Profile of William JacksonTechnology Writer
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William Jackson is writer with the <a href="http://www.techwritersbureau.com" target="_blank">Tech Writers Bureau</A>, with more than 35 years' experience reporting for daily, business and technical publications, including two decades covering information technology and cybersecurity in the federal government. You can read his column <a href="http://www.techwritersbureau.com/the-cybereye-column.html" target="_blank">The Cybereye</A>.
Articles by William Jackson
The DHS contributes $23.5 million toward the Software Assurance Market Place to enable software developers to test open source programs and improve software analysis tools.
Researchers spotted new ways to treat cancer when the National Institutes of Health enabled semantic searches of its huge Medline database of published medical articles.
Government is slowly puzzling out how to extract knowledge from the most data it has ever had available to it.
Proposal would require state's digital currency dealers to follow strict anti-money-laundering and consumer protection rules.
Federal regulators are paying more attention to the growing use of bitcoin and other virtual online currencies. The GAO calls for more consumer protections.
Supreme Court rules that Aereo's scheme for delivering broadcast TV over the Internet violates copyright law; legality of cloud storage and other services remains unresolved.
In a speech to the American Enterprise Institute, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined principles for a market based approach.
Government IT leaders struggle to incorporate cloud and mobility, bolster security amidst outdated government policies and budget constraints, says study.
Recent GAO report finds that agencies lack consistent documented responses to cybersecurity incidents, recommends greater scrutiny of response plans.
The Justice Dept. joins whistleblower lawsuit against CA, claiming company failed to provide government customers with discounts being given to commercial customers.
A company accused by the FTC of failing to provide adequate data security has the right to know the required security standards, administrative judge rules.
As cyber espionage grows quickly, government agencies become the No. 1 target, finds 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.
NIST's cyber-security framework gives critical-infrastructure operators a new tool to assess readiness. But will operators put this voluntary framework to work?
Cross-industry standards could spur more affordable cyber security insurance.
Justice Dept. and FTC confirm that sharing cybersecurity threat information is not an antitrust law violation.
Congress hears arguments for and against Commerce Department plans to give up control of many Internet operations.
NIST's new F2 cesium fountain clock, three times more accurate than the previous clock, improves reliability for communications networks and positioning systems that depend on precise timing.
Project Interoperability aims to develop and standardize formats for sharing security and threat information among organizations.
Amazon gets provisional operating authorization to sell cloud services to the Defense Department for work involving low-risk unclassified data.
Shared Services Canada cuts costs and improves efficiency by consolidating basic IT services across much of the Canadian federal government.
NIST proposes ways for mobile-device users to access government networks without requiring smart-card readers.
Microsoft lets federal agencies take its newly operational Azure for Government for a "shakedown cruise."
The Former White House cybersecurity adviser says the NSA's focus on perimeter security made it vulnerable to insider Edward Snowden.
The White House on Wednesday released the first version of its cyber security framework for protecting critical infrastructure. Critics say these voluntary guidelines enshrine the status quo.
Einstein 3 intrusion prevention system analyzes traffic to and from executive-branch agencies to block threats at the ISP level.
A Government Accountability Office study recommends that agencies improve the way they respond to data breaches; new guidelines are en route.
Government can do more to protect data being collected by in-car location tracking services, watchdog agency tells Congress.
Medical file reportedly found on a peer-to-peer filesharing network leads to an FTC complaint, a federal lawsuit, and a book claiming regulatory overreach.
Science on a Sphere, a carbon-fiber globe created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, displays weather conditions and environmental data in a compelling way.