Featured Government Content

  1. Government IT News For Vars — October 22, 2014
    10/22/2014

    In news this week, a new sandworm vulnerability has been identified and patched, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has a new high-tech concept car, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released an updated smartphone app to track child predators.

  2. “Show Me The Money” Tool Can Help VARs Demonstrate Potential Savings
    10/17/2014

    In light of the recent changes in Federal Government procurement policies and requirements, vendors might be interested in a new tool offered by MeriTalk. This tool can help agencies (and IT solutions providers) assess how much money they are currently saving — and could be saving in the future — based on policies of consolidation, virtualization, and cloud computing. 

  3. Government IT News For VARs — October 15, 2014
    10/15/2014

    In news this week, the White House is asking for advice on privacy technology, tech execs warn of surveillance’s negative effects, and new guidance allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct regular scans of civilian networks, and technology is being drafted into the war on Ebola.

  4. Losses After Cyberattack Can Devastate Your Clients
    10/10/2014

    USIS’s contracts with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management ended Sept. 30, 2014, and they were not renewed, eliminating more than 2,500 jobs, The Washington Post reports. The company, which had provided the majority of background checks for federal security clearances, was the victim of a cyberattack in August.

  5. IG Report Recommends Ways To Boost ECS’s Participation Rate, Efficiency
    10/9/2014

    A report from the Office of Information Technology Audits “Implementation Status of the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) Program,” makes three recommendations for improving the ECS program.

  6. Agencies Align With FedRAMP-Approved Cloud Services
    10/9/2014

    The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) sets the standard for how commercial cloud services providers do business with the government.

  7. Government IT News For VARs — October 7, 2014
    10/7/2014

    In news this week, state and federal governments are getting lots of practice in information sharing with the rash of new cyber-bugs, while experts say the Bash Bug could be bigger than Heartbleed and warn that Shellshock’s aftershock will linger.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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