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  1. The Defense Department's new cloud strategy, charting a course now that DISA is no longer the cloud broker, has been delayed. Army

    New DoD cloud policy delayed to early December

    Policy will speed cloud procurement while clarifying the roles of DISA and Office of the CIO.

    • Nov. 25, 2014
  2. The Department of Veteran Affairs issued a RFI for a commercial off-the-shelf scheduling system to integrate with the existing VistA system. fotoedu / Getty Images/iStockphoto

    VA issues RFI for commercial scheduling system

    Department looking to replace system that left veterans waiting for needed care.

    • Nov. 24, 2014
  3. Goodrich

    Microsoft 365 first cloud email to gain FedRAMP approval

    With ATO, partner InfoReliance will start migrating Health and Human Services' email to the cloud.

    • Nov. 21, 2014
  4. GSA is looking for feedback on draft terms and conditions for an independent cloud SIN on IT Schedule 70. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

    Draft terms released for cloud SIN

    GSA wants comments on how best to create a distinct spot on IT Schedule 70 for cloud offerings.

    • Nov. 21, 2014
  5. Mark Norton (left), DoD senior systems engineer, said derived credentials won't replace CAC but will simplify sending secure emails on mobile devices. Thomas Brown/Gannett Government Media Corp

    Derived credentials to roll out across DoD by July 2015

    The credentials allow mobile devices to send secure emails without need for a common access card to authenticate the user.

    • Nov. 21, 2014
  6. GSA GWAC program Deputy Director Marcelo Olascoaga says a special item number for cloud on Schedule 70 will provide structure and organization. Aaron Boyd/Staff

    Cloud to get original SIN on IT Schedule 70

    Industry's transition from the current distribution of cloud services through several item numbers to a single, dedicated number, will be complicated, GSA official warns.

    • Nov. 18, 2014
  7. The State Department is the most recent federal agency to admit to a breach of its cyber networks. Wikimedia Commons

    State Department hit in cyberattack that also compromised White House

    State Department's email system shut down this weekend to shore up affected network.

    • Nov. 17, 2014
  8. A public-private partnership would put NOAA data -- like this weather photo -- in a public cloud. NASA/NOAA satellite image

    NOAA asks industry to fund open data program

    Private sector wants access to the data and is willing to pay to put it in a public cloud.

    • Nov. 14, 2014
  9. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., sent letters to several private corporations asking for details on recent cyber breaches. Win McNamee/Getty Images

    Rep. Elijah Cummings requests details on private industry data breaches

    Ranking member of Oversight Committee looking for information to help steer government policy.

    • Nov. 12, 2014
  10. Airmen check a launch control center panel during missile launch procedures training at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Air Force Global Strike Command announced today that the service's 45 missile alert facilities will now feature wireless Internet. Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder / Air Force

    Air Force missile sites to get wi-fi

    Internet service at remote locations will provide airmen access for morale and recreational purposes, officials say.

    • Nov. 7, 2014
  11. Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP manager at GSA, leads the team that approves cloud providers, such as Verizon's Enterprise Cloud, as secure vendors. Colin Kelly / Federal Times

    Verizon Cloud gets FedRAMP accreditation

    The company's Enterprise Cloud line of federal offerings has gained the needed imprimatur for security.

    • Nov. 7, 2014
  12. Acting Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen said the department will be releasing a new cloud computing policy in two weeks. Navy photo

    DoD's new cloud policy coming soon

    An update to the 2012 policy will decentralize contracting responsibilities to the agencies.

    • Nov. 7, 2014
  13. The neuromorphic chip made by HRL Laboratories allows this small UAV to learn new information as it operates. 2014 HRL LABORATORIES  All rights reserved.

    Prototype AI chip allows UAV to learn

    DARPA-funded research is leading toward processors that act like brains.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
  14. Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minihan is the former director of the National Security Administration and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

    Federal mobile platforms need newer, stricter protocols

    The marriage of mobile and cloud requires a new approach to security.

    • Nov. 3, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
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