The White House announced the creation of 29 tools Thursday that use Federal and local data to address problems identified by Federal agencies as part of the Opportunity Project, an open data effort to improve economic mobility for all Americans.
The Department of Homeland Security is confident that Russia is responsible for recent email hacks of U.S. persons and institutions, according to a statement released on the agency website Oct. 7.
The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) links Federal agencies, non-government organizations, and private sector companies in a collaborative effort to reduce data access barriers and create an open data platform for people to share climate information.
How quickly are we to forgive and forget a company for data breaches? Not that quickly. But this is especially true for men, according to a recent survey.
At the heart of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new satellite is the Advanced Baseline Imager, a high-powered digital camera 12 years in the making.
The U.S. law enforcement and intelligence communities will not be able to access information stored on Microsoft’s new German data centers, according to a former NSA official.
Open data, if used and funded correctly, could improve understanding and outcomes for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, according to experts.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office launched its Open Data and Mobility program at the end of April, and the data platform has accumulated 25,000 unique users and 375,000 page hits.
MeriTalk conducted a Q&A with Tom Ruff, vice president of Public Sector America’s and Latin American Markets for Akamai Technologies, on cloud adoption. The cloud will be the topic of concern at MeriTalk’s Cloud Connect 2016: Hybridization and Hyper-Scaling event on Nov. 2.
Despite expected shifts in government data center spending due to cloud services and advancing technology, the data center will still be a large part of government IT practices, according to industry experts.
The FBI arrested a National Security Agency contractor in August and is investigating whether he stole and released computer codes that the NSA developed to hack into foreign governments’ networks, according to a New York Times report.
The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $350,000 to help its partners in the health care and public health sectors ward off cyberattacks.
Advocates of the Federal Trade Commission’s stance on online consumer privacy are urging the Federal Communications Commission to delay the vote on new regulations in order to consider the consequences of the rules.
Fifteen million people might stay at home on Election Day because they feel insecure about the safety of their voting information, according to a survey conducted by the cybersecurity firm Carbon Black.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is preparing to launch a geostationary satellite that can scan the earth from North Pole to South Pole in five minutes.
Though government regulation can sometimes be difficult to deal with, technology innovators should be working with government to solve the world’s biggest issues, according to panelists at South by South Lawn (SXSL) on Monday. “I think [with] a lot of the hardest problems, you have to work with the government; you can’t work independently,” said […]
The White House has launched the Lock Down Your Login awareness campaign to focus on strong authentication technologies that are available online as part of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan.
A bipartisan letter sent by members of Congress to the National Board of State Election Directors encourages states to turn to the private sector and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as resources for protecting their elections infrastructure.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said the “Obama administration has failed” in cybersecurity, and laid out his own plan to strengthen U.S. cyber efforts.
Skyhigh Networks is filling the security gap in the cloud for Federal agencies with its Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution–providing agencies with visibility, threat protection, compliance, and data security in the cloud.
A group of U.S. senators wrote a letter to Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer of Yahoo, on Tuesday about the hack on 500 million accounts in 2014. They ask what went wrong and how Yahoo plans to protect consumer data in the future.
The Food and Drug Administration lacks sufficient security controls, jeopardizing the confidentiality and availability of its data and systems, according to a recent GAO report.
Governments should be using open data as a communication tool with the public, according to Socrata CEO Kevin Merritt. So Socrata is releasing the Socrata Publica Open Data Cloud and CrimeReports services to help Federal, state, and local government organizations communicate their data with the public.
U.S. thinking about open data is outdated, according to Taavi Kotka, CIO of Estonia, one of the first countries to go fully digital in its government information.
By Halloween, the National Institute of Standards and Technology will have completed a rough draft for Smart City frameworks throughout the country.
White House officials championed the Obama administration’s programs and advances in open data at the first White House Open Data Summit as a means of inspiring further open data innovations in the coming years.
Creators of a new open data app are encouraging the public to take advantage of tools created through government data, particularly through their Ecological Marine Units Map, which uses National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data to map the physical and chemical properties of the world’s oceans.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act , a rule passed in 1998 dictating that parents must grant consent before allowing their children under 13 to access certain websites, must adapt as technology develops, the FTC said.
Though Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Monday night’s presidential debate agreed that cybersecurity and cyber warfare would be one of the next president’s biggest challenges, they clashed on whom to blame for the Democratic National Convention hack and the current state of cyber in the United States.
Governments need to invest in training and education to close the gap between open positions and available employees in the IT workforce, according to experts who testified in front of the House Oversight Committee.