• This year’s NSA Codebreaker Challenge is in full swing

    Every year the National Security Agency conducts its Codebreaker Challenge. The exercise aims to encourage students interested in cybersecurity to apply their talents in service of national security.

  • 7 reasons Java is not heading to retirement

    Despite its industry age, here are seven top reasons Java is not headed into retirement anytime soon.

  • Federal CIOs should pay attention to European Commission’s investigation into Android

    Karen Evans, former OMB administrator for e-government and IT, encourages federal executives to understand how this case could affect the public sector “Bring Your Own Device” space.

  • DoD breaks mobile security roadblock

    The Defense Department is in the final stages of a test to show how derived credentials from the Common Access Card can secure smartphones and tablet computers. Richard Hale, the deputy CIO for cybersecurity, boldly predicts that by the end of the calendar year the military will be issuing derived credentials on mobile devices.

  • FBI deploys 30,000 Android smartphones to field offices

    The FBI rapidly rolled out new devices-the vast majority running hardened Android operating systems-to the bureau’s 56 field offices over the last four months. But officials are experimenting with commercial mobile devices for secret and top-secret data too.

  • Inside the DoD Reporter’s Notebook: Air Force budget cuts, military readiness, DoD mobility

    Inside the DoD’s Reporter’s Notebook is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. Submit your ideas, suggestions and news tips to Jared via email.

  • DoD upends slow approval process for mobile devices

    In the past, DoD’s security review process took so long that devices were off the market by the time the Pentagon allowed them on government networks. This week, DoD approved a secure, commercial version of Android before its manufacturer even released it.

  • DoD grants network access to Android, BlackBerry 10 devices

    The Pentagon’s mobile plan includes device approvals that will involve some up-front costs. The expectation is those costs will be quickly offset by eliminating the inefficiency of the slow, stovepiped and outdated approaches that have characterized DoD mobility up until now.

  • DoD’s new plan promises speedy approval of commercial mobile devices

    The Pentagon’s commercial device implementation plan, made public Tuesday, aims at near-term implementation of a new generation of mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads and Android handhelds and tablets on both classified and unclassified networks.

  • More than half of Androids vulnerable to malicious attacks, report says

    The Android vulnerabilities caused by slow patches are well-known and may be a concern for federal agencies who are considering the Bring Your Own Device model.