Q&A: FedRAMP Director Discusses Cloud Security Innovation
Maria Roat, FedRAMP director, speaks with former Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan on the federal government's approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.
U.S. Joins Global Effort On Open Data
Publicly accessible data can add trillions of dollars in value to global economies such as education, says U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Dutch Banking Malware Gang Busted: Bitcoin's Role
Dutch police arrest four men on charges of using TorRAT banking malware to steal an estimated $1.4 million from consumers. They allegedly laundered the funds using the cryptographic currency known as Bitcoins.
Datalink Lets Feds Test Drive Cloud
New service offers federal agencies a way to evaluate different cloud systems that align with their own configurations before they commit to a provider.
Why HealthCare.gov Failed
Experts say a lack of consumer-centric development and user testing led to the disastrous rollout of the government's Obamacare portal.
NASA's Moon Laser Sets Data Speed Record
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer moon mission uses laser communications to send data to earth at 622 Mbps -- six times faster than standard radio waves.
Dept. Of Energy Breach: Bigger Than We Realized
DOE says July data breach affected more than double the number of people in initial estimates. CIO tasks an independent investigator to probe breach and agency's technology infrastructure.
Government Shutdown Damage May Linger
Federal agencies and IT contractors are still assessing the fallout from the shutdown on their operations, but initial figures point to high costs.
Avoiding Cloud Lock-In
Moving data into a cloud service is easier than getting it out. Here's what agencies must consider before signing on the dotted line.