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  1. Government IT News For VARs — July 30, 2014
    7/30/2014

    In news this week are some tips for Big Data strategy, updates about plans for Labor’s IT modernization and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, and a discussion of the applications of military cyber awareness. And finally, the FBI is compiling a new data base that include biometric information in an effort to streamline identification and prosecution of criminals.

  2. Pew Online Canvassing Reveals Potential Impacts To Internet Use
    7/30/2014

    According to the 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing, Internet analysts and other respondents answered questions in a manner that suggests concerns that in the next decade, there could be changes that alter the way the Internet works.

  3. NTIA Seeks Comments On Big Data Impact
    7/30/2014

    The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is seeking public comment on how developments related to Big Data impact the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.

  4. New Report: Complex Networks Cause Network Disruptions For Government Agencies
    7/30/2014

    A new report has found that federal agencies are three times more like to experience frequent disruptions in service with complex networks than with simpler ones. In fact, increasing complexity is one of the top three network management challenges facing agencies today.

  5. FISMA Reform Efforts Aim For Balance Between CDM And FISMA
    7/28/2014

    Legislation aimed at modernizing the 12-year-old Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), introduced by committee chairman, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), and ranking member Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), has passed a vote by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on June 25 and is with Senate committee.

  6. Government IT News for VARs -- July 23, 2014
    7/23/2014

    This week in the news, there are reports that a government-grade malware has fallen into hacker hands, while an international collaboration was created to target the Shylock Trojan.  An interview with Mike McConnell reveals his fears of a new major cyber-attack, while Edward Snowden touts SpiderOak over DropBox to protect data from government snooping.  And a recent blog post muses about the future of the NIST-NSA relationship.

  7. Are We Ready For Government Biometrics?
    7/22/2014

    A new survey shows most people are willing to share biometric information with government agencies if it would in some way improve their travel experience

  8. What is the future of Net Neutrality?
    7/22/2014

    The principle of Net Neutrality has recently come under direct attack and it continues to divide the nation’s lawmakers

  9. White House Moves Toward Voluntary, Public-Private Collaboration For Cybersecurity
    7/16/2014

    The White House has signaled its tilt toward a cooperative and voluntary approach for protecting “critical infrastructure” assets from cyberattacks and breaches in a notice issued last month by cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel.

  10. Senate Advances Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
    7/16/2014

    Threats to cybersecurity are on the rise. Ransomware like Cryptolocker and Kovter has caused considerable loss of time and money for many companies. In an effort to protect the country from these growing online threats, The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 12-3  on July 8 to advance a cybersecurity bill that “encourages private companies to share information about cyber threats with the federal government and each other and gives the companies liability protections for sharing information about and responding to cyber threats,” this according to The Hill.

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