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posted in November 2010

Social Security's Productivity-Blocking Policy

11/10/2010
The Social Security Administration isn't doing enough to follow its own policy preventing unauthorized software from being installed on agency computers, the agency's inspector general says in a new >report. But the agency's policy is unrealistic, and the lack of enforcement -- to a point -- isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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NIST To Develop Cloud Roadmap

11/5/2010
The federal government's Strategic Cloud Computing initiative seeks to remove barriers to cloud adoption in security, interoperability, portability and reliability.

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How Feds Shut Out The Cloud Start-Ups

11/4/2010
The federal government's newly detailed voluntary, standardized process to make sure cloud computing services meet government security requirements was supposed to facilitate the adoption of innovative technologies, but in its current iteration, it may fall short.

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