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Interior Dept., Federal Agencies Follow Private Sector’s Lead in Using iPads

The Interior Department is conducting a limited “pilot study” into the use of iPads to boost productivity and efficiency, Nextgov reports. Andrew Jackson, deputy assistant secretary for technology, information and business services said individual Interior Department agencies purchased the tablet devices for staff who travel or telework often. Jackson, himself, …

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NIST Puts Cloud Security Guidelines Up for Debate

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has been thinking cloud for a while — but now, NIST is getting serious about hammering out clear security requirements for Web-based computing applications and services. NIST was tasked by federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra with accelerating the formation of security guidelines …

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NIST Names Industry Veteran to Lead ‘Identity Ecosystem’

When Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt announced the government’s new plan for large-scale identity management — a secure “identity ecosystem” — for online transactions, they promised the private sector would have a role to play. And, with the recent appointment of Jeremy Grant, who …

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Schmidt Touts Choices in National Identity Ecosystem

Hot on the heels of the announcement of an Identity Ecosystem — a national strategy for secure online identity solutions, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt is talking details of the plan. Schmidt, who is noted for relative reclusiveness when it comes to speaking to the media, sat down for …

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Attention, Techies! NSA Wants YOU

NSA Launches High-Tech Recruiting Tools The National Security Agency is launching a full-court press to recruit new hires for its cybersecurity initiatives. The high-tech outreach efforts to the digital generation represent one of the largest hiring efforts in recent years, the agency said. NSA is leveraging the power and ubiquity …

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