State Needs Smartphones for The World Cup, The Pan Am Games And The 2016 Olympics

The State Department wants Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones to use at the 2014 Brazil World Cup, the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, according to contracting documents.

The Death of the Federal Snow Day?

Mobile work is dramatically changing the federal workplace -- effectively moving some federal offices from a place where employees go to work to a place where they go to share ideas.

NIST Removes NSA-Tainted Algorithm From Cryptographic Standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has finally removed a cryptographic algorithm from its draft guidance on random number generators, more than six months after leaked top-secret documents suggested the algorithm had been deliberat

BYOD Cost The Energy Department More Than Supplying Government Phones

Some Energy Department divisions were too liberal with stipends they paid contract employees under contractor-operated bring-your-own-device plans, an auditor has found.

Government Employees Cause Nearly 60% Of Public Sector Cyber Incidents

About 58 percent of cyber incidents reported in the public sector were caused by government employees, according to an annual data breach report compiled by Verizon.

How the IRS Is Leaving Your Financial Data Unprotected

The tax agency needs to better audit its own accounts, according to the Government Accountability Office.

DHS Prepares Overhaul of Internal Security Operations

The Homeland Security Department announced future plans to overhaul an organization that defends DHS’ own internal networks.

Sometimes the Best Big Data Questions Raise The Biggest Privacy Concerns

One useful definition for the unstructured data that underlies most existing and theoretical big data projects is that it was often collected for some purpose other than what the researchers are using it for.

Is It Time To Make Cyber Jobs A National Imperative?

With research showing a vast shortage of skilled talent to fill cybersecurity jobs, it may be time for the United States to make cybersecurity a national imperative in much the same way it did with aerospace technology, nuclear science and biotech

DHS Quietly Delivers Hacker Footprints To Industry

A little-known website sitting behind a firewall has been exchanging sensitive hack intelligence between companies and agencies at a rate of one new threat hallmark per hour, a top Homeland Security Department official said.