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A British man charged with breaking into 97 computers belonging to NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense and several branches of the U.S. military soon after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is to be extradited to the USA to stand trial, according to reports from the UK this morning. Gary McKinnon lost an appeal in the British High Court to have the extradition order stayed. In a 41-page ruling Judge Stanley Burnton ruled that extradition was "a lawful and proportionate response to his offending." An Asperger's Syndrome sufferer, McKinnon may decide to appeal to the UK's House of Lords. ... (more)

PerspecSys Named “Gold Sponsor” of Government IT Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that PerspecSys Inc., provider of Cloud Data Governance solutions that address the critical issues of Data Privacy, Residency, and Security in the Cloud, was named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo.com) which will take place on October 6, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The PerspecSys Cloud Data Governance (PRS) Solutions allow organizations to adopt Cloud-based applications, while maintaining total control of their private and sensitive data helping ensure that they will ... (more)

DoD's Mark Krzysko to Speak at 1st Annual GovIT Expo

February 29, 2008 marked the start of change in the Department of Defense's management of its Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) portfolio. On that day, authoritative Earned Value Management and Unit Cost information was available, on demand, to support DoD Secretariat decision making on 12 MDAPs totaling $103B. Today, the capability provides broader cost, schedule, and performance information for 37 MDAPs totaling $1.2T. "This effort combines Departmental and data governance with SOA to improve the timeliness and authoritativeness of critical program oversight data, whic... (more)

President of Novell Canada to Speak at 1st Annual GovIT Expo

What challenges should organizations anticipate when shifting to the cloud? What are the current best practices for implementing a secure on-premise and cloud deployment mix? These and other questions will be answered in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), by Ross Chevalier, President of Novell Canada and also CTO for Novell Americas. Register Today and Save ! View Full Conference Schedule Sponsor and/or Exhibit at GovIT Expo Attendees will take away from Chevalier's GovIT Expo session key tips for designing a next-ge... (more)

VIP Invitation For the GovIT Panel October 6, Washington DC

Tactical Cloud Computing is a technology branch referring to the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of localized and short-lived information access and processing requirements. Register Now For This Panel FREE with Coupon Code (First 50 registrations): VIPguest At SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo in Washington DC on October 6, 2009, there will be a "Tactical Cloud Computing" Panel, to be simulcast on SYS-CON.TV, in which speakers from Unisys, SAIC and Lockheed Martin will be discussing possible and already existing use cases with G... (more)