Featured Government Content

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Government IT News For VARs — September 3, 2014
    9/3/2014

    In the news this week, federal IT spending is expected to decline — with most cutbacks in the Defense Department. Also, Russian hackers allegedly steal bank data, and a TSA body scanner is found to have a potential vulnerability to cyberattack.  

  7. State And Local Agencies Accelerate Mobile Readiness … But Not At Full Speed Yet
    9/2/2014

    Mobile Work Exchange, a public-private partnership devoted to demonstrating the value of mobility and telework, has released a new study, “State and Local Mobility Map: Road to Mobile Readiness.” It explores the mobility of state and local (S&L) governments and provides perspective into their mobility strategies while plotting a path for mobile-readiness.

  8. “The Drive to Thrive:” Are Federal Agencies Able To Meet Data Center Challenges?
    8/29/2014

    Study says 70 percent of agencies suffer significant downtime that interferes with workload.

  9. Government IT News For VARs — August 27, 2014
    8/27/2014

    In news this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have suspended contracts with U.S. Investigations Services (USIS) in the wake of the major cyber-attack that may have accessed more than 25,000 DHS employees.  Agencies also find that combining a content management system with mobile device management (MDM) can save money and provide secure transmission of content on mobile devices.  The Department of Defense (DOD) is re-examining its cloud security policies; Open Source may not be the hazard some think it is. And if the Freedom Act is passed, some IT vendors may be left holding the financial bag.

  10. Are Your Customers Ready For Secure Archive Migration?
    8/26/2014

    As organizations, including government and education, undergo infrastructure changes, they need to migrate huge amounts of data.

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