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Microsoft warns of security risks during tax season

Microsoft has found several critical security risks in its Office and Internet programs that may leave people open to hackers this tax season. The biggest problem is in Internet Explorer software, because every single version of the program is at risk, the company said.

Tags: In Depth , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , taxes

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:16pm EDT

Microsoft contest solicits new security technology

Microsoft received 20 submissions in a contest to come up with new security technologies. The company's Blue Hat Prize will pay the winner $200,000.

Tags: Blue Hat Prize , technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 09:01am EDT

Microsoft issues patch to counter malicious code

Code written to test a hole in software from Microsoft escaped into the hands of hackers.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , hackers , Federal Drive , technology ,

Monday - 03/19/2012, 07:57am EDT

Navy targets 15 large software vendors for enterprise deals

The service's CIO Terry Halvorsen said the goal is to bring together the purchasing power of the Navy and the Marines Corps to obtain lower prices. He said the Department of the Navy expects to save $100 million over five years. Navy senior officials from technology, acquisition and finance make the use of these enterprisewide contracts mandatory.

Tags: contracting , technology , industry , Navy , Marine Corps , Terry Halvorsen , GSA , enterprise licenses agreements , SmartBUY , IT efficiencies , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:19am EDT
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Interior trying again to move email, collaboration to cloud

The department released a new RFP asking for a host of services. Interior made an award in 2010 to a Microsoft provider only to see a Google provider protest and eventually force the agency to pull back the contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , Interior , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Google , Onix , Softchoice , industry , Andrew Jackson , Bernie Mazer , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 06:01am EST

NIST taking on big data problem

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is sponsoring an upcoming conference to bring together industry and agencies to figure out ways to improve how they use unstructured data.

Tags: NIST , technology , industry , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Ellen Vorhees , TREC , big data , IBM , Sean McCalley

Friday - 02/03/2012, 02:37pm EST
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Interior tries again to move email to the cloud

The department released a request for information for 11 email and collaboration services in the cloud. The RFI comes after Onix and Google dropped its protest of Interior's award to Softchoice and Microsoft for cloud email in October 2010.

Tags: contracting , industry , Interior , cloud computing , Google , Onix , Softchoice , Email-as-a-service , FISMA , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 12:47pm EDT

Managers need to unleash workers for successful telework

While agencies and employees are reaping the benefits of telework, many frontline supervisors remain reluctant. They have to learn to manage the work, not the workers, experts say.

Tags: retention , workforce , Telework Enhancement Act , management , technology , OPM , Justin Johnson , Martha Clarkson , Danette Campbell , USPTO , Jim Neighbors , DoD , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:46am EDT
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Government still wary of cloud computing

Vendors say agencies likely to start small with private networks

Tags: Booz Allen Hamilton , Google , Defense Information Systems Agency , technology , Amazon , JM

Thursday - 10/30/2008, 07:28am EDT
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