EPA Aims For 80% Cloud Use By 2015
Agency awards a three-year contract to CGI Federal for infrastructure-as-a-service as part of a broader strategy to implement an agency-wide hybrid cloud.
NASA Cranks Up Its Rocket Science
Commercial space industry tests rockets, books flights, and builds spaceports in anticipation of playing a bigger role in the U.S. space program.
Lawrence Livermore, IBM Team On Big Data
New venture, called Deep Computing Solutions, aims to apply supercomputing to complex industrial problems ranging from new aircraft design to agriculture's impact on the environment.
FTC Sets Consumer Data Collection Limits
As Spokeo gets fined $800,000, FTC tries to enforce differences between consumer-reporting services and people-search services, which gather and sell large amounts of publicly accessible personal data.
Patent Trolls Decimate Innovation
Study finds the cost of patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities comes to about a tenth of R&D spending by U.S. businesses.
LulzSec Members Confess To DDoS Attacks
Ryan Cleary and Jake Davis admit to participating in hacktivist group's 2011 online attack spree which hit the CIA, Sony, HBGary Federal, and numerous other organizations.
Feds Begin Work On BYOD Policy
Federal CIO VanRoekel announces an innovation center to help agencies share digital services, as well as a new advisory group working on a bring-your-own-device policy.
Google Sees Surge In Censorship Demands
Silencing speech isn't just for dictators; democracies are trying it also. U.S. authorities, for example, asked Google to remove information 6,192 times in the second half of 2011.
Pentagon Outlines Mobile Device Plan
The Department of Defense releases a formal strategy that outlines its goals, challenges, and next steps in adopting commercial mobile devices and mobile applications.