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Infrastructure, Networking

Government dollars for IoT: Large and unbalanced

December 4, 2017

Via: FCW

Over the past several years, the government has made significant progress is the adoption of connected devices, along with the software and security that helps make them run. According to a report by the contract and spending analysis firm Govini, […]


Events

Enrollment for threat sharing program continues to lag

November 2, 2017

Via: FCW

The federal government has big plans for a public-private cybersecurity information exchange, if only it can get buy-in from the private sector. Acting federal Chief Information Security Officer Grant Schneider told attendees at a Nov. 1 information sharing conference in […]


Federal, Policy

Trump and Clinton spent $81M on US election Facebook ads, Russian agency $46K

November 1, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

Russian information troll farm the Internert Research Agency spent just 0.05% as much on Facebook ads as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s campaigns combined in the run up to the 2016 US presidential election. Clinton and Trump spent $81 million, […]


Policy, State & Local

Local government agencies remain concerned about lack of cyber awareness

October 19, 2017

Via: StateScoop

Local government agencies across the country are concerned about cybersecurity awareness. In a “Quick Poll” of local government IT officials, the Public Technology Institute found that “lack of awareness by end users/government employees” ranked as the No. 1 concern when […]


Policy, State & Local

How state, local government need to build a cyber resilience strategy for email

October 13, 2017

Via: StateScoop

As state and local government agencies fight against an onslaught of threats like ransomware and phishing, a standard cybersecurity strategic plan isn’t enough. Those threats are bombarding agencies at an unprecedented rate — and a good chunk of them are […]


Data Center, Infrastructure

Why tracking data centers is so hard

September 6, 2017

Via: FCW

The Office of Management and Budget recently reported that the government has closed about 1,900 data centers since the launch of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative in 2010, saving almost $1 billion. It also lists the remaining data center […]


Federal, Policy

Artificial intelligence: 6 steps government agencies can take

August 31, 2017

Via: StateScoop

When citizens prefer interacting with cable television providers and credit card companies over dealing directly with government agencies, we know we have a problem. Government tech failures are legion, from such high profile meltdowns as the rollout of Healthcare.gov to […]


Federal, Policy

Financial experts shrug off Trump’s red meat threat to shut down the government

August 24, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S. government unless Congress funds his proposed border wall may have shaken stocks slightly on Wednesday, but his rhetoric was met with shrugs from traders and investors. “It probably will shut down, […]


Federal, Policy

Trump: I’m building the wall even ‘if we have to close down our government’

August 23, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would be willing to shut down the government in order to get the funding needed for his proposed border wall. “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” Trump […]


Big Data, Tech

ASPI urges government to see beyond the ‘hype’ of big data

August 4, 2017

Via: ZDnet

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has released a report canvassing the potential downsides of big-data analytics in the national security domain. In Big data in national security: Online resource, the think tank that advises Australia’s strategic and defence leaders […]