Biography for David Perera
David Perera is executive editor of the FierceMarkets Government Group, which includes FierceGovernment, FierceGovernmentIT, FierceHomelandSecurity, and FierceMobileGovernment. He has reported on all things federal since January 2004 and is co-author of Inside Guide to the Federal IT Market, a book published in October 2012. Based in greater-metro Washington, D.C., Dave can be reached here and can be found on LinkedIn or here. Tweeting at @daveperera.
Articles by David Perera
The Internet of tomorrow will be less resilient, less available and not as robust as today's warns a think tank and an insurance company. So far, cyber incidents have had effects that are widespread but temporary, or persistent but narrowly focused, says a report published Wednesday by the Atlantic Council and Zurich Insurance Group.
Paper federal tax returns increasingly are a relic of the time before ubiquitous Internet, shows Internal Revenue Service preliminary filing data.
Warfare more dependent on the gathering and dispersal of battlefield data has long been in the making, but hobbled by the problem of assuring connectivity – especially at the level of soldiers rather than commanders.
The nationwide ground infrastructure necessary for air traffic controllers to see airplanes according to their GPS-transmitted location is now complete, says the Federal Aviation Administration.
Intelligence agencies that discover an unpatched vulnerability will turn that knowledge over to software manufacturers for remediation purposes – unless there exists "a clear national security or law enforcement need," the White House says.
An FBI database storing facial images for digital recognition purposes is on track to have 52 million images in it by next year, show bureau documents obtained through a lawsuit.
The Federal Trade Commission's push to regulate corporate data security survived an attempt in federal court to dismiss a case the agency brought against the Wyndham hotel chain for three data breaches.
A House panel split along partisan lines Thursday to advance a bill that critics say sends the wrong message about U.S. confidence in the multistakeholder model of Internet governance.
The private sector need not worry about violating anti-trust law if they share cyber threat data, officials from the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission said Thursday.
Sharing of cyber threat information by the Homeland Security Department with the private sector presents some modest privacy risks, says the departmental privacy office.