The sun could pose the largest digital security risk to U.S. critical infrastructure, according to witnesses at a House Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee on Tuesday. “All critical infrastructure sectors are at risk from EMP [electromagnetic pulse],” said Brandon Wales, director of the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis National Protection and Programs Directorate at […]

Disrupt or be disrupted. That’s the way Dave Dimond, chief technology officer for Global Healthcare Business at EMC Corp., sees the IT business—especially for those in the rapidly changing health care sector. Dimond said the challenge health care providers face has everything to do with meeting patient expectations in a world “where they want things, […]

Analysis of big data is having a noticeable impact on reducing the opioid addiction epidemic in the U.S., according to panelists at the Health Datapalooza on Monday. “Having good surveillance has allowed us to stay ahead of what’s coming into our communities,” said Dana Quesinberry, Health Policy and Program Evaluator at the Kentucky Injury Prevention […]

The 2016 Symantec Government Symposium is coming up on Aug. 30, and its awards program, the Cyber Awards, deadline is quickly approaching–June 1 at 5 p.m. ET. The Cyber Awards recognize individuals who show excellence and leadership in government cybersecurity through their personal contributions to programs that protect critical data and systems. Nominees go above and […]

The MetroLab Network has grown to 35 city/county-university partnerships working together to research, develop, and deploy technologies and policy approaches in order to address urban areas’ challenges. MetroLab Network was launched in September 2015 by 21 city/county-university pairings, as part of President Obama’s Smart Cities Initiative-an initiative using more than 25 new technology collaborationsto help […]

Content management company Box today unveiled its Box for Government initiative, which brings together different product suites designed for government and enables agencies to work remotely, collaboratively, and with an assurance of security. Box for Government has already received a FedRAMP Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Defense Information Systems Agency, making it more accessible to […]

Speed and communication are key elements to effective threat intelligence in the government, according to panelists at the Akamai Government Forum on Thursday. “If you want to do cybersecurity to be in scale, a key enabler of that is having that information sharing piece in place,” said Renee Tarun, deputy director of the Cyber Task Force […]

Consumers comprehensively think that more needs to be done to protect their data, according to a study published by Purple Insights on behalf of ACT the App Association. The study of registered voters found that 54 percent of those interviewed trusted tech companies the most with their personal data, whereas only 21 percent trusted the government […]

The future of scientific and technological innovation is in the hands of today’s students, President Obama said in his speech at the White House Science Fair on Wednesday. “Some of the best moments I’ve had as president have been with science and at the science fair,” he said. “There’s nothing that makes me more hopeful […]

Government officials and industry leaders will try to get to the bottom of why interoperability has been so difficult to achieve, they said at the second meeting of the Joint Health IT Policy and Standards Committee Meeting Interoperability Experience Task Force. At the March 23 meeting, Anjum Khurshid, co-chair of the Interoperability Experience Task Force (IX TF), […]

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