Feds Seek IT Ideas From Private Sector
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has called a meeting with business CIOs to identify emerging tech trends, with a goal of helping federal agencies begin planning now for what comes next.
Is Government Inflating Cyber Threats?
A report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University questions "alarmist rhetoric" and asks whether government agencies can meaningfully improve the security of critical infrastructure.
SETI Shutters Search For Alien Life
Budget cuts force the Allen Telescope Array, which scans space for extraterrestrial life, into hibernation mode while SETI searches for other funding.
Military Deploys Two Smartphone Apps
The Army and DOD are providing mobile device access to information about new munitions and a support network for wounded soldiers, veterans, and their families.
White House Releases Android App
The government's iPhone application also adds a feature that alerts users when President Obama is about to speak and then lets them watch it live on the device.
PTSD iPhone App Launches For Veterans
The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs launch the free PTSD Coach to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder seek immediate help or manage their symptoms.
Federal Biometric ID Cards Get Iris Scan Option
National Institute for Standards and Technology has revised specifications for the proposed federal employee and contractor authentication system, including a new option to fingerprinting.
AT&T Rebuts Attacks By Sprint CEO
Sprint chief Dan Hesse, a foe of AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, said "wireless innovation will be jeopardized" by the deal.
White Houses Issues Online Trusted Identities Plan
The private sector is expected to take the lead in developing a stronger process for more secure online identities, according to the final version of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.