The Pentagon plans to fork over $32 million to develop “fun to play” computer games that can refine the way weapons systems are tested to ensure they are free from software errors and security bugs, according to a Defense Department solicitation.
The Interior Department plans to reopen bidding on a contract to move its 88,000 email users to a single cloud-based system, according to apresolicitation notice posted Monday, four months after the departmentagreed to toss a 2010 award for that transition to Microsoft Corp.
The U.S. Army has awarded nearly $250 million to a group of contractors to consolidate data centers and provision on-demand IT services and storage via a private cloud.
Cybersecurity is such a pressing issue that the U.S. government will be dedicating a good chunk of its annual information technology budget to protecting data systems from breaches, hackers and other threats. The number of cybersecurity incidents reported by federal agencies has increased from 5,503 in 2006 to 41,776 incidents in 2010, an increase of [...]
The Homeland Security Department has been experimenting with the Einstein 3 intrusion prevention cybersecurity software for almost three years. Now it looks as if the agency is ready to move beyond the test phase.
The Department of Veterans Affairs may have been biased when it awarded last year a high-bid, $133 million IT security services contract to the incumbent provider, the consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton, the VA inspector general said in a just-issued audit.
The U.S. government was at the forefront of the race to petascale computing–that’s a quadrillion calculations per second for those of you counting–with computers like Los Alamos National Lab’s Roadrunner and Oak Ridge National Lab’s Jaguar, and Congress has now thrown its weight behind reaching the next plateau, exascale computing.