Tag: Systems


IRS systems crash on tax day

April 18, 2018

Via: FCW

The IRS electronic filing system crashed in the early-morning hours of tax filing deadline day, the acting head of the tax agency announced in a congressional hearing. The crash affected the transmission of tax payments from paid providers and tax […]

Cloud Computing

How government can securely move IT systems to the cloud

April 18, 2017

Via: FCW

While IT leaders in all industries value their data, public sector data can be among the most important to protect. This makes transitioning agency IT systems to the cloud an especially sensitive and challenging endeavor. Analyst firm IDC reports that […]


IRS systems still vulnerable to cyber criminals

April 13, 2016

Via: FCW

Government auditors told Congress on April 12 that the Internal Revenue Service continues to face weaknesses when it comes to information security. Meanwhile, some lawmakers pushed for more funding for the IRS to help with its cybersecurity efforts and hiring […]


NAC is back. And better than ever

March 30, 2015

Via: itCurated

Remember when network access control (NAC) was all the rage? Remember the competing standards from Microsoft, Cisco, and the Trusted Computing Group? Back around 2006, there were dozens of NAC products, many of which turned out to be buggy and […]


Pentagon wraps up new acquisition rules to protect weapons from cyberattacks

March 22, 2015

Via: itCurated

(Reuters) – The U.S. Defense Department is taking aggressive action to bolster the security of U.S. weapons systems against cyberattacks, including issuing new rules for acquisitions that will be finalized in coming months, officials told Reuters. In addition to the […]