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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...

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...

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...

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...

Huddle Earns FedRAMP ATO From USAID

GCN | Mar 26, 2015

Huddle announced that its government and enterprise cloud service has been granted FedRAMP Authority to Operate by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Using a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model in a public cloud, Huddle combines...

Data Center Balances Storage And Networking Of Five Universities

GCN | Mar 26, 2015

Many government data centers generate data transactions at a rate that calls for using a blend of commercially available storage media, getting the right mixture of flash, disk and tape-based storage to meet the demands of citizen customers...

Federal CIO's 3 Tips For Moving To The Cloud

i360Gov | Mar 26, 2015

Federal Times: During his first public speaking engagement as Federal CIO, Tony Scott was asked to give agencies advice on migrating apps and workloads to a cloud environment. Read article

First Cloud Collaboration Software Gets FedRAMP Approval

Federal Times | Mar 26, 2015

CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) has approved its first cloud collaboration software-as-a-service offering through an authority to operate (ATO) from the U.S. Agency for...

California Offers Cloud Services To State Agencies: NASPO And NASCIO Provide A Case Study Of The Technology Trend For State Governments

National Association of State Chief Information Officers | Mar 26, 2015

Email This Page | Print This Page | Comments? | Share This Link NEWS ROOM | Press Releases For immediate release: March 26, 2015 Contact:Meghan Penning California Offers Cloud Services to State Agencies: NASPO and NASCIO Provide a...

Hawaii Cancels SURF Program, Shifts To Targeted ERP Strategy

Government Technology | Mar 26, 2015

Citing state budget constraints as a primary driver, Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced on March 25 that rather than proceeding toward a single, statewide enterprise resource planning (ERP) system at this time, the state will instead focus on...

NASA Announces Winners Of SEWP V Contract

Federal News Radio | Mar 26, 2015

By Sean McCalley Federal News Radio NASA awarded 85 companies a spot on its multi-billion dollar SEWP V procurement contract. So far, NASA has posted winners from two out of the four groups, (Groups A and D), but the other awardees should arrive...

Intel Community's MUG Tackling Enterprise IT Adoption

Federal News Radio | Mar 26, 2015

The major IT transformation program to better connect all 17 intelligence community agencies is in the adoption phase. Three years into the Intelligence Community IT Enterprise (ICITE) program, the challenge is less about technology and more...

Carter: Cyberworkforce Development Is A Model For DOD

Fed Tech | Mar 25, 2015

The cybersecurity profession is no doubt a maturing field that federal agencies, including the Defense Department, are still trying to clearly define and develop. But senior DOD officials see the cyberworkforce as a model for how their department...

The Smartest Hackers In The Room (Hint: They're Not The Humans)

Next Gov | Mar 25, 2015

Next month, unmanned computers all over the globe will face off in a dress rehearsal for a Las Vegas hacking tournamentrun by the U.S. military. The $2 million "Cyber Grand Challenge" pits hacker-fighting software against malicious code programmed...

84 Contracts Awarded On Rereleased SEWP V

Federal Times | Mar 25, 2015

CONNECT 2 TWEET 1 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE After pulling back the awards announced in October to deal with a slew of protests, NASA's Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement (SEWP) V contract is back, with 84 companies making it onto the GWAC...

Checking On Pre Check, FBI Cyber And A Real-life Force Field

FCW | Mar 25, 2015

DHS IG reviews ups, downs of Pre Check Homeland Security Department Inspector General John Roth told lawmakers March 25 that the Transportation Security Administration's Pre Check security clearance program is "a positive step toward risk-based...

Multiple Choice: How To Mix And Match Cloud Services

StateTech | Mar 25, 2015

Multicloud approaches involve creating enterprise IT solutions from a mixture of best-of-breed private and public cloud computing services. Organizations are free to mix and match a growing range of product offerings without placing too many core...

Why State And Local Law Enforcement Should Be Part Of The MLAT Reform Process

Governement Executive | Mar 25, 2015

God forbid. You're an Assistant District Attorney in the midst of a case when gunfire erupts in the offices of a local magazine headquartered in your city which recently satirized ISIS. In "retaliation," terrorists have executed a dozen magazine...