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Readying California’s Infrastructure For The 21st Century

Homeland Security News Wire | Apr 21, 2015

InfrastructureReadying California's infrastructure for the 21st century Published 21 April 2015Share| California's infrastructure has allowed some of the world's most innovative technology companies to thrive here. For that infrastructure to...

Ending The Confusion About Open Source And Containers

Federal News Radio | Apr 21, 2015

April 21, 2015 -- This week's guest is Joe Dickman, senior vice president of Vizuri. Today, we tackle the confusing topic of open source and containers. The interview began with setting the stage. Server virtualization has reached a maturation...

I Hate To Break It To You, But FITARA Does Not Give Federal CIOs Total IT Budget Authority

Federal News Radio | Apr 21, 2015

Commentary by Tom Temin Host, Federal Drive Federal News Radio Sorry, but CIOs will not get the budget authority everyone has been reporting they will under the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. Now that I have not buried...

What You Can Learn From CalCloud

GCN | Apr 20, 2015

What: A case study evaluating California’s CalCloud project by The National Association of State CIOs.   Why: NASCIO’s assessment of CalCloud is a lessons learned, interview format with three of the top players in CalCloud’s procurement and...

GSA Plots Single Sign-in

FCW | Apr 20, 2015

GSA plots single sign-in What: Expanding Connect.Gov Why: Navigating the Internet using a tangle of username-password combinations can tax even the sharpest memory. One solution is to use a single trusted identification credential, like a Google...

Vertical Clouds Target Specific Industries

Fed Tech | Apr 20, 2015

Although specialized cloud platforms have been around for several years, they've mainly focused on industries that face particular regulatory issues or have specialized requirements, such as financial services, life sciences, healthcare,...

Choosing The Right Federal Cloud Solution

Fed Tech | Apr 20, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is responsible for guiding the adoption of cloud computing throughout the federal government. NIST researchers wrote the widely recognized definition of cloud computing and in 2014 published the...

5 Interest-piquing Trends At HIMSS15

Government Health IT | Apr 20, 2015

Now that HIMSS15 is over, the booths are broken down, and attendees all cleared out, let's take a look at some of the trends that bubbled up at the show. Yes, there were the overarching themes of interoperability and the disconcertingly-vague...

NIH Awards New Government-wide IT Contract, Covers Cybersecurity, Big Data Solutions

Homeland Security Today | Apr 20, 2015

NIH Awards New Government-wide IT Contract, Covers Cybersecurity, Big Data SolutionsBy: Homeland Security Today Staff 04/20/2015 ( 2:09am) The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)...

F5 Safeguards Applications With New Cloud-based WAF Service

Government Security News Magazine | Apr 20, 2015

Seattle, WA, April 14 - F5 Networks(NASDAQ:FFIV) has announced a new cloud-delivered managed service to defend against web application attacks and ensure compliance across dynamic cloud and data center environments. TheSilverlineWeb Application...

My Two Cents: Recommendations For The New Federal CIO

Federal News Radio | Apr 20, 2015

Commentary by Keith Trippie CEO of The Trippie Group The administration named a new chief information officer, continuing to build its portfolio of top IT talent from the commercial space. Great news. Now for the rest of the story - very little...

Strong Evidence That Syrian Government Used Chemicals In Attacks On Three Cities

Homeland Security News Wire | Apr 17, 2015

Chemical weaponsStrong evidence that Syrian government used chemicals in attacks on three cities Published 17 April 2015Share| Evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs filled with cylinders of chlorine gas...

Why Hybrid Cloud Can Get Agencies Over The Hump

GCN | Apr 17, 2015

INDUSTRY INSIGHT For all the talk of a transition to public cloud in federal IT circles, there is a disconnect between promise and reality. While there have been significant cloud programs to date, a widespread transition to the cloud has yet to...

Your TSP: Is There Action After Retirement?

Federal News Radio | Apr 17, 2015

The federal Thrift Savings Plan was setup as a 401k style investment option for federal and postal workers, and members of the uniformed services. Many experts consider it the best of the best because of its lowest-in-the-business...

Cyber-Attack Risk Mitigation: Key Steps

Data Breach Today | Apr 17, 2015

Cyber-Attack Risk Mitigation: Key Steps How to Avoid Becoming the Next Hacker Victim By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, April 17, 2015. Credit Eligible Mac McMillan ACQ SubscribeSign inSubscribe Healthcare organizations need to take several key steps to...

PortfolioStat Savings Slip, SCADA Attacks Soar, Army Mulls Civilian Cyber And More

FCW | Apr 16, 2015

PortfolioStat estimates off target In 2014, federal agencies decreased their planned PortfolioStat savings by over half from what they reported in 2013, with the Defense Department missing by billions, according to a new Government...

SEC Reveals It Doesn’t Use Email Snooping Power It Defends

Next Gov | Apr 16, 2015

The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission admitted Wednesday her agency has not recently used subpoenas to obtain Americans' email records from Internet services providers-a disclosure that stunned privacy advocates who have accused the...

Federal CIO Tony Scott Expects Some 'Resistance' On Federal IT Reform Law

Next Gov | Apr 16, 2015

What a nine weeks it's been for new federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott. Fresh off CIO gigs at a who's-who of private sector companies, including Walt Disney Company, Microsoft and most recently VMware, Scott became the government's top...

Salary Shortfalls And Scary Skill Gaps

GCN | Apr 16, 2015

States are struggling to recruit and retain IT talent, according to a new report from the National Association of State CIOs -- a problem that many state officials say is already affecting their IT plans and strategies. Filling the skill gap...

Digital Access Enhances Life For The Disabled

Federal Times | Apr 16, 2015

CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Jane Snowdon is chief innovation officer in IBM's U. S. federal government division. Noticeable strides have been made since President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law...

New App Transforms Budgets Into Interactive Infographics

Government Technology | Apr 16, 2015

In 2015, people seem to have forgotten what democracy means. Government exists to serve the people, and the money collected in taxes is supposed to be spent on things that the people want and need. And a new cloud-based budgeting app is providing...