Featured Government Content

  1. NIST Releases Cloud Computing Roadmap
    11/21/2014

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. 

  2. MeriTalk Report Advises How To Tackle APTs
    11/20/2014

    A new MeriTalk white paper, “Defeating APTs: How Can Agencies Change The Game?” underwritten by Palo Alto Networks, examines what agencies need to know about advanced persistent threats (APTs), provides steps to avoid network infiltration, and includes guidelines for detection and extraction of APTs from agency systems.

  3. Government IT News For VARs — November 17, 2014
    11/19/2014

    In news this week, federal employees are doing more telework, the U.S. government has a tenuous relationship with open source, and the NGA is developing Google Glass apps for immersive intelligence. Also, the USPS is the latest agency to be hacked.

  4. Private, Government Spending On Cloud Services Set To Skyrocket
    11/14/2014

    In a forecast, released this month, International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that overall public IT cloud services spending will reach $56.6 billion in 2014 will top $127 billion by 2018. IDC points out this is a 22.8 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for the five-year period— about six times the growth for the IT market overall.  IDC predict Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) will account for 70 percent of the spending this year, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), driven by developer cloud services adoption and Big Data solutions will be the fastest growing category.

  5. Invest In Your Company By Planning For 2015
    11/13/2014

    December has always been one of my favorite times of the year. I’ve found it to be a very hectic month in some ways and a quiet one in others.

  6. Government IT News For VARs — November 12, 2014
    11/12/2014

    In news this week, debunking some mobile security myths, federal cloud contract deficiencies could compromise investments, and Silk Road 2.0 is taken down. Also, IBM assists in the Ebola fight with its Open Data Repository, and a new survey reveals the top IT initiatives for 2015.

  7. TechAmerica Foundation Examines Federal Civil Agency IT Budgets At Its 2014 Conference
    11/7/2014

    On the second day of TechAmerica Foundation’s Vision Federal Market Forecast Conference, participants came together to examine ways to provide technological innovations and cost-effective solutions to cash-strapped federal civilian agencies.

  8. Disruptions From Cyberattack At White House Caused By Containment Efforts
    11/5/2014

    In the latest data breach to hit the headlines, hackers who may have been working for the Russian government managed to breach unclassified Executive Office of the President (EOP) computer networks at the White House, causing disruptions as attempts were made to secure the computers and related data, according to IT News.

  9. Government IT News For VARs — November 5, 2014
    11/5/2014

    In news this week, a Pew Study finds the impact of cyberattacks could worsen by 2025, and inspectors identified flawed federal cloud contract procedures. Also, the Veterans Administration (VA) is buckling down on cybersecurity and program management.

  10. New OMB Guidance Empowers DHS To Scan Civilian Networks Regularly
    10/31/2014

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released guidance that gives The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the authority to scan unclassified civilian systems and addresses for cyber threats, in part due to the agency’s recent inability to quickly respond to malware attacks like Heartbleed and Shellshock, according to FedTech Magazine.

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