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February 20, 2006

New index of state, county and municipal governments identifies lead investor, early investor and early majority purchasers since 2000.  ...full story

February 9, 2006

Law enforcement agencies will receive computer forensics work stations and training to improve effectiveness in using counter drug technology.  ...full story

January 31, 2006

Nearly two thirds of those responding to the survey rated police, fire and emergency response as the outdoor wireless applications likely to deliver the greatest public value. Only about a third considered that wireless public Internet access was likely to deliver significant community value.  ...full story
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Audrey Y. Davis
Director, Information and Technology and CIO – Defense Finance and Accounting Service
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May 5, 2006

via U.S. Customes and Border Protection

A record $510.6 million in duties and fees was collected last month by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) monthly payment feature. This represents 25 percent of total duties and fees collected by CBP.  ...full story

April 19, 2006

via Tech News World

"Managed PKI service will be of particular interest to state agencies that need stronger security with the enabling characteristics of PKI, but don't want the costs of building and maintaining the IT infrastructure," said Peter Bello, senior vice president of Entrust.

 ...full story

April 17, 2006

via Washington Post

The General Services Administration has received green lights from key congressional committees and is moving ahead with a reorganization to create a Federal Acquisition Service for buying technology and other products and services on behalf of the government.

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April 4, 2006

via Newsfactor Magazine Online

The largest concern is the ability to compromise the security of the corporate local area network (LAN) regardless of how it is set up. "Even if you have a policy of no Wi-Fi [usage], suddenly Wi-Fi is available on the lamp pole outside," said Amit Sinha, chief technology officer for AirDefense. "If you've got wireless or not, you're screwed. People who don't have wireless haven't thought through the [security] problems."

 ...full story

March 27, 2006

via Washington Technology

Setting up a national IT disaster response apparatus is one possible topic to be addressed by the IT Sector Coordinating Council as it drafts a sector-specific plan for protecting the nation’s computer networks against a terrorist attack or other disaster, according to the group’s chairman.

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March 25, 2006

via BusinessWeek

The Federal Election Commission proposed new rules Friday that would leave almost all Internet political activity unregulated. The proposal would, however, require paid advertisements for federal candidates on the Internet to be paid for with money regulated by federal campaign law.

 ...full story

March 7, 2006

via Washington Post

Federal government agencies have improved their overall computer and network security over the past year, but many agencies are still not doing enough to secure their systems against viruses and other cyber attacks, according to an annual report released by The White House last week.

 ...full story

March 7, 2006

via Washington Post

The government's smart-card project appears at risk of falling behind schedule.  ...full story

March 3, 2006

via Government Computer News

Although there are security concerns, federal agencies should embrace voice over IP technology because it will revolutionize how the government communicates, as well as reduce costs, according to several government and industry analysts.
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March 3, 2006

via Federal Computer Week

Congressional auditors expressed concern in a report released today that agencies will fail to meet an Oct. 27 deadline for issuing interoperable smart card identity credentials to federal employees and contractors.  ...full story

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