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FCC Lets Users Create their Own Custom Page with Beta Launch

In an effort to improve the “FCC online experience,” the Federal Communications Commission launched its public beta domain last week, where users can choose widgets and create a customized page. According to the announcement by FCC Managing Director David Robbins, MyFCC allows users to create a personalized page featuring the agency’s …

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FBI Budget Makes Room for Bigger Cyber Force

Similar to the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s budget showing shifts toward cybersecurity, the FBI is reportedly to receive more special agents for cyber efforts. A report by InformationWeek indicated the proposed Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for 2012 allots for increased funds for cyber and …

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Pentagon Outlines Plan to Consolidate IT Services in 2012

The Defense Department is aggressively working to consolidate and simplify its information technology networks, according to a department strategy report. The Pentagon says the report lays the foundation for how it will handle IT related issues to improve overall efficiency and cut costs. According to Teri Takai, the defense chief …

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VanRoekel: US Ahead of Schedule in Closing Data Centers

Last year, the White House set a goal to close 800 data centers by the end of 2015. Today the federal chief information officer said it is ahead of schedule for reaching its goal. Steven VanRoekel cited data center closures as means to “[cut] spending on wasteful, underutilized hardware, software …

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Pentagon Can Now Play Offense in Cyberspace

The head of the National Security Agency said last month that playing offense in cyberspace is challenging because the current strategy focuses primarily on defense. “They find a vulnerability, they penetrate the network, we find out about it several months later,” said Army Gen. Keith Alexander “We diagnose the malware, …

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Military Health IT Getting $1.4B, With a Catch

Among the many areas fully funded in the omnibus spending package is the Military Health System‘s information technology systems, with $1.4 billion allotted for fiscal year 2012. At the same time, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2012 limits the Pentagon’s power to spend that money. The Act restricts …

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Army One Piece of the Puzzle in Closing Data Centers

A quarter of the 800 data centers planned for closure by 2015 will come from the Army, but the service’s chief information officer said the closures are not about the centers themselves, but the data. At an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association conference, Lt. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence said the …

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