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DISA’s David Bennett Outlines Gov’t Cloud Adoption Challenges

David Bennett, chief information officer of the Defense Information Systems Agency, sought to raise some caution for other CIOs and agencies to consider when they migrate data and applications to cloud environments, CIO reported Friday. He also outlined security challenges facing the government’s cloud initiatives and highlighted continuous monitoring as an important …

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Stephen Rodriguez: Security, Scalability Requirements to Spur Gov’t Mobile Investment

Stephen Rodriguez, managing partner at Coldon Strategic Advisors, believes federal agencies will continue to leverage mobile communications technology as a way to impove operational efficiency, he writes in an opinion piece for InformationWeek. Rodriguez says government organizations need mobile applications that can meet their security and scalability requirements, as well …

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Barry West: Agencies Seek Holistic Approach to Mobile IT Management

Federal agencies are transitioning to mobile information technology as more employees use personal electronic devices and as cloud takes over traditional IT infrastructure, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes Barry West, chief information officer of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., observed that agencies now consider mobility, cloud, social collaboration and …

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NIST Issues Mobile App Security Draft Guidelines; Tony Karygiannis Comments

The National Institute for Standards and Technology has released draft guidelines for government agencies to manage their mobile applications and identify associated risks, InformationWeek reported Thursday. Richard Walker writes the document outlines vetting systems to detect security vulnerabilities of third-party mobile apps before implementing them across the enterprise. “Agencies need …

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Roberta Stempfley: Govt-Wide Certification Program Needed to Screen Mobile Apps

A Department of Homeland Security official has proposed creating a government-wide security authorization service that would validate mobile applications before federal staff can download the apps, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes that Roberta Stempfley, DHS deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity strategy and emergency communications, said agencies must develop a …

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Terry Halvorsen: JIE Program Focuses on Data Sharing, Security

Terry Halvorsen, the Pentagon’s acting chief information officer, has said the department is working to build a protected and shared global network through the Joint Information Environment program, DoD News reported Wednesday. Nick Simeone writes that Halvorsen discussed the agency’s JIE goals in a keynote speech Wednesday at the MeriTalk-hosted …

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DISA OKs BlackBerry’s Multi-Platform Enterprise Service for Defense Personnel; John Sims Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has approved BlackBerry’s multi-platform containerization system for use by Defense Department employees. Users will have access to BlackBerry’s workspace for iOS and Android devices through the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 mobility management service, BlackBerry said Wednesday. John Sims, president of global enterprise services at BlackBerry, said the …

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Energy Regulator Seeks Revised NERC Security Plan

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has sent back an industry proposal to bolster electric grid security, saying some details needed to be fleshed out for clarity, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Rebecca Smith writes the North American Electric Reliability Corp. draft calls on companies to write their own safety rules and …

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