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  • Mobility, Social Media Highlight IDC's 2012 Government IT Forecast - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mobility, Social Media Highlight IDC's 2012 Government IT Forecast

    Operational efficiency, mobility, smart government and economic stability will be the key themes of government investment in information technology for 2012, according to a forecast from IDC Government Insights. As covered by InformationWeek, IDC predicts governments at all levels will spend nearly $82.4 billion on hardware, software and IT services in 2012. IDC found that […] More

  • Intel Facebook Project Looks for Next Big Idea From Young Leaders - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intel Facebook Project Looks for Next Big Idea From Young Leaders

    Intel Corporation is launching a Facebook platform where users can decide which young business leader has the best idea out of 20 start-up ideas. The project aims to foster young leaders’ innovations, introducing a platform where business ideas can be proposed to win a $100,000 prize. The social platform, named Intel Innovators, is a three […] More

  • MarkLogic Intros New Social Media Channels at Gov't Summit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MarkLogic Intros New Social Media Channels at Gov't Summit

    MarkLogic recently held its annual Government Summit, included more than 350 government and industry decision maker attendees who explored big data solutions. Amidst panels and discussions was the official launch of the MarkLogic Public Sector Twitter handle, @MarkLogicPubSec and the MarkLogic Public Sector Facebook page. “This year’s MarkLogic Government Summit gave public sector professionals an […] More

  • VCE Talks About Data Center Technologies at Conference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VCE Talks About Data Center Technologies at Conference

    VCE Chairman Michael Capellas recently spoke at CA World 2011 in Las Vegas on the latest technology trends that are transforming data centers and enabling greater business agility. His keynote session featured CA Technologies CEO Bill McCracken, former first Federal CIO and current Harvard fellow Vivek Kundra, and former Facebook marketing director and Founder of R to Z […] More

  • Agencies Hopping on Google Plus Bandwagon - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Agencies Hopping on Google Plus Bandwagon

    NASA led the way in joining Google Plus, and now more federal agencies are quickly following. The U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the National Nuclear Security Administration, among other agencies, have now joined Google’s social network, according to a report from Information Week. Originally only made available to individual users, Google Plus was […] More

  • Red Hat Plays on Open Compute Team to Develop Efficient Datacenters - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Red Hat Plays on Open Compute Team to Develop Efficient Datacenters

    Red Hat has joined the Open Compute Project, a Facebook established project that aims to construct efficient computing infrastructures at the lowest cost. As part of the project, Red Hat and Open Computer Project members will collaborate to develop technologies, design and develop next-generation datacenters.  Red Hat has played a role in the project by coordinating several […] More

  • Center for Regulatory Effectiveness Petitions FTC to Regulate Social Networking Sites - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Center for Regulatory Effectiveness Petitions FTC to Regulate Social Networking Sites

    The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness has petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to initiate a public process establishing a “trade regulation” for web-based services to regulate Google, Facebook and Twitter. The FTC would clearly define acts or practices which they consider unacceptable under the proposed regulation. Currently, the FTC has legal authority to ban only acts […] More

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    Emsisoft Warns: Zbot Trojan Spreads By Fake Facebook Friend Request

    The malware analyst team of security expert Emsisoft has revealed that cyber criminals make use of the Facebook friend request to infect users with malicious software. According to Emsisoft, fraudulent emails with the subject, “Kaamil Mahmoud wants to be friends on Facebook,” trick users by directing them to a fake website instead of the original […] More

  • VA Announces Social Media Policy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VA Announces Social Media Policy

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced today a new social media policy regarding the secure use of online platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The policy, titled “VA Directive 6515: Use of Web-Based Collaboration Technologies,“ outlines the rules for the department and its employees to leverage these types of platforms to enhance communication, stakeholder […] More

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    Anonymous Vows to 'Kill' Facebook

    Members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous recently announced their newest target — Facebook. According to a proclamation made via YouTube, associates of Anonymous will “destroy” Facebook on Nov. 5 in retaliation of what they claim is the site’s misuse of personal information. The group members uploaded the video and attached a press release to raise […] More

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