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LaVerne Council: Innovation, Internet of Things Part of VA IT Transformation

LaVerne Council, chief information officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has outlined her framework for the development of VA’s information technology operations based on best practices and emerging technologies, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Billy Mitchell writes that Council highlighted her focus on improved user experience and increased innovation as elements …

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FBI Warns About Internet of Things-Related Cyber Crimes

The FBI has informed businesses and consumers they must be vigilant to protect their Internet-connected devices against cyber criminals who target system vulnerabilities. In a public service announcement published Thursday, the bureau said malicious cyber actors can use Internet of Things devices that lack security features to attack other systems, steal …

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DHA Explores Internet of Things Tech for Military Healthcare Delivery

The Defense Health Agency is exploring potential applications of the Internet of Things and other smart technologies on military healthcare as part of several projects that seek to bolster soldier readiness and survivability. The Military Health System said June 29 technologies such as mobile computing and self-powered biosensors can help improve the …

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Justice Dept Eyes Tech Refresh to Support Mobile Workforce

The Justice Department has issued a request for information on “best of breed” office technologies as the department plans a technology upgrade amid the emergence of the mobile workforce, Nextgov reported Monday. Hallie Golden writes that the RFI indicates DOJ’s interest in cross-platform applets, office communications devices connected via Wi-Fi, unified …

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Maarten Bron: Underwriters Laboratories, White House Plan to Launch ‘Internet of Things’ Security Certification

Maarten Bron, director of innovations at Underwriters Laboratories, has confirmed that UL is in talks with the Obama administration to introduce a certification standard intended to safeguard Internet-connected devices from cyber threats, InformationWeek’s Dark Reading reported Monday. “What the White House is trying to achieve is to foster collaboration between private …

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