US Pushes Cybersecurity Acquisition Tools as Contracts Flow


Vendors of cybersecurity offerings are finding that the U.S. government is serious about improving the protection of federal IT assets. A steady stream of data protection contracts has been flowing to providers, including some notable high-value transactions during the last half of 2016. One example is a Department of Homeland Security contract, with a potential value of $395 million, for various cybersecurity protection services designed to prevent, detect, contain and eradicate cyberthreats.

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Feds Prep for Cybersecurity Buying Spree


The U.S. government’s objectives for improving cybersecurity are taking shape in updated contracting procedures, contracts and projected increases in spending. Several recent developments have underscored the federal commitment to bolstering the protection of IT resources. On the contracting front, the General Services Administration has asked vendors to respond by Wednesday to a research survey on what it should do to expedite federal acquisition of cybersecurity products and services.

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GarageBand for Mac updates with Music Memos & Logic Remote support, bigger sound library

Article Image Apple on Thursday released a new version of GarageBand for the Mac, improving support for recent companion apps on iOS, and greatly increasing the number of samples available to musicians.

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White House Puts Clamps on Data Center Development


The federal program for improving the operation of thousands of government data centers has entered a new phase that will impact significantly how electronic information is stored and managed. Proposed updates to data center operations will affect providers of data management products and could spur the use of cloud technology. Commercial vendors and others with an interest in federal data center information technology have been invited to comment on the proposals by April 1.

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Apple releases iOS 9.1 with motion sensing Live Photos, plus taco, middle finger & hockey emoji

Article Image The new iOS 9.1 update is now available, improving Live Photos on the iPhone 6s with motion sensing capabilities to identify when a user raises and lowers their phone, and also adding more than 150 new emoji characters.

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Prosthetic hand 'tells' the brain what it is touching

Research on prosthetic hands has come a long way, but most of it has focused on improving the way the body controls the device.


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Apple releases Xcode 6.3.1, fixing 'critical issues' related to debugging and more

Apple on Tuesday issued a minor update for Xcode, improving stability and fixing what the company said are “critical issues” associated with debugging, playgrounds, and Interface Builder.



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IBM, Apple Deepen Their Mobile Enterprise Incursion


IBM and Apple last week released an octet of iOS apps for the enterprise aimed at improving productivity in the healthcare, airline and insurance industries, as well as on the factory floor. The eight new apps are part of IBM’s MobileFirst for iOS program, an offshoot of the alliance the companies forged last summer. The four new apps aimed at the healthcare industry are Hospital RN, Hospital Lead, Hospital Tech and Home RN. The four other apps are Ancillary Sales, Order Commit, Risk Inspect and Rapid Handover.

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Virtual doctors treat real patients at remote digital clinics

Telemedicine is improving the quality of health care coverage at remote medical clinics throughout the U.S., like the one at Jones Wheat Elementary in Bainbridge, Ga.

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FCC says broadband-class connections must offer at least 25Mbps download speeds

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday took a step toward improving Internet speeds in America, requiring providers to offer download speeds of at least 25 megabits per second to classify as “broadband.”



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Narrative's next-gen Clip 2 'life cam' boasts 8MP resolution, better battery life

Improving on its eponymous first-generation life-logging wearable camera, Narrative on Tuesday introduced the 8-megapixel Narrative Clip 2, which boasts Wi-Fi connectivity for uploading footage and remote smartphone control via Bluetooth.



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DoD Ramps Up Security as It Drifts Toward Cloud


DoD is committed to pursuing cloud-based services and steadily has been improving its capabilities to utilize the technology. The latest evidence of its embracing the cloud is approval of a protocol that will facilitate the use of the technology at higher security levels. The department’s Defense Information Systems Agency has granted provisional authorization for the use of cloud services to levels 3 to 5 of its Cloud Security Model. DISA’s authorization, revealed last month by Amazon Web Services, applies to the AWS GovCloud offering.

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Network Upgrades Key to Federal IT Agenda


The U.S. government could save billions of dollars in the management of IT resources by significantly improving outdated and overworked networks. Federal agencies are making progress on five key IT initiatives: data consolidation, virtualization, cloud computing, remote access and infrastructure diversification. However, they could save an additional 24 percent of their IT budgets — or approximately $19.7 billion annually — by fully exploiting the savings that these initiatives potentially can generate.

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AT&T In-Flight WiFi Could Soar


AT&T just announced it will be getting into and improving the in-flight WiFi business. It will be next year before this service is available, but if it’s better than the current GoGo WiFi service, I think it will be a big success. Back in the days before in-flight WiFi, stepping onto an airplane meant we were pretty much cut off from the rest of the world until we landed. It was quiet and peaceful, and it gave us a rare chance to think, read, sleep or watch a movie. Then Apple and Google changed everything with the iPhone and Android.

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