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NSA Contributes Security Tools For Puppet

IT automation specialist Puppet Labs has announced a new partner: The U.S. National Security Agency. Puppet Labs said Friday (June 19) that NSA is releasing to the open source ...Full Article

NIST Looks to Secure the IoT

Among the most vulnerable points in networks ranging from home offices to the proposed Internet of Everything are radio frequency, or RF, links that will be used to tie ...Full Article

Virtustream, Future EMC Unit, Gains U.S. Cloud Approval

Add Virtustream Inc., the cloud services and software provider acquired in May by EMC Corp., to the growing list of potential U.S. government cloud vendors. Washington-based Virtustream said Wednesday ...Full Article

Study: NSA Spying Fallout Extends Beyond Cloud

U.S. National Security Agency digital surveillance programs that were previously estimated to cost U.S. cloud vendors as much as $35 billion in sales by 2016 could “far exceed” that ...Full Article

Tight IT Budgets Could Slow Gov’t Clouds

The gears of government bureaucracy grind slowly, but gradually federal agencies are adopting cloud-based IT infrastructure and the enterprise tools it makes possible, according to a new market survey. ...Full Article

Scaled Storage Boosts Climate Modeling Efforts

Climate research projects based on big data analysis increasingly rely on big storage to track historical patterns and extrapolate future trends in a research area with countless variables. The ...Full Article

Spy Tools Come to the Cloud

Cloud computing is increasingly being used for intelligence-gathering and “threat analysis” as government vendors like Amazon Web Services join forces with analytics outfits that are meshing cognitive computing and ...Full Article

U.S. Enlists Facebook Vet as IT Chief

Stung by a series of high-profile IT foul-ups related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the roll out of the healthcare.gov web site, the Obama administration has ...Full Article

Federal IT Reform Bill Headed For Passage

Legislation that would speed consolidation the federal government’s more than 9,600 datacenters while centralizing the authority of agency chief information officers is expected to be approved by Congress this ...Full Article

Pentagon Readies New Cloud Plan

The Defense Department is preparing to issue a new strategy for procuring cloud services that reportedly downgrades the role of its current “cloud broker,” giving more flexibility to individual ...Full Article