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. Android apps infect 5 million phones with something bad
It was discovered that several applications on the android market have infected as many as 5 million android phones with a newly developed trojan.
2. IBM gathers cloud developer under Big Blue Umbrella
IBM has expanded their cloud computing offerings by acquiring Emptoris, Inc.
3. DOD’s Android effort begins to bear fruit
Defense Department is working on a hardened version of the Android operating system that is expected to lead to broad use and even a military apps marketplace.
4. Federal IT skeptical of cloud computing benefit
Seventy one percent of federal IT workers say pressure to rapidly adopt cloud-computing technology creates security risks for their organizations, according to a survey from Ponemon Institute, conducted in September 2011 and published Jan. 12 by SafeGov.org.
5. Hacker strikes again: California city’s site latest target
The city of Sacramento’s website has been hacked and a number of it services and pages have been taken down as techs work to revamp the website.
6. Is the laptop about to be obsolete in agencies?
As the feds move to cloud computing, should they reconsider their acquisition of laptops? This article suggests that the tablet computers are in need of sophistication and need more practical uses to increase mobility.
7. Facebook warns of government regulation in $5 billion IPO filing
The social-networking giant filed for an initial public offering of $5 billion with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but it warned potential investors that problems like legislation, regulation, or lawsuits could hurt its bottom line.
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