New Service Promises Help Winning Government Contracts


Onvia on Tuesday launched a new service for companies selling to the public sector. The service provides access to detailed materials associated with a given solicitation, including all submitted proposals, the awarded bid, the final contract, and the agency’s scoring criteria. Onvia “helps clients succeed in pursuing government contracts,” said Ben Vaught, director of Onvia for Government. “We equip them with data and tools that cover the processes of searching and screening leads, then qualifying and pursuing opportunities.”

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Federal Agencies Mirror Commercial Websites for Encryption


Private and public sector organizations share a common goal in hosting Internet websites: making sure that connections with customers and citizens are secure. However, complete security is not yet universal in either sector. Google and Mozilla are among many entities promoting Internet security via the adoption of Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure technology, or HTTPS, versus the basic and less secure HTTP technology that underpins Internet service. Within the public sector, the federal CIO and the GSA are promoting HTTPS as well.

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Pay TV Firms Eke Out Tiny Gains in Customer Satisfaction


After two years of declining customer satisfaction, the telecommunications sector has halted the slide, according to the ACSI Telecommunications Report 2016, released Wednesday. There was a 1.9 percent gain — to 70.1 on a 100-point scale — in satisfaction with pay TV services, Internet service providers, fixed-line telephone services, wireless phone services and mobile phone makers, based on the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s recent survey.

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Glass Is Back, and This Time It's All Business


A reinvigorated and redesigned Glass reportedly has been sighted in the enterprise sector. Google earlier this year closed down the Glass Explorer program, proclaiming that the augmented reality wearable was “graduating” from the company’s clandestine Google X labs to a brand-new division of its own. Since then, Google has offered vague reassurances from time to time that the product was not dead. Glass developers have been busy, it seems — the company now is offering Glass Enterprise Edition exclusively to businesses.

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White House Tilts Toward Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation


The Obama administration and the private sector — often at odds over the regulation of everything from telecom issues to software protection to the environment — apparently agree that a major issue dealing with cybersecurity should be addressed on a cooperative basis, largely free of federal regulation. The White House recently signaled its tilt toward a cooperative and voluntary approach for protecting “critical infrastructure” assets from cyberattacks and breaches.

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