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Companies See Drop in Software Vulnerabilities

Companies See Drop in Software Vulnerabilities

According to reports from various firms, this year has seen a drop in numbers of both cyber attacks and flaws that have been used to attack businesses. Symantec is reportedly expected… Read more »

Accenture to Add New Biometrics to DHS Program on $71M Contract

Accenture to Add New Biometrics to DHS Program on $71M Contract

Accenture‘s federal services subsidiary has been selected to enhance a U.S. Department of Homeland Security biometric and biographic identity management system. The U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program helps federal,… Read more »

DoE Gets Funds to Develop 1st-Ever Exascale Supercomputer

DoE Gets Funds to Develop 1st-Ever Exascale Supercomputer

The Energy Department is getting some financial muscle to help it in the race to build the world’s first exascale supercomputer, which could make large-scale simulations of climate change. DoE’s Argonne… Read more »

GDAIS to Research JAVA Apps, Next-Gen Displays, Monitoring Systems

GDAIS to Research JAVA Apps, Next-Gen Displays, Monitoring Systems

General Dynamics will tap its Fairfax, Va.-based advanced information systems operations to undertake what the Defense Department is calling an ‘innovative’ round of technological research for the Navy’s combat systems. … Read more »

IBM Looks to Increase Gov't Sector Presence via Software Provider Acquisition

IBM Looks to Increase Gov't Sector Presence via Software Provider Acquisition

IBM is set to further its smarter cities initiatives and presence in Ireland with the finalization of its acquisition of Cúram Software Ltd. Cúram, the Dublin-based social services software developer,… Read more »

Survey: Federal Agencies, Employees Embracing Social Media for Reasons Similar to Contractors

Survey: Federal Agencies, Employees Embracing Social Media for Reasons Similar to Contractors

More federal agencies are embracing social media in 2011, a sharp contrast from the apprehension they showed in 2010, according to a recent survey of 352 federal government employees by… Read more »

IBM, Emptoris Sizing Up Federal Market Opportunity

IBM, Emptoris Sizing Up Federal Market Opportunity

IBM announced late last week its intent to acquire Emptoris Inc., which it describes as a cloud and on-premise analytics software provider. The company indicated that the acquisition is part… Read more »

Northrop to Provide GPS Support for Navy's CH-53K Helicopter

Northrop to Provide GPS Support for Navy's CH-53K Helicopter

Northrop Grumman Corporation has secured a follow-on contract from the Naval Air Systems Command to help integrate the LN-251 GPS systems on the U.S. Navy’s new CH-53K Super Stallion helicopter…. Read more »

Rockwell, NASA to Develop Unmanned Aircraft Control System for Safer Flights

Rockwell, NASA to Develop Unmanned Aircraft Control System for Safer Flights

Rockwell Collins will be working with NASA to develop a control system to enable unmanned aircraft to safely fly in the national airspace system, the company announced Monday. Under the… Read more »

Salesforce, Rypple Aim to Create a Social Enterprise to Promote Agency Goals

Salesforce, Rypple Aim to Create a Social Enterprise to Promote Agency Goals

Last week, Salesforce.com announced a social networking acquisition that has been long in the making, according to John Wookey, executive vice president of advanced applications.  The company said it will acquire… Read more »

Verizon to Migrate National Guard's Primary Comm. Network to IP Backbone

Verizon to Migrate National Guard's Primary Comm. Network to IP Backbone

Verizon will soon migrate the National Guard Bureau‘s primary communications network to a private Verizon Internet protocol network, which will connect more than 100 National Guard locations in 54 states and… Read more »

Cyber Experts Predict What Will Leave, What Will Stick in 2012

Cyber Experts Predict What Will Leave, What Will Stick in 2012

With the year’s end approaching, many information technology firms and officials are making their stance on what they believe is to come and has come to be in terms of… Read more »

Pentagon to Develop Computer System to Prevent Another Wikileaks

Pentagon to Develop Computer System to Prevent Another Wikileaks

The Pentagon is currently working to prevent another WikiLeaks situation within the department. Wired.com recently reported a group of military funded scientists are developing a sophisticated computer system that can scan and… Read more »

Autodesk Finalizes Acquisition of Horizontal Systems

Autodesk Finalizes Acquisition of Horizontal Systems

The 3D design company, Autodesk, Inc., announced it has completed the acquisition of Horizontal Systems. Horizon, which specializes in cloud-based building information modeling solutions, is set to contribute to Autodesk’s… Read more »

Army CIO Says Data Center Consolidation a Priority

Army CIO Says Data Center Consolidation a Priority

The Army plans to close at least 185 data centers by fiscal year 2014 and is making center consolidation a top priority, the Army’s chief information officer said Friday. Lt…. Read more »

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