recommended reading

author archives

Results 801-810 of 861

Army Cracks Down on Soldiers' Blogs

May 2, 2007 The Army has issued stricter rules on soldiers writing blogs, requiring them to first have their superior officer clear the content before it is posted, Wired news reports. The rules, obtained by Wired, also apply to civilians working for the Army, contractors and soldiers' families. The Army fears that soldiers...

Security Expert to Show Vista Weaknesses

May 1, 2007 A top security researcher known for finding security holes in Microsoft's Windows operating system plans to show how hackers can invade the recently released Vista, which Microsoft has boasted as having more hardened security features, ComputerWorld reports. Security vulnerabilities for Microsoft's Vista have particular import for the federal government. In...

Colo. Fights IT Project Failure

May 1, 2007 When it comes to IT projects frequently failing, Colorado is no exception. The state's troubled $223 million welfare benefit system is just one example. But the state legislature is trying to do something about it, according to an article posted by the Rocky Mountain News. The Colorado Senate passed Senate...

GAO: Census' Temp IT Training Lax

April 30, 2007 The U.S. Census Bureau has not developed an effective computer-training program for the thousands of temporary workers it plans to hire to interview citizens who may not send in census forms for the upcoming 2010 census, according to a report released last week by the General Accountability Office. Census officials...

CSC Part of Verizon Networx team

April 30, 2007 Computer Sciences Corp. announced today that it is part of the Verizon Business team that won one of three contracts under the federal government's Networx Universal telecommunications program, according to an article posted by TMCnet. CSC says it will provide "customer-specific network design support and engineering services, managed tiered security...

4 States Make Docs Easier to Find

April 30, 2007 Google and four state governments have teamed up to make public documents more easily retrievable when citizens conduct online searches, according to an article by the Associated Press. "Google plans to announce Monday that it has already partnered with four states - Arizona, California, Utah and Virginia - to remove...

NIST Issues RFID Recommendations

April 27, 2007 Agencies thinking about using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology should first conduct security and privacy risk assessments, such as considering what the transmitted information will be used for and the risk to the business if the RFID system fails, according to recommendations released yesterday by the National Institute of Standards...

German Intelligence Suspends Internet Spying

April 27, 2007 German intelligence agencies have stopped for now accessing via the Internet suspected terrorists' computers after the practice was publicly disclosed last week. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, a German interior intelligence agency, had been accessing via the Internet the private information and communications on suspects' personal...

Hill Mulls Gun Check System Upgrade

April 27, 2007 Federal law prohibits the sale of guns to anyone judged mentally ill, but most states are unable to share mental health records with an FBI computer network that would block the sale of guns to the mentally ill because of privacy laws or state computer systems that are incompatible. That...

DOD Wants 'Living Clothes' and 'Brain Machines'

April 26, 2007 The Defense Department is always on the look out for cutting-edge technologies, which can make perusing defense agencies' daily requests for proposals and information an exercise in suspending disbelief. The latest such request comes from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, which recently issued a so-called Broad Agency Announcement requesting information...