Hacking the Election and Other Worries that Keep Intel Chiefs Up at Night

Cyber worries ranging from the integrity of the election system to the end-to-end encryption of digital devices top the concerns of America’s intelligence chiefs.

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Virtualization Could Redefine the Way Your Agency Looks at Cloud

Software-defined data centers can be a cost-effective alternative to renting commercial cloud infrastructure. Defining the data center in software helps managers escape the tyranny of hardware to become more agile and efficient, while maintaining complete control over system security.

Virtual Reality Revolutionizes High-Stress Training

Virtual reality simulation is no longer limited to high-end military training. Costs are scaling down fast enough to make state-of-the-art technology VR simulations possible in a range of state, local and private sector settings, such as fire departments and health care providers.

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Census Announces Test Plans for 2017, 2018

The Census Bureau will forge ahead with its plans to tally and mark addresses in fiscal 2017 and with its 2018 tests to ensure that new technologies and methodologies are ready for the decennial census in 2020.

Laying the Foundation for a More Secure, Modern Government

America’s spirit of ingenuity and entrepreneurship created the world’s most innovative economy and keeps us dominant in today’s digital age. Indeed, in 1985 about 2,000 people used the Internet; today, 3.2 billion people do. What started out as a useful tool for a few is now a necessity for all of us—as essential for connecting people, goods, and services as the airplane or automobile.

Former Spy Chief Says U.S. Lacks Cyber Framework

As the Trump administration’s transition team continues to announce its selections for key national security positions, one former intelligence chief said the U.S. still lacks a coherent cybersecurity framework and the Trump team lacks a clear expert on the subject. Clears FedRAMP

The General Services Administration-run hosting platform has completed the final stage of Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program assessment.