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Supreme Court rules on smart phone protection in police searches

The Supreme Court says smart phones are protected from police searches without a warrant because it's following the guidance of a federal agency. The Court turned to the National Institute of Standards and Technology to learn more about mobile technology. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts cites the NIST Guidelines on Mobile Device Forensics three times in the court's opinion. The Court learned police can just turn off a cellphone while it obtains a warrant to stop someone from destroying its records.

Tags: Supreme Court , John Roberts , smart phones , warrants , GDIT Enterprise Center

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 04:30pm EDT

The correlation of mobile devices and IT problems

The complexity of adding mobile devices to federal networks makes them more susceptible to IT problems. That's according to a survey of federal network managers by MeriTalk. They say virtualization, complex mobile systems, and cloud computing are causing network disruptions that prevent agencies from carrying out their missions. The network managers believe they can cut the complexity of their agency's network in half, which they say could reduce their agency's IT spending by 20 percent.

Tags: mobile devices , IT , MeriTalk , GDIT , GDIT Enterprise Center

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:20pm EDT

Agencies face tough challenges hiring, retaining cyber talent

Government agencies are having a hard time recruiting, training and retaining cyber and IT professionals. That's partly due to a lack of flexibility in the hiring process, according to a group of federal cyber execs.

Tags: GDIT Solutions Center , AFFIRM , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , David Bray , FCC

Friday - 05/23/2014, 09:54am EDT

Cyber Aces competition offers hackers chance to hone skills

Rising stars in the cybersecurity field came together at the University of Massachusetts Boston recently to hone their skills.

Tags: Cyber Aces , cybersecurity , University of Massachusetts Boston , NetWars , Deval Patrick

Friday - 05/09/2014, 03:59pm EDT

Cyber expert Spafford calls for more manager, employee accountability

Eugene Spafford, a professor of computer science at Purdue University, and the executive director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), a campus-wide institute for cybersecurity, said feds need to be held responsible for cyber problems and that would help improve the overall security state of the government.
October 17, 2013

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Awareness Month , Eugene Spafford , Purdue University , management , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 02:26pm EDT
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Alexander: Morale of cyber workforce takes hit from shutdown

Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, said the greatest impact of the ongoing government shutdown on cybersecurity is on the morale of the cyber workforce.

Tags: Keith Alexander , NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , Central Security Service , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Workforce , workforce , government shutdown , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 06:34am EDT