June 22, 2016
New: Your Guide to Government’s Critical Cyberthreats! premium
Data leaks, data breaches, blah, blah, blah. Sometimes the attention-grabbing headlines just sound like too much noise. What’s lacking in most of today’s reporting is the real truth about how government agencies are hacked and what agencies are doing to counter those attacks. Those are the details that can help agencies improve their defenses to […]
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June 21, 2016
How Hyperconvergence Makes IT Easy and Affordable premium
When news broke last month that the Pentagon is still using 1970s-era floppy disks to run its nuclear program, most of us expressed incredulity. Unless you happen to work for the federal government that is. According to federal CIO Tony Scott, the U.S. government spends 76% of its $88 billion IT budget on operating and […]
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June 17, 2016
All-Flash Storage Goes Mainstream, but Only Some Offer Enterprise-Grade Parity premium
Growing data volumes and burgeoning virtual workloads are putting increasing pressure on public sector data center power and storage systems, while also taking a toll on staff and tax payer dollars. Performance silos, forklift upgrades and increasing licensing costs are forcing organizations to change how they do business. But agencies can turn this situation around […]
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June 16, 2016
Don’t Miss: Feds Discuss Forward Thinking Approach to Data Backup and Recovery premium
Data backup is a fundamental part of good IT and business management. But in the public sector it’s also the law. Established by President Obama in 2011, the National Archives and Records Administration maintains a comprehensive backup of all records of important transactions, actions, and other communications. Although data backup sounds like a simple enough […]
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June 15, 2016
How BIM Saved this Alaskan Utility Time and Improved Data Quality premium
Building Information Modeling (BIM) isn’t a concept that springs to mind for enabling the delivery of reliable, high-quality electric service. Yet, BIM is increasingly helping U.S. and global utilities deliver more reliable, higher quality service. A key reason is that BIM helps control utility costs by reducing rework, delays and construction waste through improved coordination, […]
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June 14, 2016
7 Best Practices for Government IT Service Continuity premium
Disasters such as weather, earthquakes, fire, cyber-attacks, terrorism and even human error, have all impacted government systems at one point or another and will continue to do so. Although the financial cost of government downtime isn’t as high as it is in corporate sectors such as the finance industry, the public sector is acutely aware […]
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June 13, 2016
Technically News: Electronic Communications Privacy Act, GSA’s TTS, The “Assume-Breach” Approach and Silicon Valley’s Call for Leaders premium
3-D Government: How Will Augmented Reality (AR) Disrupt the Future of Technology? Augmented reality and virtual reality are coming back into the news with a pair of glasses made by OTOY, similar to Google Glass. Unlike Google Glass however, media outlets are saying that these glasses may change many aspects of our daily life, including […]
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June 9, 2016
Infrastructure Industry Trends You Need to Follow premium
Technology advancements, aging infrastructure systems, and shifting populations are bringing more and more change to the infrastructure industry. It is important, and difficult, to find a balance among leveraging exciting new technologies, adhering to existing regulations, and keeping costs to a minimum to make the most of limited budgets. Keeping track of industry trends is essential […]
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June 8, 2016
Could the Social Security Administration be the Next OPM? premium
According to a report by MeriTalk, the agency is demonstrating the same cyber-attack vulnerabilities as OPM did prior to its attack in 2014-2015 and it is getting the attention of Congress. In 2015, the Department of Homeland Security conducted a penetration test designed to explore cybersecurity gaps at SSA. The DHS report showed that testers […]
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