SCRIPTR: Write Your Internet Of Things In Javascript. Combing cloud accessibility with the use of JavaScript,, or simply scriptr, enables developers to easily connect devices to the Internet. Scriptr attempts to solve these problems via cloud-based business logic and Web services, leveraged through a browser-based IDE. Developers can build custom APIs without dealing with server and application stack management. Read more

CAREER CHOICES: 7 Reasons To Consider App Development As A Career Path. With the increased demand for mobile devices comes strong demand for mobile software developers. Here are seven more reasons to get into developing apps for mobile. Read more

BEST PRACTICES: Three Things CIOs Must Know About Mobile Apps. Today, developing apps for customers, employees and business partners is no longer optional. But somewhere between the promise of the technology and the goal of maximizing budgets lies the real world of putting mobility and apps to work effectively. Here are three things that CIOs often get wrong. Read more

TELERIK: Progress Makes Native Mobile App Dev with JavaScript Possible with NativeScript Beta Release. Progress today announced the beta availability of NativeScript, an open source framework enabling developers to use JavaScript to build native mobile apps running on all major mobile platforms, including Apple iOS, Google Android and, in the future, Windows Universal. Read more


DEFENSE: The Military’s Cybersecurity Budget in 4 Charts. U.S. Cyber Command spending will take a 7 percent hit this year, even as it tries to get mission troops up and rolling in 2016, according to Defense Department budget figures. Read more

CISA: Critics Say Federal Cyber Security Bill Actually Expands Gov’t Surveillance Of Citizens. Gizmodo, a tech oriented website says remember back when everyone freaked about CISPA, the cyber security bill with scary privacy implications. Read more

ENTERPRISE SECURITY: When It Comes To Cybersecurity, Look Past Your Employees. Hardly a week goes by without media reports of a well-known business or agency having its data center hacked and sensitive information being stolen or damaged. When news of these attacks breaks, the cybersecurity industry does a lot of hand wringing and pontificating over what is to be done about the increasing frequency and sophistication of today’s cyber attacks. Read more

AGENCIES: In Cybersecurity, Interior Traps Catch Exterior Threats. An average of 15 cyberattacks occurred in America each week of 2014, for a total of 783. That’s according to tracking information from the Identity Theft Resource Center, a national nonprofit that tallies such larceny. Read more


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ATTN: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – April 29, 2015

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