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Federal News Radio's Jason Miller offers his top stories of 2011 and predictions for 2012.
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Chris Wysopal, the co-founder and chief technology officer of Veracode, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent Veracode report examining the federal government's security posture for its mobile applications. The report found agency apps are often at higher risk of certain attacks.
The bureau has said, because the investigation into the company's possible wrongdoings is ongoing it will not publish information on company. The company, which provides mobile-analytics software, faces a lawsuit alleging it violated federal wiretap laws because its services are intrusive and infringe on users privacy.
The high-profile issues of mobility and cloud computing are interconnected and reflect a shifting landscape not only at federal agencies but on a much wider scale, said EmeSec founder and CEO Maria Horton in an interview on Industry Chatter with Francis Rose.
The bureau hired Agilex under a four-year, $6.4 million contract to provide application development and technical support for field workers to use tablet computers. Census field workers will receive one of three different tablets for conducting actual surveys for the bureau and other federal agencies.
Agency technology managers looking to implement a "bring-your-own-device" mobile strategy, should expect a culture shift along with the technological update said Rex Greer, the president of OVATION Wireless Management, and Richard Russell, the deputy of the Senior National Intelligence Service in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose.
Bradley Anstis is the vice president of technical strategy at M86 Security, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the network threats, why the Android platform is an increasing target and what agencies can do protect themselves.
Jen Modarelli, CEO and principal of White Horse, has been studying federal government apps and joins In Depth with tips to make the most of mobile apps.
Topping the annual list is malware targeting Android-powered mobile devices and Apple computes.
Tim Hoechst is chief technology officer at Agilex.