to breach an American university, systems in Europe.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  13. A review of federal cloud computing contracts revealed that none included proper security standards or metrics to assess service providers. Coast Guard

    IGs: Cloud contracts lack security, assessment clauses

    Internal reviews showed no single cloud contract that included all the necessary standards.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  14. Cray's Sonexion data storage system is included in a new DoD contract. Cray

    Cray takes DoD supercomputer contract

    The agreement comes through DoD's High Performance Computing Modernization Program.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  15. Dr. Joseph JaJa (left) and Dr. Anupam Joshi (right). (USM) University System of Maryland

    Players picked for first federally-funded R&D center for cybersecurity

    MITRE Corp. and University System of Maryland will join NIST to help private industry solve cybersecurity problems.

    • Oct. 7, 2014
  16. Challenge.gov launched to simplify competitive innovation

    A revamped Challenge.gov is giving federal agencies a central location to advertise and track competitive challenges used to spur innovation from the private the sector.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
  17. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a deficit of 1 million IT professionals and computer programmers by 2020. EPA

    Job training grants heavily favor IT, cybersecurity sector

    New wave of grant awards highlights need for more computer science grads.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  18. Some agencies are embracing virtual desktop infrastructure, which allows employees remote access to agency data on personal devices but no storage capabilities. Mike Morones/Staff

    Emerging tech offers advanced security for BYOD programs

    Virtualization may be key to agency-approved use of personal devices.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  19. Rep. Mike Rogers warns that 85 percent of critical networks are vulnerable. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    U.S. not ready to launch offensive cyber attacks, says congressman

    As a House committee drafts a policy for cyber action, it remains uncertain that it will become effective anytime this year.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  20. iRobot's 510 PackBot, a bomb disposal and surveillance tool, can climb stairs and lift up to 15 pounds. iRobot

    Small unmanned systems find growing security role

    UAVs are just one piece of the universe of unmanned systems.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  21. Agencies are moving IT into the cloud, but at a minimal level so far, audit suggests. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Agency spending on cloud remains small

    More than two-thirds of legacy investments have not yet been considered for cloud migration, GAO finds.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
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