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Obama to push spectrum development for first responders

The White House will push Congress to "finish the job" on spectrum policy, Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra said. First responders still are using analog communications to talk to each other during emergencies.

Tags: technology , Aneesh Chopra , Congress , D-block , spectrum , emergency responders , public safety , 9/11 , Emily Kopp , Politico Pro , White House

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 05:09am EST
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2012 R&D budget winners and losers

An analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found the 2012 budget for research and development will make investments into energy and environment research and cut R&D at the Defense Department and NASA.

Tags: American Association for the Advancement of Science , budget , research and development , DoD , NASA , Energy , NSF , Commerce , innovation , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:33am EST

FedRAMP includes 168 security controls

The Joint Authorization Board releases specific requirements around each of the security controls for FedRAMP for systems needing low and moderate security levels. GSA and IAC will hold an industry day Wednesday.

Tags: technology , GSA , DHS , DoD , FedRAMP , cloud computing , cybersecurity , third-party accreditors , IAC , Jason Miller , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 01/09/2012, 06:10pm EST

NIST seeks public input on BIOS security guidelines

NIST says it wants to head off a threat that could lead to more sophisticated attacks on organizations.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Symantec

Monday - 01/09/2012, 08:26am EST

New head of NIST's IT lab says cloud, mobile to drive vision

Chuck Romine took over at the Information Technology Laboratory at NIST about a month ago.

Tags: Chuck Romine , technology , IT , In Depth

Friday - 12/23/2011, 04:07pm EST
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Can innovation survive budget cuts?

Join thought leaders from Department of Homeland Security, Government Accountability Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology and Noblis as they discuss future Science and Technology innovation for first responders. This Noblis Insights Panel is titled "Can Innovation Survive Budget Cuts?" In today's budget-constrained environment, how can government agencies do more with fewer resources?

Tags: technology , GAO , Noblis , Noblis Insights , DHS , budget cuts , science and technology , Timothy Persons , Jim Zarzycki , Daniel Madrzykowski , Daniel Gerstein

Monday - 11/28/2011, 04:55pm EST
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NIST, DHS trying to tame cyber workforce definitions

Agencies, vendors can comment until Friday on the draft standard describing cybersecurity workers. A common definition will help agencies classify who is a cyber worker.

Tags: cybersecuirty , cybersecuirty update , workforce , Government Business Council , Hord Tipton , (ISC) , DHS , Peggy Maxson , Angela Curry , National Initiative for Cyber Education , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 05:42am EST
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NIST's new standard to bring HSPD-12 to smartphones

The goal of the revised FIPS-201-2 will detail at a high level how agencies can integrate secure smart cards with mobile devices. NIST is considering five options for making HSPD-12 cards work with tablets and smart phones.

Tags: technology , Bill MacGregor , Hildegard Ferraiolo , HSPD 12 , cybersecurity , mobile computing , Interagency Smartcard Advisory Board , tablet devices , smartphones , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 05:04am EST
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GAO: Agencies struggle to define cybersecurity workforce

Several large departments have failed to close cybersecurity workforce gaps that could hinder efforts to protect their computers and networks, according to congressional auditors.

Tags: Ruben Gomez , cybersecurity , GAO , NICE , cybersecurity workforce , workforce , In Depth , Francis Rose , Gregory Wilshusen

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 09:26pm EST
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 23

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Federal Drive newscast , cloud computing , cybersecurity , USPS , Evercore Partners , DARPA , DARPA shredder

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 08:10am EST
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