Big Data’s Coming Role In Cybersecurity

Every day, people, machines and the world’s growing multitude of sensors create more than 2.5 exabytes of data -- that’s a 2.5 followed by 18 zeros -- a bonanza of bits and bytes that is in many ways a double-edged sword.

Hacker Fears Have Frustrated Efforts To Downsize Dot-Gov Sprawl

Concerns about data compromises are partly to blame for drawing out an effort to merge roughly 2,000 dot-gov websites, according to federal officials and internal emails.

The Link Between STEM Training and Civil Rights

Securing America’s future in science, technology, engineering and math fields requires more than expanding opportunities for women.

Should You Need A License To Practice Cybersecurity?

The government should sponsor a national body to license cyber professionals and authorize cyber certifications, and then spin it off into an independent consortium, a military faculty member at the Pentagon's National Defense University said.

Satellite Rescue Network Gets Space Technology Hall Of Fame Recognition

Since 1982, 37,000 people, including 7,000 Americans, survived potentially disastrous incidents because of the COSPAS-SARSAT rescue network. That record earned the satellite system an induction into the Space Technology Hall of Fame.

How The Right People Analyzing The Best Data Are Transforming Government

Analytics is often touted as a new weapon in the technology arsenal of bleeding-edge organizations willing to spend lots of money to combat problems. In reality, that’s not the case at all.

House Passes Federal IT Reform Yet Again, This Time With Defense Bill

A fundamental overhaul of how federal agencies build and buy information technology systems passed the House for the second time in 2014.

Why Does The Air Force Spend Twice As Much To Hack Than To Deflect Threats?

The House approved legislation that breaks out $13.4 million for Air Force cyberattack operations and $5.6 million for efforts to defend the service's networks.

DHS Cyber Workforce Legislation Advances

The Homeland Security Department would receive additional hiring and compensation authorities for cybersecurity professionals under new legislation introduced and approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Feds Could Save $20 Billion with Better It Infrastructure Initiatives, Study Finds

Perhaps data center consolidation, virtualization, cloud computing, remote access and infrastructure diversification aren’t the sexiest terms in the federal repertoire, but they do hold the keys to as much as $20 billion in annual savings, accordi