7 Trending Topics in Federal Government Contracting this week! 01/26/12


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. 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.

Read more at: http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/social-media-primary-source-intel-says-fbi/2012-01-25

2. Google’s new privacy policy raises new worries for feds

Google recently announced changes to their privacy policy which will allow for user profiling through their activities on google websites. This increases concerns “about possible user profiling and access to user information that could affect federal agencies and employees. “

Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2012/01/25/googles-new-privacy-policy-could-have-impacts-on-feds-at-work-and-at-home.aspx

3. NIST tackles security, privacy issues in cloud computing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently released their guidelines for secured cloud plans.

Read more at: http://gcn.com/articles/2012/01/25/nist-cloud-security-guidelines.aspx

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.

Read more at: http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2012/01/25/wit-awards.aspx?admgarea=Security

5. Technology on the outs in 2012

Bian Robinson shares with us a list of devices that will soon be obsolete in Washington.

Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2012/01/15/feat-tech-on-the-outs-2012.aspx

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.

Read more at: http://gcn.com/articles/2012/01/25/aurora-solar-storms-noaa-app.aspx

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.”

Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2012/01/20/facebook-privacy-concerns-extend-to-invisible-sharing-with-app-providers.aspx

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