This weekly blog pinpoints huge happenings in the world of Federal government contracting. Check out more on our Twitter account: @RIVA_Solutions. And search our new hashtag, #FedBuzz, for daily updates and join the conversation! Want to know what happened this week? Read on!
1. Social media is a ‘primary source’ of intel, says FBI
“Social media has become a primary source of intelligence because it has become the premier first response to key events and the primal alert to possible developing situations,” the bureau’s Strategic Information and Operations Center says in a Jan. 19 request for information posted to FedBizOpps.
3. NIST tackles security, privacy issues in cloud computing
The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently released their guidelines for secured cloud plans.
4. Women in Technology awards nominations are open
Women In Technology is now accepting nominations for women who exemplify unique vision and talent in the technology field.
5. Technology on the outs in 2012
Bian Robinson shares with us a list of devices that will soon be obsolete in Washington.
6. NOAA app lets you track aurora from solar storms
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) website and its Facebook page can keep you updated on the developments of the global communications disbling aurora.
7. DOD to allow Android on classified networks
“New security standards expected to be approved soon would let devices powered by the Android operating system use the Defense Department’s classified networks, according to an Army official.”