7 Trending Topics in Federal Government Contracting This Week! 01/13/12


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. Defense Overhauls Emphasis on the Cloud Carries Supply Chain Risks

Defense Department expresses expresses concerns about the move to Cloud computing as it pertains to the possibility of hacking the computer components manufactured in china and the outsourcing of coding done through the major Cloud venders, such as Google.

Read more at: http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20120106_5015.php?oref=mostread

2. Facebook Timeline May Expose Friends of Federal Executives and Workers

Facebook TimelineThe conversion to Facebook Timeline may reveal Federal Employees relationships with others.  This exposure can lead to exposing connection between those with clearance and possibly news outlets.

Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2012/01/11/facebook-timeline-may-expose-friends-of-federal-executives-and-workers.aspx

3. Motorola’s encrypted Smartphone meets FIPS, NSA Standards

NSA Logo

Motorola has revealed a new smartphone that meets the National Security Agency encrypted voice communications using both hardware and software encryption. This phone is called the Motorola CRYPTR

Read more at: http://gcn.com/articles/2012/01/11/motorola-unveils-encrypted-smart-phone.aspx

4. Google Search Change Could Hamper Access to Government Info

The projected changes for Google search may affect the public access to government information. The change is projected that the Google+ page data will appear first in search engine results.

Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2012/01/11/google-search-change-may-make-it-a-little-harder-to-get-government-info-on-web.aspx

5. Is Social Security headed for the cloud?

The Social Security Administration is in the market for a new data storage infrastructure. One of which that they are considering is cloud.

Read more at: http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2012/01/11/ssa-cloud-project-rfi.aspx

6. Airforce Planning Ahead for Cyber Future

Airforce is currently researching up-to-date technology to help as they plan for the future.

Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2012/01/11/air-force-future-cyber-vision-rfi-released.aspx

7. OMB Drafting Governmentwide Mobile Strategy

The Office of Management and Budget is in the process of drafting a mobile government strategy that will address improving citizen services and federal workforce mobility.

Read more at: http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/omb-drafting-governmentwide-mobile-strategy/2012-01-12


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