Tag Archives: National Security Agency

iPad Hype Gives GovCon Firms New Opportunities

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The iPad undoubtedly became one of the most-hyped products of last year, with a seemingly never-ending popularity. When legions of government employees embrace what some have dubbed the new BlackBerry for federal workers, government contractors specializing in computer and mobile security have found  themselves increasingly busy with developing new applications …

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DHS: Cyber Warriors Will Respect Civil Rights

The Department of Homeland Security will protect Americans’ civil liberties and privacy while it teams up with the military to protect the nation’s computer networks, a senior homeland security official said. An agreement with the military announced two weeks ago “in no way changes our respective departments’ promises to protect …

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Cyber Debate Finds No Exaggeration in Threat of Cyber War

During a moderated debate held at the Newseum earlier this week, cyber heavy weights came together to discuss whether or not the threat of cyber war has been exaggerated. The debate featured Mike McConnell, former DNI and currently serving at Booz Allen, Bruce Schneier, a security technologist, Marc Rotenberg, executive …

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Google to Team with NSA

Search engine giant Google and the largest electronic surveillance intelligence agency in the world, the National Security Agency, are teaming up to increase cybersecurity. Google is looking to finalize an agreement with NSA, which would allow the agency to analyze the Aurora attacks that took place in December, according to …

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Social Video for the US Intelligence Community

ExecutiveBiz members have had the pleasure of interacting with a long line of IT thought leaders. One of note is Chris Rasmussen, a great advocate for information sharing and collaboration within the federal space and a master of the use of new tools to get groups working together on hard …

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Speeding the delivery of Web2.0 capabilities into government

IT leaders in government are wrestling with several competing forces in the Web2.0 world. The greatest force is a push for change towards more user-focused computing.  But a resisting counter force threatens to delay this change. The counter force here is institutional inertia. Big organizations are just slow to change, …

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Broad Approval Near for NSA’s NetTop Technology

My husband and I often chew the fat about what a pain it is to go back and forth between classified computer systems and non-classified systems—even rooms where the systems are housed. He works on government contracts in technology and intelligence, and he constantly accesses data throughout the day. So …

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