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Cybersecurity Emerging As Concern For 911 Call Centers As They Become Connected To Internet

Fierce Mobile Government | Mar 30, 2015

As 911 call centers transition to next-generation systems that are connected to the Internet, concerns about cybersecurity among emergency professionals and first responders will grow, a Washington state government technology official recently...

Concierge Service For Big Data Transfers

GCN | Mar 30, 2015

Leading-edge data centers are grappling with how to transfer massive datasets of 10 terabytes or more from one location to another. That’s often the case in the government and research spheres, where large data transfers between campuses or...

Governments Hit Their Stride With SaaS

StateTech | Mar 30, 2015

Sometimes, it just takes a while to get used to Software as a Service. San Francisco CIO Miguel Gamino Jr. says that was the case for the city's workforce, which began migrating to Microsoft Office 365 from Lotus Notes in 2010. However, widespread...

How Feds Move Forward With SaaS

Fed Tech | Mar 30, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has embraced Software as a Service applications but is deploying them in a cautious and deliberate manner. "Purchasing SaaS applications will not result in cost savings or productivity alone," says Nancy...

The LEADS Act And Cloud Computing

The Hill – Hillicon Valley | Mar 30, 2015

Bipartisan legislation, introduced last month in the House and Senate, promises to reform and update the antiquated Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and in the process push back against the practice by agencies of government to gain...

Security-proofing Agency Business Processes

FCW | Mar 30, 2015

At their core, virtually all government agencies are process-driven, and this is especially true in direct citizen- and business-facing agencies. Systems and software that are driven by business processes are increasingly being implemented on top...

California Drought, Boston Blizzards Both Attributed To Global Climate Change Says Climatologist

Government Security News Magazine | Mar 30, 2015

Dr. L. DeWayne Cecil Grants Pass, OR, March 27 - California's ongoing worst ever drought, and the recent record breaking winter blizzards in Boston and the U.S. Northeast, are both manifestations of the same global climate change patterns. Earth...

The Economics Of Religious Freedom Bills

Governement Executive | Mar 28, 2015

Now that Indiana Governor Mike Pencehas signedhis state's controversialReligious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law-days after the billoverwhelmingly passedthe Indiana House and Senate-business leaders and others are trying to figure out what...

A FedRAMP OK For Huddle, A Server Relocation Dispute And National Lab Leadership Changes

FCW | Mar 27, 2015

Huddle gets FedRAMP approval for content collaboration platform The cloud-based collaboration platform Huddle received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program approval on March 26, in the form of a U.S. Agency for International...

Tony Scott's 'people Agenda'

FCW | Mar 27, 2015

Federal CIO Tony Scott The federal government is at a crossroads in terms of IT, according to new CIO Tony Scott. Game-changing technologies like cloud computing are making it possible for large enterprises to be more nimble and responsive than...

Drop The ‘Magic’ Cloud Talk And 5 Other Steps To Cloud Migration Success

Next Gov | Mar 27, 2015

Dan Chenok is the executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government The IBM Center recently hosted a roundtable discussion among several agency chief information officers and IT leaders about the state of play when it comes to...

SSA Fortifies Data Future With Move To All Virtual Storage

GCN | Mar 27, 2015

The Social Security Administration is looking toward a new approach to storage in the next year as it prepares to launch the Electronic Vault system, a key piece of the agency’s new National Support Center. The NSC is a 300,000 square foot,...

The Key To Unlocking Cloud Backup And Recovery

Fed Manager | Mar 27, 2015

27 Mar2015 The Key to Unlocking Cloud Backup and Recovery Written by FEDmanager. Posted in Educate Yourself Government organizations are successfully managing multiple cloud environments and you can, too.Join this free online trainingto tackle...

Progress Toward An Identity Ecosystem

GCN | Mar 27, 2015

Progress toward an identity ecosystem First, a bit of good news. The National Institute of Standards and Technology met its March 16 deadline to produce baseline requirements for its Identity Ecosystem Framework (IDEF), the bedrock document aimed...

Tech Companies Deride 'religious Freedom' Laws

The Hill – Hillicon Valley | Mar 27, 2015

The online review company Yelp is urging other businesses to stay away from states that have enacted religious freedom laws. The San Francisco-based company said it would be "unconscionable" for Yelp to create or expand a large presence in any...

Venkatapathi Puvvada: The Coalition Builder

FCW | Mar 27, 2015

Photo by Zaid Hamid Venkatapathi Puvvada is not your typical corporate chieftain. He has the accomplishments, to be sure: The 23-year veteran of Unisys, known to nearly everyone as PV, is now a four-time Federal 100 winner. In 2010, he was...

New Cybersecurity Models Driven By Tsunami Of Data, Devices

Federal News Radio | Mar 27, 2015

The cyber threat agencies continue to face will dramatically expand over the next five years as the amount of data and the use of devices grow. The increasing complexity of networks and data requires agencies and contractors to think differently...

CyberArk Addresses Least Privilege And Infrastructure Integrity At Federal Agencies

Government Security News Magazine | Mar 27, 2015

Newton, MA, March 25 - CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR), a company that protects organizations from cyber attacks that have made their way inside the network perimeter, has released awhite paperthat addresses the three critical areas of least...

Denver Brings Mindset Of Silicon Valley To Government

StateTech | Mar 26, 2015

There are few government agencies that would describe themselves as having a startup mentality and a culture of employee empowerment. Denver's central IT department is one of those few. At a time when many state and local IT departments are...

St. Cloud University Builds Broadcast Facility

Government Video | Mar 26, 2015

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Huddle’s ‘Collaborative’ Cloud Offering Latest To Get FedRAMP Seal Of Approval

Next Gov | Mar 26, 2015

Huddle's secure cloud collaboration service is the latest offering to meet security standards set by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program --the government's uniform baseline standards for cloud computing offerings. The...