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FCC, NIST leading fight against 'zombie armies'

A new Internet Botnet Group will bring together federal and industry experts to try to stem the tide against botnet attacks. Experts estimate one in 10 computers are controlled by bad actors using malicious software to attack organizations. FCC working groups released three reports with recommendations for improve cybersecurity.

Tags: technology , Miriam Perlberg , Julius Genachowski , NIST , National Security Council , White House , cybersecurity , botnets , Steve Crocker , Shinkuro , Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group , Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council , DNSSEC , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/23/2012, 05:15am EDT

LightSquared tries to revive broadband network

A Virginia company is trying to revive its plan for a national high-speed wireless network, arguing that it can address federal regulators' concerns over interference with GPS devices.

Tags: LightSquared , GPS , National Broadband Plan , broadband network , technology

Monday - 03/19/2012, 05:51pm EDT

FCC asks private ISP providers to fight cyber threats

A new FCC report finds the providers have the power to crack down on attacks like botnets, domain name fraud and IP address hijacking.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/24/2012, 08:02am EST

Van Dyck joins OMB to work on mobile, .gov reform efforts

Van Dyck comes to the E-Government and IT office to work as a policy analyst after working at the FCC and most recently USAID.

Tags: technology , people , OMB , USAID , Haley Van Dyck , Steven VanRoekel , Web 2.0 , social media , .gov reform , mobile , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 04:54pm EST

FCC spectrum sale to help fund payroll tax extension

When Congress last week passed a year-long extension to the payroll tax break, it found several ways to pay for it. One way is for the Federal Communications Commission to sell a section of unused broadcast spectrum for wireless broadband and public safety applications.

Tags: Alan Tilles , budget , public safety network , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 11:42am EST

FCC uses geography to find patterns in large data sets

Geographer Michael Byrne works with the FCC chief data officer on deciding how the agency collects, uses and disseminates data. He spoke with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin Friday.

Tags: data , maps , Michael Byrne , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/17/2012, 10:34am EST

Former OMB official weighs in on LightSquared broadband controversy

Both the Defense and Transportation Departments have asked the FCC to rescind its decision allowing a Virginia company to set up a national broadband network.

Tags: LightSquared , DoD , Transportation , GPS , broadband network , John Koskinen , OMB , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , technology

Monday - 01/23/2012, 12:49pm EST

FCC lets users create customized dashboards

Dashboards are all the rage on federal websites these days. At the Federal Communications Commission, they're letting website visitors create and customize their own. The MyFCC tool is still in the beta testing stage, but the idea is to let users choose from a menu of widgets that tap into the FCC's most commonly requested data sources to build a custom dashboard. There are about two dozen widgets available as of now. And, the FCC is letting users log with credentials from third parties like Google or Facebook so they have one fewer password to remember.

Tags: technolgoy , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology ,

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 10:49am EST

FCC's personalized dashboard targets 'power users'

The Federal Communications Commission launched a website this month that allows users to create a personalized dashboard to more easily access information.

Tags: David Robbins , Steven VanRoekel , MyFCC , dashboard , technology , Open government , Mike Reich , Seabourne , government 2.0 , Federal Computer Week

Monday - 12/26/2011, 01:34pm EST
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