Cloud

DHS To Vendors: Need Cyber Protection Of .Gov Websites

The Department of Homeland Security has posted a notice on its website asking the private sector for “end-to-end solutions for protecting the federal ‘.gov’ cyber domain”. Registrations will be accepted up until July 22, 2009. Full details are published on the Federal  Business Opportunities website.  The Department of Homeland Security …

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Kundra Creates Blog to Accompany Federal IT Dashboard

Vivek Kundra, the Federal Chief Information Officer, has started a blog to accompany the Federal IT Dashboard that was launched just two weeks ago. The blog is designed to start a conversation on the public’s views of the site and share information that is not included on the actual IT …

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IT Industry Recession Proof And Wants College Grads

 “We’re hiring as fast as we can. The past six months have been the peak for us”, said the CEO of Platinum solutions Laila Rossi; not something you would expect to hear given the current global recession. Yet according to the Washington Post  the most expanding industry is the information technology industry due to the steady pace …

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Senate $42.9 Billion Spending Bill: Quick Glance

In a Senate vote of 84-6 Congress approved a $42.9 billion budget for the 2010 fiscal year. A version of the Department of Homeland Security bill was passed by the House last month. Here are the highlights:   $10.1 billion: for US border control, emphasizing the US Mexican border in lieu of spiked weapons and …

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The New New Internet Interview With Technolytics Institute Founder: Obama Needs To Get The Ball Rolling

 The New New Internet conducted an enlightening interview with computer security expert and founder of the executive think-tank Technolytics Institute  Kevin G. Coleman regarding the current state of US cybersecurity. Coleman is frustrated by the lack of government timeliness to cybersecurity, bearing the recent July 4th cyber breach in mind.  Accountability in both the public …

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Sifting Through The July 4th Cyber Attack: Experts Explain

Although experts believe it could take weeks to find out who hacked into US and South Korean government websites, as well as prominent South Korean Banks and the Nasdaq, considering the timing and the victims of the attacks, North Korea is the prime suspect.  The denial-of-service attacks slowed down computers and some …

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Kundra's Cloud Computing Interview With InformationWeek

Late Breaking News: Vivek Kundra, the nations first Chief Information Officer, in an interview with Information Week acknowledged the White House’s move towards cloud computing and discussed the pros and cons of his virtual vision. Kundra believes cloud computing will save tax payers money, is efficient and the White House should lead by example so that the …

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Gartner and Forrester IT Spending Predictions

Gartner released its revised predictions for the global downturn in IT spending; its worse than expected. Gartner updated its research findings to predict a 6% decrease in global IT spending compared with an early 3% prediction. Gartner says the sharper decline is because of an overall economic lag, changes in …

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Cloud Computing Expo Announces Unisys Keynote Speaker

The 4th annual SYS-CON Cloud Computing Conference & Expo has announced Unisys’ President of Systems & Technology  Richard Marcello as keynote speaker and Unisys as the primary sponsor for the event. The conference and expo will be held November 2-4, 2009 in the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California.  Richard Marcello believes, “that cloud computing will revolutionize the way …

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Jay Leno Wins Rights to Domain Name

The United Nations’ World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ruled that Jay Leno has common trademark rights to his name after a 30-year career in show business. The domain name thejaylenoshow.com had previously been used by Texas real-estate agent Guadalupe Zambrano since 2004 to promote his business. WIPO argued that Zambrano registered the site in “bad faith” and now …

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