Featured Government Content

  1. Government IT News For VARs – October 1, 2014
    10/1/2014

    In news this week, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is giving departments more control over cloud services, and a new cyber threat info sharing app has been unveiled.  Meanwhile, the intelligence community supports a new technology plan, and the FBI’s digitization of records has not proven to be as efficient as hoped.

  2. DISA’s Bennett Urges Caution Leaping Into Cloud
    9/30/2014

    The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is facing a daunting challenge in creating a cybersecurity position, in large part due to the different levels of mission risk at the department.

  3. Federal IT Procurement Shifting Toward Cloud, Services
    9/24/2014

    The E-Commerce Times  reported that the evolution of federal procurement trends could bring a significant shift of agency IT operations to outside providers offering cloud and various shared capabilities.

  4. Government IT News For VARs — September 24, 2014
    9/24/2014

    In news this week, the Department of Homeland Security inspector general made recommendations to improve the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program, and the Department of Defense (DoD) is preparing to launch a new Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) initiative. Meanwhile, three out of four mobile apps fail basic security tests, and approaches to data security and access need to be reformulated. Also, federal agencies are demanding FedRAMP-approved cloud services as the norm.

  5. Government Agencies Want To Double Cloud Use, Yet Still Fearful Of Risks
    9/23/2014

    Agencies want to double their cloud use — across infrastructure, platforms, and applications. And pressure to migrate to the cloud is certainly growing because of its potential benefits like improved agility, greater collaboration, and lack of IT complexity.  However, 89 percent of federal IT professionals still feel some migration apprehension because of concerns regarding data stewardship and management. In fact, 43 percent likened it to giving their son the keys to their new convertible.

  6. Government IT News For VARs — September 17, 2014
    9/17/2014

    In news this week, the U.S. Defense Department (DoD) institutes a three-part cloud strategy, one senator warns agencies may already have been hacked, and Internet Slow Down Day proved to be a thorn in lawmakers’ sides. Social media is also proving to be a valuable resource for agencies.

  7. Federal IT Spending Expected To Decline
    9/16/2014

    Federal IT spending is expected to decline, with the decrease attributed to the Department of Defense (DoD), according to Deltek. An article from the e-Commerce Times states that spending within the civilian sector in 2015 is expected to equal that in 2014, although there will be differences among departments and agencies.

  8. Business Advice: Exhibit "Technology Humility"
    9/15/2014

    It’s easy for solutions providers to get caught thinking they’re smarter and better than their customers. However, just because you have more IT knowledge than your customers, doesn’t mean you’re better. Have some humility. That was the advice of Jason Etheridge, president and CEO of Logic Speak, who spoke at the recently held GFI MAX Customer Conference in Orlando. During his presentation on technology humility, he provided a handful of tips for solutions providers...

  9. Background Check Delays Expected Following USIS Stop-Work Order
    9/10/2014

    The Federal Times reported that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have suspended background checks and most contracts with contractor USIS after a cyber-attack may have accessed the personal information of more than 25,000 DHS employees.

  10. Government IT News For VARs — September 10, 2014
    9/10/2014

    In news this week, evolving federal procurement trends could result in shifting IT operations to outside providers. Meanwhile, GitHub is now used by more than 100 federal organizations, and the FBI is moving into the digital era. Also, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding two $10 million projects to fuel cloud-based research.

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