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No 'Electronic Jihad,' But Serious Threat

November 12, 2007 Rumors of a pending “cyber-jihad” led by Al Qaeda that was set to take place yesterday seemed to have been overblown. Information security expert Paul Henry, vice president of Technology Evangelism at Secure Computing, told us last week, “The bottom line is that this is nothing to panic over. The...

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Hard times push IT associations to consider merger

November 7, 2007 An increase in congressional oversight on procurement and reduced money for technology programs have prompted two of Washington's largest information technology associations to discuss merging, according to government IT industry experts. A merger between the Information Technology Association of America and the Government Electronics and Information Technology Association would create...

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FBI to begin second phase of case management project

October 31, 2007 The FBI this month awarded a task order to begin work on the second and more complicated phase of its case management system, a program that will allow agents nationwide to share information on investigations. Under the Phase II task order, the FBI will build out a Web portal for...

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Workforce issues complicate planning for cyberattacks

October 25, 2007 The Homeland Security Department has yet to develop a comprehensive plan for how companies would recover from cyberattacks disrupting the Internet, in part because the department has not been able to find and keep highly trained cybersecurity experts, according to a top information technology auditor at the Government Accountability Office....

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Administration touts progress in managing tech investments

October 23, 2007 Federal agencies are planning and managing their information technology investments more effectively, the Office of Management and Budget reported Monday. "Agencies continue to make progress in establishing effective management practices supporting their IT portfolio," said Karen Evans, OMB's e-government and IT administrator. "Today's report indicates agencies are increasing their own...

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GAO cites cost, schedule risks in IT projects supporting census

October 10, 2007 Information technology projects that support the decennial 2010 census are over budget and behind schedule, according to a report released last week by the Government Accountability Office. The Census Bureau is developing four IT projects to support the census, but three are either behind schedule or over budget, GAO concluded....