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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

  • 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

  • Fake Tweets Announce bin Laden Live and Kickin' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Fake Tweets Announce bin Laden Live and Kickin'

    If you happen to spend some time on Twitter — outside of work hours, of course — you might have seen tweets announcing  news from CNN “conforming” that former terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is alive. Whatever you do, do not click on those URLs, warns Internet security firm Websense, as it is just another […] More

  • CyberCom Blocks Access to Streaming Video; YouTube No Go for DoD Workers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CyberCom Blocks Access to Streaming Video; YouTube No Go for DoD Workers

    The U.S. Cyber Command has restricted Defense Department workers’ access to  streaming-video websites such as YouTube, Amazon and Googlevideo, according to The Associated Press. Officials say the overwhelming demand to see the Japan earthquake is using up the much-needed bandwidth already weakened by Internet problems in that region of the world. Cyber Command has directed […] More

  • Law Student Found Guilty of Posting Extremist Videos on YouTube - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Law Student Found Guilty of Posting Extremist Videos on YouTube

    A man who created extremist videos and uploaded them onto YouTube has been convicted of terrorist offenses following an investigation by London’s counterterrorism division. In addition to posting extremist videos on YouTube, Mohammed Gul, 23, made a compilation video on his laptop by editing footage of attacks on coalition soldiers together with logos of terrorist […] More

  • CIA Website Gets a Makeover - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CIA Website Gets a Makeover

    The CIA has launched a revamped website with links to YouTube and Flickr to help Americans better understand the agency’s often secretive work, officials said. “The idea behind these improvements is to make more information about the agency available to more people, more easily,” CIA Director Leon Panetta said in a statement Monday. “The CIA […] More

  • Notorious Worm Stuxnet Used in Poisoned Search Results - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Notorious Worm Stuxnet Used in Poisoned Search Results

    Cyber crooks are now taking advantage of the infamous Stuxnet worm as a way to deploy malicious code. Trend Micro researcher Ivan Macalintal has discovered poisoned search results leveraging on this notorious malware threat. Among the search strings used in this blackhat SEO campaign were “stuxnet SCADA,“ “stuxnet removal tool,“ “stuxnet cleanup,“ “stuxnet siemens“ and […] More

  • Lawmakers: US Won't Stop 'Jihadi Websites' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lawmakers: US Won't Stop 'Jihadi Websites'

    Chairman of the House Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee said it was doubtful anything “useful“ would come of trying to shut down extremist websites, Agence France Presse reports. Instead, “it is more likely we will tie ourselves up in knots,“ said Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), because of the complicated considerations over free speech. YouTube, which has […] More

  • FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski: "Consumers Need to Make the Internet Work." - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski: “Consumers Need to Make the Internet Work.”

    In an interview with Steve Grove, YouTube’s head of news and politics, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski discussed his goals in implementing the FCC’s National Broadband Plan. Genachowski’s priorities include serving all Americans with broadband coverage while increasing private-sector competition and improving information available to consumers. “There is very little that is more important to the […] More

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