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Sami Lais

Sami Lais is a special contributor to Washington Technology.

Ridge criticizes sluggish implementation of security technologies

Tom Ridge joins the American Security Challenge in a call for more investments in cyber, C4ISR and other security technologies.


How hackers use Chelsea Clinton and the World Cup to steal your data

Verizon data breach study reports that malware continues to be a major problem and SQL servers are often the target.


Lack of attention invites cybersecurity breaches

Verizon report finds not enough attention paid to security practices, analysis and the 'human factor.'

Digital Government

How long will cloud's reality trail the hype?

True believers see it as the future. Detractors call for caution. But what do they both agree on?


CIO survey reveals cautious embrace of emerging trends

The presidential push for transparency in government may provide direction for federal chief information officers’ efforts, but cybersecurity concerns continue to top the list of CIOs’ biggest headaches.


Security Jam wants bread-and-butter proposals

Security Jam, powered by IBM, has brought thousands of participants together to discuss the challenges of cybersecurity; step two is getting concrete proposals.


IBM 'jam' technology goes global

The Security Jam uses an IBM platform to bring together thousands of participants eager to take on cybersecurity.

Digital Government

Verizon lab to demo the greener side of telecom

Verizon Business opens a lab to show feds how optical local-area networks can help make buildings greener by reducing the energy needs of their networks.


First wave from states will test's stimulus reporting mettle

The redesigned site's workload is set to increase.

Digital Government

GSA nomination mired in Senate muck

A busy Senate schedule, not further questions, is apparently holding up confirmation of Martha Johnson to be administrator of the General Services Administration.

Digital Government

Networx news roundup

Sprint offers MTIPS signing bonus; Level 3 secures new $220M note; Verizon unveils security compliance tool.


Emergency telecom security meeting called

A presidential advisory committee will hold an open meeting March 11 to discuss the immediate actions that government should take to secure the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure.

Digital Government

Wireless spectrum to cost more

The proposed 2010 budget includes a boost in annual fees for spectrum licenses from $50 million in 2009 to $200 million in 2010, and eventually to $550 million annually.

Digital Government

Coming: $7.2B for broadband, Internet access

The new economic stimulus law allots $7.2 billion for expanding broadband connections to underserved areas.