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Chuck McGann: Data Deciding Factor For Moving Apps To Clouds

What’s in the data determines whether applications can be moved to the cloud, according to Postal Service Chief Information Officer Chuck McGann. McGann told attendees of FedScoop’s Cloud Shoot-Out and CyberSecurity Summit Monday that the Postal Service focuses on data when deciding to move something like zip code information to …

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Data.gov Entering Phase Two of Worldwide Launch

Data.gov was created as away to make datasets generated by the executive branch of the federal government more accessible to the public. In an effort to encourage other countries to build their own data.gov websites, the U.S. has formed a partnership with the government of India with hopes of launching …

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STRATCOM General Says Satellite Data Overwhelming Pentagon

The rising amount of data collected by U.S. satellites and other aerial platforms is overwhelming the Pentagon’s ability to process it, Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler said Tuesday. Kehler, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, told attendees at the GEOINT symposium the problem cannot be corrected by hiring new analysts. …

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Theft Leading Cause of Health Data Breaches, HHS Says

The most common cause of large health data breaches in 2010 was theft, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office for Civil Rights. The 11-page report covers breaches covers breaches of more than 500 individuals between Sept. 23, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2010, affecting entities covered …

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FDIC Must Improve Financial Data Protection, GAO Report Says

The agency responsible for protecting deposits in U.S. banks has weak information security controls, threatening the security of financial data, a Government Accountability Office report says. The report, published Aug. 12, examined the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s controls designed to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of its financial systems …

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