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Tomorrow's Internet less resilient, says report

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.  

Spotlight: DoD approves Amazon cloud

All military services and Defense Department components are now permitted to lease computing space through Amazon Web Services.

Intelligence community IT integration contract could be worth $6B

Federal intelligence agencies could spend up to $6 billion over five years on a wide-ranging information technology contract aiming to integrate IT services into a common environment. The contract will support the IC ITE, an effort to consolidate IT services across the intelligence community in a bid to to improve information sharing and collaboration. 

Lack of funding hampering innovation, study says

Budget constraints are hindering federal agencies from implementing innovative technologies and strategies that drive down costs and increase efficiency, according to research conducted by the Association of Government Accountants and Accenture Federal Services.

Cost of NSA surveillance hard to define

Surveillance by the National Security Agency is costing the United States in terms of direct costs to American taxpayers to run the programs, costs to the American Internet industry, costs to foreign relations work and costs to Internet security, said Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and chief executive of the New America Foundation. But pegging a dollar value on it is a difficult exercise,  said  panelists during a Feb. 25 event hosted by the think tank in Washington, D.C.

DoD Enterprise Email gets nearly 10,000 new users

The Air Force headquarters has transitioned its unclassified email accounts to the Defense Department's cloud-based email system, DoD Enterprise Email.

Cloud-based education apps could be data mining for ads

A public sector cloud computing association says court filings made by Google in its defense against a lawsuit filed over email keyword-targeted advertising show the search engine giant data mining educational users for as targeting purposes.

U.S.-EU split on data privacy could upend the Internet, diplomat says

Suspending the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework would have major repercussions – not just for trade, but for the nature of the Internet, said Francois Rivasseau, deputy head of the EU Delegation to the United States.

Integrate cybersecurity with federal cloud computing adoption, says Karen Evans

A paper co-authored by a former government executive who occupied the position now known as the federal chief information officer recommends greater integration of cybersecurity efforts with federal cloud adoption.

DHS tries new cloud services acquisition method

The Homeland Security Department is using a new method to pay for cloud services--put money onto a contract with a variety of line items and allow an as-needed drawdown of the funds, said Keith Trippie, executive director for enterprise system development within the DHS office of the chief information officer.