Stories by Dan Caterinicchia

New Offering Locates Lost, Stolen PCs

Lost laptops and stolen computers are a growing concern to federal IT managers, but now agencies can help protect themselves thanks to a reseller agreement announced Monday by Lockheed Martin Corp.

USPTO: Good Response on E-Mail System

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's recently launched E-mail Response Messaging System enables patrons to access customer support through a standard e-mail exchange.

Congress Gives Out Privacy Advice

The Senate Judiciary Committee has compiled a guide, titled "Know the Rules, Use the Tools," to help Internet users protect their privacy online.

GTSI Brings Two More into Fold

Government customers seeking to better monitor their e-business systems and applications and those looking for fault-tolerant servers can find help in a pair of alliances announced Monday by GTSI Corp.

Sun, NIC Form E-Government Alliance

NIC will soon become the first e-government company to join Sun Microsystems Inc.'s elite Initiative, which offers customers a package of products and services tailored to their needs.

New Nets Heat Up Antarctica

Antarctica is a desert on ice. Although the continent holds more than 90 percent of the world's ice, it only averages a few inches of precipitation annually and is one of the least friendly places on Earth for human habitation.

PITAC Endorses Open-Source Software

The federal government should use open-source software development as the new model for high-end computing needs, according to a report by the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee.

MicroStrategy, SAIC Form Alliance

Science Applications International Corp.'s government and commercial customers will be able to tap MicroStrategy Inc.'s data collection expertise in a strategic partnership announced Monday.

Postal Service Rapped on E-Commerce

The U.S. Postal Service's e-commerce activities may be in their infancy, but they face an uphill battle to meet the standards of federal watchdogs, according to testimony presented at a Senate hearing Thursday.

Northrop to Acquire Federal Data Corp.

In a move to bolster its place in the government information technology market, Northrop Grumman Corp. announced Wednesday that it had signed an agreement to acquire Federal Data Corp., a systems integrator and software solutions provider.

State Puts Arms Race Online

The U.S. Department of State has developed an online portal where members of the U.S. arms control community will be able to search through volumes of information on treaties, terms of compliance, inspections and other data.

Pick BlackBerries with GTSI, Others

GTSI Corp. last week became the first business-to-government product provider to offer BlackBerry handheld solutions to its public sector customers.

Treaty Portal to Get Power Search

Members of the U.S. arms control community will soon be able to go online to find treaty information, regardless of where it resides, with an intelligent search function being built into the State Department's new Treaty Information portal.

GMSI Forms Knowledge Management Company

Global Management Systems Inc., an information technology consulting firm specializing in network and systems integration services, has formed Atvantec, a document and knowledge management company focused on the public sector.