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Top 4 Factors for Data Governance Success


I had the pleasure of moderating a panel session last week at Symantec’s Annual Government Symposium titled “Data Governance: Foundation for IT Success.” Panelists included Doug Matthews, Vice President of Information Availability Products for Veritas; Damon Davis, Director for the Health Data Initiative, Department of Health and Human Services; and Ryan Swann, Director of Data Analytics for the Office of ... Read More »

Ready for the Cloud? Get an Introduction to FedRAMP


Cloud security has long been a concern for government agencies, but FedRAMP, now a 3+ year old program, has changed the way cloud providers think about cloud security standards and is forging an accelerated path for the adoption of secure cloud solutions through reuse of assessments and authorizations. FedRAMP’s goal is simple – to provide a standardized approach to security ... Read More »

It’s Time for Government to Shift from “Legacy First” to “Digital First”


We all suspected that the heavy presence of legacy technology was holding government back from truly digitizing their operations, but now data confirms it. A new report by Gartner – the 2015 CIO Agenda – which surveyed over 2,800 businesses worldwide and includes responses from 343 government CIOs finds that legacy modernization is problematic: “The burden of legacy technologies in ... Read More »

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