“WASHINGTON TECHNOLOGY” “The IT budget request is $37 billion, up about 1.5 percent from the previous year. The initiatives driving DOD IT budgeting for fiscal 2016 and the forese…
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“The IT budget request is $37 billion, up about 1.5 percent from the previous year.
The initiatives driving DOD IT budgeting for fiscal 2016 and the foreseeable future are cybersecurity, cloud, infrastructure, and unified capabilities.
With the omnibus appropriations deal reached in late December, technology companies selling to the Defense Department can breathe a collective sigh of relief — the deal will allow for new program starts and many IT modernization initiatives.
With the Joint Information Environment (JIE) serving as the department’s vision for security, interoperability and enterprise services, effective messaging should continue to be focused on how tools and technologies fit within the JIE concept.
Let’s dive into some of the major priorities and initiatives we expect to see through the remainder of the fiscal year and into fiscal 2017.
Cybersecurity, Cloud,and Unified Capabilities
Across the entire DOD, cybersecurity remains…
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Human history is full of important, prominent and fateful events. Many of these events changed the course of history and significantly affected the destiny of many individuals, nations, countries, …
“WIRED” “On Friday, the IRS added another 390,000 accounts to the pile, for a total of well over 700,000 people. The IRS will begin mailing affected taxpayers from this most recen…
“On Friday, the IRS added another 390,000 accounts to the pile, for a total of well over 700,000 people.
The IRS will begin mailing affected taxpayers from this most recent batch starting February 29th.
As WIRED originally reported last spring, the hack gave attackers access to entire tax returns, which means people’s social security numbers, address, and incomes were all compromised. The hackers used personal information already in hand to get unauthorized access through an IRS application called “Get Transcript.”
In other words, much of the information had already been acquired, including SSNs and dates of birth. “Get Transcript” has been offline since the first indications of a breach last May.
How Serious Is This?
In terms of the type of information that’s been compromised, it’s no worse than it was last May. That’s still plenty bad, though; if there’s information about yourself you might…
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“The US is home to more firearms than adults.
More people own guns here than in any other nation; and the US is also host to more gun deaths per capita than any other advanced country.
It’s proven: Laws help, as evidenced by lower rates of gun deaths in states with stricter firearm laws. The gun lobby begs to differ, though, and every background check in the world can’t ensure that a nine millimeter passed down through generations won’t prematurely end someone’s life. Here’s the shocking data behind America’s problem with gun violence.
USA Is #1 in Civilian Gun Owners
Civilians own three-quarters of the world’s firearms, and Americans have more than anybody else.
But Despite That—and an Endless Gun Supply—US Firearm Deaths Remain Flat
The number of new firearms available in the US has more than tripled in…
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