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  • Biometrics scares most people

    Biometrics — the security method for identifying an individual by making a match of fingerprints, iris, face, voice, DNA and other <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/092811-biometrics-war-machine-251352.html">unique physical traits</a> — scares people, an industry leader in the field acknowledged this week. But enterprise technology managers say there's no doubt biometrics is a boon to enterprise security.

  • SAIC, others pay $22.7 million to resolve contracting case

    Science Applications International (SAIC), a subcontractor and two former government employees will pay nearly US$22.7 million to resolve allegations that they rigged bids for a $3.2 billion supercomputing contract with the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

  • Pentagon building Internet simulator to practice cyberwar

    A model of the Internet where the Pentagon can practice <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/060611-cyberwar.html">cyberwar</a> games -- complete with software that mimics human behavior under varying military threat levels -- is due to be up and running by this time next year, according to a published report.

  • Few cyberattacks are cause for major retaliation: Experts

    Cyberattacks on U.S. networks by other nations may not always demand the same level of retaliation, and only attacks that cause major damage or loss of life should prompt similar responses, a group of national security experts said Wednesday.

  • Cyberattacks fuel concerns about RSA SecurID breach

    Recent attacks against two major defense contractors are fueling concerns about the extent to which RSA's SecurID two-factor authentication technology may have been compromised in a breach the company acknowledged in March.

  • Lockheed Martin acknowledges 'significant' cyberattack

    Lockheed Martin Saturday night acknowledged that it its information systems network had been the target of a "significant and tenacious attack," but said that its security team detected the intrusion "almost immediately and took aggressive actions to protect all systems and data."

  • Program links small manufacturers with supercomputers

    About US$4.5 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce and private companies will create a program to link small manufacturers in the U.S. Midwest with supercomputing resources, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

  • Start-up transforms unused desktop cycles into fast server clusters

    When you consider technologies that make corporate IT more efficient by improving utilization of computing resources, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/060710-tech-argument-citrix-vmware-microsoft.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_am_2010-06-18">VMware</a> and its x86 virtualization software may be what that comes to mind.

  • ATO downplays Lockheed deal cost

    The Australian Taxation Office has clarified that its five-year desktop services contract with defence giant and IT contractor Lockheed Martin actually has a total pricetag of $283.4 million - not the $380 million it mistakenly published through the Government's tendering system.

  • $380m baby: Tax’s desktop deal revealed

    The Australian Taxation Office has revealed that its five-year desktop services contract with defence giant and IT contractor Lockheed Martin has a total pricetag of $380 million — a number 25 per cent higher than it had initially estimated.

  • ATO finalises $60m desktop contract

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has signed contracts with Lockheed Martin — a US technology giant more known for its strengths in the construction of fighter jets and missiles than in enterprise IT services – to provide desktop PC and other end-user computing services, in a deal estimated at $60 million a year.