OpenStack Takes a Cue from Linux

Linux has been the gold standard of open source operating systems since the early 90s. Today, it’s used by programmers, coders, designers and techies of all stripes because of the flexibility and security. So it makes sense, then, that when NASA and Rackspace set out to build an open cloud, they took a few pages […]

Debrief From The 2012 Recorded Future User Network Conference (Part Two)

[The below is the second of two posts on the Recorded Future User Network conference. Part One is available here] User briefs at the Recorded Future User Network Conference continued throughout the day. The first was by Dr. Jarret Brachman, author of “Global Jihadism.” Jarret provided a great overview on the use of open source as […]

Developer Tip: Deploy your analytical tools with Maven and Thetus Open Source Plugins

Maven is a widely used project management tool.  It is an open source project of the Apache Software Foundation which maintains a comprehensive project page at maven.apache.org Thetus is a company providing advanced analytical capabilities including model enabled analysis capabilities which can run in both cloud and traditional environments.  I noticed an interesting connection between Maven […]

Arm-Based Servers on the Rise, Microsoft ditching credits and more

Here is the top tech news for the day. Calxeda, an ARM-based server firm, receives $55M in investment - ARM processors (those used in mobile devices) can be used in servers, creating power efficient rigs that optimize a few different kind of applications. While no single ARM-server vendor is in a position of power yet, I […]

Unmanned Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron One, Malware Campaign Against the Defense Industry, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Navy is establishing Unmanned Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron One (HUQ-1) effective October 1, 2012. More here. The Office of Management and Budget released an updated report stating that 318 data centers have been closed since 2010, 50 of them May. More here. The Defense Information Systems Agency only intends to […]

The FBI Wants to Read Tattoos, Widespread Industrial Control Software Vulnerability, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Transportation Security Administration has failed to comply with a year-old U.S. Court of Appeals order to hold public hearings to decide on body scanner rules and regulations. More here. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking technology that can spot criminals and terrorists by recognizing the symbolism […]