The Digital Government Strategy, No BYOD In Army Tactical Environments, and More

Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The digital government strategy, with quarterly deadlines over the next 12 month, aims to give citizens access to government data across devices, improve procurement for mobile, apps, and data, and encourage innovation by making government data open and machine-readable. More here. The Federal Bureau of Investigations has created the Domestic Communications […]

LuzSec May Be Back, The DoE's Cybersecurity Model, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Department of Energy has published its  Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model as a guide to cybersecurity for utilities. More here. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) will begin taking applications on Wednesday for security certificates to provide cloud services to the federal government. More here. The […]

Faster Security Clearances, Counterfeit Microchips, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Office of Personnel Management has decreased the average length of a federal background investigation from 145 to 36 days with electronic forms and increased automation. More here.  Rep. Mike McCaul proposes reversing a 2008 Department of Homeland Security policy that stopped providing organizations with information needed […]

Android Continues To Lead US Smartphone Market

New reporting by Nielsen provides context on smartphone buying habits important for enterprise technologists to understand. According to Nielsen, two thirds of mobile buyers are now buying smartphones, and Android is dominating this smartphone market.   51.8% of smartphone owners are using an Android OS handset. Just over a third (34%) of smartphone owners use an […]

Personal Mobile Devices in DoD by 2014 but not in NSA and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: Bruce Bennett, program executive officer of communications systems within the Defense Information Systems Agency, predicted that Department of Defense personnel may be able to use personal mobile device for unclassified data in late 2013 or early 2014. More here. A White House science advisory panel has recommended federal and commercial users […] Publishes White Paper on the Current State of BYOD, a subsidiary of the technology research, consulting and services firm Crucial Point LLC and a peer site of, has just published a white paper providing a snapshot of the very fast moving trend towards Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in enterprise IT. This paper, titled: The Current State of BYOD, summarizes several recent […]