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Managing mobile devices from a government perspective

Horace Blackman, CIO and director of IT support services at the Veterans Affairs Department Central Office talks about how mobile devices are handled at his agency.
September 4, 2012

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 08:53pm EDT
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Number of cybersecurity threats to mobile devices grows

McAfee says Android devices are the most vulnerable. Twitter has become one of the major threat vectors.

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 11:11am EDT

Agencies' mobile, digital plans aim to unlock data

Agencies have taken the first steps in building a more digital-friendly government. As part of the far-reaching digital services strategy released in May, most large federal agencies have identified services and resources that could benefit from a digital overhaul.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 08:11pm EDT

New toolkit aims to start BYOD conversation

Agencies considering allowing employees to use their own smartphones and other mobile devices on the job - known as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) - have a new toolkit at their disposal to ease the transition. The toolkit contains key considerations for agency IT managers, success stories from agencies that have already implemented such programs as well as sample existing policies at those agencies to serve as samples.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 06:29pm EDT

DoD email migration setting stage for future enterprise systems

This week the Army exceeded 500,000 users on its enterprise email network. The migration of potentially 3.7 million users to the network should be completed by March 2013. The Defense Department's move to a single, cloud-based system run by the Defense Information Systems Agency sets the stage for other enterprise-wide systems, said John Hale, DISA's chief of enterprise applications, in an interview with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu and Jason Miller.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 02:11pm EDT
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CBP employees develop mobile doc scanner

Since March 2010, the device has helped to catch 450 drug traffickers, weapons smugglers and potential terror suspects. The developers of the technology are finalists for the 2012 Service to America Medal.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 09:58am EDT
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BYOD part of new 'digital ecosytem'

Michael Isman, vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, says agencies adopting a bring-your-own- device strategy should do so as part of their larger digital strategy.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 09:35pm EDT
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Android apps hotbed for malware, report finds

F-Secure analyzed 19 new families of mobile malware. It found a big increase in products that target Android.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 09:02am EDT

VA, DoD release mobile app to help PTSD patients

New mobile application helps military personnel and veterans undergoing post-traumatic stress disorder treatment to relieve stress and work through traumatic memories.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 02:15pm EDT

ATF mulls virtual desktops for contractors in cost reduction effort

The agency spends thousands of dollars per user on computers for contractors and task force officers. ATF's chief information officer said those individuals could easily use their own devices to access virtual desktops that provide the same functionality.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 05:05am EDT
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NIST gives agencies tips to secure mobile devices

New guidelines could help agencies adopting bring-your-own-device strategies manage the potential risks smartphones and tablets could pose.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:29am EDT
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FBI tests mobile vulnerabilities

The FBI wants an automated testing system that can handle all Android applications. Researchers are trying to standardize a technique called fuzzing that forces outside data into the apps to find weaknesses.

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 08:14pm EDT

Securing your info

Christopher Fountain, senior vice president of SecureInfo joins host John Gilroy to talk about IT security.
July 10, 2012

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 08:01pm EDT
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NIST adds mobile flavor to revised draft HSPD-12 guidance

The agency will hold a workshop July 25 to review the second draft of FIPS 201-2.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 03:09pm EDT

Ahead of OMB guidance, agencies bring their own strategies to BYOD

Early-adopter agencies of the bring-your-own-device idea are blazing their own trail through the security, privacy and policy challenges of personally-owned devices on government networks.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Cloud computing and security

Ted Davis, president of Unisys Federal Systems, will talk about how his company can help your transition to the cloud.
July 3, 2012

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 12:05am EDT
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Feds improve customer service through data analysis

While government IT resources are shrinking, a dire need for improvements with customer interaction will be key to agencies survival.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 12:01pm EDT

Agile development, cloud fit into 'do more with less' framework

Al Fox, federal division head of Outsystems, spoke with In Depth with Francis Rose on Industry Chatter .

Friday - 06/22/2012, 03:09pm EDT
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USAID plans to rebound from dramatic drop in cybersecurity scores

The U.S. Agency for International Development saw their FISMA scores drop to an F grade. Jerry Horton, USAID's chief information officer, said they will fix their shortcomings this year.
June 21, 2012

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 09:20pm EDT
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Agencies struggle to grasp mobile cybersecurity

NIST, DHS experts say protecting smartphones and tablets shouldn't be any different than securing typical desktop or laptop computers. DHS will release mobile security reference architecture to help agencies understand common concepts. NIST is updating security control guide with 250 new requirements, including mobile controls.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 10:37am EDT
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