Technology

DHS Introduces New Service

According to Federal News Radio, the Department of Homeland Security is introducing a new “as-a-service.” The website reported that DHS Chief Information Officer Richard Spires said the agency awarded contracts to both HP and CSC to provide workplace-as-a-service. Spies said this was done in an effort to save money and recently issued a …

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Transportation Agencies Gearing Up for iPads

The Transportation Department seems willing to embrace Apple’s iPad for department-wide usage. Now the only question that remains is when. Government Attic reports the FAA has tested out 800 iPads and that other heads of transportation agencies seem to agree that integrating the iPad would be a beneficial move. Bill …

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FCC Launching Cybersecurity Tool for Small Businesses

In wake of a Symantec and National Cyber Security Alliance survey on cybersecurity practices of small businesses, the Federal Communications Commission announced it will launch a tool to help prevent attacks. The “Small Biz Cyber Planner” will help each individual company develop their own plan by answering questions such as, …

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GSA CIO Says Mobility More than Just Laptops

A senior General Services Administration official said the future of mobility  in the federal workplace holds much more than laptops during a panel discussion on mobility at the Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, Va. According to Federal Computer Week, GSA Chief Information Officer Casey Coleman indicated mobility will play a key role in …

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VA Deploys 100K Tablet Computers

The Veterans Affairs Department is currently planning to deploy about 100,000 tablet computers. The computer request comes from the VA in a call for technical help and is the largest deployment in government history. The department will deploy Apple iPads and tablets that run on the Android and Windows operating …

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VA CIO Says CIOs Should Have More IT Budget Authority

In a time where budgets are flat or declining, Roger Baker, the chief information officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, says giving the agency chief information officers more say in financial decisions could be a way to create savings for the federal technology enterprise. The suggestion comes from the only …

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Report Suggests Government Revamp Mobile Apps

Federal agencies are struggling to put together mobile applications of substance according to a report released last week from White Horse. NextGov is reporting that several government applications are flawed. The Postal Service’s Tools app is severely flawed in reporting where packages are. The report recommends a website used to …

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