7 Trending Topics in Federal Government Contracting! 02/02/12


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. Android apps infect 5 million phones with something bad

AndroidIt was discovered that several applications on the android market have infected as many as 5 million android phones with a newly developed trojan.

Read more at: http://gcn.com/articles/2012/01/30/android-malware-5-million-phones-symantec.aspx

2. IBM gathers cloud developer under Big Blue Umbrella

IBM LogoIBM has expanded their cloud computing offerings by acquiring Emptoris, Inc.

Read more at: http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2012/02/01/ibm-emptoris-done-deal.aspx

3. DOD’s Android effort begins to bear fruit

DOD LogoDefense 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.

Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2012/01/31/darpa-apps-program-dod-android-smart-phones.aspx

4. Federal IT skeptical of cloud computing benefit

Safe GovSeventy 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.

Read more at: http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/survey-federal-it-skeptical-cloud-computing-benefits/2012-02-01

5. Hacker strikes again: California city’s site latest target

Sacramento FlagThe 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.

Read more at: http://gcn.com/articles/2012/01/31/agg-sacramento-california-website-hack-ftc-megaupload-anonymous.aspx

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.

Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2012/02/01/trends-cloud-byod.aspx

7. Facebook warns of government regulation in $5 billion IPO filing

Facebook LogoThe 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.

Read more at: http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20120202_7992.php?oref=topnews

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