Innovation Mandate: The Case For Less Regulation
One think tank fellow thinks the key to spurring innovation and creating jobs is to put a moratorium on regs in a handful of industries, but only temporarily. His proposal doesn't go far enough.
Amazon's EC2 Gains Key ISO Security Certification
According to an ISO 27001 audit, EC2 has a security information management system, but the certification only guarantees that certain types of controls are in place, not exactly what those controls are.
Tech Teams Vie For Federal Cloud Business
GSA has approved 20 companies, ranging from IT industry leaders to lesser-known specialists, to provide infrastructure as a service through its cloud computing portal
Auditor Faults DHS Intelligence Data Sharing
Limitations in the Department of Homeland Security's IT systems are causing long delays in sharing counter-terrorism information with regional personnel, finds inspector general.
Top 20 Government Cloud Service Providers
Nearly a dozen teams of technology vendors have been approved to provide IT infrastructure as a service to government agencies through Apps.gov, the General Services Administration's cloud computing portal. The new blanket service agreement makes it possible for federal, state and local government agencies to order on-demand virtual servers, cloud storage and web hosting as needed from GSA-approved service providers. Cloud vendors must satisfy FISMA's "moderate impact" data security level to par
Accenture Named A Prime CDC Contractor
Under the 10-year, $4 billion capped deal, the IT firm will provide information management and infrastructure services to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
HP To Pay $16M To Settle E-Rate Charges
A federal fraud investigation found that HP contractors had lavished gifts on Dallas and Houston school officials in order to win contracts funded by the government's E-Rate program.
Feds Respond To Air Safety Threats
A series of recent incidents have prompted air transportation officials in the United States to outline new security measures, just as millions of people book flights and begin packing for the Thanksgiving travel rush.
NIST Updates Software Testing Tool
Bug-detecting Advanced Combinatorial Testing System gets an improved user interface and methods to eliminate unnecessary tests, says National Institute of Standards and Technology.
VA To Purchase 600,000 PCs
Citing an increase in health clinics, Veterans Affairs could spend $815 million in doubling its previous PC order.
Queen Elizabeth Joins Facebook
The British monarch's page offers details on the royal family and its schedule, but doesn't allow people to "friend" or "poke" her.
U.S., India Partner On Open Government
On his trip to Mumbai, President Obama points to similarities in the open government goals of the U.S. and India, and pledges $1 million in support of public efforts to share best practices.
Air Force CIO Priorities: Networking At Mach 6
Lt. Gen. William Lord outlines an ambitious plan to bolster the Air Force's cybersecurity posture, drive IT efficiencies, deploy new tech tools, and establish aerial networks at supersonic speeds.
NIST To Develop Cloud Roadmap
The federal government's Strategic Cloud Computing initiative seeks to remove barriers to cloud adoption in security, interoperability, portability and reliability.