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  1. Government IT News For VARs — January 21, 2015

    In the news, federal agencies struggle to keep up with digital demand, and President Barack Obama urges the adoption of a data breach law. Also, the Los Angeles Police Department is scheduled to get body cams.

  2. DHS Investment Into Solutions Could Impact Commercial Market

    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has invested billions of dollars in development and transitioning of research projects into viable commercial solutions for first responders and network operators, as Fed Tech Magazine reports.

  3. What Government CIOs’ New IT Budget Authority Could Mean For VARs

    FITARA gives a major boost to agency chief information officers when it comes to overseeing their agencies’ IT budgets, promising CIOs a “significant role” in programming, budgeting, and decision-making related to IT at their agencies.

  4. Government IT News for VARs — January 14, 2015

    In news this week, the GSA is implementing the Agile Delivery Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) expected to improve flexibility for the software services procurement process. Also, the FCC Chairman is throwing down the gauntlet in the net neutrality duel, and the USDOT released its ITS Strategic Plan. Also, Michigan is piloting a new outsourced authentication system, and an article explores how data analytics can be a game-changer for state agencies.

  5. Solutions Still Needed To Address Iowa Digital Driver’s Licenses Privacy Concerns

    Iowa will be the first state to adopt digital driver’s license technology. The Des Moines Register reports new licenses will be issued in the form of a smartphone app, which will be “highly secure” and free for drivers, according to Paul Trombino, director of the Iowa Department of Transportation, and will be accepted by Iowa law enforcement officers as well as TSA agents at Iowa’s airports.

  6. Government IT News For VARs — January 6, 2015

    In news, hackers figure out how to bypass fingerprint authentication, a new flaw, the “Misfortune Cookie,” has been identified, and the Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE) is testing cross-border resiliency. Also, officials in California introduced a new app to help reduce DUIs, and emerging and trending technologies could transform the future of law enforcement.

  7. Senate Bill Would Prohibit Government-Mandated Backdoors

    A new Senate bill would prohibit bypassing encryption in U.S. software and hardware with government-mandated backdoors.

  8. Government IT News for VARs – January 2, 2015

    In news this week, the emphasis remains on cybersecurity readiness – from the Sony hack to the Federal IT Act and beyond. Also, DHS is gearing to become a “game-changing research and development organization,” and Boeing has teamed with BlackBerry to create a secure phone for government ops. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  9. Government IT News For VARs — December 23, 2014

    In news this week, Congress passes legislation that bolsters federal cybersecurity, Iowa tests the first digital driver’s license, and FedRAMP releases a two-year road map.

  10. GPS Tracking Could Make High Speed Chases A Thing Of The Past

    High-speed chases, on average, killed 323 people per year between 1982 and 2004. Recent innovations in GPS technology might provide an alternative through tracking suspects, rather than the need for dangerous high speed chases. An article in The Anniston Star discusses the potential for such technology and how it could save hundreds of lives each year.

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